Atheists on reddit raise money like a champ for Doctors Without Borders

Look at how much money r/atheism raised for Doctors Without Borders! There's no point in me even really putting a number on it. I saw it hit $100,000 much earlier today, and I see no sign of slowing. People are doing clever posts like 'every upvote, I'll donate $X amount'. Some early posts along these lines turned out to be hoaxes, at least one from 4chan. But similarly to the Forever Alone fail, this backfired.┬áThat particular troll's efforts inspired non-trolls to do the same thing even … [Read more...]

Attention internet atheists: be like the Lorax

This month, my blog has been the vehicle of successful crowd-sourced activism. Twice. Obviously, I know my place. I had a few eye-catching titles, some 'right place right time' information etc. The real champions are the anonymous masses at the news aggregating sites (reddit, stumbleupon) and other social networking sites (twitter, facebook).┬áTake a bow, internet. I think the only credit I deserve is for knowing what to do with the crowd in the off chance they show up on my posts. We … [Read more...]

At last, actual photographs of god

Still recovering from FtB server upgrade. Some things are not appearing correctly. In the mean time check this picture out. Is this really Him? Click to embiggen. … [Read more...]

Support for gay veteran with PTSD who had ‘lifestyle of sin’ diagnosis

I'd just like to say thank you to all the people who signed the petition in support of Esther Garatie. In just two days, it went from 6,000 signatures to around 12,000 signatures - each one generating real email traffic to government officials. Quick recap Esther Garatie went to the Dallas VA Hospital with severe depression, and even mentioned suicidal thoughts. She was injured in the line of duty while deployed. Her injuries were severe enough to force a medical separation. She also … [Read more...]