Halloween with Duncan Trussell

A Halloween message from your friend, Duncan Trussell: It’s Halloween…and most of you are aware of the fact that this holiday was originally called Samhain and that the door of the spirit world opened up and fairies and spirits were most active during the night of Halloween and the preceding days. So, this is probably…

The Devil and Justice Scalia

During our early religious indoctrination, most of us were told stories from the bible about Satan. He was an evil, demon-man, a fallen angel, lording over the under-world of Hell while causing mischief in the upper-world and patiently awaiting any sinners, back-sliders and non-believers so he could torture their souls forever and ever when they…

AMEN, Jerry DeWitt

Skepticism is my Nature, Freethought is my Methodology, Agnosticism is my Conclusion, Atheism is my Opinion, and Humanism is my Motivation,  –   Jerry DeWitt, Hope After Faith “Jerry DeWitt’s ministry began when he was seventeen. After twenty-five years of preaching, including pastor-ship of two fundamentalist congregations, he became an atheist.” “I’d bounced from denomination to…

Revisiting An Orgy

A Reflective Stroll With H.L. Mencken In the humid summer days of middle Tennessee, in the year of someone’s lord or some such commonly known as the year 1925, a grand charade which surely would’ve rivaled the likes of Shakespeare was planned and conducted for publicity which still manages to drive economic activity in the…

Apology of a Former Christian

If you’re looking for a Messiah, you will eventually get one. Then, you’ll find out that you didn’t actually get a savior, but rather fell prey to a really good con. But, it’s okay; most human beings do. There really doesn’t have to be any shame for those who realize we’ve been duped, unless one…