I Kissed a Nerd

Get ready to have a nerdgasm. The Damsels of Dorkington — Blythe Renay and Rissy Pelot — have a new video out called “I Kissed a Nerd.” (It’s a parody of Katy Perry‘s “I Kissed a Girl.”) I’d totally marry any woman who knows how to factor. A little insider info for you: Blythe, the [Read More...]

Fuji Minx Video Gets Banned from YouTube

YouTube has once again censored a video without a good explanation. It sounds to me like a few people were offended by the content and wanted to make sure no one else could see it either. This time, the victim is the video for the song “The Music Made Me Do it” by the band [Read More...]

Ask Richard: Songwriter Famous for Christian Music is Secretly an Atheist

Dear Richard, I’m an atheist, and although I’ve only been reading The Friendly Atheist for a couple of months, I suspect my situation is unique: I’m actually famous, literally, for the Christian music I used to write and perform. I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, the son of a conservative, Christian pastor. I began [Read More...]

Hit Song Gets Censored For Lyric About Not Believing in God

Check out the first few lines in the hit song “Breakeven” by the band The Script: I’m still alive but I’m barely breathin’ Just prayed to a god that I don’t believe in ‘Cause I got time while she got freedom ‘Cause when a heart breaks, no, it don’t break even Catchy. Cute. You get [Read More...]

What is a Fatwa?

Years ago, Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam (the man who ironically sang “Peace Train”) wanted Salman Rushdie to die because of his book The Satanic Verses and the fatwa issued on his life. Because of that, a member of the Australian Parliament, Peter Kavanagh, wants him banned from performing a concert in the country. “Yusuf has evaded [Read More...]