Atheist Monument Unveiled Today Shown Disrespect by Eric Hovind

The day started off with rain, not unlike The Reason Rally, but that did not stop American Atheists from unveiling the first monument at Bradford County Courthouse square in Starke, FL from being erected on government property. The Good News David Silverman, President of American Atheists, officiated the dedication ceremony. Over 250 atheists were reported to be in attendance. The Stupid News Protesters at the event were apparently unaware of what year it was. They were stuck … [Read more...]

A letter from Kathleen Johnson, VP at American Atheists concerning DOMA and the Military

I received this letter from Kathy earlier today. It touched me and I felt compelled to share it.   Back in February, I became aware of the tragic story of Tracy Johnson, who was left widowed when her wife, Donna Johnson, was killed on active duty while serving in Afghanistan.  The Johnson’s, while legally married in their home district, were partners in a marriage that was not, and could not, be recognized by the Department of Defense due to that pernicious bit of legislation known … [Read more...]

Lake Elsinore, California gives the finger to Foxhole Atheists!

 SO LET'S DO ONE BETTER! I'm all about freedom of expression and freedom of speech! In fact I wholly support someone disagreeing with my view and giving me the finger if they truly feel that I am in the wrong. However....this goes far beyond freedom of expression. The City Council at Lake Elsinore have decided that a monument should be erected to honor veterans. This monument has passed with unanimous consent of the council and will be placed on public property. There's only one problem … [Read more...]

All-Time Dumbest Scientific ‘Facts’ That My Soldiers Actually Say

Some of my fellow soldiers have said some pretty unscientific or unrealistic things. A lot of these things are based on sensationalized, hyped, outdated, misread, or otherwise incorrect science. Some of it comes from their own weird minds, but a frightening amount comes from regurgitating science-sounding 'facts'. “You only use 10% of your brain. Except Einstein, he used 12%.” This is often traced back to a vitamin advertisement from the late 19th century. I've seen a few other … [Read more...]

WTF, yoga person!

It's obviously not just evangelicals and uninformed Christians spinning a national tragedy on their metaphysical terms. Here's one from a yoga instructor. You see, the real 'tragedy' is that people are calling it a 'tragedy'. Brace yourself: The comments and 'likes' were awful too. People said things like "that was beautiful!" Full text below … [Read more...]

GTFO my facebook, ‘god not allowed in schools’ t-shirt

Yesterday, I released the 'fixed' version of that horrible t-shirt. You might have seen one or the other. I was shocked to see that the original photo had been shared on facebook 300,000 times. Unfortunately, it has more than doubled. It's a start, anyway. I hope people seeing the 'fixed' image are actively posting it as a response to the original nastiness wherever it crops up. On a large enough scale, this strategy could influence the real world norms of acceptable discourse. The … [Read more...]

T-shirt: god is not allowed in schools, can’t stop violence – FIXED

My wife saw the image on the left going around facebook. It had over 300,000 shares. Spread it / steal it / share it, whatever. What was preventing god from stopping the shooter before he entered the school? What prevented god from interfering with the shooter's acquisition of weapons and ammunition? Why didn't god stop the deadliest recorded school mass murder, even though god was 'allowed' in schools at the time? … [Read more...]

Army Chaplains accidentally using the ‘wrong’ pledge on Facebook

The California Army National Guard Chaplains' Facebook page has a lot of goofy pictures. This one is classic. Click to embiggen. The comments there are priceless. They are preserved below the fold in case of sudden deletion. … [Read more...]


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