Have You Had This Conversation Before?

Gary DeSomber, a member of the Iowa Atheists and Freethinkers, made a short film about an atheist trying to explain to a religious friend why God’s existence is no more factual than the Easter Bunny. It’s well made and the dialogue is as honest as you’ll ever see. (I know I’ve had similar conversations before.) [Read More...]

Memo to Church: Please Don’t Bring SexyBack

The only thing scarier than watching this Christian version of “SexyBack” was the realization that the church in question is only a two-minute drive from my parents’ house. I sometimes get gas at that Jewel Express… I had a public dialogue with one of the pastors in that video (the one at the 0:50 mark) [Read More...]

What is Respect?

Penn Jillette has a quotable line about tolerance and respect in the Toronto Star: “There’s a big difference between tolerance and respect. Tolerance is you saying something crazy and me smiling and saying ‘that’s nice.’ Respect is when you say something crazy and I say ‘you’re out of your f—ing mind.’ Direct confrontation, direct conversation [Read More...]

Congrats, Jen!

Jen McCreight appears in the latest issue of More magazine as part of the “New Feminists” spread: There’s a very Jen-like self-description, too: “Grad student; liberal, geeky, nerdy, scientific, perverted atheist (all her words)” Congratulations to her It’s a well-deserved accolade after all the Boobquake frenzy. If you see the magazine at a bookstore or [Read More...]

The Social Network and Darwin Mashup

The poster for The Social Network is just ripe for parody… I love this Darwin version (Thanks to Bryan for the link!) [Read more...]


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