Reading Time: 7 minutes Hemant Mehta, otherwise known as the Friendly Atheist, sat down and chatted about the best advice he ever received. I got a lot of, well, real-world wisdom from the conversation. I think you will, too. Here’s a bit about him. Hemant Mehta is the founder and editor of FriendlyAtheist.com, a YouTube creator, and podcast co-host. […]
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The secret history of Christmas: Wassailing
Reading Time: 3 minutes Once upon a time, Christmas was a holiday dominated by socioeconomic class issues. In this video, Dr. David Kyle Johnson explores wassailing and how the affluent in New York City did not like that ritual at all. Dr. David Kyle Johnson enjoys discussing philosophy through a pop culture lens. Here is a bit more about […]
Lucien Greaves: Boston’s pray-for-pay scheme is discrimination against religious minorities through codified corruption
Reading Time: 3 minutes Last Thursday, I witnessed a deposition conducted by a lawyer for The Satanic Temple in which sworn testimony from a representative for the City of Boston was taken. The Satanic Temple filed suit against Boston following unsuccessful attempts to gain an invitation to deliver a pre-city-council-meeting invocation, typically opened with a Christian prayer. The deposition […]
‘I was almost a school shooter’ | TEDxBoulder
Reading Time: < 1 minute “In a moment of pain and anger, I almost committed a terrible atrocity.” After growing up in painful, abusive conditions, Aaron Stark was preparing to take as many lives as possible. Finding the gun was easy. Then an act of kindness changed his mind. If we are serious about preventing future atrocities, his story and […]
Get to know your OnlySky columnists!
Reading Time: < 1 minute This is both a reminder that I have a very active YouTube channel and an invitation for you to get to know some of the other columnists here at OnlySky. There are a lot of us here and I am trying to get round to interviewing them all. The first place to start is with […]
Interview: Content and Philosophy with Jonathan MS Pearce
Reading Time: < 1 minute Fellow OnlySky author Jonathan MS Pearce is a philosopher, author, columnist, and public speaker with an interest in writing about almost anything, from skepticism to science, politics, and morality, to the environment, because everything is philosophy. Guest: Jonathan MS Pearce He is also the author of several books, including Beyond An Absence of Faith: Stories […]
Interview: The Satanic Chef, Adam Ostrofsky
Reading Time: < 1 minute I have known Adam for a few years now. We first met at The Satanic Temple’s headquarters. The Arizona chapter was all hanging out there while Stu, Michelle, and a few other people gave a series of talks. He went out and bought a grill and cooked an insane amount of food for everyone after […]
Randy Faust: Dark art of drawing
Reading Time: < 1 minute Randy Faust is an artist and Satanist whose show The Dark Art of Drawing is available on Thesatanictemple.tv (TSTTV). Satanic art interview This week on ONP Jack sits down with artist and Satanist Randy Faust for a wide-ranging conversation about art, religion, business, and more. Randy’s work has been featured recently in Jason Lennox’s Satanic […]
An impossible choice
Reading Time: < 1 minute A short film about the dichotomy between faith-based and science-based approaches to death and suffering. Written, directed, and edited by Steve Alvarez.
Interview: Rogiérs Fibby on the demonization of African culture in the West Indies
Reading Time: < 1 minute International artist, singer-songwriter Rogiérs Fibby grew up on St. Croix before moving to Washington D.C., where he is a member of Black Nonbelievers DC. We talked with Rogiérs about attempts by Christian slavers to suppress the indigenous culture and music of slaves, and how African traditions persisted and evolved for those living under slavery in […]