Well, This Is Just Sad As Hell

Crying Soldier

Got this thing on Facebook, but it's very little different from stuff I've been getting for years via email. Here it is in full, with picture attached:***A MUST SHARE***A young man working in the army was constantly humiliated because he believed in God. One day the captain wanted to humiliate him before the troops. He called the young man and said: – Young man come here, take the key and go and park the Jeep in front. the young man replied: – I cannot drive! The captain said: – Well t … [Read more...]

The Place of Failure and Death — Part 1

It’s a few months back and I’m answering a question I’ve just been asked online about my activist brand of atheism:“Why do you do this? I mean, why do you want to take away people’s faith? Even if they believe things that aren’t true, what is that to you?”“If you’re walking along a roadway and you see a nail out on the pavement, do you leave it there where it could puncture somebody’s tire, or do you pick it up?”“What? I pick it up.”“Yeah, well so do I.” … [Read more...]

Visits from Dead People — Part 2

[ Continued from Visits from Dead People — Part 1 ]Another thing I figured out: There’s room in your head for more than just you.I even wrote a story – okay, part of a story – about it one time. I figured that if multiple personality is really a thing – meaning that if there are real people out there with multiple personality as a disease, and sort of by accident – why couldn’t there be people who did it on purpose, and used it as an asset? Monday through Friday, you could be Dr. Kensington B … [Read more...]

I Will Not Be Weighing In On The Colorado Shooting

I purposely decline to read or watch or listen to "news" stories like this, because they're really little more than the news version of pop music. I like being beaten over the head with them about as much as I like being beaten over the head with the peppy, poppy, insidious, every-15-minutes-on-the-radio notes of "Call Me Maybe." … [Read more...]

Sikh sect sick over lame Leno lark

India is up in arms over a joke made by Jay Leno. Judge the heinousness of it yourself:httpv://youtu.be/WfGlyjY5bJURight. In the midst of a very mild joke about Romney's summer home, Leno flashed a brief image of the Temple of Amritsar, the "Golden Temple," in the state of Punjab in northern India.  … [Read more...]

Everybody Stop Sending Money

I'm posting this from my phone (I'm at the bakery where I work), so it will be short, but people have donated enough to get me there.I'm a bit shocked at the number of hits the "appeal" post is getting, and I'm touched, wounded, blown away by the generosity.Thank you all soooo much.I'll keep you posted. … [Read more...]