Only a Sith…

"You're with me or you're against me" Recently, I've been contemplating speaking my mind on this subject. Actually for a long time. It's rather upsetting in a community that is supposed to adhere to the values of skeptical inquiry, scientific analysis, and rational questioning that we are required as a matter of principle to abandon the aforementioned principles in favor of mindlessly following the ravings of PZ Myers and Co. It's something I've never quite understood or grasped and could never … [Read more...]

You’re Supposed to Actually Toss the Grenade Away from Yourself!

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Official Instructions Available here. So people have been tossing grenades these last couple weeks. As an experienced grenadier I thought I'd throw a few pointers out there. For starters most people assume the grenade in use today is the old-school pineapple grenade that looks like this: That is incorrect. Before I joined the Marines I also held that false assumption. The military stopped using the pineapple grenade because they found that Soldiers and Marines could actually throw them … [Read more...]

Why the move?

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The chief motivation for moving the RBB blog to Patheos is to circumvent the increasingly frequent blocking of our site at many military bases. These bases allow similar content from religious perspectives, so it's not just some blanket policy on blogs. Frankly, this is likely to come up again (and again). Even the main website for the festival we launched was blocked by many military bases, despite the event being largely staffed by DoD personnel. Blogging with ferocious activists like Chris … [Read more...]

PZ does it

PZ does 'it'...? By 'it' I mean 'PZ supports the troops', and not just his son who is an officer in the US Army. Paul Loebe is a foxhole atheist in the United States Marine Corps. Paul is leading a small group of people toward the front line of a subterranean culture war that the evangelicals have been waging in the US Military for decades. That small group is growing. PZ Myers joined the lineup for Rock Beyond Belief 2 in San Diego, CA - Summer 2013. I thought that the first festival … [Read more...]

I was trolled with Silverman, Dawkins, PZ Myers, thunderf00t

The Religious Antagonist was causing quite a stir at the AA Convention in Washington D.C. Everyone was talking about the guy who Richard Dawkins told to 'fuck off'. Nobody warned me, but I think I handled myself alright. www.youtube.com/embed/8H25ADf8I3I?rel=0 He cut out one thing from our conversation. I'm paraphrasing: Religious Antagonist: "Do atheists have bigger holes than foxes?" Justin Griffith: "Yes, because they tend to dig a little deeper if you know what I … [Read more...]

Google is evil. Google is god. Google is gay. Google is your friend.

Google's autocomplete feature has built in filters. If you type in naughty words, you probably wont see suggestions pop up. For a time, the phrase "Islam is" didn't prompt any suggestions. Despite the fact that no other religions were spared insults, Google claimed that it was because of a 'bug'. Now that particular 'bug' is fixed. I wondered if the 'bug' was going to pop up on their namesake, but I was impressed. And disturbed. Then I played the 'autocomplete game' for 10 minutes. Your … [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 obtained unreleased footage of an upcoming documentary. … [Read more...]

This website is down and you can’t click here

Oh, you fixed it. Anyway, we've been breaking the series of tubes that is our website. So we're upgrading the modem from a paper cup and string all the way to a 2400 baud AOL dedi. To make things interesting, we're doing this around 10PM Eastern (11 Bermuda Triangle Time) on 11/11/11. Wait, that's not interesting. Numerology is dumb. Anyway, this FreethoughtBlogs project is a success, and these types of server upgrades are a testament to it. Most of us are pretty handy with computers. … [Read more...]

BlagHag plague hits close to home. PZ Myers has military backup

Today I noticed that PZ Myers courageously continued his fight against the caturday plague. PZ alerted all of us at FTB to the sinister plans of Jen McCreight who adopted a kitten over at BlagHag. Those freaking cat hairs stick to my uniforms, and I am declaring war. I bred these anti-caturday warriors myself. Sick 'em boys. Methinks it's a Courage Wolf! I was wondering what else could possibly be done to preempt the cute overload... But then it happened. My daughter, Zoe, … [Read more...]

Rock Beyond Belief in Fall 2011…? Maybe.

Stringing along quite a few popular and busy people for 5 months, dangling a unique opportunity in front of them, was certainly never my intention. It was unfortunate and disheartening that the last minute restrictions crippled us and we had to cancel. My initial reaction was to entertain the idea of a smaller venue being overflowing with angry atheists, as offered. Then I thought about how accepting that offer would legitimize our unequal treatment. I also thought about the angry atheists that … [Read more...]