A Letter to Myself, 17 Months After Leaving America

In September 2016, you were so passionate about loving America. You knew, deep down, Ol’ Glory looked like home, you had a future written in American sands. You didn’t know where—besides not Mississippi—but you knew you’d come back home after a year in China with some wisdom and guile and maybe just a little better … More A Letter to Myself, 17 Months After Leaving America

On Questioning: When Neither Atheists Nor Christians Offer You a Safe Space

Despite what many atheists would say, a lot of problems within Christian and other religious groups are mirrored in atheist groups. We often claim to be open minded, but there’s a reluctance to explore ideas. When exploring your beliefs while in a Christian group, they are certain that the answer is always Christ.  Likewise, when … More On Questioning: When Neither Atheists Nor Christians Offer You a Safe Space

Mississippi lawmakers are asking the wrong questions about the death penalty

On Good Friday, Christians recognize the execution and death of their savior. This Good Friday, Mississippi lawmakers voted to bring back execution by firing squads. For years, the United States has been forced to face the dwindling supply of sodium thiopental, one of the drugs necessary for a safe, “humane” execution. Only one company in … More Mississippi lawmakers are asking the wrong questions about the death penalty

My Mother, Madalyn Murray O’Hair, and Me

That SNL skit isn’t wrong; I wish Adele could fix my Thanksgiving angst. Madalyn Murray O’Hair came up. For those not in the know, she’s a dead atheist activist who won a Supreme Court case that banned  school sponsored Bible readings, Murray V. Curlett. She was the founder and president of American Atheists. She, along with … More My Mother, Madalyn Murray O’Hair, and Me