A lot of people emailing me need to change their attitudes

The most frequent emails I get from atheists are the ones asking how to get more hits for their web site.  Those emails infuriate me.  Stop sending them. “But JT, don’t you worry about blog hits?” No.  No I don’t.  I’m aware of how many I get.  It’s flattering.  It’s nice to have people read [Read More...]

My weekend at the North Texas Secular Student Convention

What a great time this weekend at the North Texas Secular Student Convention!  So much good, I’m going to jump right in. 1.  The organizers This conference ran very smoothly.  It was a great group of students, very personable and tons of fun.  I would love to return to this event next year for the [Read More...]

Atheists outnumbered in Jesus Land; tell them this.

I got an email recently from Gordon Maples, who leads the Southeastern Collegiate Atheist Alliance (SECAA).  It was a forward of an email from Sheenan Cole, the secretary of the SSA at the University of Northern Alabama. My name is Sheenan Cole, I’m the Secretary for our new chapter of SSA at UNA.  Our university [Read More...]

Go see Sam Singleton!

In my write up from the Reason Rally/American Atheists convention, I describe Sam Singleton as one of the more egalitarian and kind “faces” of the atheist movement.  The man is hilarious and poignant on stage and a damn good dude off of it. He’s got some performances coming up.  If you get the chance to [Read More...]

Don't forget to actually do shit too

At the training for Lobby Day, then SCA lobbyist Amanda Knief (now with American Atheists) said, “Atheists spend a lot of time pontificating instead of doing.”  Immediately I tweeted the quote with an emphatic agreement. A tweeter by the handle of SpaceGhoti then asked what we aren’t doing.  I promised him a response, since twitter [Read More...]

Reason Rally/American Atheists wrap up

What an enjoyable week!  The road trip to DC with Michaelyn was so much fun!  The Reason Rally was amazing.  Some of the speakers sucked, but most of them were really good.  The American Atheists conference was also a hoot! For me, the best part is always bumping into readers and getting to see old [Read More...]

A busy time was had by all…

Christina here…   Hooooooboy, I’ve been so busy the past few days! Chris and I have literally been on our feet nonstop from 7am-12am every day since Wednesday. Thus, I haven’t had much time to blog. Judging from Dr. Burger and JT’s lack of posts, they are all in the same boat. I shall report [Read More...]

You thought an internet poll would save you from atheists?

Well what do you know, it’s a poll.  It is about the forthcoming Rock Beyond Belief concert at Fort Bragg and asks, “Will you support the atheist concert venue on post this month?” Of course, it doesn’t matter whether or not the public supports it.  Mob rule does not destroy the principle of equality that [Read More...]

On Contraceptives, Penis Implants, and Wheelchairs.

Christina here… In my hometown of St. Louis, the owner of O’Brien Industrial Holdings, Frank O’Brien, filed a lawsuit in federal court, alleging the contraception mandate violates his rights. He’s the first business owner to file suit. Frank O’Brien, who owns O’Brien Industrial Holdings, said the contraception rule violates his Catholic beliefs, according to the [Read More...]

The Scarlet Letter

At Skepticon IV I got asked to do an interview for an upcoming documentary: The Scarlet Letter.  They just put out a trailer and it’s looking really good.  I’m flattered to be asked to give my opinions along with the company in this film which includes Richard Carrier, PZ Myers, Dan Barker, Dave Silverman, Greta [Read More...]


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