Replace “Godparents” With “Guideparents”

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Two years ago, I passed on to you readers an atheist friend’s request for help in figuring out what to call a secular equivalent of a “godparent”. Tonight Rico commented with the suggestion I am most enthused about. We can call them “Guideparents”. I love it. I’m happy to see the British Humanist Association uses this terminology already. [Read More...]

“Started as a Baby”, Another Hilarious Jon Lajoie Song

Jon Lajoie continues to crack me up: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Jesus Loves Me (But He Can’t Stand You)

The Austin Lounge Lizards skewer judgmental Christianity in this funny song from their album Lizard Vision: Definitely one to bookmark and give to Christians when they’re sounding just like this song. Thanks to Gretchen for the find! Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

SNL Country Parody Song Lampoons the False Hope of Faith

A nicely done parody of faith-mongering from Saturday Night Live. Thanks to Shira for the find. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Lars Anderson Rediscovers and Masters Amazing Archery Techniques (Video)

This video is truly incredible. They need to make an action movie with this guy performing all the archery with this kind of “clearly not special effects” reality: Update: Greg points me to this interesting post which tries to lower some of the hype of the narration. ALSO Anna Maltese–who is a skeptic, an archer, [Read More...]

Comedian Bill Burr on Why He Left Religion

The whole comedy special “I’m Sorry You Feel That Way” is available on Netflix. Thanks to Paul for the find. Your Thoughts? Comment here. [Read more...]

The True Version of the False: Can Atheists Argue Over the “True” Version of Religion?

My good friend and former regular Camels With Hammers guest poster Kaveh Mousavi of the spectacular ex-Muslim blog On the Margin of Error held a panel called, “The ‘True’ Version of the False: Can Atheists Argue Over the ‘True’ Version of Religion”. I was on the panel with historian and philosopher Richard Carrier, Russell Glasser (of The Atheist Experience), and Alex Gabriel of the [Read More...]

Philosophical Advice About The Friend Zone

In this article I explore the dynamics of the “friend zone” as it is typically described — involving heterosexual relationships where the man feels rejected as a romantic partner by the woman after a period of friendship. That being said, I personally know women and gay people who have experienced the same type of romantic rejection and unrequited love after developing a deep friendship with someone, so a lot of this analysis and advice is equally applicable to women and non-straight people. But I’m going to frame everything assuming a heterosexual narrative and focused on guys who feel “friend-zoned” because that’s where the controversies are typically focused.

This article has four main sections in case you want to read selectively.

The Heterosexual Friend Zoned Nice Guy Narrative
Humanizing Friend-Zoned Nice Guys
What’s Really Going Wrong For Friend-Zoned Nice Guys?
9 Tips For Staying Out of the Friend Zone and Finding Happiness Instead 
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Star Wars Disneyfied

There are hints all throughout the trailer that the new Star Wars will be Disneyfied in some not so subtle ways. This video makes them clear: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]


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