Archives for January 2012

Answering John Loftus: Is There an Atheist Community?

John Loftus, of Debunking Christianity, writes: I want to briefly make the case that there is no atheist community. There are only atheist communities. There is likewise no atheist movement. There is only an atheist momentum. Atheists do not even share the same goals. It's a sound point, and I agree with several of his arguments, at least in the sense I believe he's aiming. But it isn't the only point, I don't think. It will take me a bit to explain why: … [Read more...]

… When You Pry It From My Cold, Dead Hands

A Facebook friend posted a link to this Slate article Free Willy: Should prison inmates have the right to masturbate?I clicked over to it because it sounded funny. Not only did it turn out to be interesting, it touches on (you see what I did there?) a real point of human rights. While you might think of masturbation as a sort of last refuge for the incarcerated—a truly inalienable freedom, given the happy proximity of the sex organs—that is not the case. In fact, a number of state prisons reg … [Read more...]


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Help Me Pharyngulate (wait, can I say that?) This Poll

The Christian Coalition of America is ... conducting a nationwide survey of America's politically active Christians so we can show the politicians and the media exactly where we stand on critical issues. [ In case you have trouble connecting, the URL is ][ Also, see Afternote 2/Warning at the end of this post. ]And they want to make sure your voice is included.I say we pitch in. After all, it doesn't say only Christians, and nobody … [Read more...]

The Last, Very Last, End of the World. Ever. No, Really. This One. Srsly.

Oh, crap. I still had so much to do. But now Jesus is coming on May 27.Ronald Weinland is "God's Final Witness," the one man, out of 7 billion of us, who knows that the 7th Seal was opened on Nov 14th, 2008 and that Jesus is to Return May 27th, 2012. … [Read more...]

Short Stack #8

By the second week of January, I'm going to register 200,000 hits on my blog. That's more views than Salt Lake City has Mormons. I think that means I can start baptizing people posthumously as atheists.---------------------------To my Christian friends: Yes, I'm an atheist, but that doesn't mean I don't celebrate or understand the true meaning of Christmas! Here, I'll prove it: Merry Christmas! May Jesus come down the chimney and leave a quarter under your pillow for every one of your teeth! … [Read more...]