Pakistani anti-terrorism court sentences actress and husband to 26 years for blasphemy.

A Pakistani anti-terrorism court (the thought of putting quotes around “anti-terrorism” occurred to me) has sentenced an actress and her husband to 26 years in prison for blasphemy.  It seems the actress, Veena Malik, danced during a scene in which Muhammad’s daughter got married, and it seemed the only appropriate response was to put her [Read More...]

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Christian homeless shelter appears to be exploiting residents as cheap labor and taking their social security/food stamps.

New Beginnings is a Christian homeless shelter in Florida which arranges for those using its services to work on behalf of the shelter to make an honest living.  There’s just one problem: the money the shelter gets to pay its workers doesn’t seem to find its way into the hands of the workers. A Christian-based [Read More...]

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Rocker who threw a beer bottle at his wife’s head upset about America’s “soul sickness.”

Scott Stapp, the front man for the band Creed, recently posted (and removed) a video from his facebook page lamenting the “soul sickness” of America. In a new video, now deleted from his Facebook page, Stapp — who has been documenting his quest to get the Boca Raton Police Department to investigate the theft of [Read More...]

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Debate (Do the findings of science entail that Christianity is false?): John Lepp’s first rebuttal.

Here is John Lepp’s first rebuttal. My opening. John’s opening. My first rebuttal Let’s go over some basics on who has the burden of proof:  The debate topic is “Do the findings of science entail that Christianity is false?”  Whoever is making an assertion of fact has the burden of proof.  The assertion is “Science [Read More...]

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Jesus & Mo: Speaking in Tongues.

The new Jesus & Mo made me smile. Mo, like so many believers, can be so reasonable when assessing the claims of other religions. [Read more...]

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Fundamentalist Christians hate ISIS, yet they have so much in common…

Hey everybody!  Just checking in from the road.  Last night we played Cards Against Humanity with Michaelyn’s mom, brothers, and sister-in-law, who are some of my favorite people.  They’re the kind that just make you smile all the time you’re around them. Today we’re hanging out with my mother-in-law, Diane, before making the journey north [Read More...]

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Bryan Fischer is not happy about the decisions in Arkansas and Mississippi.

Bryan Fischer is hungry for discrimination which, in the wake of Arkansas and Mississippi having their gay marriage bans overturned by federal judges yesterday, prompted the head of the American Family Association to toss a spectacular word salad. “The federal judiciary has mutated into a gargantuan beast, looming over liberty, freedom and the Constitution itself… [Read More...]

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Skepticon talks: Matt Dillahunty “Confronting Christianity.”

The talks from Skepticon are hitting the internet.  Here’s Matt Dillahunty, who freaking rocked it (and did so on short notice). [Read more...]

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Pat Robertson: Archeage and Dungeons and Dragons are an open invitation to demonic possession.

Thank god Pat is shining some light on this: I used to play D&D (and I’ve played Archeage) and look how I turned out.  Hell, I’ve even heard it can destroy the lives of tried and true Catholics like this guy: And who wants that?  You used to think the worst byproduct of playing D&D [Read More...]

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Debate (Do the findings of science entail that Christianity is false?): my first rebuttal.

This is the next entry in my debate with John Lepp over “Do the findings of science entail that Christianity is false?”  While we agreed to rounds of 1,500 words, I had a beast of a time trimming down my post so that it adequately hit all of John’s arguments.  It simply takes longer to [Read More...]

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