Charlotte Music Festival Gives Proceeds to Dawkins Foundation… Complaints Ensue

***Update***: I made an error with the original posting. No band opted out of the festival; only sponsors did. The posting now reflects that. Sorry for any confusion … The Charlotte Pop Fest ’09 took place this weekend — it’s a music festival that featured the likes of The Smithereens, Jill Sobule, and several bands/singers [Read More...]

Jazz Bassist Ben Allison Outs Himself As an Atheist

Ben Allison is a jazz bassist whose ninth album, Think Free, will be released in a couple weeks. What’s the deal with the album’s name? Allison explains: This is my “coming out” album. I’ve been living with a secret for quite a while. It’s something that most of my friends know about me but I’ve [Read More...]

An Excerpt from The Book of Genesis Illustrated by R. Crumb

The more I see images from the book, the more I can’t wait to read The Book of Genesis Illustrated by R. Crumb. Check out this bit from Chapter 19 about when Lot suggests to men from Sodom that they can rape his virgin daughters: The full book is scheduled to be published in mid-October, [Read More...]

Rubber Band FSM

Kelli and Daniel witnessed an appearance of the Flying Spaghetti Monster in a pile of rubber bands! There’s a pun to be made here. I wonder what it is… In any case, prophet Bobby would be proud. [Read more...]

The Reasonists

Today’s Doonesbury gets you where it hurts: Sad, but true. Though, as more of us demand truth via reason and evidence, the easier it will become to drown out the crazy voices. [Read more...]


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