Happy New Year on a much older calendar

 Because my wife is half-Vietnamese, I have to go to Houston this weekend, to meet the in-laws for what they consider to be one of their most important holidays, Chinese New Year.  So while the rest of you guys are just barely getting into 2014, I'll be ringing in the year of the horse, 4712.The Chinese calendar isn't as old as the Hebrew calendar.  They're already up to 5775.  Do you realize that means that Jesus would have been born around 3758?  It's amazing to me how many people act … [Read more...]

Creationism and Flat Earthers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXJwyiez5bwI felt this was a comment worth sharing. … [Read more...]

In 2009, America was 17% atheist

For a while now, I've been wanting to conduct a poll wherein I ask a representative percentage of the population, "Are you convinced that an actual deity really exists"  I want to phrase the question that way, because I know that most atheists in this country don't even know they are atheist, because they don't know the definition.  Even a good number of those who know what an atheist is still bend over backwards like Neo in the Matrix trying to dodge that label. I even know of a people who s … [Read more...]

My frustration with Bill Naive

Sadly I will not be going to Kentucky in February.  I'm very disappointed that I won't be going to the creation museum to support Bill Nye in his debate against one of this country's leading snake oil salesman.  I would have gone, but tickets were mysteriously suspiciously unavailable to atheists.  A half-dozen of us were already on the ticket site the moment they went on sale.  Some of these guys posted to my facebook about what was happening at that moment.  They all tried to add tickets to the … [Read more...]

Hey Bill, show ‘em that Science Rules!

Of all the places I ever planned to visit, Kentucky never made my list.  It's also surprising to me that I would ever visit a creationist museum -and give them money on top of that!  But I have to do that if I am to document the historic confrontation between Ken Ham, kingpin of creationism and Bill Nye the Science Guy.http://youtu.be/mRMmV-c2uDMThis will doubtless be another decent into madness, and I'm sure the debate will be infuriating.  I'm not sure what to expect from Nye in this de … [Read more...]

Giving more than lip service to atheist diversity.

Have atheist of color's voices been stifled in anyway in our community? Atheism is still predominantly white. In fact, we match the Mormon Church in diversity. Organized atheists can do a better job of giving atheists of color a platform to speak for themselves. There are interesting PoCs out there worth listening to, and they're not too hard to find.  This is a new video about some atheists of color's stories about finding their way out of religion and living without it. It's well put together, … [Read more...]

Say it ain’t so Bill Nye! Bill Nye debates Ken Ham.

So Ken Ham won't debate Aron Ra and PZ Myers because... reasons!He complained that the debate invitation was rude, but look how rude he was to Bill Nye...“Bill Nye still doesn’t understand the difference between historical science and observational science -- so he may be known as ‘Bill Nye the science guy’ -- but he doesn’t understand science correctly,” Ken Ham wrote on Facebook. "[Bill Maher and Nye] don't want the truth -- they continue to 'suppress the truth' as the Bible states in Rom … [Read more...]