Category Archives: Religion

Secular Day at the Arizona Capitol 2020

What a great day we had at the Capitol! Tory Roberg, our Secular Coalition for Arizona lobbyist put on the best secular day ever. The Secular Coalition for Arizona was created in 2010 so this celebration represented 10 years of … Continue reading

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OK, Life is Chill—For a While

Normalcy returns. Yesterday, the Sears repair technician came to the house with a new compressor for my Kenmore Elite (LG) refrigerator. He left a mere 3 hours later and my behemoth stainless steel kitchen decoration has the potential once again … Continue reading

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Brother Jed is in Town

Every year about this time, Brother Jed (Smock) comes into town. Honestly, I like him and his wife Cindy. They’ve been following the weather around the country to various universities for a long time. I first saw him at the … Continue reading

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Interesting Times, the Battle of the Bulge, and Another Take on Atheism?

“May you live in interesting times.” Apparently we’re living under “the Chinese curse” and will continue to do so for quite a while. It is often difficult to stay apolitical. I usually only allow partisan discussions in my group when … Continue reading

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Bye Bye Brother Jed

In the February 25th issue of The Daily Wildcat there is an article entitled “Campus Preachers: Do They Belong?” The article is primarily in response to Brother Jed’s annual appearance at the university but apparently the “street preachers” are an … Continue reading

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What is a Christian? Or you must be this high to be a Christian.

On January 12th, the board of directors of the Secular Coalition for America announced the appointment of Larry T. Decker (an unaffiliated Christian)  as the new Executive Director of the organization. I for one am not impressed! If someone tells … Continue reading

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Secular Coalition for Arizona and David Silverman’s Book Tour

It’s been a week of driving for Nancy and me and our ’97 Thunderbird “Atheist Mobile.” Normally, our old cruiser sits in the driveway collecting dust and tree sap but we got a chance to clean it up, fuel it … Continue reading

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Plans for a New Year

2014 is over. We laughed. We cried. It was better than Cats. …and it’s references like these that helped me lose my open mic audiences at Laff’s during the 9 times I appeared there last year. Yes, the audiences sadly … Continue reading

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Camp Quest Arizona 2014

I loved this camp! The camp director just posted a picture of a couple of counselors dancing to the song YMCA. The picture was taken at the end of a very rewarding but tiring week at the Camp Quest Arizona … Continue reading

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Prayer at local government meetings still a bad idea

As an Atheist in the progressively stunted state of Arizona, I feel the sting of the most recent Supreme Court ruling. It’s a big deal and religious representatives will probably use the ruling to justify other violations of church state … Continue reading

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