Tennessee Halts All Vaccination Outreach for Adolescents on Not Just COVID – But Flu, Measles, Mumps, etc… Meanwhile The Center For Inquiry Steps in for a Fight

Dr. Michelle Fiscus who oversaw the vaccination program in Tennessee against COVID-19 and other infectious diseases was fired for following state law. She ran into politicians who believed disinformation about vaccines. After her termination Tennessee halted all vaccinations for adolescents. This includes diseases like flu, measles, mumps, and other infectious disease. The Center for Inquiry which is tied to Richard Dawkins got involved in pushing back, defending science, and calling for the reinstatement of Dr. Michelle Fiscus. Continue reading

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