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.…