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Atheist Inmates In Their Own Words: Critical Thinking Behind Bars

Oregon Correctional Institution

This post is part of a series on what it’s like to be an atheist in prison. To read other parts in the series, click here. Some of these inmates have done things that, to many of you, will be unforgivable. I will be disclosing some of their names, so you can easily find out

Sneak Preview: Atheist Inmates In Their Own Words

Norman Schlunt - Oregon

I am so excited to finally be announcing this series coming up on my blog. I have been working on it for several months now, and I can’t wait to see what you think. I’ve written to dozens of atheist inmates, mostly in the U.S., to ask them what being an atheist in prison is

Follow Friday: Prison Outreach, Power and a Podcast

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If you caught my piece last week about punching nazis, you know I mentioned the Lalo Dagach podcast. Specifically, an episode featuring Dan Arel. Recently, Lalo had Joshua Turner on to counter some of what Arel had said. Joshua is, in his own words: Former Neo-Nazi. Now secular humanist/classical liberal. President of Secular Humanist prison program

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This Jesus Lover Is The Perfect Example Of How Religion Eliminates Critical Thought

Electric Chair

Unless you’ve been reading my blog with your eyes closed, you know I am dead set against the death penalty. So much so, that I consider myself an anti-death penalty activist. Hopefully you’ve read my in-depth series on the death penalty here, but if you haven’t, here’s the long and short of my position delivered

Innocents: Too Late To Set Free

Prison graveyard

This is an ongoing series telling the stories of wrongful convictions in North America. To read more of these stories, please click here. If you have a story of someone wrongfully convicted, or you were yourself and want to talk about it, please email me at mommy@godlessmom.com. See my two previous series on the American

Innocents: How Not To Solve A Triple Murder On Coney Island

Sharrif Wilson and Anthony Yarbough,

This is an ongoing series telling the stories of wrongful convictions in North America. To read more of these stories, please click here. If you have a story of someone wrongfully convicted, or you were yourself and want to talk about it, please email me at mommy@godlessmom.com. See my two previous series on the American

Atheist Life Hacks: How To Fall In Love With A Convict

letters

I fell in love with this guy, once. I really didn’t mean to. I was 19. I’d just been through something pretty heavy that I decided not tell my parents about. Instead, I sought out the least likely person on Earth to tell. A guy I’ll call Ben whose entire purpose in life up until this point,

Innocents: David Keaton of the Quincy Five

david keaton

This is an ongoing series telling the stories of wrongful convictions in North America. To read more of these stories, please click here. If you have a story of someone wrongfully convicted, or you were yourself and want to talk about it, please email me at mommy@godlessmom.com. See my two previous series on the American

Guest Post: Do Prisons Work? (A UK Perspective)

Wormwood Scrubs

GM is helping Godless Dad at work this week and will be posting guest posts until next week. If you want to see yours posted this week, click here to submit it. This post is from David Kelly, a humanist campaigning in North London about everything from faith school admissions to bogus health claims. He blogs at Humanism in Barnet

Atheist Life Hacks: How To Go Back In Time

Jazz Clubs

I’ve never stopped writing. At first glance that sounds all pretentious and artsy, but when you actually stop to think about it, writing near-constantly means you’re going to end up with a lot of embarrassing shit. I write about literally everything. Every trip I go on, every argument I have with someone, every book I