Christian Motivational Posters

We've all seen them, those insipid Biblical quotes that are slapped onto some image and are shared on Facebook to be inspiring or motivating. … [Read More...]

If you think the leader of the Boy Scouts of America wants to lift the anti-gay ban to stop discrimination, you’re wrong.

I'm seeing a lot of people reacting positively to Robert M. Gates saying he wanted to lift the ban on gay scout leaders in the BSA, but I'm not sure they've read exactly what he said: Speaking at the Boy Scouts’ annual national meeting in Atlanta, Mr. Gates said cascading events — including potential employment discrimination lawsuits and the impending Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage, as well as mounting internal dissent over the exclusionary policy — had led him to conclude that the … [Read More...]

Remembering the soldiers that get sneered at by the “respect the troops” crowd.

In Lake Hypatia, Alabama the FFRF has erected a monument to the freethinking soldiers.  You know, the ones who are reviled and whose existence is questioned by the people who scream "respect the troops" the loudest.Here's to you atheist soldiers: Tim, Jeremiah, Sarah, and many others.  We love y … [Read More...]

MORNING HAPPINESS: Orangutan playing with tiger cubs.

Good morning everybody.  I'm back in the land of the living and hope you're having an enjoyable memorial day.  :)Here's an orangutan playing with tigers: … [Read More...]

Disproving Evolution – Part 11 – Missing Links

[Index of series posts]Continuing the rebuttal of the article,  "9 Scientific Facts Prove that "The Theory of Evolution" is wrong." … [Read More...]

Josh Duggar molested five children, some young as eleven, and won’t face any legal consequences.

It turns out that Josh Duggar, oldest son of the Duggar family (the one famous for reproducing faster than a pair of Mormon rabbits and for opposing gay rights) molested some minors several years ago.  We're finding out about it now because the statute of limitations is up: The Duggars, the reality … [Read More...]

MORNING HAPPINESS: Stalking the wild turkey.

Despite what Disney might lead you to believe, wild turkeys are a very skittish species.  It's actually very hard to get close to one.  However, the ones around my parents house have become accustomed to them.  One turkey in particular likes to attack its reflection in Michaelyn's car whenever we vi … [Read More...]

Do as I say, not as I do: don’t treat everybody who wants to waste your time like they’re entitled to do so.

I used to think that being a good blogger meant giving my time to anybody and everybody who invited me to waste it.  No matter how loopy they appeared, I would do my damndest to treat them like they were acting in good faith.But the more I wrote the more I realized that there were some people … [Read More...]

Annie’s Mailbox has some good advice for a religious grandparent.

This made my entire family smile.  Click the image to make it bigger:Annie's Mailbox is a nationally syndicated column written by Marcy Sugar and Kathy Mitchell. … [Read More...]

Adam Miller has dropped his lawsuit against Stephanie Guttormson.

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog asking for support for youtuber Stephanie Guttormson who was being sued by a faith healer she'd criticized.  It went viral and the support came flooding in.  Thanks to everybody who shared or contributed in any way Adam Miller has now tucked his tail.  Stephanie an … [Read More...]

MORNING HAPPINESS: Baby llama nuzzles.

Good morning, everybody!Here's a little girl nuzzling a baby llama: … [Read More...]

Disproving Evolution – Part 10 – Grouped Related Species

[Index of series posts]Continuing the rebuttal of the article,  "9 Scientific Facts Prove that "The Theory of Evolution" is wrong." … [Read More...]

Reverend thinks gayness is an abomination (when not cruising for dudes on Grindr).

Reverend Matthew Makala thinks homosexuality is a sin akin to lying, alcohol abuse, etc.In November 2014, a fellow Midland man of God, Pastor Dan Dickerson, wrote an op-ed titled A Stand For The Truth which reads in part:“A sexual attraction to the same sex is a sinful temptation to be res … [Read More...]

Scientific Skepticism: Alzheimer’s has been cured!

Hello, WWJTD readers! Michaelyn here!Today I'd like to introduce a new series on WWJTD where I'll be pulling headlines from the media and sharing with you why those headlines suck. My goal is to get you thinking about scientific reporting, and how to apply the proper amount of skepticism before … [Read More...]