The Only Thing More Important Than Liberty… and how it applies to Charlottesville

The crimes of the American government are not lost on me, and neither should they be on you.  These certainly are trying and tumultuous times.  The whole world is in upheaval, and there are many desperate situations which need attention.  Certainly, something’s gotta give and big changes need to occur – this much is true.

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My Failed Attempt at Faith 

I wanted to believe in God. I really, really tried. When I was younger, I found it easy to buy into the concept of God, and of Christianity. After 9/11, I thought I was doing the ‘Christian’ thing by joining the military. There was a certain level of ‘holy war’ mentality amongst my kind of…

God is a Concept by Which We Measure Our Hate 

Religion is the exact opposite of reason. It’s like being a child and asking your parent why something “is” and being told, “Because I said so.” It’s such a bullshit, cop-out response and hardly a viable answer. My mother rarely played that card. She almost always gave legitimate answers to my questions, but on the rare occasion that I got the “Because I said so” response, I felt cheated and dissatisfied.

Not the Good Guys

The attacks in Paris and Lebanon this November have this country pumping its collective chest once again – though, let’s be honest, most people don’t know or care about the attacks in Lebanon. But the attacks – horrific, bloody, brutal and plain evil in both cases – are just another notch in a malevolent regime’s belt of…

Everyone’s Agnostic: American Atheists TN Director Sarah Green, & former minister Adam House

Chaos Section’s own former licensed minister Adam G. House & TN Regional Director of American Atheists Sarah H. Green join former minister Cass Midgley in the studio on his Murfreesboro, TN podcast, “Everyone’s Agnostic.”  This fun and thought-provoking episode contains discussion on everything from religious childhood and coming out atheist, leaving ministry for a more…

Jim Crow Christians In A Rainbow Melting Pot

I’ve written much at Chaos Section about my personal evolution from a formerly socially conservative licensed fundamentalist minister who took up with the religious right, to my current viewpoint as a libertarian and agnostic atheist.  I’ve shared with any readers who care to read about how I feel well-positioned as a critic of religious encroachments…

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.…