About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

Classy pancakes.

Hi guys!  I’m off today to visit the father-in-law.  Last night our family dressed up all classy and joined some other classy heathens for IHOP pancakes: [Read more…]

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Google: “What is the EU” is the 2nd top search in the UK a day after most of their citizens voted to leave it.

And now I’m back to keeping up with the rest of the world.  I won’t lie, as time goes on there is a growing sense of ennui inside of me.  I used to think that atheists were more skeptical, more reasonable.  After all, they reached the more reasonable position about god’s existence, so wouldn’t that [Read More…]

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Response to Neil Carter’s Rebuttal.

Relevant links: My original post Neil’s response And here we go again. First, sorry it’s taken so long.  While making assertions takes hardly any time, fact-checking and trying to confirm to deny all claims made with evidence simply takes time.  I’ve done nothing with my blog the last few weeks but work on this.  This [Read More…]

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Appeals court upholds net neutrality.

A quick thing before I get cleaned up and hit the road, just because I saw it pop up in my new feed and I think it’s important: a federal appeals court upheld Obama’s directives on net neutrality this morning: A federal appeals court Tuesday upheld a White House-supported effort to make internet service providers [Read More…]

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MORNING HAPPINESS: New home.

Good morning, all.  For those who didn’t know, Dave sold his home and bought a new one across town, closer to KU Med where the wife starts classes this summer.  Last weekend we moved most of our stuff (and I’m glad for it now, since otherwise I would’ve spent all day reading about the Orlando [Read More…]

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McConnell: “It’s pretty obvious [Trump] doesn’t know a lot about the issues.”

It’s a rare occasion where I immediately agree with Mitch McConnell: In an interview with Bloomberg’s Masters of Politics podcast, McConnell said he hoped Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump would select a vice presidential candidate with a lot of experience to make up for his lack of policy expertise. “He needs someone highly experienced and [Read More…]

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FFRF puts a stop to high school principal who seemed to think his school was a Christian recruiting ground.

The principal of Mojave High School in Las Vegas (the last place you’d think would be having problems with too much fundamentalist religion) has some…um…interesting ideas about how to improve things at the school: Mojave High School Principal Antonio Rael and Grace Point Church Pastor Ty Neal were seen chatting in a video about the [Read More…]

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NASA gave a $1.108 million grant to a group looking into how discovering aliens would affect Christianity.

So…NASA gave a grant of over a million dollars to a group “studying” how the discovery of alien life would affect Christianity: In May 2015, NASA’s astrobiology program awarded $1.108 million to the Center of Theological Inquiry for “an interdisciplinary inquiry on the societal implications of astrobiology, the study of the origins, evolution, distribution, and [Read More…]

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Bangladesh police say they’ve identified two groups responsible for mass murders of atheist bloggers.

As many of you know, over the last few years there have been a series of brutal murders in Bangladesh.  The victims include several atheist bloggers: The discovery of the weapons raised alarms. For the last three years, atheist writers, freethinkers, foreigners, religious minorities, gay rights activists and others have been terrorized and killed in Bangladesh [Read More…]

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BREAKING: Federal court shoots down effort to send taxpayer money to Douglas County religious schools via vouchers.

ACLU making the magic happen: Federal District Court Judge Marcia Krieger today denied plaintiffs’ request to issue an unprecedented emergency order requiring the Douglas County School District school voucher program to divert taxpayer funds to private religious schools. The ACLU of Colorado, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, the ACLU Program on Freedom [Read More…]

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