Entries by Cody Hashman

Music Monday: Cursive – "Big Bang"

It's been an absolute joy seeing all of the people around the world participate in the March for Science. The signs were incredible and the message was inspiring. All of the commotion reminded me of Cursive's 2006 album Happy Hollow. You will probably see a few songs from the album which, honestly, could have been called […]

Music Monday: John Lennon – "Imagine"

I was reading a CNN article this afternoon about some of the most popular, yet misunderstood songs. Near the top of the list is probably the most well known irreligious songs ever recorded. For the life of me I can't figure out how someone could misunderstand this song, but I guess if the general population […]

Music Monday: Portugal. The Man – "Modern Jesus"

A big alternative hit from a few years back, "Modern Jesus" always brings a smile to my face when it pops on the radio. Portugal. The Man front man explains the meaning behind the song and his relationship with religion during a 2013 interview on Here & Now (~8:20 mark). Bonus live version! Read "Modern […]

Music Monday: Run the Jewels – "Angel Duster"

I've been a fan of Run the Jewels for a while now, and they just put out their third album, Run the Jewels 3, at the end of last year in a semi-suprise manner. RTJ3 is really good, but for today's Music Monday we are taking a trip back to 2014 to their widely acclaimed […]

Atheist to deliver Iowa House invocation

Written by MacLeod Hageman WATERLOO (KWWL) – The Iowa House will begin Wednesday's work session with an invocation from an atheist for the first time. Eastern Iowa Atheist Director, Justin Scott, says he's excited for the opportunity. During the invocation, the speaker isn't allowed to make political statements, promote their own beliefs, and their time is […]

The Atheists Struggling to Find Therapists in the Bible Belt

The rise of faith-based counseling in America's most Christian regions has brought the clash over religious liberties to the therapist's couch. By Angela Almeida In the lead-up to the 2016 presidential election, life in the town of Easley, South Carolina, was tense for Leigh Drexler. Pick-up trucks with airborne Confederate flags seemed more prevalent than […]

Music Monday: Desaparecidos – "10 Steps Behind"

The release of Conor Oberst's newest album Salutations reminded me of a song from one of his side projects, namely Desaparecidos, that goes by the title "10 Steps Behind." In the US, at least, a large majority of non-religious people, or people with secular religious identities come from a Christian background, and as such, religious […]

The Necessity of Atheism

by Derek Beres Upon learning of the drowning of Percy Bysshe Shelley in 1822, the London Courier took a shot at the deceased poet's atheism by writing, "now he knows whether there is a God or no." Shelley's wife, Mary, who had published Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus only four years prior, probably didn't enjoy […]

Music Monday: SUSTO – "Cosmic Cowboy"

I was introduced to this song a week ago, but I've been singing it (poorly) more than I'd like to admit over the past 7 days. And you can be gosh dang sure I'm going to be seeing SUSTO at some point during their upcoming tour this spring. Read "Cosmic Cowboy" by Susto on Genius

Atheists at risk of dying out due to belief in contraception, study claims

by Rachel Hosie A new study has suggested that atheism is doomed because religious people have higher rates of reproduction. Due to their lack of belief in contraception, religious believers are having more children than atheists, which could ultimately result in the end of atheism, the study suggests. The findings fly in the face of popular […]