Come find me at the American Atheists conference (and a thank you for readers).

I was worried about my traffic (read: my income) this month.  I had to take three days off for Reasonfest (and was light blogging in the week leading up to it).  I'm going to be gone Wednesday - Saturday to speak at the American Atheists conference in Salt Lake City.  I knew I'd have less content this month as compared to other months. However, I just checked my monthly traffic...we're half way through the month and my traffic is about to eclipse my monthly average.  My traffic has been … [Read More...]

Dear Mr. President, I am not a child of god.

While talking about a mass shooting at a Jewish community center that occurred this past weekend (not even an hour from where I live), President Obama said we are all children of god: “We’re all children of God. We’re all made in his image, all worthy of his love and dignity,” hesaid. “We see what happens around the world when this kind of religious-based or -tinged violence can rear its ugly head. It’s got no place in our society.” Mr. President, I find that assertion not only … [Read More...]

Help Ed Brayton fight a lawsuit.

The other day Ed posted: So it looks like I’m going to be sued by a white supremacist who doesn’t like it that I’ve called him a white supremacist several times over the last few years. I’m not going to go into a lot of detail right now because I need to hire an attorney (one in Texas, … [Read More...]

Huckabee starting to think there’s more freedom in North Korea than in the USA.

The other day Mike Huckabee stood at a podium and criticized the United States government.  He was not imprisoned or murdered for his critique which, ironically, was that there is less freedom in the US than in North Korea. Former Arkansas governor, and current Fox News contributor, Mike … [Read More...]

Your morning happiness: the Ballad of Booth.

This seems like an odd subject for a morning happiness, since it's a song about an assassin, but it makes me happy.  Leave it to Stephen Sondheim to write a whole show about people who killed, or attempted to kill Presidents.  Leave it to Sondheim to give one of the most beautifully written pieces … [Read More...]

Mississippi businesses protest anti-gay bill.

It's the age old battle: all-powerful god vs. the almighty dollar.  It's a battle god has never won. In Mississippi they are attempting to pass a bill not unlike the one that Gov. Jan Brewer recently vetoed in Arizona: one that would allow businesses an exemption from discrimination laws if the … [Read More...]

Poll tells us that millennials are less religious. w00t!

Good news on the polling front! Barely half of millennials say they look to religion for guidance, but a higher percentage "talk to God," suggesting that the 18-to-34 demographic is more spiritual than sectarian, according to a new survey by the Integrated Innovation Institute at Carnegie Mellon … [Read More...]

Rush Limbaugh does not like the Colbert pick to follow David Letterman.

Every time Rush Limbaugh makes a sad face, somewhere in the world a JT grows his wings. So Colbert is succeeding David Letterman as host of the Late Show (he'll sadly be dropping his character).  What you may think is just a new comedian being hired to interview celebrities and tell a few jokes … [Read More...]

The sites where you should change your password on account of the Heartbleed bug.

I know this isn't atheism or politics related, but it's still important enough to blast.  A recently discovered bug that existed in some of the internet's most popular sites (think facebook, youtube, etc.) allowed some people access to your email and passwords in the database of those sites.  No … [Read More...]

One more day to get into the Foundation Beyond Belief conference for a discount!

Foundation Beyond Belief, the nation's largest humanist charitable organization, is holding its first national conference!  We're talking about an organization lucky enough to have people like Dale McGowan, Hemant Mehta, Ed Brayton, Todd Steifel, and more.  If ever there was a group assembled of … [Read More...]

Your morning happiness: baby tapir!

Good morning everybody.  Sorry for the light day on Friday.  Michaelyn only had one class and we decided to hang out.  :) I'm prepping my talk for American Atheists this weekend, so it will be a week of lighter posting.  First off, what's a tapir?  It's... ...a large herbivorousmammal, … [Read More...]

Stream highlights!

In my effort to be more participatory in the atheist gaming community, I'm going to try to stream a little bit every day.  I'll also post any highlights from the stream on the following day.  Here are yesterdays fun moments from League of Legends. Playing URF Maokai Here I wanted to get out of … [Read More...]

Your morning happiness: sleepy lion cub.

He's taking a nap, and nobody's gonna stop him. … [Read More...]

Doctor Who wedding marching merrily on apace.

Our shoes came in today! And here's Michaelyn modeling her shoe and one of several strings of TARDIS lights that will be used to decorate the hall. I'm gonna marry her.  *blush* … [Read More...]