Author Archives: The Militant One

Pro-life? Or Anti-choice? What’s the Difference?


There are a lot of people out there who identify themselves as being “pro-life”. But are they really pro-life? My experience has been that the vast majority of them, especially the conservative christians (aka the American Taliban), seem to not … Continue reading

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More Religious “Freedom” – A Recipe for Disaster?


Last Thursday night, I attended an event at Hambone’s in Lawrenceville. The event was billed as a panel discussion entitled The Future of Religious Freedom in America. In the posted Meetup, there was no mention of the sponsor of the … Continue reading

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How Low Can a PA Legislator Go?


About a week ago, I received a glossy oversized postcard from my state representative asking me to fill out a questionaire on legislative priorities. There are three questions to answer. Your first thought, I’m sure, is that this sounds like … Continue reading

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Repost – 8th Annual CFI Canoe Trip and Picnic


Today is the first official day of summer so it’s time to start seriously thinking about summer fun activities. Of course, the highlight of the summer festivities for the Pittsburgh secular community, is always the annual CFI-Pittsburgh Canoe Trip and … Continue reading

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Orlando


Yesterday morning, as I was getting ready to leave for Pittsburgh’s Pridefest where we have marched and had a booth every year, I got word from Victor about the tragedy in Orlando. Earlier as I was skimming the news headlines, … Continue reading

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To The Victor Go The Spoils – Sometimes


This past Sunday, there was a pretty disgusting op-ed piece in the Post-Gazette entitled “The Left Won the Culture War” by Barton Swain. Barton Swain, as you may or may not know, was the conservative speechwriter for that paragon of … Continue reading

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8th Annual CFI Canoe Trip and Picnic


Recently, the weather has been pretty nice – and you know what that means: it’s time to start thinking about and planning for summer fun activities. Of course, the highlight of the summer festivities for the Pittsburgh secular community, is … Continue reading

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Reason Rally 2016


It is just barely three months until Reason Rally 2016 on June 4th.  So now is the time to start making plans to attend. And if you have any leanings whatsoever towards nonbelief or a commitment to critical thinking, this … Continue reading

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Antonin Scalia – Idealogue on the Court


If you are a news junkie like I am, it has been nearly impossible to miss all of the tributes to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia over the last few days. And I suppose that the tributes are somewhat justified … Continue reading

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Iowa Holds Its Caucus


Pretty much everyone who knows me knows that I have a penchant for referring to believers, especially fundagelicals, as “delusionals”. I use that both as a pejorative and a descriptor – displaying my utter contempt for the lack of rationality … Continue reading

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