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
Reprinted from the Daily Mississippian On Thursday, Oct. 29, the city of Collins received a letter of complaint from the Freedom From Religion Foundation in regards to Christian statues in a publicly maintained and operated park. I spent the first 12 years of my life living in Collins, and the vast majority of my maternal … More The Misrepresentation of Church and state
As a child, I felt guilt constantly. I felt constantly bombarded with my failures and short-comings, despite the fact that I acted like the new intellectual savior. I was and always have been a perfectionist. With each flaw and error in my life and choices, I saw these as direct representations of my immortal soul, … More The Perils of Worshiping a Perfectionist God
The first few weeks after the semester ends are always the hardest for me. After a semester of studying and working, there is something distinctly unsatisfying about sitting around in my pajamas all day eating cereal and playing video games.
I’ve been a dabbler my entire life. As a child, I was determined I would be a world-class violinist, this gave way to piano, cello, guitar, ukulele, and mandolin (only two of which I can play at a sub par level). I wanted to be a poet, novelist, and famous song-writer. I played basketball, softball, … More On Women in Divinity, or Why Hinduism isn’t Better for Women than Christianity
Background: Micah Armstrong is a campus preacher who travels across the Southeast. He’s a fundamentalist Christian. On April 1st, he visited the University of Mississippi campus like he has done many times before. However, this time many students came out and confronted him. Many people held signs saying declaring that he wasn’t a true Christian, … More In Regards to Micah Armstrong