PERSONAL: Taking off for the day.

Hey all.  I feel bad after being gone all weekend, but today's therapy session was pretty intense.  I'm, frankly, in no condition to keep reading the news today and can't really find the motivation.  I'm going to take some time and see you all tomorrow.Leave happiness in the comments. … [Read More...]


FAITH & GAY RIGHTS: Matt Barber: Gay marriage is rooted in fraud and child rape.

I saw this positively vile tweet from Matt Barber in my special twitter feed this weekend:Apparently "because they love each other" is too unbelievable an explanation for why two people would want to get married.  He'll believe a guy rose from the dead and walked on water, that a god killed every person on the planet in a flood, is still worthy of worship, and cleaned up all the evidence of said flood.But two men or two women who love each other without fraud and supporting child … [Read More...]

FAITH: The most ironic pair of facebook posts I’ve ever seen.

Some of my friends and I monitor the facebook page of the parent of one of our friends (who shall remain nameless here for their sake).  This man, previously a pastor and radio Evangelist, has provided countless laughs with everything from wanting Sarah Palin to run for President with Phil Robertson … [Read More...]

ACTIVISM: John Davidson, star of film, Broadway, host of Hollywood Squares, and more is openly secular.

New respect for John Davidson: … [Read More...]

Quick thoughts on “the will to power.”

The speaker at Oasis on Sunday, an ex-clergy, alluded to the frequently used apologist line "life is either about the power of love or the love of power."  More frequently you'll hear it as "without god, all that's left is the will to power."  I was glad he was at Oasis and don't want to take an … [Read More...]

ACTIVISM: Patheos blogger appears in CBS clip highlighting the struggle of atheists in the United States!

On Sunday CBS ran a report by Mo Rocca which highlighted the struggles of atheists in the United States while focusing heavily on the Openly Secular Project.  The segment contained two of my favorite people in atheism, Todd Stiefel and Patheos' own Neil Carter.Neil is such a terrific spokesman … [Read More...]

MORNING HAPPINESS: Cheetah waking up a puppy.

Don't you know it's time to play?Sorry I wasn't around at all this weekend.  Michaelyn and I journeyed to Burlington to watch some of my private students in their high school play (they killed it!).  Then on Sunday we went to Kansas City Oasis and hung out with other Oasians for the rest of t … [Read More...]

GAY RIGHTS: Man burns his neighbors gay pride flag, says it was just a prank.

How the hell did I miss this? Cameron Mayfield, 23, is accused of stealing the flag from the home of a neighborhood gay couple at the beginning of March and now faces felony charges of arson aggravated by a hate crime.Police received a call from the women who identified Mayfield and, while … [Read More...]

APPEARANCES: Interview with the Godless Engineer.

Last night I was the guest on the Godless Engineer's youtube show.  Here it is:I had a lot of fun. A+++ would do again. :PIf you want to learn more about the Godless Engineer, scope out his facebook and his twitter. … [Read More...]

FAITH: Top Muslims cleric announces a husband doesn’t need a wife’s consent for sex.

So what is god telling his leaders in the Islamic faith?  The cure for cancer?  The solution to poverty and hunger?No, silly.  God's telling them that a wife's bodily autonomy doesn't belong to her, but to her husband: A man may have sex with his wife without her consent, according to a ne … [Read More...]

APPEARANCES…ISH?: Christian blogger “Asks An Atheist” and posts mine and Neil Carter’s answers.

Rebecca Florence Miller is probably my favorite Christian blogger.  I know the competition isn't that thick, but she's a great person who obviously cares about atheists and conducts herself (and approaches questions/challenges of her faith) with integrity.  I like her.So for Ask An Atheist Day y … [Read More...]

FAITH & GAY RIGHTS: Michigan mechanic says he won’t serve gay people, wonders why people are upset.

Brian Klawiter owns Dieseltec shop in Grandville, Michigan, and this last week he made an announcement on his company's facebook page that he would turn away LGBT customers: "I am a Christian. My company will be run in a way that reflects that. Dishonesty, thievery, immoral behavior, etc. will not … [Read More...]

My sexuality and my journey to figure it out.

I have been trying to figure out my sexuality since I was 12. Throughout the years, I have had several boyfriends, but I never felt anything when we kissed. This was weird to me considering the media makes it sound like you are supposed to feel fireworks and all that nice shit. I even had … [Read More...]

MORNING HAPPINESS: Restaurant owner reaches out to feed a homeless person.

This story renewed some of my faith in humankind: Ashley Jiron, a sandwich shop owner in Warr Acres, Oklahoma, one day found that someone had torn open the shop’s trash bags and taken out some food from the dumpster behind her building, according to TV station KFOR.Instead of ignoring it, she pu … [Read More...]