Refusing an Atheist Cashier

The ending to this exchange is priceless: Me: “That will be 17.50, please.” Customer: “Are you a Christian, dear?” Me: “Why do you ask?” Customer: “Are you?” Me: “Well, no. Why do you want to know?” Customer: “Oh. I would like to be helped by someone else, please.” And this happened in the Netherlands!? I [Read More...]

Chris Brown’s Mother: “It’s About God”

Chris Brown is the entertainer who assaulted and threatened singer Rihanna several months ago. A couple days ago, his sentencing came down: five years of probation, a year of domestic violence counseling, six months of community service, and a restraining order. What does Brown’s mother have to say about all this? I just want to [Read More...]

Is the Lockerbie Bomber’s Cancer Punishment from God?

Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi is the newly-released-from-prison Lockerbie bomber whose act of terrorism killed hundreds in 1988. He was recently released on “compassionate grounds” because he has prostate cancer and will likely die within months. This quotation is of particular interest: [Scottish] Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill said Megrahi, dying from cancer, faced a sentence “imposed by [Read More...]

Interview on the Atheist News Podcast

Over the weekend, I did an interview for the Atheist News Podcast about my recent school controversy. The podcast is now available online. Thanks to Joe and Richard for the invite. (If you’re not subscribing to their podcast already, you should be!) [Read more...]

Islam Is of the Devil, Say Christian Students

A few kids in Gainesville, Florida (including a 10-year-old fifth-grader) were kicked out of their public schools for wearing the following shirt: It seems obvious why this type of shirt would not be allowed in schools — It’s offensive speech and it would disrupt classes. (I wonder how many Muslim students go to these schools…) [Read More...]