Father’s Day, it’s the holiday where children pretend they have a parent who is not-Mom that is thoroughly engaged and supportive. For dads, it’s the day when shoddy hand made tie racks, alcohol, and harsh reality meet. It’s a time when coping mechanisms are tested and the question arises, “Can you beat your all-time record for faking it?”

Faking it on Father’s Day takes many forms. Children need to pretend dad isn’t judging them, and dads need to pretend the kids aren’t holding a grudge because of the dreaded fifth-grade incident when their ice cream dropped out of their cone…

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Dan Arel wrote the books Parenting without God and The Secular Activist. He’s penned a number of articles for The Huffington Post, Salon, The New Arab as well as other publications. He sat down to talk about the best advice he ever received on my YouTube show Best Advice Ever.

Dan offered some insight on what makes him a great writer. Here is an excerpt from our conversation.

Andy: Tell me about the best advice you ever got

Dan: Honestly, the best advice I ever got was from an author who I won’t name because he turned out to be…

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Ken Reid is a polished standup comedian and the host of the popular podcast TV Guidance Counselor. Every week Ken and a guest explore “television watching decisions of our past.” He has an in depth knowledge of pre-Millennium television shows and pop culture.

Ken came on my YouTube show Best Advice Ever. As the name suggests, guests talk about the best advice they ever got. His advice may strike you as odd, but it can the key of becoming more productive at work.

I hope you find some value to this excerpt from our discussion.

Ken: The best advice ever…

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Author And Philanthropist Dale McGowan Shares Great Advice

The Best Advice Ever is a show on YouTube where fantastic people share the best advice they ever heard.

Dale McGowan sat down and shared a great story. Here is a bit of his bio from his site.

DALE McGOWAN has one foot in arts, the other in sciences, and the other in nonreligious life. He double-majored in music and evolutionary anthropology at UC Berkeley, then studied film scoring at UCLA before conducting a college orchestra while earning a Ph.D. in Composition from the University of Minnesota.”

Dale wrote Atheism for Dummies, Parenting Beyond Belief, and Raising Freethinkers.

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Best Advice Ever is a show on YouTube. Great people talk about the best advice they ever got. Guests share wisdom, personal stories, and life lessons.

I was fortunate to sit down and chat with Dr. David Kyle Johnson. He teaches at King’s College in Pennsylvania, and here is his bio.

David Kyle Johnson specializes in and has published on logic, critical thinking, metaphysics, philosophy of religion, and philosophy of science for journals such as Sophia, Religious Studies, Think, Philo, Science, Religion and Culture, and SHERM (Socio-Historical Examination of Religion and Ministry). He also teaches for The Great Courses, edits…

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Here in the United States of America many of us are caught up in the Shakespearean drama (or perhaps tragedy) that is the 2020 Presidential election. I am one of those souls caught in the maelstrom. Every day Monday-Friday from 9 am-10 am Eastern I cohost the Daily Atheist Morning Show. In the past weeks we seem to be talking more about politics than godlessness. Recent topics we discussed include Qanon, the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and the movie Cuties.

Of course here in the States, it’s difficult to disentangle faith and politics because faith has made politics its…

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Once upon a time, I ate meat. Even though I’m an atheist Five Guys cheeseburgers answered my prayers. Tasty Burger was my church. Kentucky Fried Chicken my Messiah.

Those days are behind me.

I have decided to be a vegetarian. It’s been something I was thinking about for a few months. And I’d like to say I made two columns and wrote out the pros and cons of never eating meat again. However, that was not the case. You see, my decision is based on my heart and not my head.

It boils down to the ethics of meat-eating. I…

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The story you’re about to read is 100% true. I’ve told it a few times in front of a live audience. It always brings out a few gasps.

The tale is about Huck Finn and racism. Now, you could be thinking Is this is about the N-word? After all, Huck Finn is peppered with it.

Nope. This story spins about into weird and racist waters.

It was 1991 and that seems like an eternity ago. It was a halcyon age. The Russians were our friends. Bush the Elder was President. He wasn’t great, but thank God we would never have…

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It’s common knowledge the signs of the zodiac are based on Greco-Roman myths.

But what would happen if Jesus’ apostles replaced the pagan symbols? For example, instead of June 21 - July 22 being represented as Cancer, the apostle Andrew would take the crab’s place.

Here’s a quick guide.

Peter (March 21 — April 19) If you were born under this sign, then you will have an affinity for fish and headstands. You will be a leader and a trailblazer amongst acrobatic fishmongers.

James (April 20 — May 20) Unfortunately, you will be hardly remembered by posterity (though you will…

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Late-stage capitalism is the term that sums up where we are as a society. Faceless corporations no longer invest in the communities they inhabit. In search of profits, businesses bribe the government to privatize services and eradicate legal protections for consumers. This toxic environment creates a world where the top 1% of Americans had 30% of the wealth in 1989 and 39% of the wealth in 2016. Middle-class workers’ paychecks have not kept up with healthcare costs or college tuition.

Late-stage capitalism inflicts harm. But what if there were a way to harmonize your inner world with the dystopian present?

Andrew Hall

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