My Wonderful, Fabulous Life, or, Why You Should (Should Not) Envy Me

Atheism is not all I do. It's sort of my curse that most things interest me. Used to be, EVERYTHING interested me, but I've gotten more conservative in my old age. The uncool part of the condition is that it's been hard to focus on any one thing, and actually make a good living at it. The cool part is, it's been (is being) a fun ride.One of my things is adventuring. Doing stuff for the fun of it. I would actually like to make a living at it, and have been working, at a glacial pace, to develop … [Read more...]

Kuwait Votes to Murder Blasphemers

This would qualify as a Monty Python skit if it wasn't real. (Warning: Fairly shocking pic below the fold.) Kuwait’s parliament approved a law that calls for the death penalty for insulting the Prophet Muhammad, his wives and relatives, in a sign of the growing sway of Islamists who triumphed in elections this year. Amnesty International describes the thing as “a massive step backwards” for Kuwait.  Jeez, you think? Under the law, any Muslim who, through any form of expression, insults God, his p … [Read more...]

Short Stack #13

[Apology in advance: Some of these may be repeats.]Jesus praying to God is the same as masturbation.______________________New Superstitions for the Modern Age: If your oatmeal has black specks in it, and if you eat the black specks, you will sicken and die. Eight-year-olds, take note.______________________Why, yes, you're right. It IS a "mute" point. Probably best to say no more about it. … [Read more...]

Interview With The Blue Collar Atheist

Sometimes you read something you wrote or said sometime back, and you go "Damn! That was me? This is some really good stuff!" That was my reaction to this post on my old site, shortly after the publication of my book.Anyway, I'm reposting it.------------------------------ What’s the book about? … [Read more...]

Fanboy Does ‘The Avengers’

Went to the midnight showing of The Avengers last night.I've been saying for a couple of years that someone figured out something, about the time of the first Spider-Man movie. Something about how to do a REALLY GOOD superhero movie.The whatever-it-was came to perfection by the time the second Spider-Man came out, the one with Doc Ock, making it the screaming best superhero movie ever-evarrrr.But then the first Iron Man hit the screen. Blew. Me. The. Fuck. Away. Topped Spidey 2.The … [Read more...]

God Without Spellcheck 2

Thanks to Barry Andrew for the heads-up on the following image:From their website: "The North Georgia Falcons are a homeschool football team with high school and middle school players. We play football in the Glory For Christ football league, which is made up of Christian School teams and Homeschool teams."The lead post at the Glory for Christ Football League site — "Our purpose in life is to give glory to God!" — is at the moment a large ad for the concussion-preventing Guardian foo … [Read more...]