The Discovery Institute Is Hosting A Darwin Day Event

Darwin Day is coming up soon and you can find an event celebrating Darwin’s birthday in your area through I was curious to see what other events were happening in my state and I was horrified to discover that the Discovery Institute (the think tank devoted to spreading “Intelligent Design”) was also hosting a Darwin Day event. Some time in the last few days, the post was pulled from but the event is still listed on the group’s own website: [Read more…]

Searching for More Atheist K-12 Teachers!

Several months ago, I posted about a couple of researchers hoping to speak with atheist teachers.

You all responded like crazy and they got what they wanted; now, they’re hoping to expand their base: [Read more…]

Guess Why This Pastor Didn’t Tip His Server?

Ladies and gentleman, this may surprise you, but I was not always the wildly successful part-time freelance writer you see before you today.

There were many years of my life where I made my living waiting tables.

I was a server, my boyfriend was a server, my brother was a server, most of my friends have been servers, all of my servers have been servers.  I’m surrounded by the noble men and women of the service industry.

As a result, nothing raises my hackles quite like bad tippers.

Especially passive-aggressive bad tippers who justify their behavior with faith: [Read more…]

I Wrote Another Book! (Kind of.)

Several months ago, I had some conversations with the folks at Hyperink. They publish books, some from scratch and others from previously published content.

We talked about putting together some of my favorites posts from the past several years, organized around a few common themes, into a collection. I was hesitant at first, but when I saw that they had also put out books by Robert Scoble and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, I jumped on board pretty quickly. [Read more…]

San Diego Billboard Reads: ‘Atheism: A Personal Relationship with Reality’

Now, the San Diego Coalition of Reason is back with a new design (created by graphic artist Bruce Harris) and a new message that’s bound to get all sorts of publicity since it’s modeled after Christians who say they have a “personal relationship with Jesus” [Read more…]