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...]

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...]

Russell Brand Calls Out Transphobic Responses to Bruce Jenner

The footage of bigoted scrutinization of Bruce Jenner that Russell Brand goes after here is pretty pathetic. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Weird Al and Huey Lewis in a Mind-Warping Meta-Double-Inverse-Parody

This parody of American Psycho with Huey Lewis himself commenting on the film itself precisely where Patrick Bateman commented on Huey Lewis, which also involves “Weird Al”, who also parodied Huey in the ’80s, is some sort of meta-double-inverse-parody that is probably singular, in its own parodic genre. This is the kind of stuff an ambitious young postmodernist [Read More...]

FtBConscience 3 Online Conference Schedule (Including My Appearances) #FtBCon

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FtBConscience is an exciting experiment in holding conferences. Taking out all the expense of travel and hotels and all the commitment of having to clear your schedule to attend a conference, Freethought Blogs has been a pioneer in making a high quality atheist/social justice conference available to everyone around the world in real time. Using Google [Read More...]


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