Pat Robertson: must be demons or rape.

The day couldn’t go well forever.  Here’s a clip of Pat Robertson saying “You can’t know what’s going on in people’s heads” right after he suspects a woman’s aversion to Christianity may be due to childhood rape or demonic possession: Because it’s common knowledge that a person can’t be unconvinced a person rose from the [Read More...]

Bill Donohue won’t march in Pride Parade because of “gay training sessions”…which don’t exist.

Much like American Atheists president David Silverman going into a field of opposing thought by attending CPAC, the Catholic League’s very own Bill Donohue applied to march in this year’s LGBT Pride Parade in New York City.  Donohue was accepted, but said he would not march because of mandatory “gay training sessions”.  Donohue said on [Read More...]

Florida scraps plans to expand voucher program.

Man, you get a full night’s rest (and then some) and the world just gets brighter and full of joy.  Suddenly there are puppies sleeping with babies, creationists put out over not getting to include their pitch in a science program, and now the Florida state government scrapping a bill to expand their voucher program. [Read More...]

Creationists feel wronged since they weren’t included in a show about science.

Some of the peeps at Answers in Genesis are upset.  After being unwilling to challenge the conclusions of science through the avenue of peer review, they feel persecuted because their views are not being included in a show about the conclusions confirmed through the avenue of peer review.  This is a bit like thinking you’re [Read More...]

NYT editorial board calls BS on Hobby Lobby (and asks the SCOTUS to follow suit).

A few paragraphs from the New York Times editorial board’s recent article popped out at me.  This Tuesday the Supreme Court will hear arguments from Hobby Lobby about how Hobby Lobby should be granted exemptions from laws that bind every other business because they’re special of their religion. The first is about the argument that [Read More...]

Customs intercepts condoms filled with liquid cocaine…on their way to the Vatican.

I can’t make this shit up. The Catholic Church has been very clear: using condoms is a sin.  Perhaps the solution is to find some use for condoms other than sex? German customs have intercepted 12 ounces of liquid cocaine with a street value of some 40,000 euros bound for the Holy See’s city state. [Read More...]

Woman who thinks gay people cause tornadoes wins Republican primary in Illinois.

The main problem with religion is faith overruling any burden to adhere to the facts or reality, people who are wrong on a level that would suggest the most severe forms of stupidity are elevated to the same plane as people who, y’know, make sense. Take these quotes for example: “God is angry. We are [Read More...]

Ted Cruz thinks it’s the job of military chaplains to be insensitive to atheists.

Ted Cruz occupies a position of responsibility, a position where he is burdened by his office to represent all citizens equally.  This is how he goes about it: “You know, last year, there was a chaplain in the Air Force up in Alaska who wrote in a blog post the phrase ‘There are no atheists [Read More...]

Fred Phelps is dead.

Local news reports and the Phelps family confirms that last night Fred Phelps resigned his membership to the being alive club.  This morning Matt Dillahunty pretty much put my feelings into words: Once upon a time, he was a lawyer who fought for equality (look it up). He created an insular, hateful, abusive little cult [Read More...]

Frozen spiritual leader coming back from the dead? That’s just silly…

So I read this story yesterday and a thought struck me: After Indian guru Ashutosh Maharaj of the Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan (Divine Light Awakening Mission) died in January of a suspected heart attack, his followers let his body sit a week before finally putting him in a freezer. Spiritual cryonics! “He is not dead,” [Read More...]