A review and analysis of Marvel's latest addition to their movie empire. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. The first part is spoiler-free.
In this hub I attempt to clear up some common misconceptions Creationists have about human evolution and evolution in general.
A rant that uses the recent protests of NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem as a jumping off point to discuss issues of Patriotism, national duty & superstition. Reader Discretion advised.
Exploring the idea that God gave humans free will. Part of an on-going series that examines the things Christians give God credit for.
Prologue to a novel/novella length Lovecraft tribute. It takes place in a world over run by the Elder gods, a world where the monsters have already won.
A review of the recent Cosmic exploration game No Man's Sky, a game that let's you explore a vast Universe of alien worlds.
A very brief exploration of the history of Pokemon and why I believe the series captures a spirit of curiosity and adventure that helps keep it popular.
Two poems. The first centers on a man lost at sea when all the stars have already faded who peers out into the unfathomable depths. The second is about a ritual and the beginning and ending of an age.
A hub about atheist youtuber Amos Yee, a young man from Singapore facing death threats and jail time for his insults and criticisms of religion and authority figures. Also Free Speech is discussed.
A review and analysis of the 2016 reboot of DOOM by ID Software and Bethesda game studios.
A song/poem that is somewhat based on the tragic Jonestown Massacre when a cult committed mass suicide.
A poem about the discovery of a legendary fleet of bronze automata beneath the sea.
A rambling rant about George Carlin, Donald Trump, politics, society and whether it's possible to be both a humanist and a misanthrope.
A hub about the differences modern Christians often overlook between the Old and New Testament regarding the afterlife, punishment, obedience, the Messiah and more.
A review and analysis of A Matter of Faith, a 2014 film about the Creation vs Evolution debate by an independent Christian production company. An atheist reviews a Christian movie.
Finishing my review and rebuttal of Mark Mittelberg's book The Questions Christians Hope No One Will Ask (With Answers). An atheist addresses apologetics. This chapter: Wrapping up!
A poem about the silence that divides us. If the dreamers and introverts and poets allow only those who seek to divide us and profit from our weakness to speak we all lose.
Continuing my rebuttal and review of The Questions Christians Hope No One Will Ask (With Answers) by Christian apologist Mark Mittelberg. An atheist answers apologetics. This chapter: Heaven and Hell.
Continuing to review & rebut Mark Mittelberg's The Questions Christians Hope No One Will Ask (With Answers). An atheist answers Christian apologetics. In this chapter: Christian hypocrisy.
Are popular magicians simply performing tricks or are they aided by real supernatural forces - dark ones? I take a brief look at the belief that some magicians are assisted by demons in this hub.
Continuing my review & rebuttal of Mark Mittelberg's The Questions Christians Hope No One Will Ask (With Answers). An atheist addresses Christian apologetics. In this chapter: homosexuality.
The term Regressive Left is a new label on the political scene but what sort of ideas and people does it actually describe? I attempt to offer a simple answer.
A poem that doubles as song lyrics that illustrates the impossibly high pedestal upon which people place their "crush".
Continuing my review and rebuttal of Mark Mittelberg's The Questions Christians Hope No One Will Ask (With Answers). An atheist addresses Christian apologetics. In this chapter: Abortion.
Continuing my chapter by chapter review & rebuttal of Mark Mittelberg's The Questions Christians Hope No One Will Ask (With Answers). In this chapter: The Problem of Evil and Suffering.
An overview of what I believe are the best, worst, and most controversial, atheist channels on youtube.
Continuing to review and rebut The Questions Christians Hope No One Will Ask (With Answers) by Christian apologist Mark Mittelberg. An atheist rebuts apologetics. In this chapter: Jesus' divinity.
Part of a series analyzing and explaining why I believe religion is, overall, harmful to people and society at large.
Rebutting and reviewing chapter three of Christian Apologist Mark Mittelberg's book The Questions Christians Hope No One Will Ask (With Answers). In this chapter: the reliability of the Bible.
Reviewing and rebutting Chapter Two of Christian author Mark Mittelberg's The Questions Christians Hope No One Will Ask (With Answers). An atheist addresses Christian apologetics.
A poem about returning to a long lost lover. Using imagery from Greek mythology (sort of).
A chapter by chapter rebuttal to the book The Questions Christians Hope No One Will Ask (With Answers) by Christian apologist Mark Mittelberg. An atheist's rebuttal to Christian Apologetics.
Named after Nelson Mandela the Mandela Effect deals with vivid memories turning out to be wrong leading some to believe something paranormal or weird is at work.
Part of a series analyzing the words and deeds of the Biblical God to point out the fact that Yahweh is among the most evil gods mankind has ever conceived of.
Is Evolution like a Tornado in a Junkyard? I offer a rebuttal to this commonly used Creationist argument.
A review of the first Star Wars film in a decade, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Does it live up to the hype?
A Christmas tale about a man who invents a time machine and inadvertently discovers a hidden secret about Santa.
A brief journey into the bizarre branch of New Age woo-woo called Spirit Science. Can you tell real Spirit Science from stuff I just made up? Take the quiz!
A hub that questions how human beings can possibly know things about God with any certainty and whether God might be an atheist.
Some claim that the Bible contains advanced scientific knowledge far ahead of its time. This hub explores what the Bible authors actually believed and wrote about the natural world.
Two poems that both cover similar themes of wandering, adventure and of having to go on an Odyssey to get back home.
A hub about religious persecution and religious privilege using the Kim Davis situation as a spring board. Also touches on Mike Huckabee's defense of Davis.
A poem about dreams, childhood and the idea of home.
A hub about the Law of Moses - does it apply today? The answer will determine the moral nature of God.
This hub is part short-story, part poem, part historical fiction, part Biblical Apocrypha and part homage to Lovecraft. Ardoron, the Ebon City.
A hub about a common argument for God which attempts to compare life and the Universe to a painting. Also addressed are other similar versions of the Teleological Argument for God.
A hub about the overly zealous and vocal gun cultists in America who ignorantly view any attempt at gun control as a tyrannical plot infringing on their rights. Should guns be a RIGHT?
A poem that uses Cosmic and celestial imagery to talk about lust, love and "illumination."
A hub about the Problem of Evil/Suffering that attempts to rebut common excuses made on God's behalf. Also addressed is the new trend of saying the Problem of Evil applies to atheists.
A poem about the last astronaut, at the edge of the lunar desolation, as the red sun swells to consume the Earth.
A hub about how indoctrination regarding Hell, the End Times and Demonic Possession can be emotionally abusive to children. I discuss my own childhood experiences with indoctrination.
If the foul Elder Religions of Lovecraft's stories wrote a hymn what would it look like? I think it would go a little something like this...
A hub about plot holes in the Biblical story of Noah's Ark suggesting that no intelligent human being should take the story as a literal historical event.
A hub about the psychological quirks that form the foundation of superstitious belief in humans. Focuses on Animism, one of the earliest forms of supernatural belief and on agenticity.
A hub about the themes that may or may not be at play in the new movie Mad Max Fury Road. Includes a spoiler free review and discussion of the supposed Feminist controversy about the film.
A hub about my attempts to merge different fictional worlds in fanfiction and some general tips for other fanfiction writers from my own experience.
The first hub in a series illustrating the real world harm that religion and religious belief does. In this first installment the tragic death of kids at the hands of faith healing parents.
A hub exploring religious options not usually considered because they come from fictional stories. In this hub Cthulhu and the Old Ones are discussed.
A hub about the subject of Free Will and whether the existence of Free Will frees God from the Problem of Suffering. Also discussed is whether Free Will is a coherent concept given advances in science
A hub about one of the every day evidences for evolution that people often take for granted. Artificial selection has helped shape human history and civilization.
A hub about the way movies are marketed that includes reactions to the recent Star Wars The Force Awakens and Terminator Genisys trailers.
A hub about the claim that atheists have faith in a Universe from absolute nothing. Also discussed is whether the idea of absolute nothing is even a coherent concept. What do atheists really believe?
Marvel Studios latest gamble in their ongoing cinematic Universe has a first season on Netflix. Should you believe the hype?
A series about the Bible and the evil God it depicts. Does Yahweh, the Biblical God, accept human sacrifices? The answer may surprise you, because its a yes.
A hub about the pitfalls of Christians relying on the idea of Moral or Logical ABSOLUTES in their arguments.
A hub about the imminent return of the beloved science fiction series X-Files and whether it is a good idea to resurrect the series after more than a decade off the air.
A hub about whether any God could be self-evident and require no defending. Also touches upon the divide between Deism and Theism and the pitfalls of presuppositional apologetics.
Part four in an ongoing series discussing the claims of ancient astronaut believers.. In this hub the claim that aliens created humanity as a slave race is discussed.
A hub about the evils of the Biblical God focusing on scriptures in which the God of the Bible condones slavery.
A hub in an on-going series documenting beliefs so weird they are on the fringe of fringe beliefs. In this installment how Star Wars may be connected with the Occult, the Illuminati and Satan himself.
A hub about the arguments used by apologists for Jesus' Resurrection focusing mainly on philosopher and theologian William Lane Craig.
Part of an ongoing series showing how simple logic and skepticism can easily derail claims that aliens visited Earth in the ancient past.
A hub primarily addressing the Cosmological argument for God that also deals with whether the modern idea of God makes sense, is useful to society and if there is any reason at all to believe.
The second part in a series analyzing claims that aliens visited the Earth in the ancient past. In this installment, reinterpretations of religious myth to insert aliens are examined.
A new part in an on-going series about the things people give God credit for. In this hub the claim that God can grant direct revelations is discussed.
The first hub in a series examining the speculative claims of ancient astronaut believers and the often fallacious reasoning employed to support their assertions.
A very short horror story that both intrigues and perhaps creeps out the reader in a similar vein to my earlier homages to HP Lovecraft.
A hub about the movie Jaws and its parallels to movies about a completely different kind of monster, Vampires.
A review in which I attempt to defend the new Godzilla film (2014) from common criticisms. Spoilers may occur.
A hub in an ongoing series documenting strange and out-there beliefs. Here the focus is on fringe beliefs under the umbrella term of the Occult.
If believers see the hand of the supernatural in everyday events and so-called "miracles" why not also see the supernatural in negative events and disasters? A hub about the absurdity of superstition.
Another short story in a series that emulates famed author HP Lovecraft as I build my own mythos of Weird Fiction.
A hub about the original Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers and why I think recent trends in film suggest we could reboot the series on the big-screen and get an actual good movie out of it.
An overview of the recurring idea throughout history, myth and fiction of human beings procreating with non-human entities such as aliens, demons, etc.
A hub poking fun at the idea of the War on Christmas and exploring some of the other cultural perversions the Christian right might want to take a look at, including Christmas traditions themselves.
A hub attempting to show that God's non-physical attributes, such as omnipotence, are either meaningless, nonsensical or both and that they are imposed on God by man.
A hub contesting the Biblical literalist idea that man was made in the image of God and suggesting that, instead, most gods are forged in the image of man.
A short horror story in which I attempt to emulate famed author HP Lovecraft. Follows Doctor Samuel Eastman as he unwittingly sets in motion an otherworldly danger to our fragile planet.
A review and analysis of Guilmero Del Toro's Mech Versus Monster film Pacific Rim. Will it be crowned the new King of the Monster Movies? Or is it a cliched mess of twisted metal?
A review and rant about author RA Salvatore's latest entries in the ongoing story of Dark Elf Drizzt Do'Urden.
Two of my more recent poems.
In this hub I explore free will and the Christian idea that God's ultimate fight with Satan will be a battle royale. Also I look at the deeds of God in comparison with more mundane heroes.
A hub about common God of the Gaps arguments, specifically those made in very recent times that tend to take advantage of scientific advancement.
A hub showing off some of my attempts to write lyrics for love songs over the years.
A hub about the failings of Biblical Creationism in explaining what we observe in nature. Also discussed is the Biblical God's curse upon all creation.
Journey with me Into the Weird in a series that documents the most absurd beliefs in pseudoscience. In this installment, interdimensional alien orbs, faker planes, and much more!
A somewhat rambling deconstruction of the film Prometheus and why it left me angry, frustrated and depressed.
A short horror story in which I attempt to recreate the writing style and atmosphere of legendary author H.P. Lovecraft. The story itself revolves around a slumbering evil, uncovered by the curious prodding of archaeology and the intentional meddling of certain unsavory human forces.
A hub dealing with the question of whether Jesus was a God or a man or both and how this affects the story as a whole and impacts whether or not Jesus' death on the cross is a meaningful sacrifice.
A hub debunking the claim that it takes faith to disbelieve in God. The hub also touches upon common themes in discussions on atheism-theism, belief and faith.
A potpourri hub dealing primarily with the idea of of faith, the placebo effect and the idea of Jesus as an ineffective savior destined to fail.
A hub about the various beliefs I held as a spiritual wanderer post-Christianity.
A response hub dealing with the ideas of freedom, omnipotence and the depiction of God as a King and slave-master to be obeyed by servants.
A hub dealing with the complete lack of sound arguments against gay marriage. Also the eerie similarities that arguments against gay marriage have to those about interracial marriage made decades ago are pointed out.
A hub analyzing the trend of theists giving credit to God for the darndest things. In this case a further deconstruction of the idea that morality comes from God.
A hub about how ironic it is that certain zealous fans of the death-cult Christianity claim to be pro-life and vehemently oppose the death of the unborn.
An examination of presuppositional apologetics, a branch of apologetics that assumes that not only is God real but that disbelief is impossible. Particular focus is made on apologist Sye Ten Bruggencate and his 'arguments'.
A review and analysis of the new horror film The Cabin in the Woods. The first half is spoiler-free but the second half goes into a bit more depth.
A hub about my time spent as a believer in the Biblical creation myth and my time spent rejecting Evolution.
A hub about the doctrine of original sin and how the God of the Bible is not only lacking in intelligence but also is not omniscient.
A hub responding to a comment I received which re-used Pascal's Wager. Essentially a summary of all the reasons the argument fails miserably.
A hub discussing the twisted values of the God of the Bible and questioning the idea that God loves people.
A hub regarding the Shroud of Turin and discussing the idea of supernatural artifacts in general.
A hub outlining even more verses from the Bible that no one should ever live by thus putting to rest the notion that it's the Good Book.
A hub attacking the absurd notion that the Bible is a good book to live by.
A hub about skepticism and the burden of proof and why it is perfectly valid for skeptics to reject claims that fail to provide sufficient evidence.
Hub in an ongoing series about giving credit to God for things he had nothing to do with. This hub deals with how diseases and natural disasters are supposedly the just and righteous punishment of God.
A hub about the controversy recently stirred when an African-American student in South Carolina decided to display a Confederate flag.
A sci-fi horror story modeled after famed author H.P. Lovecraft. It centers around the discovery of several massive and ominous machines in deep space.
Hub discussing the idea that the meaning of life comes from God and that without God there is no objective meaning. Part of a series dealing with the odd trend of believers giving credit to God for things he obviously has nothing to do with.
Second hub in a series arguing that some films deserve a good reboot/remake despite the risks. In this installment the original Star Wars trilogy.
Pointing out the silly and ironic nature of Fundamentalist Christian arguments about how Halloween is evil.
First in a new series advocating the fact that some movie franchises deserve a well-done remake/reboot.
One of the famous mantra's of the gentle modern Christian is GOD IS LOVE. There are many scriptures and verses that talk of the love of God which is meant to be unconditional and absolute for all human beings. Possibly the most famous scriptures...
A hub about the so-called World Trade Center Cross and an argument against the American Atheists group attempting to get the "Cross" taken down.
A hub about how claims for ancient alien intervention often rely on similarly broken logic to claims about God.
Installment in an ongoing series of hubs which analyze the trend of believers giving credit to God for things he obviously didn't do. In this installment I deal with the absurd idea that God is helping people win at everything from war to the lottery.
All religions can't be right but is it possible that they all could be wrong?
An analysis of how God is depicted as a King to which you must submit.
There are some fringe ideas of pseudoscience that are well known, that gain media coverage or are known about in circles beyond those frequented by conspiracy theorists. There are also more underground ideas that are truly "out there". This series...
A hub regarding superstitions from childhood and how similar they are to religious claims and how atheism is a lot like growing out of just another boogey-man belief.
An analysis of the sort of behaviors and miracles we are meant to see from Christians and why they are lacking.
An attempt to debunk some of the common falsehoods and misconceptions spread about atheism.
A hub analyzing and debunking the bizarre claim that morality comes from God. Part of an on-going series deconstructing the habit of giving credit to God for things he obviously had nothing to do with.
A summary of my reasons for speaking out against religion and being an outspoken advocate of atheism. These include faith healing, abstinence only education and the denial of gay rights among others.
A defense of the idea that the world would be a less religious place if more Christians read their Bible.
Join me on yet another trek into weird topics. This installment deals with two conspiracy theory related ideas.
Further analysis of the bizarre trend of giving credit to God for things he obviously didn't do. This hub deals specifically with the idea of rights from God.
Part 5 in a series of hubs that focuses on pseudoscience and fringe ideas. In this hub I deal with claims of pryokinesis and mastery of chi energy and the idea that the moon is an artificial space station, alien base or soul catcher.
An analysis of how the death and resurrection of Jesus, even if they did happen, could not be the product of a perfect God.
A hub about the absurd belief that God should get the credit for everything good about you and no blame for anything bad about you.
The following hub will likely be a bit rant-y, let me apologize in advance for that fact however I hope that by the end of it you will understand why I treat this issue with some emotion. The issue at hand, if you've guessed from the title, is the...
Welcome to another "episode" of everyone's favorite educational journey into the realm of fringe ideas and pseudoscience designed to hopefully enlighten both believer and skeptic alike. Today we're going to talk about two more far-out ideas in the...
I consider myself a bit of a sarcastic cynic so it may come as a surprise that I have a bit of a hopeless romantic in me. I've been writing poetry since I was a kid. It was definitely a talent that helped me express my feelings for girls as a...
The following is a hub in response to a hubber called grayknight, in particular I am responding to a hub called: Top 10 Atheist Inconsistencies. I suggest you at the very least skim over it. Let me start by saying that grayknight...
It's time for another installment of Into the Weird, a series dedicated to educating you about pseudoscientific topics. Specifically I try to focus on the more "out there" obscure topics in the realm of spirituality and pseudoscience. This week I...
In several conversations I've had with Christian theists legitimate questions I have about the validity of the Bible have been side-stepped by bringing up Jesus's sacrifice. It seems that to some Christians no matter how evil their God is in...
A brief and general analysis of the themes, conflict and overall depth of the Red Dead Redemption story-line. Basically just some of the reasons I loved the game.
Educational analysis about two more pseudoscientific ideas. This is a series that deals with the truly out-there ideas that pollute the internet and can seduce otherwise skeptical normal people.
A parody of the Christian Gospel of Matthew which is both humorous and points out the absurdity of accepting something just because it was written in a book. The story of a Goblin named Gobnar who was sent by the Goblin King to redeem the world.
Analysis of three of the more "out there" ideas of modern pseudoscience are discussed in part 1 of this series.
I address disturbing metaphorical and figurative language/imagery used in the Bible and in Christian teachings.
I put forth my view that all deities should be considered fictional until proven otherwise.
Several poems are offered as well as a back story and explanation as to the creation of one of my favorite "characters".
Objections are offered against the superstitious trend of giving credit to God for things he obviously didn't do.
People say that Jesus saves, but what does Jesus save people from? This hub explores the various answers that are typically given.
Ever since high school I've wanted to start a rock band. At first I wanted it to be a metalcore band, than I began to lean more toward melodic death metal. In the end I decided to mix the two. I've come up with dozens of names over the years...
A hub explaining that many spiritual and religious experiences are caused by externalizing feelings we all have within ourselves. These profound emotional and mental states do not mean there is a God.
An analysis of the relationship between how extraordinary a claim is and how skeptical of it we are and/or should be.
A hub about my indoctrination and eventual deconversion from Christianity and the personal journey from superstition to skepticism.
Response to user bdavis providing evidence (primarily in fossil form) for the theory of Evolution.
The deity the Bible depicts is morally repugnant and arguably one of the most evil characters ever described.
In this Hub I hope to offer a rebuttal to a Hub written by a Hubber called spiderpam. The Hub in question is entitled: "Sin, Denial and Pride: The atheist "logic" and can be found here: http://hubpages.com/hub/Sin-Denial-and-Pride-The-atheist-logic ...
A discussion about responsibility for ones own actions and how Christianity actually removes that responsibility because an innocent man has been punished in your place.
This week we're going to be talking about the arch-enemy of the God of the Bible, namely, Satan. Now I am aware that there are many different interpretations of Satan's role in Christian mythology. Some see him as the same as Lucifer and the Devil...
A brief bit about Halloween including ancient influences and modern day practices followed by an analysis of Fundamentalist Christianity's bizarre objections to the holiday.
An analysis of the problem that suffering in the world creates for believers in a single All Powerful God.
Scriptural evidence that modern Christian prayer practices are actually the opposite of what Christ intended. A general overview of prayer and an analysis of whether or not prayer works is also offered.
An analysis of the Ten Commandments as laid out in the Bible and a discussion on the fundamentalist Christian belief that these commandments apply to them and are morally good.
A quick and humorous analysis of the recent incident in which a Katy Perry performance was pulled from Sesame Street and how it reflects a Puritanical and immature society.
This week's post/hub deals with two subjects. The Biblical God's jealousy and insecurity and the influx of New Age beliefs.
The Biblical story of Lot is discussed.
A few words on the motivations behind attempts to teach Creationism in science classes or to teach religiously motivated straw-man attacks against Evolution.
A somewhat poetic short story I wrote a few years ago that is centered around a warrior who is ambushed by an army of enemies.
A discussion about religious liberty and intolerance in regards to the proposed Park51 Islamic Center.