Atheist activist Jamila Bey asked CPAC to embrace atheists if they want votes

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Now to be clear, I don't want atheists voting for Republicans, even if you remove the theocratic rhetoric, you're still left with conservative government values that hurt minorities and the poor and bring the government in the wrong direction.That being said, my friend Jamila Bey did something CPAC is not used to. She took the podium.Yup, a black, atheist, women took the stage. Each of those labels alone are rare enough for this event, let alone wrapped into one amazing person.So … [Read more...]

From an Apatheist to an Antitheist: Why I Now Actively Oppose Religion

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If you would've asked me a year before I sat myself in my computer chair to write my first blog regarding religion, I would've never thought I'd feel the way I did. I'd spent much of my life in a religious household, instructed in a Christian based school as a child, and attended church fairly regularly. That's not to say I ardently believed; I was at times either uninterested or unconvinced. I cared not if Jesus lived and died for my sins, if God created the universe just for us, or that I was … [Read more...]

Yes, thanking God after a tragedy is very selfish

Remembering the victims of the Marathon Bombing-Copley Square" by Ingfbruno

It's a common misconception among theists that just about anything that is religious upsets atheists. Prayer, crosses, the Ten Commandments, atheists are told over and over again that they are offended by religion and trying to oppress religious rights.What is misunderstood however is why atheists can sometimes get upset over these things. Usually it comes down to separation of church and state, religion in public places, and our struggle to keep America secular as the founding fathers … [Read more...]

Answers in Genesis seems to be in some financial trouble


My friend Phil Ferguson has a really great post about Answers in Genesis on his blog Skeptic Money, and while he visits the Ark Encounter project and the now filed lawsuit, he uncovers something very interesting that he found over at PZ Myers blog.Answers in Genesis is spending more than they have and is almost certainly headed into a very bad financial disaster.A fellow reader of Myers' named Brian site made this great chart showing the finances of AiG.Ferguson noted that this c … [Read more...]

Ken Ham calls for ‘Darwin Was Wrong Day’


Our friend Ken Ham does not like the resolution introduced into Congress to name February 12 "Darwin Day" in the United States.Many cities, including my own in San Diego have historically recognized the day as Darwin Day and secular groups have held special readings and rallies in celebration of the amazing findings and work of Charles Darwin.But according to Creation Museum CEO Ken Ham, Secularists are becoming increasingly aggressive and intolerant in promoting their anti-God … [Read more...]

Nye vs Ham is one-year old and Ken Ham still thinks he won

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This week marks 1-year since the infamous Bill Nye vs Ken Ham, evolution vs. creationism debate and to celebrate Ken has posted a video of his friend interviewing him about the debate, so you know it's totally unbiased!In the article accompanying the video, Dr. Georgia Purdom has some thoughts about how the debate went down, In particular Bill Nye—to this day—refuses to acknowledge the distinction between historical science and observational science. As a scientist, I found Nye’s arguments t … [Read more...]

Ken Ham really did not like the Super Bowl

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There may be nothing more fun than to read Ken Ham retyping Katy Perry lyrics and imagining him having these songs stuck in his head for hours on end.Yet Ham claims Perry's Super Bowl half-time show showed us the real state of the nation, he first said of her lyrics, Katy Perry sang words like these last night: “Let you put your hands on me in my skin-tight jeans . . . Sippin’ gin and juice . . . Getcha freak on.” And she sang some of “I Kissed a Girl” (her original hit song that says, “I ki … [Read more...]

Breaking: Bobby Jindal Unaware of History or Bible

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 Bobby Jindal, the Republican governor of Louisiana, came out very recently to defend his choice to headline at an event for hate group American Family Association. This group has been labelled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) because, among other reasons (including holding anti-Muslim and openly racist positions), they hold an anti-LGBTQ position.Jindal, a Hindu-born-turned-Catholic conservative, said, at the end of his prayer service with AFA, "our god … [Read more...]

Bryan Sikes is No Hero

On January 18, Michael Moore, the documentary film maker behind "Sicko", "Fahrenheit 9/11" and "Bowling for Columbine", posted a tweet stating "My uncle killed by sniper in WW2. We were taught snipers were cowards. Will shoot you in the back. Snipers aren't heroes. And invaders r worse [SIC]". He posted this in light of the movie "American Sniper" being released and helping people understand the problems that the movie creates. Namely the xenophobia, racism, and the glorification of a war that … [Read more...]

MLK, Facts, and Values

To mark Martin Luther King, Jr. day, I thought it was important to note how the civil rights leader felt about the conflict between science and religion. In short, he felt that there was not one to speak of.In his book Strength to Love, King discusses how "Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values." King saw religion as more of a social/cultural feature; it was the ability to understand our fellow man and how to treat each other. And, while he felt they were two … [Read more...]