Smells Like Jesus

If you own a business where you take people’s money, then just be up front about it. Must you invoke the Bible in the process? Now there’s a candle that lets you experience the scent of Jesus, and they’ve been selling out by the case. “We see it as a ministry, ” says Bob Tosterud, [Read More...]

Rob Sherman: The Worst Person in the World

*Sigh* After the N-word incident, you knew this had to happen. Keith Olbermann has named atheist Rob Sherman the Worst Person in the World… just a week after bestowing the title on bigoted Illinois State Rep. Monique Davis: Rob, admit you made a mistake, and let’s move on. We know you’re not racist, but you [Read More...]

Am I the Only One Who Does This?

I obviously don’t take horoscopes seriously. But if I ever read The Onion‘s version of them, I instinctively read my own Pisces’ blurb first. Am I the only person who does this? [tags]atheist, atheism[/tags] [Read more...]

No Porn for You

The Christian Right knows what’s best for you. Which is why when you check into a Marriott hotel, they don’t even want to give you the option of watching porn. Several conservative groups, including the American Family Association, are asking Marriott International Inc. to stop giving hotel guests the option of ordering pay-per-view movies with [Read More...]

No Intelligance Allowed

One of the largest Facebook groups supporting Ben Stein‘s movie Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed is (seriously) named this: Suporters of Ben Steins Movie – Expelled “No Intelligance Allowed” I. Love. Irony. The creator of the group had to put this (possibly more amusing) message up: I have tried and tried and THERE IS NO WAY [Read More...]

A Few Reviews of My Book

Every now and then, I come across reviews of my book. They’re usually fairly positive (even from Christians) with constructive criticism mixed in, some of which makes me want to scream (see below). I just wanted to highlight a few blogs/people who took time to write about the book in the past couple months. Heather [Read More...]

I Thought I Saw an Atheist…

The Digital Cuttlefish wrote a lovely poem last month; here’s the first stanza: I thought I saw an atheist, once, walking down the street. I checked for horns, I checked for tail, I checked for cloven feet; Began to tremble frightfully—my heart was in my throat— Then sighed in happy recognition, for ‘twas but a [Read More...]

Atheist Cabal

An editorial in California’s Redding: Record Searchlight newspaper wants to say “The nuts of Westboro Baptist Church should stay in Kansas” rather than picketing a local soldier’s funeral. And they do… they call WBC a “poisonous parody of faith whose adherents should stay in Kansas.” Right on. But what is up with the first line [Read More...]

Stuff Atheists Like

Ask and ye shall receive. Two different websites now explain Stuff Atheists Like. This one currently includes Evolution and Darwin Fish. This one currently includes Pat Condell and Transitional Fossils. You know you want to add them to your feed readers. If you have suggestions for other things atheists like, contact information is on both [Read More...]

Carnival of the Godless #89

The new Carnival of the Godless is at The Atheist Response. Go check it out! The next CotG is at No More Mr. Nice Guy! in two weeks. Submit your entries here! [tags]atheist, atheism[/tags] [Read more...]

Is “Negro” a Slur?

During the Monique Davis incident, atheist Rob Sherman had made this comment on his website: Now that Negroes like Representative Monique Davis have political power, it seems that they have no problem at all with discrimination, just as long as it isn’t them who are being discriminated against. Sherman said he didn’t realize some people [Read More...]

Campus Atheist Group Forms at Louisiana Tech

Not only does Louisiana Tech University now have a Secular Student Alliance affiliate group on campus, I think it’s pretty nifty to say it was founded by two women, Hollin Vicedomini and Rachael Drella. An article by Meredith Maines in the student-run campus newspaper describes why the girls founded it: “Basically, I went to Diversity [Read More...]

Penn Jillette’s Advice on Making Predictions

Believe it or not, predictions have to be made before an event occurs, not after the fact. From Crackle: Penn Says- Predicting the Future [tags]atheist, atheism[/tags] [Read more...]

Scarlet A Atheist Tattoo

I have no idea who this is, but I like it…! who’s next? (via Craigslist) [tags]atheist, atheism[/tags] [Read more...]