Moving Day is Coming: To the Lee of the Stone!

Duct-tape Moving Van

Duct-tape Moving Van (Photo credit: Wikipedia). NERRRRDS!

Good news, everyone!

Most of y’all know I’ve been helping the Recovering from Religion group with their Patheos blog, Ex-Communications, for about the last six months. It’s been a lot of fun and I’ve really enjoyed helping them in such a meaningful and loving endeavor. The editor of their atheism group, Dale McGowan, has asked me if I wanted to join them on a more formal basis, and I’ve accepted. So in the next week, Roll to Disbelieve is heading for Patheos.

I’m floored and honored to be counted among the number of Dan Fincke, Libby Anne, Hemant Mehta, Neil Carter, and the rest of the fine writers there, and could not be happier about this move.

You shouldn’t notice much of a change. On the back end, I’ll be setting up redirects that should take care of the worst of the joggling around; if you type in my normal URL you should go straight to the new Patheos location. The content will remain much the same–our usual free-ranging examinations of hypocrisy, harmful ideas and practices, ways to improve ourselves and our world, freethinking and humanism awakenings, and 80s movie references.

We’ll obviously be dropping the WordPress commenting system and moving to Patheos’ standard system, Disqus, so that’ll be a big change; for the last year and a half I’ve been moderating this blog with a fairly tight hand, but let’s be honest: though I was really nervous about what Christians would do if allowed to run amok, I haven’t had a lot of trouble out of them. I’ve only blocked like three people since we began our journey and I haven’t had to edit very many comments at all. I was going to open comments up anyway here, so this isn’t a bad time to just loosen the throttle and “Let It Go, Let It Go.” (Sorry, but if it’s stuck in my head then it’s going to be stuck in yours too.) If you need a Disqus ID, now’s a good time to be thinking about it.

I hope you’ll enjoy the blog’s new home as much as I’m sure I will, and that you’ll continue to journey with me. Thanks again for an absolutely incredible couple of years. Seriously, I couldn’t have done it without y’all. Together we have built up the best community on the whole internet.

If I’m supposed to be miserable after leaving Christianity, I sorta wonder when that’s going to start happening.

About Captain Cassidy

I blog over at Roll to Disbelieve about religion, culture, cats, and tabletop RPGs.
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23 Responses to Moving Day is Coming: To the Lee of the Stone!

  1. Luke Cooper says:

    Congrats, Cassidy :)


  2. carmen says:

    That’s great news, Cassidy – and you’ll be every bit as popular as the rest of the ‘cast’ you mentioned, I know it! I can’t seem to comment on the Patheos blogs but I’ll still be following along! xxxxx

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  3. Thought2Much says:

    Woot! Big congratulations, Cap’n’! The only surprise is that this didn’t happen sooner. :)

    And I never thought I’d say I’ll be happier using the Disqus commenting system, but I’ve really come to dislike the WordPress system, so that will be one welcome change.


    • scott says:

      Just don’t call anybody for their vestigial delusions, else you run the risk of excommunication from the whistling in Dixie club…


  4. That’s awesome news. Congratulations. :)


  5. I’ve been enjoying your stuff quite a bit. You’ll fit in fine over there.


  6. ratamacue0 says:

    Congrats, Cas! :)


  7. The Eh'theist says:

    Congratulations! A well-deserved recognition of all the work and effort you’ve put into writing this blog. It’s a great resource and a great read. Please don’t become one of the 150-word post cool kids.

    As Murph said “Don’t you go changin'”

    Liked by 1 person

    • I don’t think I ever could. I’ve got a 2800 word post (and counting, egad) slated for Thursday about marriage as represented in that awful movie. If I want to make 150 word posts I’ve got a FB account for that ;) Thanks for the vote of confidence. Sometimes I feel self-conscious about the length of my posts but as long as the majority of my readers are getting something out of it, I’ll keep on doing it.


  8. Glandu says:

    Just Hope I can go on commenting without logging in.


  9. charles says:



  10. mikespeir says:

    Well, that’s just great. More, “Disqus is taking its usual sweet time. Reload?” :-(


  11. wayofcats says:

    I’m thrilled for you and will follow you anywhere :) And keep a book in mind… I finally helped talk Fred at Slacktivist into one :)

    Liked by 2 people

  12. sjl1701 says:

    While part of Patheos software drives me crazy, it’s wonderful for you to get the recognition. Tell Dale we still miss him in Minnesota, :(.

    Also the misery of being free of religion comes when you hear the local “Christian” radio host taking with a guest about “civil disobedience about gay marriage. Did they provide examples of what that looks like? Of course not. I wonder if one them will throw themselves in front of a moving when a couple buys a house next to them. Sorry in a ranty mood this am.

    No down side on the getting rid of religion, other than normal rants about things getting you riled up.

    Keep up the good work!



  13. Dave says:

    Congratulations. I’ll continue to follow you and remain one of your biggest fans. Look for my Disqus moniker “recovering”


  14. Congrats Cas! I knew you’d make it over on Patheos one day! :D


  15. davewarnock says:

    that’s wonderful news. Couldn’t happen to a more deserving person! You are one of my faves- and aside from the great writing you do, you seem to be one of the absolute best people I have met on the interweb since my de-conversion; and I am happy to be a fan of yours; and to call you my friend.


  16. wscott00 says:



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