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A Secular Easter

April 4, 2015
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It’s been a few years now that I’ve been an atheist. Each year gets a little easier for everybody (not just for me; for all involved, for the religious family I come from and the religious family I married into) but there are, of course, still a few times each year where it feels like there are sensitive moments that need to be approached carefully. Easter is one of these days. I remember in high school, when I was very…

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This man right here

February 5, 2014
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I have never seen such pure, open and unabashed joy on Jose’s face as last night when he found out that people are upset at Costco labeling the Bible as fiction Like I think if I just framed that sticker with a printed-out article about it that it would make his day, month, year, and life. I’m pretty sure his eyes sparkled. He’s my little heathen loveface.…

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Talking about this matters

November 25, 2011
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Well, it’s the day after Thanksgiving. Now would be a great time to make a list of things and people that I am thankful for. The thing is, though, that I am so gracious for every person in my life that I could never be able to mention everybody by name… but I will make a few shout outs to people that I’m immensely thankful for. Here is a small list of people that I’ve been thinking about- The person…

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Just so you know: your Christianity is far less “peaceful” than you think.

August 11, 2011

I consider myself to be a realistic person, overall. While I may speak in hyperbole in my everyday life (“This is the best thing of all time! Do you hear me?! Of all time!” “Okay, I already looked for that, like, twelve billion times.”) I try to think and speak “professionally” as accurately as possible. I am well aware that outliers do not define a trend. I obviously don’t think that all Christians are violent, immoral, etc. However: I do…

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Our Powers, Combined: What the Atheist and Feminist Movements Can Learn From Each Other

August 1, 2011
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Truthfully, I am hoping that some people cringed when reading the title of this article. As somebody who has grown into both of these movements, I am familiar with this fact: both “atheist” and “feminist” are often treated as “dirty” words, both by people outside of either movement and even sometimes by people in the other movement. To an atheist, feminists can appear to be whiny, self-righteous women who just want to pray to the Goddess for “womyn” power. To…

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The problems with “nice guy” syndrome

July 8, 2011
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 (While this could certainly apply to other groups of male-identifying persons and also non-straight persons, I’m going to focus this point on cisgender, heterosexual men.) As somebody who played an instrument in the low brass and was even low brass section leader in marching band for two years, and also as somebody who is aspiring to work in male-dominated industries (web design, academia) I have been lucky enough to meet a variety of men and get to know many different…

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Lady Gaga watch: A king with no crown

April 18, 2011

Apparently my phone will let me make posts like this. We’ll see what happens. It’s time to write about Lady Gaga again. And I’m not just doing it because the top search that leads to my blog is “latex nun.” Obviously Lady Gaga’s new single “Judas” is many things- controversial, highly dancable, and borderline genius to name a few. The lyrics can either be read as irreverent, sacreligious, or nonsensical. But the point is: I selfishly claim this song as…

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The Power of Listening: A Maybetheist Interview

February 2, 2011
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What in the world could I possibly say about my friend Lauren besides the fact that she is pretty much one of the most amazing persons in the entire world (and I’m not just saying that because she reads my blog, but just in case she’s reading this right now [she will] – Hello, there!) Lauren has been a believer, a not-too-much-of-a-believer, a missionary, and a youth minister, and she’s only twenty-two years old. She has also stayed my friend…

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