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Skepticon represents a pretty swell ideal: make influential and upcoming voices in atheism/skepticism available to everybody – and that includes everybody who can’t even afford $5 for a ticket.  That’s why it’s always free and why the talks are always uploaded for all (but with advertisements, all of the proceeds of which go to charity). [Read More...]

Women and gay-friendly mosque to open. You can guess the reaction to that…

A mosque built in the interest of tolerance is being constructed in South Africa: Taj Hargey, director of the Muslim Educational Centre of Oxford, a group of “forward thinking” Muslims, said his Open Mosque will welcome all genders, religions and sexual orientations when it opens in Wynberg, a Cape Town suburb, on Friday. “You enter [Read More...]

Sean Hannity inadvertently gives great argument against striking children.

Adrian Peterson, the star NFL running back, has been indicted on child injury charges (turns out he beat his kids).  Sean Hannity doesn’t think Peterson was in the wrong and deploys his best argument: his parents hit him and look how “well” he turned out: On Fox News last night, Sean Hannity said he thinks [Read More...]

Hirsi Ali speaks at Yale despite protests from the Yale Humanists.

Controversy has swirled around an appearance by Ayaan Hirsi Ali which took place Monday night on the Yale campus.  Hirsi Ali is a vocal critic of Islam, so one can only expect there would be resistance from the Muslim Student Association at Yale: [The MSA] criticized Yale’s William F. Buckley Jr. Program for inviting her to [Read More...]

Your morning happiness: baby kangaroo!

Good morning everybody!  Before I spam you with things that are awful in politics and religion, here’s a dog about to take off in a flying car.  He’s really excited!  And he’s followed by a baby kangaroo.  :) I’m a little pressed for time today, but I’m going to post everything I find today that [Read More...]

Anorexia journal: now THAT was productive!

Had a great session today. We decided to shelve treating the social anxiety since that will likely go away once my issues with body and food go away. Early on she asked me what I was thinking and, as always, I was frank.  I told her I resented the dance of trying to make it [Read More...]

[UPDATED] One of four finalists to be FSU’s next president doesn’t believe in evolution or climate change.

One might think that having a president who, in his time as a state senator, has undermined what is taught in your colleges science classes might be a bit of a hindrance.  This would be like a vegetarian wanting to be president of Outback Steak House. But that’s exactly what John Thresher wants.  The man [Read More...]

Off to appointment #5.

Yesterday was a roller-coaster.  I started the say off feeling pretty normal, even had a normal breakfast with carbs.  But that dissipated as the day went on until I found myself crying at night for fear of leaving my home, my safe space, to travel to Apostacon this weekend.  There’s no reason for me to [Read More...]

Jon Stewart on Lindsey Graham’s 13 years of fear-mongering.

Lindsey Graham is a House Rep. Senator out of South Carolina is afraid…of pretty much everything.  That wouldn’t be an issue except he helps to make laws. The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook,Daily Show Video Archive [Read more...]

Man attempts to murder his wife, tells police Islam grants him that right.

In Arizona a man by the name of Ansar Muhammad has attempted to kill his wife.  Ordinarily murder might conflict with a person’s morality, but Ansar’s conscience was assuaged with the knowledge that his religion said that killing his wife was ok. In Arizona, a 43-year-old man named Ansar Muhammad is facing an array of [Read More...]