He Hates Bags

I want one NOW. (via Joe. My. God.) [Read more…]

The Atheist Minority in Uganda

I hate the opening line, but the rest of the article is a nice profile of the atheists in Uganda, a country where only a small percentage of people don’t believe in a god. Some people think religion is a force for good? Here’s evidence to the contrary: Miracle-healer televangelists are all too readily embraced [Read More…]

A Rebuttal to the Gallup Wellbeing Survey

A few days ago, I posted about a Gallup poll which said that religious Americans have a statistically significantly higher level of wellbeing than nonreligious Americans. Jeff at the blog Inquiry, Blasphemy, and Magic Missiles offers a different take on the results and explains why they may be misleading: I would argue that those of [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…]

Why I’m Not Voting for Bill Brady

There are plenty of reasons not to vote for Bill Brady for Governor of Illinois. The video captures some of the important ones… and it doesn’t even mention his belief in Creationism: Wherever you live, please go vote for the non-crazies. There are still a few of them out there. They’re not perfect, but they’re [Read More…]