People's Blog Court: Mark

So, Mark has been a vocal Christian commenter here for a while.  Recently he took a steep descent into Slimetown on LGBT issues.  He doesn’t really contribute much, if anything, to the conversation, and he mostly has just gloated over the misery of others lately and how cheerfully he supports it. I’m thinking it’s time [Read More...]

Two million views!

Today WWJTD cleared the 2,000,000 view mark. I remember when I joined back in October and had my first 3,000 hit day.  I was beside myself that so many people gave two shits what I had to say about anything.  I was ready to hang that one up as a trophy, sure that it would [Read More...]

We've got ourselves a sleuth (and he has earned ban #4)

A commenter named The Laughing Coyote (Canis Sativa) has caught me. Impressive. Instead of taking care of the mess you made, you went ‘LALALALALALALALA I CAN’T HEEEAAR YOU I’M ON VACATION!”, and then you put up a post patting yourself on the back for what a GREAT ‘ally’ you’ve been when you get back. Oh [Read More...]

Want to keep commenting here? Don't derail threads.

As I’ve said in the past, I’m very reticent to ban anybody.  However, in the last week there have been a couple posts where there was very great potential for conversation in which those of us who may not fully understand an issue could be helped to understand it better.  Those comment threads were hugely [Read More...]

I won't comment

Today the Secular Coalition for America announced their new executive director.  Her name is Edwina Rogers and she is admittedly an unorthodox choice.  This has excited some and boggled others, all of which are sending me emails asking my opinion. Here’s the deal.  I work for the Secular Student Alliance, one of the member organizations [Read More...]

CL emails

I’ve had requests for the emails between myself and cl that were the beginnings of my first attempt at a blogalog.  Here’s the story. After the pleasantries, it started with cl.  His emails will be in green, mine in blue. [Read more...]

Kent State rocked!

Kent State was interesting. I had added a lot of new material, but I thought of even more on the drive up to KSU.  So I got there, hauled out my laptop, and sent to work.  Then Kay, the organizer, told me she expected a good turnout of religious people.  So I played a game: [Read More...]

Here comes the ban hammer

I recently accepted a blogalog with a commenter named cl.  It has proven frustrating due to the endless and superfluous minutia of just trying to get a conversation started (such as demands that I define “evidence”). I recently received an email from Adam Lee over at Daylight Atheism. OK, so here’s the deal with cl: [Read More...]

To the more hateful commenters on this blog

There’s been an uptick in the drive-by “insult JT personally” brand of believers lately.  Whether it’s making fun of me for my mental illness or hypothesizing about the size of my genitalia, there are a couple things you true believers should bear in mind. 1.  Note our differences. You may not like it that I’m [Read More...]

Congratulations to Stephanie Zvan – FtB will miss you!

Last month I got to give a talk in Minneapolis where I was given Conan the Bar-Bear-ian in exchange for speaking.  One of the attendees was sci-fi writer Stephanie Zvan, the author of the blog Almost Diamonds here on FtB.  I had wanted to meet her for a while and was pleasantly surprised to find [Read More...]


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