Happy ending for the Kansas City Atheist Coalition.

It turns out that not all religious people prioritize evangelizing over doing good works.  The KCAC have reported that we have a happy ending to this story.  The atheists will get to volunteer helping the homeless, they will get to work with religious people on common goals, and there are religious groups that haven’t had [Read More...]

Christians defend the Kansas City Rescue Mission.

I wasn’t going to write anything today, then the magic happened.  The Kansas City Star quoted my blog about the Kansas City Rescue Mission in an article. The atheist group has taken offense at the rebuff, but a local rescue mission defends its position. “We are an unapologetically Christian organization, and we always have been,” [Read More...]

Church of England to apologize for rejecting evolution.

Better late than never!  Good on ‘em for this: The Church of England will concede in a statement that it was over-defensive and over-emotional in dismissing Darwin’s ideas. It will call “anti-evolutionary fervour” an “indictment” on the Church”. The bold move is certain to dismay sections of the Church that believe in creationism and regard [Read More...]

Kansas City Atheist Coalition turned away as volunteers for feeding the poor.

For the last several years the Kansas City Atheist Coalition has provided the Kansas City Rescue Mission with, by far, it’s largest group of volunteers every Thanksgiving when the group distributes meals to the poor.  This includes driving meals to residences and other work.  Here’s a picture of me and Michaelyn last year volunteering: And [Read More...]

What about forgiveness?

While tabling the other day, a woman with a sizable cross necklace approached the table and opened with “So you guys are what, atheists and agnostics?  Why?” with a tone suggesting that not believing a person rose from the dead was something out of the ordinary. Take a moment and imagine if an atheist went [Read More...]

Christian claims atheism is a result of a tense relationship with one’s father.

Another quick post I couldn’t help but put up.  A psychologist is saying that atheism is not the result of merely finding the claims of religions (like people rising from the dead, walking on water, etc.) unbelievable.  No, there must be some deeper explanation for when someone reads stories about a global flood that somehow [Read More...]

Doug Phillips resigns from Vision Forum Ministries over extra-marital affair…but his marriage is still sacred.

Doug Phillips, megapastor of Vision Forum Ministries, loves marriage.  He really wants to protect its sanctity.  It’s between one man and one woman not, say, one man and two women.  He also doesn’t like the idea of marriage equality.  He even thinks Sarah Palin is too pro-gay.  He thinks allowing same-sex people to marry violates [Read More...]

Dad on the sticky tentacles of government.

This interaction took place between me and my dad this morning: He linked me to a piece in my hometown newspaper down in Bumblefuck, Arkansas and boy, was he ever not kidding.  Here’s the article. And here’s the comment my dad left: This is the dumbest pile of drivel I have read in a long [Read More...]

Leave Orson Scott Card alone! *tears*

Maurine Proctor, columnist for the Mormon Meridian Magazine is very upset that Orson Scott Card (author of Ender’s Game and brazenly opposed to all things gay, the very definition of a proud bigot) is being treated like a proud bigot. Instead it has been an opportunity for much of the press to malign him and [Read More...]

Texas legislators attempting to make “so help me god” mandatory again.

Two Congressmen in Texas are buckling down and focusing on real legislation.  In this case, it’s attempting to make the “so help me god” part of the Air Force honor code mandatory once more: Two Texas Congressmen are teaming up to reinstate a religious phrase in an Air Force Academy honor code that was recently [Read More...]