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As we try to figure out how best to face the new reality of a President Trump, I've given some thought to my approach as a freethinker who values reason and seeks to avoid destructive tribalism.
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"I suspect that Trump has realized that the left is fragmented, prone to destructive infighting, and largely unable to effectively triage our moral outrage"
Isn't that equally true of the right? Some of them were very reluctant to support Trump.
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Like many presidents before him, Donald Trump ended his oath of office with "so help me God" and mentioned God several times in his inauguration speech.
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+John Stone This may come as a surprise, but I make no attempt to post things I think you will like.
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Many are afraid of what the Trump administration may bring for a variety of valid reasons. One of my biggest fears is what the post-truth era is going to mean for education, reason, skepticism, critical thinking, and freethou...
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Drugs? Massive brain trauma?
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The Women's March on Washington takes place on January 21, 2017. For those who support the march but cannot travel to DC, you might find a sister march near you.
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Last night, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions held a hearing on Betsy DeVos, the nominee for Secretary of Education. Senators showed up with a lot of questions for DeVos, who has no experience in education policy but instead has a long record of supporting private ...
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I watched a good portion of her appearance before the Senate committee. She's a slippery character.
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Did Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. hope for a post racial society where race mattered little with regard to how people treated one another? If so, do we still have this goal or have we replaced it with one of making race even mor...
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Nanovirus: A secular humanist perspective on politics, technology and culture. Infect your mind.
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I am an atheist living in Mississippi. As you can imagine, I have to do something to maintain my sanity so I write Atheist Revolution.

On Google+, I am most interested in being added to circles dealing with:
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Facing the New Reality of President Trump as a Freethinker
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As we try to figure out how best to face the new reality of a President Trump, I've given some thought to my approach as a freethinker who v

Interacting With Those Who Disagree With Us
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It is not always easy to interact with those who are on the other side of an issue about which we care deeply, but the alternative seems so

Find a Women's March Near You
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The Women's March on Washington takes place on January 21, 2017. For those who support the march but cannot travel to DC, you might find a s

Demons Licking My Face and Other Missed Emails
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An overactive junk mail filter has resulted in my missing several emails from visitors of Atheist Revolution.

Post-Truth Politics
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Many are afraid of what the Trump administration may bring for a variety of valid reasons. One of my biggest fears is what the post-truth er

Are We Aiming for a Post Racial Society?
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Did Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. hope for a post racial society where race mattered little with regard to how people treated one another? If s

Tone Down the Rhetoric? No Thanks
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Most groups working to advocate for their rights have been told to tone down their rhetoric. I am glad they did not listen, and I believe we

How Do You Make Someone Believe in God?
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I have noticed that some people find their way to Atheist Revolution by searching for "How do you make someone believe in god?" on the prefe

Jump-Starting Your Blog in the New Year
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This is the first in a series of brief posts in which I offer tips for bloggers interested in increasing others' sharing, promoting, or inte

Socrates Was Right About the Unexamined Life
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Many people are perfectly happy living unexamined lives, but for the freethinkers among us, to do so seems unimaginable.

It pays to be a Mormon Leader
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This document was leaked out this week, thanks to mormonleaks. It discloses the fact the leaders of the Mormon church are paid. This is not

What Did Trump Promise the Religious Right?
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What did Trump promise the Christian right in order to win their support? If he intends to deliver on these promises, how may it impact secu

Competing Narratives in the Alleged Kidnapping in Chicago
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Some on the right and some on the left seem to prefer their favored narratives to facts around the alleged kidnapping and torture of a speci

Why Do Atheists Eat Babies?
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The atheists-as-baby-eaters meme is a great one for highlighting the absurd lengths to which some Christians will go to demonize atheists.

#NotMyPresident and the Effort to Resist Trump
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For those who oppose Trump, let your anger fuel your activism but let reason guide your strategy. He is about to be your president, but that

2016 Law and Religion Bibliography Published By AALS Section
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The Association of American Law Schools Law & Religion Section has issued its Winter 2016 Newsletter which includes an extensive bibliograph

I don't need you to respect my beliefs
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Randal Rauser just wrote a post imploring people to refrain from mocking others' beliefs—because, in his view, beliefs are "an extension of

Ready for Another Health Care Debate?
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Will the Affordable Care Act fall now that Republicans control all branches of government, or can the hapless Democrats finally figure out h

Curiosity About Atheism
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It is good that people are curious about atheism. When you encounter them, seek to encourage their curiosity rather than insulting them.