One in Five Americans Stricken With Crippling Mental Illness

Well, it’s a crippling mental illness if you’re a religious authority. Otherwise, it’s Freedom.Nones Climb to 19 Percent America’s “Nones” — the nonreligious — are at an all-time high, now comprising nearly one in five Americans (19%), according to a new study by the Pew Center for the People and the Press. The 19% count is based on aggregated surveys of 19,377 people conducted by the Pew Research Center throughout 2011 and reported by USA Today. … [Read more...]

UnJeeped Comrade Conveys Thanks

Former "desert warrior" Chris Clarke expressed a hasty thanks today as he jetted off to the Caribbean trailing large-denomination bills and a mysterious white powder. Thanks to the generosity of all those who donated, Chris was at last able to ditch the desert schtick and buy an island resort, which he is converting into what he referred to as "a safe haven for women struggling with a pole-dancing addiction."But seriously: For those late on the scene, Chris Clarke, blogger, writer, feminist, … [Read more...]

Desert Warrior Seeks Millionaire. Sort Of.

I doubt he would ask for help.In fact, presented with this piece, I expect to hear from him, and I’m about half convinced he will be annoyed or embarrassed and ask me to take down the post.(And then, crap, I will have to decide whether to honor his wishes in what really is a personal matter, or ... you know, help him against his will.)But ...I have this friend. He’s a distant friend, an Internet friend, someone I’ve met in person only once. But he’s a Friend, with a capital-F, probably ev … [Read more...]

Talking to John Loftus

Former FtBer John Loftus of Debunking Christianity has a post up today titled Ed Brayton, PZ Myers, and Freethought Bloggers, Listen to Me.John is absolutely welcome to his opinions, but as some large part of what he said is a whack at FtB, and as I disagree with it, I answered him in the comments, and I echo it here.___________________Freethought Blogs blogger here, specifically the Blue Collar Atheist.Quoting you: "I know you have a herd mentality and have a strong tendency not to … [Read more...]

Evil Atheists Discuss Social Justice

PZ Myers and 7 other FtB bloggers got together today to talk about "social justice."Ha! Like THEY would know anything about it. … [Read more...]

Because I Am An Atheist

Ian Cromwell, brilliant fellow FtBer who writes a profound and witty blog under the Crommunist Manifesto banner, asked me to contribute to his "Because I am an atheist" series. He printed my piece a bit less than a week ago, with an intro that referred to me as "the incomparable Hank Fox." (How can you not like a guy who calls you THAT?)I'm echoing the piece here. If you'd like to contribute your own take on the subject, Crommunist is actively soliciting submissions.  Click the title link … [Read more...]


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