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
It seems like conservative America has a new favorite catch phrase: “If you don’t like America, leave!” When Colin Kaepernick decided to sit down during the national anthem, many people have demanded he leave. One website says, “Kaepernick is worth approximately $126 million. I suggest that if he doesn’t like America, he take his BLM … More I Don’t Like America, and That’s Precisely Why I Should Stay Here
Recently, an article ran about the award I received from the Freedom From Religion Foundation in the Clarion Ledger and was later reprinted by the Hattiesburg American. I received the first ever Yip Harburg Youth Activist award for an article I wrote about cruel responses to the complaint the City of Collins received for their … More Condescension Isn’t Kindness
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
Pageant smiles are a Southern export. Before I learned to form full sentences, I have been learning to smile perfectly. Upper lip pulled up, squint the eyes slightly if you want it to look genuine, upper teeth situated softly on bottom lip. I can give you a pageant smile any day of the week. This … More Miss America Somehow Defies Southern Stereotype
Today, a family friend commented on my Facebook status that they had found my blog. They said the loved me and included a smiley face. Out of fear, I immediately deleted the comment. I know people will find my blog. Rationally and reasonable, I know this is inevitable, but seeing the confirmation that someone had … More Being a Non-Believer Where Non-Believers Are the Enemy
Late last night I learned of the despicable actions of a young man—whose name I will not mention as to not bring him attention—in Charleston, South Carolina. Without provocation, he went to Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church and opened fire. Nine people are dead, and the man—the murderer—has been captured.