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Posted inReligion

The Handbook: Intervention Conventions

Reading Time: 13 minutes We’re fast approaching the holiday season, and as fun as holidays are supposed to be, for a lot of us they bring the potential for great pain. One of the scariest aspects of the holidays, for someone whose family is very religious, is the possibility of a religious intervention.

Posted inThe Secular

Come See Me at Skepticon 9 (Nov. 11-13)

Reading Time: 3 minutes If you happen to be within traveling distance of Springfield, MO the second weekend in November, I’ll be presenting a workshop at Skepticon 9 on the afternoon of Friday the 11th at 4pm. My topic? “Nonversations: How NOT to Talk to Very Religious People” If you’ve been following some of the ongoing discussion about how to […]

Posted inReligion

Christians and the Law of Conservation of Worship

Reading Time: 9 minutes I’ve been thinking lately about something I’ve noticed about many Christians trying to evangelize non-believers: they try to paint our various worldviews as very similar to their own, only inferior. Sometimes the lengths to which they’ll go to establish this commonality seem downright nonsensical. If you’ve ever wondered why that is, then strap into your seat because today we’ll be talking about the Law of Conservation of Worship.

Posted inCulture, General, News, The Secular

Atheists in America on CBS Sunday Morning (Video)

Reading Time: < 1 minute A year ago today, CBS Sunday Morning aired their segment on the Openly Secular campaign and I think everyone agreed they did a great job. Mo Rocca reported, interviewing me, Todd Stiefel of the Stiefel Freethought Foundation, and Mandisa Thomas of Black Nonbelievers. They couldn’t resist pulling in a minister for his take, of course, but at least they […]

Posted inGeneral, The Secular

Support Godless in Dixie Through Patreon

Reading Time: 2 minutes Between writing the blog, responding to emails, interacting with other writers, moderating discussion groups, traveling to speak to groups, appearing on podcasts, and generally networking with a growing list of friends, I’ve got my hands full! And there’s so much more I’d like to do.  I want to make more videos, and there are several creative […]

Posted inFilm/TV, General

The Plot of God’s Not Dead 2 in <300 Words

Reading Time: 2 minutes I know a lot of you don’t have time to read a 2,000 word essay about a movie you’ll never see anyway, so here is a much briefer summary of the latest evangelical Christian blockbuster: Plot Synopsis: A high school history teacher who identifies with the same religion as 86% of the rest of her […]

Posted inFilm/TV, General, Religion

Live Tweeting My Way Through God’s Not Dead 2

Reading Time: 4 minutes I had the dubious privilege of previewing the second installment of the God’s Not Dead franchise last night in Pearl, Mississippi, and I decided to live tweet my way through the experience. I’m including those tweets here in case you’d like to witness the experience unfolding as I experienced it myself. My full review of […]

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