The worst song ever was actually by an atheist

Ed Brayton accidentally launched an epic comment thread last week when he discussed his least favorite songs. I hate to tell you all, the worst song of all time is actually by an atheist. Don’t avert your eyes. Make yourself watch it. Jimmy Buffett – Fruitcakes http://www.youtube.com/embed/wneCa_yIuzg? I used to work in a used CD [Read More...]

Catholic student vows to hunt me down

Being a highly visible atheist in the military, I get a steady trickle of threats of violence, and absurd walls of text. It goes with the territory. I was just cleaning out the spam trap when I found this gem. I will hunt you down. – Terry Wrist  IP: 180.95.XX.XX Obviously I censored the IP. It [Read More...]

Fox News bears false witness about the Camp Pendleton cross

The Camp Pendleton cross was simply illegal, and the Marine Corps quickly did the right thing and had it removed requested a legal review. (There is an almost identical story where a cross was indeed removed at Camp Marmal very recently. I wonder how that legal review is going to turn out at Camp Pendleton… [Read More...]

Camp Pendleton cross was *illegal*, predictably Fox News freaked out

American Atheists Vice President (and former Military Director / my mentor!) Kathleen Johnson handled the situation perfectly. Which is almost certainly why they ended the segment soon after she was given a turn to speak. http://www.youtube.com/embed/RbVepqLTOxU? FACT: Camp Pendleton is not in Afghanistan. Camp Pendleton is near San Diego. All chapels have complied with the concept of [Read More...]

PZ Myers spotted in Islamic Jihad videos

Don’t believe me? Look for yourself. Attentive Rock Beyond Belief readers noticed this early this morning. PZ spoke about 72 virgins in disturbing detail. Gross. But things are different now. Atheist PZ Myers is not creepy. He’s now a very prominent atheist blogger (you may have heard his name before.) Compare that first picture with recently [Read More...]

Never mind, that explains everything about the 72 virgins.

I had previously suggested that radicals that do Jihad would ‘run out of virgins’ in a matter of months. Here is one prominent orthodoxy: Orthodox Muslim theologians such as al-Ghazali (died 1111 CE) and al-Ash’ari (died 935 CE) have all discussed the sensual pleasures found in paradise, and they are graphically elaborated by Qur’anic commentator [Read More...]

Why 72 virgins is more like a punishment, not a reward.

Radicals have used this promise to brainwash young men. If you think this one through, it’s not that awesome of a deal. Let’s just say that the controversial 72 virgins reward wasn’t mistranslated, misinterpreted or otherwise misunderstood. Let’s also overlook the implications that a young woman’s virginity should simply be rewarded to others. What about females? [Read More...]

Parkour for Jesus

Parkour for Jesus? Unfortunately, this is a thing. About a year ago, my wife sent me a link to a craigslist ad for a guy who was starting a Parkour for Jesus group. Parkour, of course is the ‘sport’ of freestyle walking and running. I found the screen-capture of the long deleted personal ad, and [Read More...]


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