Jake the Atheist Analyzes the Pursuit NW’s Video About COVID-19 and Washington State Health Requirements

The Pursuit NW is a charismatic church in Snohomish, Washington. Their pastor Russell Johnson did a fear mongering video that claimed that they will not close church to the Washington State Attorney General. Jake the Atheist did a response in which he analyzed their video and showed the problems with the theology and fear mongering. Responding to a health crisis and masking up is common sense and safety in practice. Its a good video that this blog wants to push. Continue reading

The Rise of the Nones Is Officially Linked to the Politicization of Evangelicalism Which is Forcing People From Faith

At the Religion News Service a column draws attention to a new book recently published that offers significant work on the “Nones.” The large rise of the “Nones’ has now been linked to the politicization of faith which leads some to believe that they don’t have a home in faith and to leave. This work comes from two professors at the University of Notre Dame and one from the University of Akron.  Continue reading

When Losing Your Faith and Becoming an Atheist Can Cost You Everything. Some Stories From Reddit of De-conversions in Evangelical or Fundamentalist Families

The other day I discovered a Reddit forum of former religious to include many evangelicals in their late teens or in college whose parents learned they they became an atheist. What happens next is heart breaking and hard to process. Stories of being disowned, even some violence and how some evangelicals and followers of Jesus act in fear toward their own flesh and blood.  Continue reading

Why the Evangelical Community in the United States Should be in Deep Gratitude to Atheist Steve Baughman

Evangelicals owe Steve Baughman a debt of gratitude. They should thank the atheist for his commitment to truth and his dogged determination in pursuing Ravi Zacharias. In the end the atheist is correct and the evangelicals are wrong. Last year in a blog post I asked if atheists are to be the critics of evangelicalism? Now this blog would like to take that thought one step further. Since many evangelicals can’t police their faith or protect it from conman its time for many evangelicals to be more receptive to atheists when they raise concerns about their ministries, churches and denominations. Evangelicals need to listen to atheists more. Outsiders have the ability to observe the issues in evangelicalism with fresh light. Continue reading

Atheist George Carlin Would Have Been a Riot on Twitter

This is a brief post for you atheists out there who read this blog. Recently there was discussion on Twitter as to who would have had an impressive Twitter account today that is no longer with us. Some people raised George Carlin, and this blog agrees. When you consider how Carlin mocked, laughed and ridiculed God, faith, and church…can you imagine what he would say on Twitter today if he could?  Continue reading

Deconversion Story: Jake Sees the Light and Takes the Path From the Assemblies of God to Atheism

Jake told his story of his deconversion from Christianity into atheism on YouTube recently. Jake, who grew up in the Assemblies of God explained in a well done video why he moved on from religion. Its a story of honesty and integrity while facing the problems and contradictions of faith. For those who want to understand atheism better, this blog would encourage you to listen to Jake’s story.  Continue reading

The Thinking Atheist Discusses Christian Nationalism and Its Role in the January 6, Capitol Riot with Andrew Seidel of the Freedom From Religion Foundation

The Thinking Atheist and Andrew Seidel from the Freedom From Religion Foundation discuss Christian nationalism and its role in the January 6, 2021 insurrection. Its a good presentation from an atheist perspective. This blog has a lot of respect for atheists and would encourage people to listen to this discussion.  Continue reading

Grieving the Death of Evangelical Faith and Realizing Its Cost and How Much of Your Life Was Wasted

There was a tweet by Adrian Gibbs recently that looks at how leaving the evangelical system is like grief for many former evangelicals. Indeed, when you walk away from evangelicalism you do grieve as you comprehend how much of your life was stolen and wasted. Its a hard process and its akin to mourning a death. But grieving the loss of evangelical faith is a process everyone must do on their own. Continue reading

Another Reason Why Atheists Should Be Respected: Their Commitment to Science

Science recently found a vaccine for the dreaded coronavirus. Its a modern miracle especially when you consider that it took Jonas Salk seven years to find a vaccine against polio. This blog wants to acknowledge atheist and their commitment to science.  Some of the most successful researchers and scientists have been atheist. Their work has bettered humankind and this blog would like to pose the question. Would they have made scientific breakthroughs if they were wrapped up in religious dogma?  Continue reading

Paul Buckley Writes About Growing the Gospel in New England. Is it the Most Secular Area in the United States as he Claims?

At The Gospel Coalition recently Paul Buckley who leads The Gospel Coalition for New England wrote an article about growing the Gospel in the most secular place in the United States – Boston and New England. But is New England the most secular part of the United States? This blog believes that many Neo-Calvinists are prone to exaggeration which allows them to live in a bubble of alternative facts.  Continue reading