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There Is A Time And Place To Be A Hero

Posted by TheBluegrassSkeptic , 21 May 2015 · 45 views

There Is A Time And Place To Be A Hero It seems my workplace has a never-ending fount of social no-no’s and religiously related eye rolling. This is something I kind of value about my job in a small Southern federal office in the Bible Belt. That attitude kind of bit me in the ass the other morning, and it took me a few days to process this because I was completely caught off guard by a superv...


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You Are The Most Singular Person I Have Ever Met

Posted by TheBluegrassSkeptic , 19 May 2015 · 70 views
Singular Causation and 9 more...
You Are The Most Singular Person I Have Ever Met You ever have one of those conversations with a friend, family member, or coworker, where you are describing your atheism or questioning of religion and you are asked the inevitable,”What/Who/Why did you/are you doubting the existence of God?”
Ignore the entire question except for the who/what/why part. You are about to realize this person is probably one...


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Spiritual Eugenics Is Really A Thing

Posted by TheBluegrassSkeptic , 17 May 2015 · 85 views
spiritual eugenics, doctrine and 8 more...
Spiritual Eugenics Is Really A Thing My eldest son and I were making the daily commute to school this past week, and we ended up on the discussion of extending human life to hundreds of years. He’d overheard a news article about slowing down the aging process, which got him thinking. Naturally, I’m somewhat against extending human aging. I think if we don’t die out in a reasonable time frame...


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The Bluegrass Skeptic Is Coming Soon

Posted by TheBluegrassSkeptic , 03 May 2015 · 251 views
Zomberina Contagion and 9 more...
The Bluegrass Skeptic Is Coming Soon Remember that scene in Star Wars when Obi Wan Kenobi heard a great cry within the force and immediately knew something terrible had happened? That's because he heard the death rattle of Zomberina Contagion shattering the Universe in my mind. Her voice whispered from deep inside the cosmic oceans of my mind,"Help! Help! I'm being repressed!" And then her p...


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Trial And Error Isn't A Complicated Topic

Posted by TheBluegrassSkeptic , 01 May 2015 · 278 views
moral without god and 9 more...
Trial And Error Isn't A Complicated Topic "You're an atheist. How can you know right from wrong then if you don't have God to show you?"

I was asked this by a representative of a local Catholic church at a community small business event last night. You know the type of event, where the businesses stay open extra late and let customers hang out till late in the evening. This church had decided th...


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The Padded Cell Of Apologetics

Posted by TheBluegrassSkeptic , 27 April 2015 · 363 views
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The Padded Cell Of Apologetics Friend of mine brought up his increasing frustration with how easily the religious swallow ridiculous doctrine and unhesitatingly apply it to everyday life. He cannot stand how easy it is to live with a mind so warped that even the word "the" might mean that the End of Days will happen by noon time after a lunch at Subway. He isn't the only one just flabb...


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Hello, World. I'm Openly Secular

Posted by TheBluegrassSkeptic , 23 April 2015 · 492 views
Openly Secular, atheism and 8 more...
Hello, World. I'm Openly Secular Hi, from Covington, Kentucky! The neighbor of Cincinnati, Ohio.

My name is Amanda Ashcraft. I work for the postal service, write numerous articles about ex religious life and childhood abuse, parent four beautiful children, and live openly secular as a humanism practicing atheist.

I grew up in a charismatic home in southwest Ohio, my earliest memories b...


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No Tattoo For You!

Posted by TheBluegrassSkeptic , 20 April 2015 · 298 views
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No Tattoo For You! For the last few months, I’ve been scrimping away money to restart my tattoo collecting. I currently have three altogether, all from different shops in my area, and out of the three who did the work, I decided to return to one in particular. I liked the artists that worked there, and trusted their professionalism so much so that I’ve unfailingly recommend...


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The Safety Dance For When Christians Don't Want To Dance

Posted by TheBluegrassSkeptic , 13 April 2015 · 701 views
religious abuse and 9 more...
The Safety Dance For When Christians Don't Want To Dance It seems with Easter, and the improvement of weather from freezing to tolerable, that there is an uptick in religious pursuits. As if after getting through the last rather heavy Christmas and Easter seasons, the rekindling of faith hits a critical mass and a bunch of stupid just starts flowing out of religious mouths with increased zeal. I tried to see if...


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The Value Of A Life

Posted by TheBluegrassSkeptic , 09 April 2015 · 377 views
abusive relationships, self value and 8 more...
The Value Of A Life Normally, I try to focus thought and discussion on religious themes. This is due to the fact that I host my blog on this similarly themed website. Not the case today, though. Based on just my title, you might think this will be an abortion piece. Maybe I might be referring to all the police shooting deaths as of late. The reality is I'm discussing the val...






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