When Dan Met Annie Laurie

Dan Barker is the co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, along with his wife Annie Laurie Gaylor. Even if you’ve read Dan’s book, the story of how he met Annie Laurie is unique and hilarious It involves an almost-lost letter and Oprah Winfrey: My favorite bit comes at the 5:20 mark (but it makes [Read More...]

A Child Questions Noah’s Ark

I’ve never seen the USA show Psych before, but this clip makes me want to start. The background: Each episode begins with a flashback of main character Shawn Spencer‘s life. That flashback somehow connects to the present-day plot. Just watch the first two minutes of the most recent episode, “The Devil is in the Details… [Read More...]

Bill Donohue vs. Penn & Teller

In case you missed it, the seventh season finale of Penn & Teller: Bullshit! aired a few days ago. The topic: The Vatican. Reasonable Catholics are speaking out against this… and by Catholics, I mean only Bill Donohue. And by reasonable, I mean batshit crazy. “This was the most Nazi-like assault,” Donohue said. “The most [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...]

Neil deGrasse Tyson and Religion

The latest issue of The Humanist (Sep/Oct 2009) includes an interview with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. I’m pretty sure it’s impossible for him to say anything that isn’t interesting, but a couple things he said stood out: The Humanist: Do you consider yourself a humanist? Tyson: I’ve never identified with any movement. I just am [Read More...]