Who ya gonna bet on?

It’s heating up over at The Patch.  Michaelyn swung in to make a very simple clarification. “The problem is that the banner is illegal” Simple, concise, to-the-point, and affirmed by the dudes/dudettes in black robes. A fellow by the name of Robert O’Brien is in there.  He doesn’t have any legal expertise, but he thinks [Read More...]

Let the fireworks begin

And we’re off! The Cranston Patch has an article up on the meeting tonight.  The comments are…you’ll facepalm. My father is in there swinging away.  He went in and posted my letter which prompted the following comment. “It is nice that all of the atheists who are not residents of Cranston are willing to impart [Read More...]

Response to James Croft

I was live-blogging the interfaith panel at Reasonfest the other day.  I had a consistent gripe that was very simple. The common ground between  theists and non-theists lies precisely where the atheist already resides: in secularism.  Interfaith people are all about doing good, an act which requires zero belief in god.  The problem is that [Read More...]

Live-blogging Reasonfest: Interfaith Panel

The contents of this post represent the opinions of JT Eberhard, not the Secular Student Alliance.  The SSA supports groups that work with interfaith and I will work to support those groups and those projects no matter my personal feelings on interfaith. Mark Blumberg rocked faces.  This was my first time experiencing his work and [Read More...]

Brad Harrub debates morals

Christina here… Oh look! [Read more...]

Dad Piles It On

My father was apparently not finished with Michael Egnor. “Therefore, I am FOR the free expression of other and even opposing viewpoints, except with regards to the SILENCING of those viewpoints; I am NOT for censorship of ideas and beliefs.” Is that your answer to: “If someone were taking out ads in the newspaper saying [Read More...]

Michael Egnor: Champion of Make Believe

Ever wanted to get a glimpse at full on weapons grade crazy?  It’s like a depressing safari…”to your right is somebody completely detached from reality.”  Michael Egnor is back on that bus and showing us that the beauty of religion is its power to freak out at imaginary threats (in this case, we atheists are [Read More...]

Michael Egnor: Champion of the Red Herrings

The contents of this post reflect the opinions of JT Eberhard, not the Secular Student Alliance. Jesus Fictional Christ, could there be more red herrings in Egnor’s challenge? There was a law established, the Establishment Clause, prohibiting the mingling of church and state. I know you don’t agree with that decision Mike, but it stands [Read More...]

"Separation of Church and State" Isn't in the Constitution!

So many believers have been dropping by in response to me hammering on Michael Egnor.  None of them seem to have read the first section of the Constitution, but they love to point out that the phrase “separation of church and state” doesn’t appear in the it.  This is a specious, semantic game to avoid [Read More...]

Michael Egnor: Champion of Those Who Don't Read The Whole Constitution

The contents of this post represent the opinions of JT Eberhard, not the Secular Student Alliance. It’s amazing how often, in rebutting a creationist’s arguments, I have to beg them to read the intro chapters of whatever it is they’re talking about.  In this case, I must implore Mike Egnor to read the Constitution, since [Read More...]