Author Archives: Alex Freeman

Respecting Others Despite Their Stupid Beliefs

The first person to seriously teach me about evolution was a creationist.  I say this in all seriousness, using a non-ironic sense of the word “teach”.  This creationist was my 7th grade science teacher, who for the purposes of this essay, … Continue reading

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My Problems With God

(This continues my last post: How I Became an Atheist) My high school apologetics class dealt with its subject matter as rigorously as any other class I took there.  The purpose of the first unit was to clarify for us … Continue reading

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How I Became an Atheist: Alex Freeman

For starters, my parents were both Catholic, and I was brought up in the Catholic Church.  I went to a Catholic school and attended Mass regularly throughout my childhood.  Initially, I found the whole religion thing boring; I insisted on … Continue reading

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Look at the Moon: Bill Maher’s Bigotry and the Tyranny of Words

Words are hard. Hard to understand, hard to use properly, and hard to control once they’re out there. Those of you who know me personally have heard me say this, and I certainly believe it, but even I often don’t … Continue reading

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