Behind the scenes here at FreethoughtBlogs, in between bouts of hot tub bacchanalia and assorted inebriated goings-on, there’s talk of a redesign of FTB Logo 1.0. I already know what *I* want. But knowing these rational types … (more…) Read more

I wish there was a Book of Good Living. Someplace where a lot of useful lessons about Life were collected, something you could read at your own speed, and that would help you figure out how to be the best possible you that you could be, and how the society you live in could be the best possible society. It would be a book full of general rules about how things should run for the best result. Short rules, but… Read more

Wise Old Saying I Just Made Up: We get a first life, which is Life. And we get this second life, which is the memory of us that remains in the minds of those who knew us. There is no other. So do everything you can to really LIVE in your lifetime, and to leave behind the memory of intelligence and optimism, of strength and persistence, and especially of warmth and caring. (more…) Read more

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Had a thought last night: Those of us who are atheists, we all came from somewhere. And it’s not such a reach to think that somewhere in our back trails, there are others who might appreciate a hand, in order to get where we got. I grew up in Houston, Texas, went to a high school with shitkickers and country people. Good enough people, but also people mired in religion. I keep in touch with a few of them, and… Read more

… And now someone I know has written an SF novel. Jim Downey, former co-blogger on Unscrewing the Inscrutable, that historic godless blog created by Brent Rasmussen, is the author of Communion of Dreams. The year is 2052, and the human race is still struggling to recover from a massive pandemic flu some 40 years previously.  When an independent prospector on Saturn’s moon Titan discovers an alien artifact, assumptions that we are alone in the universe are called into question. … Read more

I willing to bleed for my fellow man (and woman). I used to donate blood fairly often, when I lived in Houston. I got my gallon pin and then donated a few more times before I moved to a little mountain town in California and it became much less convenient. I’ve been thinking for years I should get back into it. But the way I imagine it happening is through an atheist blood drive. I did a little research and… Read more

KeeeRYST, now what? It’s not enough that they want to keep us out of public office, or force us to touch Bibles in court, now they want to interfere with our tasty atheist snacks. Oklahoma state senator Ralph Shortey (he of the snappy, cutting-edge web page) seems convinced that some food coming into his state contains portions of human fetuses. And he wants to ban it. He has introduced Senate Bill 1418, “An act relating to food; prohibiting the manufacture… Read more

India is up in arms over a joke made by Jay Leno. Judge the heinousness of it yourself: httpv:// Right. 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.  (more…) Read more

The next atheist book I write, I’m having it printed on the tanned skins of raptured Christians. ——————————– Chinese New Year tomorrow! We enter the Year of the Dragon, the year of my birth! Yes, I am a Dragon! And no, I’m not breathing fire just to prove it. (more…) Read more

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