Fred Phelps: In Memoriam

On March 19, 2014 Fred Phelps, founder of Westboro Baptist Church – owners of domains like,, and and infamous for their protests at over 54,000 funerals of soldiers, gay activists, and child victims of massacres – died. Phelps has long represented to me and many others just how dangerous unbridled religious fervor,…

Choosing Hell

Choosing Hell

If I end up in Hell I didn’t choose it. It will be an inevitable result of an inability to buy the Christian religion, or any other religion for that matter. The result of one moment that led up to many others and ended in being incapable, despite all my intentions and best efforts, of belief.