September 29, 2022

Year: 2017

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Not allowed to speak to McKinney ISD

On December 19th, I took an invitation from some McKinney Texas residents to speak at their next school district meeting. One of their children was bothered about all the religious symbols in her classroom, and wanted her parents to do something about that. The parents were already concerned that their school district held meetings in […]

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Charity, Humanism

Secular Community Fundraiser for Orphans of the Smith Tragedy

Tomorrow night at 7:30 CST the (watch here:)Ra-Men Podcast will have guests on promoting the fundraiser for the three Smith children.  You can contribute here and the podcast will also donate its Patreon proceeds for the video  to the cause. Some background from the fundraising page from their uncle, Grant Brady: As many of you know, […]

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Ending My State Senate Run

For the last three elections in my senate district, Democrats have had no candidates. There has only been a Republican running uncontested. Well, there was a Libertarian once, but they’re like Republican-lite, and he only got about 10% of the vote. So following Bernie’s advice, I decided to run just so it wouldn’t be like […]

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Atheism, Community, Debates, Diversity, Feminism, Secular, Skepticism, Social justice

Hateful ideology is not just for religious fundamentalists

The Atlantic featured a vignette of a prominent Alt-Right Atheist Troll. Rather than being good without god; it seems some atheists reject religion and gravitate to hateful ideologies. My husband Aron Ra and others helped to build an atheist community. However, it seems that community can also be a  convenient audience for deceptive Anti-PC rhetoric and faux […]

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What Does It Mean To Be Presidential?

Someone recently asked me what criteria I would consider to objectively evaluate Trump as a good president. This is my answer. What is a good president? One who seeks diplomatic solutions instead of immediately and repeatedly threatening nuclear war. Should I stop there or keep going? Let’s add that it should be someone who knows […]

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Where I’ll be in October 2017

On Monday October 16th, I’ll be in Raleigh North Carolina talking to Triangle Free Thinkers about Why We Wanted to Believe. On Saturday, October 28th, I’ll be in Fresno California, talking to Central Valley Alliance of Atheists and Skeptics about Promoting Rationality in a World of Alternative Facts. I’ll also be at the Speakers’ breakfast […]

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We’re in California on Sept 23rd – 24th

Just a heads up where we’ll be this weekend. My wife, Lilandra Ra will be speaking to Riverside Atheists and Free Thinkers in Riverside California on Saturday Sept 23rd. Coincidentally that’s the same day that the world is supposed to end again, according to yet another dubious prophesy. Hopefully someone out there will have a big […]

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13 questions that don’t even challenge evolution

Brett Keane is one of those people who says he was once an atheist but has since embraced religion. I’ve met a few such people, though none of them have ever been able to provide any reason why they (or I) should believe there’s a god. Keane says that he and I had spoken back when […]

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To Billy in Fullerton

When I spoke at the Freethought Alliance Symposium in Fullerton, California a couple weeks ago, there was some misguided superstitious believer there handing out home-made pseudoscience pamphlets. The poor guy, (let’s just call him Billy) was citing deceitful propaganda mills like DarwinIsDead.com and the convicted fraud known as “DrDino”, as well as his own website, […]

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Atheism, Community, Debates, discussion, Morality, Podcasts, Politics, Secular, TEXAS

Can an Atheist Get Elected in Texas?

Seriously, what are Aron Ra’s chances for being elected as an open atheist in Texas? Anecdotally, we encountered these signs on our way back from Austin to interview former Democratic Texas State Senator,  ex-gubernatorial candidate, and role model -Wendy Davis. One of the more vocal constituents of Manheim, TX proudly displayed this on their property: A […]

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