Why does an atheist celebrate Christmas?

My life…  I get asked this all the time!  Maybe I just need to accept that the answer to everybody else isn’t as obvious as it appears to me.  Or maybe I need to accept that people are just regurgitating what they hear in church.  I just don’t understand how people don’t get to, “Hrm…he’s [Read More...]

Father on “attacking Christians”.

Dad is spreading holiday cheer by jousting with right wingers in the comment section of our local paper.  This one, I thought, was particularly good: FREDDY BOEN says, “Just because one chooses to be an atheist does not give him the right to attack Christians, for this nation was founded on the principle that man [Read More...]

Uganda passes massive anti-gay bill.

Uganda passed a massive anti-gay bill last week.  Christians in America responded by caring more about one bearded bigot’s “freedom of speech” than about the right of gay people to not spend their entire lives in a fucking cage for loving a consenting adult. Uganda’s parliament has just voted (Friday) on the Anti-Homosexuality Bill (also [Read More...]

Bo Burnham: a song from god’s perspective.

This is glorious. [Read more...]

Open letter to the defenders of Phil Robertson.

Phil Robertson defenders, which include your standard list of deeply Republican people who purport to stand for decency even while insisting gays and atheists are a threat to the well-being of the world (Huckabee, Jindal, Palin, etc.), piss me off to no end.  It’s not that I give a good god damn about the opinions [Read More...]

Judge strikes down Utah’s anti gay marriage law. Mormons become sad pandas.

Booyah! A federal judge struck down Utah’s same-sex marriage ban Friday in a decision that brings a nationwide shift toward allowing gay marriage to a conservative state where the Mormon church has long been against it. The Salt Lake County clerk’s office started issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Deputy Clerk Dahnelle Burton-Lee said the [Read More...]

Father on Duck Dynasty’s ex-star Phil Robertson’s “freedom of speech.”

So you may have heard that the star of a reality show based around what a down home yokul he is said some very hateful things about gay people.  As a result, he was fired from the show.  Well this has the South up in a tizzy about how persecuted this poor Christian man is.  [Read More...]

About 1% of pregnant women in the US claim to be virgins.

It turns out that pregnant women claiming to be virgins isn’t that rare even today: Nearly 1 per cent of young women in a U.S. study who have become pregnant claim to have done so as virgins, according to a report in the Christmas edition of Britain’s BMJ medical journal. The authors of “Like a [Read More...]

NY State Senator Andrew Lanza is dying to be persecuted.

You’ve probably heard by now that a state senator out of New York, Andrew Lanza, has griped about the American Atheists Times Square billboard on his official page.  Let’s just hop right in: The controversial activist group unveiled its latest anti-Christmas ad this week in Times Square along with a press release declaring that “Christmas [Read More...]

Pastor fights to maintain affiliation to a church whose commands he knows to be immoral.

Pastor Frank Schaefer defied the Methodist church last month when he said he would perform a gay wedding and then followed up on it, despite threats from the church to strip him of his credentials.  Well, the church has followed up as well, but Schaefer has refused to part with them willingly.  Good on him, [Read More...]