Making America Great

Recently I had a talk with someone I know who is a total Trump fanatic.  They have multiple Team Trump bumper stickers on their car and were vocal supporters,  both before the election and after. So we started talking about making America great again, and whether or not Trump was going to accomplish it during […]

I’m Wearing that Empty Suit

In a Letter to the Editor in the Washington Times on December 7, 2012, a religious conservative named Todd Lewis argued that secular conservatism, or conservatism that exists without the appeal to religion, was “an empty suit”.  I take personal exception to that statement considering I am a secular conservative and my suit is most […]

Blogging: Am I Shooting Myself in the Foot?

The more I think about this, the more I want to talk about it.  See, I’ve realized for a while that people who self-identified as conservative atheists, or secular conservatives, or a myriad of other labels, really don’t seem to want to talk about religion.  They are, almost without exception, political bloggers and podcasters.  I […]

Another View on Conservatism

As I’ve said before, “conservative” and “liberal” are just labels that you slap on your forehead, shorthand for the general ideas that you subscribe to, but beneath those labels, there’s a whole host of issues that need to be addressed individually to really know what a person actually believes.  You simply cannot get an accurate […]

A Return to Conservatism

A long time ago, I posted a section on definitions, among which, I started posting on conservatism.  I say started because, let’s be honest, I forgot to finish it.  In recent weeks, however, a couple of other atheist blogs and Twitter users, have been posting about conservative atheists and I realized two things.  First, there […]

Linguistic Lunacy

Yesterday, I spent the 4th with my extended family and that meant spending the day with my brother-in-law.  Now don’t get me wrong, he’s a great guy, I like him a lot, but he ended up reminding me why I hate accomodationism.  See, he’s a conservative.  That means he’s a gun-toting, personal-responsibility-demanding, small-government, kind of […]