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BREAKING: SCOTUS denies Kim Davis’ final appeal.

In an event that surprised absolutely nobody who doesn't believe in miracles (and, frankly, plenty who do), the SCOTUS has declined to let Kim Davis waste their time:My reaction:Swift and emotionless, and yet still more than she deserves.  This means...God could've rushed to Kim's defense.  After all, she was doing his work, right?  But no, Jesus seems content to let her lose her job and/or get hit with contempt charges.  It's almost like he doesn't exist.Let's see wha … [Read More...]

Kim Davis still refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, state looking to fire her.

The legend of Kim Davis continues.  If you want to get fully caught up, here you go.  Long story, short: the clerk in Rowan County, KY refused to give marriage licenses to gay people.  The governor told her she has to obey the law.  She refused and sued the state.  She lost (quickly) and appealed to the 6th Circuit.  The original judge stayed his ruling until the 6th Circuit ruled, which they did - against Davis.  The 6th Circuit based that ruling on the obvious: the last place left to appeal is … [Read More...]

That ass.

My wife and I have decided to continue living with Dr. Dave (my college roommate who founded and was the first leader of Missouri State University's first atheist club, and one of my best friends) after the apartment complex at which we've been on the waiting list since January again didn't have a … [Read More...]

Copy of the Koran could be older than Muhammad.

Carbon dating of an ancient copy of the Koran have revealed it to be, possibly older than Muhammad himself: Scholars believe a copy of the Koran held in England may be even older than the Prophet Muhammad. Oh.  Well considering Muhammad was supposed to be responsible for much of the … [Read More...]

Bill O’Reilly says all mass murderers in US history were atheists/agnostics, including “Jehovah told me to act” shooter.

A man claiming Jehovah told him to act before killing a pair of reporters on TV and filming the murders.  Bill O'Reilly has examined this situation and come away with a conclusion: only atheists/agnostics commit murder: O'Reilly welcomed to his show psychotherapist Karen Ruskin to discuss the issue … [Read More...]

One Texas doctor is not happy with his legislature’s rules on abortion.

Here's the subtext: Redditor Mystharia terminated a pregnancy for medical reasons last week; her doctor gave her this consent form, mandated by -- and scathingly attacking -- the Texas legislature, which requires the doctor to enumerate an eye-wateringly detailed account of the foetal development be … [Read More...]

Skepdakota: the photo dump.

Pictures were taken!  Most of these were snapped by the incredible Josiah of Biblename Foto.  … [Read More...]

MORNING HAPPINESS: I declare it snuggle time!

Good morning, everybody!  We're back from Skepdakota which was an absolutely grand time.  Pics incoming, but first... … [Read More...]

CMP Sting Videos Found Horrifyingly Edited by Independent Forensic Research

As much of you have probably heard (and probably also assumed) the sting videos against Planned Parenthood released by the pro-life group Center for Medical Progress have been found to be incredibly misleading and overly edited to convey inaccurate information. You all can read this article here … [Read More...]

Update from #Skepdakota: my wife giving a great talk and Satan giving me some love.

Michaelyn is giving her talk Is Religion A Mental Illness? (Hint: no) at Skepdakota right now.  She's killing it and I could not be more proud or in love. <3Seriously, she's brilliant. She intimidates me.  I can't believe how lucky I am to be married to somebody I so admire. In other cool … [Read More...]

Free will is easy to figure out.

There are really just two simple questions that Socra-tease out the true nature of what is popularly referred to as “free will.” It's not that this issue is terribly hard to figure out or that these questions are hard to answer. It's just that so many things tend to get in the way and confuse the iss … [Read More...]

Help Recovering From Religion bring on Neil Carter full-time!

Hey guys, I do need to write one pretty important post before the wife and I get on the road to Skepdakota.Recovering From Religion is looking to bring on Neil Carter on full-time as their development person. To make the kind of impact needed by Recovering from Religion and its group members, … [Read More...]

Are you sure it’s a kangaroo? How do you know?

Suppose that you, and your fellow travelers decide to explore a new land. You discover a creature:"Kangaroo and joey03" by Taken by fir0002 | Canon 20D + Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L - Own work. Licensed under GFDL 1.2 via Commons. … [Read More...]

This Sunday about 400 church leaders may resign after it was revealed they were on Ashley Madison.

You want to know why I get paid the mediocre bucks?  It's because I read through articles in magazines like RELEVANT, which describes itself thusly: Since 2002, RELEVANT has been the leading platform reaching Christian twenty- and thirtysomethings. Covering faith, culture and intentional living, th … [Read More...]