Bluegrass Skeptic's Blog (48)

It's Not The Hatfield and The McCoys...But It's Pretty Close

You know, I love mug shots where the perps have big grins on their faces. Specifically, the cat ate the canary kind of look. This week’s headlines managed to present one that couldn’t be missed, and dare I say, I think there are even twinkles in the eyes of these men. In the…

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Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on July 2, 2015 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

The Safety Of The Grave

America has an addiction to guns. So much so, we have the largest gun lobby in the world- the NRA -with members serving in our government. This heavily skews gun rights advocacy and regulation, often stunting bipartisan ties during critical legislation opportunities. How did our constitutional right to be armed if our government needs us, or…

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Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on June 29, 2015 at 11:24am — 2 Comments

Celebrate Your Kids This Father's Day

It’s Father’s Day, and to all my readers out there fortunate enough to be a dad, enjoy your day of recognition. Savor your specially made breakfast, awkwardly drawn markered portraits on construction paper, and totally needed extra set of screw drivers or packs of batteries. It’s a day of days for you during…

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Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on June 21, 2015 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Graham, E.W. Jackson Claim Charleston Shooting ‘War On Christianity’

June 17th, after about an hour of service, Dylan Storm Roof slaughtered nine unsuspecting church members at Emanual A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina. There were not any obvious signs of his intentions, nor any reason to suspect him of ill will. The 21 year-old simply decided to kill members of this church for what now appears to be racially motivated reasons. Seeing how he was just…

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Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on June 18, 2015 at 8:44pm — 7 Comments

It's Either "One Nation Under God" Or Bite My Ass And Leave

Humanity can be so obstinate when it finds a cause to support. I deal with this stubborn natured characteristic all the time whenever I discuss politics, religion, or economics with the locals in my current home town. In particular, my next door neighbor Chuck epitomizes the title of this article in the very literal sense. Yes, this man has said to me…

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Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on June 16, 2015 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

Answers In Genesis Creation Museum Legal Discrimination Practices In Hiring

Earlier this week, I received one of my usual spammy job listings emails. You know, the head hunter types that have job potentials to check out since my “skill set matches what the employer is looking for.” Naturally, I never look at such emails because I am completely satisfied working for the postal…

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Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on June 12, 2015 at 7:13pm — 3 Comments

I Want To Fuck Putin.

Yeah, it’s unabashedly true. I’d take a roll in the hay with the infamous leader of the Communist world. The thought occurred to me during a rather bawdy discussion amongst friends about conservative types of people we’d consider sleeping with. And I gave it a very serious thought. Why the hell not think about it? Nothing wrong with that. And does it really…

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Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on June 8, 2015 at 8:37pm — 1 Comment

The Bluegrass Recap 5/22 - 6/1



This past week had Ernie Chambers of Omaha finally win his appeal of the death penalty in Nebraska. Senators Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell once again has Kentucky in the spot light this time over the NSA’s Patriot Act renewal was obstructed.. Tri-state Freethinkers are teaming up with the Humanist Community of Central Ohio down in Newport Wednesday… Continue

Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on June 1, 2015 at 10:24am — No Comments

The Religious Usurping Of Your Humanity

Nelson Mandela once said,”To deny people their rights is to challenge their very humanity.” Granted, he was referring to the hard to imagine reality of South Africa’s apartheid crisis, but his message can easily be projected onto many cultural crises in the world today.

I have always been keenly aware…

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Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on May 25, 2015 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

There's A Time And A 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…

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Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on May 24, 2015 at 5:34pm — 1 Comment

Godwinks or Hoodwinked?

Have you heard about Godwinks yet?



They are new in the “feel good” style media line up lately. I was introduced to these once a month motivational segments while at work the other morning when one of our clerks went on her break, tuning in to the ever popular wine drinking duo of Kathy Lee and Hoda on the Today show. This…

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Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on May 20, 2015 at 4:58pm — 2 Comments

Spiritual Eugenics Really Are 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…

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Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on May 15, 2015 at 5:23pm — 6 Comments

Trial and Error Isn't All That Complicated

"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…

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Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on May 2, 2015 at 6:00am — 16 Comments

The Padded Cell Of Apologetics

Friend of mine (M. Penn) 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…

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Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on April 27, 2015 at 1:10am — 7 Comments

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…

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Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on April 23, 2015 at 4:00pm — 7 Comments

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…

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Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on April 20, 2015 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

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…

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Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on April 14, 2015 at 7:00pm — 6 Comments

I Dream Of Mayberry

"I miss the good old days. You know, when things were simpler and more pure. Like Mayberry."



This is probably one of the most absolutely ridiculous notions in America…

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Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on April 2, 2015 at 7:00pm — 7 Comments

Governor Pence and the Grim Silence of the Evangelical Right

"The tradition of all dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brains of the living... as they seem to be occupied with revolutionizing themselves and things, creating something that did not exist before, precisely in such epochs of revolutionary crisis they anxiously conjure up the spirits of…

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Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on March 30, 2015 at 10:00pm — 14 Comments

Judas: Sinner, Saint, Or Catalyst?

I read an interesting article on CNN the other day by Craig Gross. For those who aren't familiar with Craig, he's a pastor and founder of xxxchurch.com, which helps fight porn addiction. The article he wrote was entitled "Is Judas In Hell?" , and you can read it here:…

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Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on March 26, 2015 at 10:36pm — 15 Comments

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