Reason Rally almost here

Tomorrow Michaelyn gets into town and then Wednesday we are road tripping to DC for the Reason Rally!  We will be live-blogging the whole journey and we will be joined by our atheist bear (courtesy of CASH at the University of Minnesota). [Read more...]

I'm a goat

Atheists live cold, terrible, miserable lives. Michaelyn and the little one are undoubtedly thinking about how this is all meaningless without believing someone rose from the dead 2,000 years ago. The only heavens are the ones we make in this world.  It’s a pity when people lose out on a moment of heaven in this [Read More...]

Atheists and Sunday mornings

This morning I sent my father a section from a blog I’m writing of which I was particularly proud.  He wrote back… Nice to see you with your nose to the blog grindstone so bright and early on a Sunday morning. Kind of makes me sad, though, that when someone says they will get eternal [Read More...]

New office!

The Secular Student Alliance is growing by leaps and bounds – which means bigger office space!  Today we’re moving to a much nicer facility where all the campus organizing team will not be in the same room!  Lyz Liddell will have her own office from which she will gaze down on her underlings and sip [Read More...]

How to not make people groan during a Q&A

I just got back from Michigan.  Will do a write up of the debate…tomorrow? Anyway, I’m going to take the rest of the day to catch up on sleep, but first I wanted to give some friendly advice.  I speak a lot, so I do a lot of Q&As.  There are certain behaviors that make [Read More...]

Godless killing machine

I have resisted charging an honorarium when I speak for so long it has annoyed many people close to me (I now have a suggested honorarium of $100, but I’ll waive it if asked).  I’ve done this because, for one, I’m happy to speak.  I’m flattered for the chance and that people are keen to [Read More...]

Go mom!

Remember when my mom was in that online contest with the venison dish she made?  I’m pleased to announce that, due to help from all of you, mom miraculously launched into a commanding lead and held onto it through the end. She is now the proud owner of a ‘Savannah’ Custom Knife, RediEdge Original Sharpener, [Read More...]

Help my mom! :)

My mother sustained my brother and me on wild game.  As children our chili was made with venison, we dined on fish my parents caught.  Our Thanksgiving turkey came from our woods and was not reared for slaughter.  Guests at our house can count on eating the heart/liver of some animal that had a sporting [Read More...]

How to not be an asshole when traveling #3: don't demand they put you in danger

You know how when there’s a car wreck you can’t help but look, even though you really sympathize?  That’s how it was at the airport on Friday with the gate right next to mine.  They had to swap out a plane to Atlanta because of mechanical problems which meant a huge delay, which means everybody [Read More...]

FtB as D&D

There’s been a lot of talk about Dungeons and Dragons lately on FtB.  PZ points out that role-playing games like D&D are un-Christian.  What more reason do we need to play them?  I’ve also personally seen Richard Carrier’s stash of historic D&D (and other systems) memorabilia.  The man could be king of the nerds, seriously. [Read More...]


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