A double standard that will go unnoticed by everyone upset about today’s marriage happenings.

If the SCOTUS had ruled to invalidate same-sex marriage, you’d have heard that god answered their prayers. Pat Robertson would’ve taken to the air as quickly as possible along with Glenn Beck, Brian Brown, and more to state, with unwavering certainty, that god (who supposedly doesn’t interfere with free will) dipped his hand into American [Read More...]

Why we argue.

I had a friend in college named Kevin Sweet.  He was kind, quiet, and a tad brilliant.  My arguments from failed biblical prophecy are largely taken from him.  He’s now gone off into the world to seek his fortune climbing anything made of rock that has a really high peak.  We’ve not talked in many [Read More...]

Thanks for the donation, Lawrence!

Since I started blogging about my relapse into anorexia I’ve gotten a few donations from people, some very substantial.  I’ve tried to email everybody back, but this morning I received a donation without a return email address.  So Lawrence, thank you. Yesterday I called a doctor in the hopes of getting back on my SSRIs. [Read More...]

Dusty and Suicide

Discussing depression and suicide isn’t really my thing, despite suffering through it myself (though for different reasons). I’m not sure I’d say I’m a fan of this “Cult of Dusty” character. I think he has his moments, even if I disagree with him on some points. One of his recent videos popped up on my [Read More...]

On Robin Williams’ death, PZ Myers does not speak for me.

I hate the call-out culture that is developing in the blogosphere.  Admittedly, I used to be a part of it, and now I regret it.  It’s not that people never need to be called out, but it seems like a good portion of the blogosphere is just looking for any little excuse to snipe and [Read More...]

Now this is flattery.

This is almost too much to be believed.  I’m flattered to all hell, but this tweeter must be confused: If you can’t tell, that’s me being lumped in with Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens, Bill Nye, and Neil DeGrasse Tyson.  What do you even say to something like that?  Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think [Read More...]

Why Sunday (or whatever day) gatherings for atheists are awesome.

In a few hours I will once again attend KC Oasis.  They meet every Sunday morning.  There’s music, donuts, people telling their stories about leaving religion, a message (last week it was an Egyptologist talking about King Tut), and hanging out with like-minded people.  And shit ain’t free, so they even pass a basket at [Read More...]

A response to Samus.

Gonna take a personal day today.  I’m feeling much better, but just want to make sure I stay that way as long as possible as I’m still waiting to get into therapy.  Also people are moving into the apartment above us and I can’t hear myself think (though, even moving in furniture and drilling things, [Read More...]

How are they making 50 Shades of Grey into a movie?

Ok, I know this isn’t politics or religion, but god dammit this is my space and I’m compelled to rant. Like part of Twilight, I forced myself to read through most of 50 Shades of Not-Quite-Vanilla-Sex to see what the hype was about.  Like Twilight, I failed to achieve my goal.  I still don’t know [Read More...]

Hey Southwest Airlines! This employee deserves a gajillion raises.

On my way home from giving a talk in Ohio on Sunday night I was sitting in the Columbus airport waiting on my flight when the flight at the next terminal over was canceled.  For those of us who fly a lot, we know these things happen.  Machines break, and airplanes are machines.  The responsible [Read More...]