We Get It: His Name is God

You know this wouldn’t be a story at all if he had a different first name… But when you get caught selling cocaine near a church and your name is God, headline writers everywhere are smiling. Watch how they play with this…: ‘God’ arrested for selling cocaine (link) God accused of selling cocaine near Tampa [Read More...]

Can You Be a Pro-Life Atheist?

I know a handful of atheists who are vehemently pro-life, who say there are plenty of non-religious arguments to be made against abortion. Is that a contradiction? (picture courtesy of cbrinfo) [tags]atheist, atheism, abortion[/tags] [Read more...]

Eastboro Baptist Church is Sneaking Up On Us

Here I’ve been thinking that Fred Phelps‘ Westboro Baptist Church was the epitome of evilness. I’ve completely ignored the horror that is Eastboro Baptist Church. It’s headed by the aptly-name Ben Bigots. He and Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church were both members of the local Boy Scout troop. There they were raped repeatedly [Read More...]

Book Review: Freethunk! by Jeff Swenson

You may have seen Jeff Swenson‘s cartoon work in Humanist Network News. Most notably, he’s the guy responsible for this (NSFW) cartoon, which also inspired a radio play. But his body of work is extensive and he’s put together a collection of his best freethought-related cartoons from the past several years in Freethunk!. Here are [Read More...]

My Students Reflect on Their Year in My Math Class

On the last day of classes this year, I gave my math students a brief questionnaire. It was a self-reflection for me, where I essentially asked them what they thought of me (especially since I was a first year teacher) and how they liked/disliked our class. I told them I wouldn’t take a look at [Read More...]