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 A lot of these things are based on sensationalized, hyped, outdated, misread, or otherwise incorrect science.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...]

New product for toddlers who are caught brown-handed (NSFL)

Potty training disasters are inevitable. A company called "Heaven's Lil Blessings Boutique" has developed a product promises to exacerbate the problem. If you like kids with shitty fingers, this is for you! "Great for little hands that can't quit figure out how to keep their hands clean / covered when wiping." I know it's bad form to nitpick grammar in casual internet posts, and this is a very small DIY business run entirely on facebook. This is the rare double-fail, so I couldn't resist … [Read more...]

Happy Mother’s Day, hope you like military-grade FAIL

An anonymous foxhole atheist at Fort Jackson sent me this. If you seek it out, remember do not start flame wars, and always be respectful. Don't feed any trolls that may pop up. I'm going to Fort Jackson in a few weeks - trying to keep pitchforks and torches out of this. If you must, leave your comment on the post itself. Don't click on the picture to leave a comment. The picture is secular and comes from some other unit that didn't say anything about god - you'd be speaking to the … [Read more...]

Army unit says only religious troops get out of work Friday morning

This flyer just went up on the Facebook page for the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne... (or simply 2-508 PIR). They are stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C. ---- EDIT: ***IMPORTANT UPDATE*** ***IMPORTANT UPDATE 2 - They 'fixed' it and reposted it... with a wall of text rant aimed at me. Can't respond their because I'm banned. *** ---- After I asked around, it seems that there is no 'time away from work' opportunity for the … [Read more...]

Facebook super-fail: only Christians survive in a foxhole

Larry M. says I'm a 'dummy' that's going to get 'wacked' (sic) in a foxhole because... I'm not a Christian. He's also grateful that he doesn't have to be the guy who carries my body back to the FOB. Atheists are just too damned heavy! At least he accepts that there are indeed atheists in foxholes. I'm not sure why he sent me a message implying my impending death (because his god wouldn't block the bullets for me.) Oh well... this is progress, people! If you want to communicate with me … [Read more...]

Christian wonders why atheists hate love so much

I am the recipient of electronic mail. This one from Ronnie was disarmingly titled "No Death Wish!" I am not writing to pass conflict to others. However, I cannot understand why you hate love so much. What?! Hate 'love'? That is the unrealistic demeanor reserved only for Disney villains. Are you a child? It is hard to understand why you (an atheists) hate God and feel you can tell God how things are to be. Do you hate Ra, Thor, and Zeus? Why do you feel you can tell Ra, Thor and Zeus how … [Read more...]