One More Ted Haggard Parody

Since these Dawkins-Haggard videos seem to be popular, we’ll add another to the pile. This may be the funniest one yet. The guy is pretty spot-on with the facial contortions… I suppose he’d have to be. He is “Pasta Ted,” after all. (Thanks to Maria for the link!) [tags]atheist, atheism, Richard Dawkins, The Root of [Read More...]

Letter to a Wiccan Nation

Sam Harris has a hilarious article at the Huffington Post where he takes the negative reviews written of the various atheist books on the market and replaces some of the words… “Religion” becomes “Witchcraft.” “God” becomes “the Devil.” “Atheist” becomes “skeptic.” Harris’ point is clear: Look at how ridiculous the reviews seem now. And this, [Read More...]

How to Blog about Atheism

Austin Cline presents some excellent tips on “how to blog more effectively about atheism, philosophy, and religion.” Despite that focus, it’s just a good list for people who want to start a blog about anything, really. Except for one thing. There was one tip that stood out to me — It applies to atheism and [Read More...]

Charlie Rose

You’ll hate me for this later. Charlie Rose now has a website where you can watch all the old episodes (and recently broadcast ones). There are enough interviews with prominent scientists, writers, etc. that you’ll always have something to watch. Just try getting back to work now… [Read more...]

The Bad Kind of Christian Spanking

Unlike the spanking that was discussed the other day, this type is intended to punish your children. That’s Joey Salvati with his son (who looks absolutely thrilled to be there). Joey has a website called Spare-Rods.com. He basically gives away paddles (you pay for shipping) so you can spank your children. These paddles are simply [Read More...]

Who Hires These People?

Apparently it doesn’t take much to become a columnist for the Calgary Sun newspaper. I mean, they hired this guy. Paul Jackson has a lot of say about Richard Dawkins and The God Delusion. Unfortunately for him, it’s almost all wrong. Dawkins is the author of The God Delusion, which has allegedly sold one-million copies, [Read More...]

Ted Haggard and Richard Dawkins Meet Monty Python

What happens when you take this… and this… and mash them up? You get this: (Thanks to Helen for the link!) [tags]atheist, atheism, Monty Python, Richard Dawkins, Ted Haggard, Root of All Evil?, dead parrot[/tags] [Read more...]

Evolution Trifecta

Today’s New York Times’ Science section has three incredible articles dealing with evolution. This one is about how there may be a paradigm shift occurring over how we should view Darwinian evolution (emphasis mine): There is certainly no consensus among evolutionary biologists, but development, ecology, genetics and paleontology all provide new perspectives on how evolution [Read More...]

What if the Bible Featured Feminists?

That’s a paraphrase of one of the questions featured in the book Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future by Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards. It’s not a new book, but over at Globalizati, we get a snippet from it that could lead to an interesting discussion: After the ladies loosen up around the table, [Read More...]

As Said to a Pastor…

Pastor Tony created a list of the Top 10 things people have said to him over the years in his ministry. Some of my favorites: 10. “We have spent our whole lives trying to protect our children from this kind of secular garbage. We entrust you with our kids and you fill them with this? [Read More...]

One Family: 14 Catholics, 1 Atheist.

17-year-old Sonia Ponce is the only atheist in her family. Many atheists share similar stories, but unlike Sonia, we don’t all have twelve religious siblings in addition to our two religious parents. Sonia shares her story on New York Public Radio. The link also contains a transcript of the radio story. We are from Mexico, [Read More...]

FRI_ND_Y A_H_IS_

Youth Pastor Wick is going to be on Wheel of Fortune! When? Sometime in the next couple years. But it’ll happen. And the story of how it happened is just fun to read. (Pastor Wick, if you find a way to mention this site or my book during your appearance, I’ll send you a box [Read More...]

Nick Digilio Show Interview

On Saturday night, I did an interview on Chicago’s WGN radio with host Nick Digilio to promote I Sold My Soul on eBay. For anyone who has walked past the Tribune Tower on Michigan Avenue, and seen the street-level studio, you can imagine how exciting it was to be inside it! And the host was [Read More...]

FFRF Loses Supreme Court Case

Nearly four months ago, the Freedom From Religion Foundation was in the Supreme Court. Their case was over the issue of whether taxpayers had standing to sue the government when it supported religion in violation of the Establishment Clause. Here are recaps of the case and the day in court and highlights from the oral [Read More...]