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Ducked Up Morality

Phil Robertson of the “reality” television show Duck Dynasty once more has his foot firmly planted between his teeth. In a recent interview he offered a thought experiment (of a sort) to display his understanding of atheists and morality: “Two guys break into his home and tie him up in a chair and gag him. […]

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I Went to Prison Straight and Came Out Human

by Cynthia Cone There was a lot of talk a few weeks back about the comments made by presidential hopeful Ben Carson, concerning his statements that the prison system has the power to take a straight person and make them gay. While Carson ended up apologizing for his asinine statements, the fact that he even […]

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“Save Me” World Premiere New Video By ‘Furious Primates’

Furious Primates is a Nashville-based rock band with a lot of original sound and modern sociopolitical relevance.  Today is the world premiere of their new music video, “Save Me.”  Enjoy!  

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It’s Just a Ride

The world is like a ride in an amusement park, and when you choose to go on it you think it’s real because that’s how powerful our minds are. The ride goes up and down, around and around, it has thrills and chills, and it’s very brightly colored, and it’s very loud, and it’s fun […]

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Dear Christians, Please Stop Referring to Non-Believers as “Lost”

I want to discuss today something that has been building in my mind for years, bothering me and gnawing at my sanity. And I want to frame this issue as an open letter to anyone who calls themselves a Christian. Dear Christians, Stop calling people “lost.” I seem to hear this every time I walk […]

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Unfettered Tongues (on “taking offense”)

There has been a hue and cry of late by many ostensibly aggrieved parties that they have been offended by others’ speech. From the lowly lowlifes who committed murder in Paris to the gilded throne of His Holiness the Pope, it seems that many tender ears feel affronted by the WORDS that others speak. I […]

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Sticks, Stones and Words

by CJ Morgan Sticks and stones may break your bones, but at least they will heal. Words however, can hurt in a way that most people never recover from. As a radioman and pubic figure, I’m fairly certain how my demise will play out: some combination of symbols will inspire a bloody wretch to go […]

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Our Planet is a Lonely Speck in the Great Enveloping Cosmic Dark

Today is the 25th anniversary of one of the greatest photos ever taken. On February 14th, 1990, as the Voyager 1 space probe was leaving the solar system, having completed its primary mission, astronomer Carl Sagan requested that it turn around and take one last photograph of our distant home. NASA complied. In the photo, […]

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The Ultimate Question and a Letter of Encouragement

Over the past year, I’ve given a speech around the country called, “The Ultimate Question.” At the close of that speech, I read a letter to the audience…a letter of encouragement. So many people have responded to it that I’ve posted it below. Enjoy it. Forward it. Change or customize it for those in your […]

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Chris Kyle vs Tomas Young: The Real War in America

It’s hard to turn on the TV or scroll through Facebook these days without seeing a story about Chris Kyle or the Clint Eastwood film, “American Sniper.” Whether you are pro or con Kyle, it’s difficult to argue that, right now, our country seems to be consumed with this man’s life. As an associate member […]

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7 Steps To Becoming A Celebritarian: By A Lazy Celebritarian

Ever since the dawn of opinions, people have wondered why their fellow human beings foolishly work jobs, run businesses, or otherwise make money instead of “working” as a professional activist. You may think a career in activism is out of reach. “But Josie,” you say, “organizing protests, annoying assholes in suits, making enemies because of […]

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Sex, Sake and Zen

The following is an excerpt from the book  50 Things You’re Not Supposed To Know: Religion authored by Daniele Bolelli. Most Westerners who become fascinated with Zen Buddhism are intrigued with its reputation as an anti-authoritarian, freedom-loving, individualistic tradition. Books by excellent writers like Alan Watts popularized an image of Zen as a very relaxed, go-with-the-flow […]

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“If your religion is worth killing for…

…please start with yourself.” In the wake of these latest murders in France, I’m reminded that the preceding sentence isn’t just a funny internet meme. It’s valid advice. For real. Please do it. That goes for all of you: Muslim nut-jobs who plan to kill cartoonists and satirists, Christian nut-jobs who plan to blow up […]

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When Man Used to Kill for Gods and Religion

“Men never commit evil so fully and joyfully as when they do it for religious convictions.” ~ Blaise Pascal Some day in the distant future, kids will learn in history class how man once believed in the supernatural. These children will be our descendants and they will possess knowledge of our world and universe in […]

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Why I Will Never be Invited to Deliver a Commencement Speech

Most motivational speeches tell you that if you try hard enough, if you stay true to your dreams, if you fight the good fight, if you are passionate enough, if you have enough willpower to withstand rejections and difficulties, eventually things will work out for the best and all your hard work will finally pay […]

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Amazing Time-Lapse Video of Earth from the International Space Station

A series of amazing time-lapse videos of Earth taken by ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst during his six-month Blue Dot Mission onboard the International Space Station. “National boundaries are not evident when we view Earth from space. Fanatical ethnic or religious or national identifications are a little difficult to maintain when we see our planet as a fragile blue […]

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ALERT! Christmas To Be Cancelled

Law enforcement officers have apprehended a large older man with a long white beard in a bright red suit by the name of Kris Kringle (a.k.a. Santa Claus). The suspect was trying to get an unlicensed sleigh pulled by an endangered species through a driver’s license checkpoint with a “suspicious amount of packages” and pocket […]

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No Man Left Behind: Mormon Masturbation Video Compares Jerking Off to Fighting in a War

“Masturbation, a rather common indiscretion, is not approved of the Lord nor of his church. Sometimes masturbation is the introduction to the more serious sins of exhibitionism and the gross sin of homosexuality.” – Spencer Kimball, Former President of The Mormon Church It’s hard to believe – yet important to stress – that this is NOT […]

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Breaking the Cycle of Abuse

The topic of abuse is a very touchy subject. Abuse and torment come in a wide variety – from physical, to verbal, to emotional. While some people do need to just “toughen up” because they are overly sensitive, some people really have experienced severe abuse that is a struggle to deal with on a daily basis. […]

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Baptist Preacher Discovers “Cure” For AIDS

“The Bible is only as good and decent as the person reading it.” – Dan Savage Just in time for the holidays, a Baptist Preacher has finally “discovered the cure for AIDS.” According to Pastor Steven Anderson of Tempe, AZ, all we have to do to finally be rid of this horrible immunodeficiency disorder that […]

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Stop Acting Like a Bunch of Assholes

asshole [as-hohl] noun, slang: a stupid, mean, or contemptible person Some observations on the top news stories from the past week or so: If you’re a cop and you shoot an unarmed kid, you’re an asshole. If you are a rioter who destroys private property and assaults innocent people under the guise of “protest,” you’re […]

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Constructive Suggestion for Ferguson (not that my opinion matters)

I’ve been reluctant as I considered writing this today, as the subject matter is sensitive and innocent people’s lives may hang in the balance as we voice our opinions on the volatile situation presently in Ferguson, MO.  I wish the reader to understand I fully accept any criticism that maybe I should just keep my […]

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Reason in the Face of Ferguson

The thing I find most saddening about the events in the news today is the lack of willingness to understand a situation from a higher perspective. With Ferguson, all I am hearing in the media – and from friends – is side-choosing, race-baiting and talk of “rights.” This isn’t about rights. It’s about much larger issues […]

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Religion as a Social Construct

A philosophical essay by our friend Adam Hinds regarding the nature of religion.

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In The Beginning Was Fear

“If you have no hope of survival, what’s left to be afraid of?” By Daniele Bolelli In the beginning was fear—the fear that everything that has a body experiences once it realizes we live in a predatory universe; a universe in which absolutely everything gets to be eaten… if not by the sharp fangs of […]

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A Generation Of Narcissism

Let’s face it, we are a generation of fucking narcissists. We are what the past 50 years of corporate advertising has made us. We are the products they sell us, the political machine they’ve indoctrinated us into; the creatures of purely self absorbed minds with little or no regard for anything or anyone unless there […]

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A Combat Veteran Supports Anti-War Music (Fortunate Son at Concert for Valor)

So, I’m busy with a few chores and I catch some banter going on on tv in the background about a supposed controversy over a song some celebrities performed at a big show in D.C. on Veterans Day.  I turn my attention to the television and it’s the usual suspects on the FOX News show, […]

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Wild Uniforms Becoming the Norm

The Chaos Sports Report with Willie B. Lakey – Veterans Day “Rich people don’t like to be in the military. The shoes are ugly and the uniforms itch. Rich people don’t go in much for revolution or terrorism, either.” ~ P. J. O’Rourke Are these uniforms in sports getting crazy, or what? “You can’t tell […]

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Support Your Veterans? Let’s Start by Legalizing Weed

There is an epidemic in this country – and it’s not Ebola. Everyday, at least 22 veterans take their own lives. And not only do we stand aside and watch (or ignore) these men and women whom we claim to support: we also support – through our lazy voting habits – the very laws that […]

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You aren’t a Conservative. You’re just an Asshole.

In the wake of the Republican victory in the Senate and total control of Congress, my newsfeed has been overwhelmed with elated Conservatives and GOP loyalists who are reveling in how our newest political heroes will save our great nation from the “Liberal Agenda.” At last, brothers and sisters, we will be free from the […]

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Texas has Just Elected Some Mentally ill People. Again.

Originally posted on Under Construction:
Good job, Texas. You’ve just elected an actual insane person to be the Lieutenant Governor of your state! Partnered up with another possibly insane person – Greg Abbott – who you’ve elected as Governor, what could possibly go wrong? The two highest elected officials in the state are now taking…

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Love in the Time of Ebola

From the moment Thomas Eric Duncan made headlines as the first person on American soil to be diagnosed with the Ebola virus, the country went into a hysterical frenzy that could rival even the most ridiculous soap opera. You can’t turn on the news or scroll down your Facebook feed without hearing or reading about […]

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Pat Robertson Has the Power to Raise the Dead!

Good news! Just in time for Halloween, Pat Robertson has announced that he has the power to raise the dead… and so do you! All you have to do is read your bible and believe. Also, I’m sure it wouldn’t hurt to make a sizable donation to the 700 club. It’s good to know that charlatanism […]

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Unus Annus an Interdico & Music Therapy for PTSD

UNUS ANNUS AN INTERDICO – ONE YEAR AN OUTLAW & MUSIC THERAPY FOR PTSD HOW MUSIC HAS BEEN THE BEST THERAPY FOR ONE VETERAN SURVIVOR OF POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER One year ago today, I became an outlaw.  It probably wasn’t quite the journey one might expect that led me to this twist in my […]

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If The President Can Get High, Why Can’t I?

Originally posted on Under Construction:
So, let me get this straight. The Vice President’s son gets kicked out of the Navy after testing positive for cocaine. His Dad’s boss, the President of the United States, has admitted to smoking weed and using cocaine. President Obama’s predecessor, George W. allegedly used coke and definitely smoked weed.…

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I’m Not Gonna Miss You

Few things in life are more painful than watching helplessly as a loved one suffering from dementia slips into oblivion. Glen Campbell was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2011. He has released his final song, I’m Not Gonna Miss You, in which he chronicles his battles with the disease and says goodbye to family and fans. […]

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Breaking Metal – Guiltless Cult – Season 2, Episode 11

Breaking Metal Featuring:  GUILTLESS CULT Season 2, Episode 11 HOST:  Matthew Dee Edmondson, Vocalist – Killing Grace http://youtu.be/Lwhm8L7VolM Breaking Metal is recorded in front of a LIVE audience at Daisy Duke’s Bar & Grill in Nashville

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A Nation of Apes and their Silly War on “Drugs.” An American Fable

“The legalization of marijuana is not a dangerous experiment – the prohibition is the experiment, and it has failed dramatically, with millions of victims all around the world.” – Sebastian Marincolo Once upon a time, there was a land inhabited by intelligent creatures called Apes. They called their land a Nation. And this Nation was […]

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Breaking Metal – She The Killer – Season 2, Episode 10

Breaking Metal Featuring:  She The Killer Season 2, Episode 10 HOSTS:  Matthew Dee Edmondson, Vocalist – Killing Grace Adam G. “Brick” House, Drummer – Outlaw Serenade http://youtu.be/weg9hFdanV8 * Breaking Metal is recorded in front of a LIVE audience at Daisy Duke’s Bar & Grill in Nashville

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Breaking Metal – Outlaw Serenade – Season 2, Episode 9

Breaking Metal Featuring:  Outlaw Serenade Season 2, Episode 9 HOST:  Matthew Dee Edmondson, Vocalist – Killing Grace   http://youtu.be/-YSYkN_9Rp4 * Breaking Metal is recorded in front of a LIVE audience at Daisy Duke’s Bar & Grill in Nashville

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