24 hours of cheap Apostacon tickets starting at midnight!

Cheap Apostacon tickets for 24 hours starting at midnight! You have to sign up for their mailing list to get access to it! Side note: Use the code JEBE1466 when you purchase your ticket to help cover my transportation and lodging at the event.  :) [Read more...]

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God is totally pro-comb-over

Confession: Even though I have an English degree, I’ve always found interpreting literature to be full of crap. Don’t get me wrong, I love it and I’m good at it. But as long as you can make a vaguely solid argument, you can make claims that literature means pretty much anything. For example, I could [Read More...]

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The Conspiracy Theory of Religion

I like to think of myself as a “skeptic”. That just means that I’d like claims to be reasonably vetted and demonstrable before accepting them as true. Typically, this follows a fairly standardized epistemic protocol. When something starts to smell like a conspiracy theory to me, it loses credibility with me fast. [Read more...]

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Yahoo and Google join forces to make email host that government can’t spy on.

Good guy Google (and Yahoo) not waiting for the government to get its shit together on the 4th amendment. Yahoo Inc said it will join Google Inc to create a secure email system by next year that could make it nearly impossible for hackers or government officials to read users’ messages, The Wall Street Journal reported. The move [Read More...]

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Put A Jesus On It!

One of the fun things you get to do when you have an English degree is move back in with your parents. For me, that meant moving back to the middle of nowhere. Everyone here is very religious and my town is mostly composed of old conservatives, since everyone under 30 tries to get out. [Read More...]

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New study ranks right wing extremists as greatest terrorist threat to America.

A new study for the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Response to Terrorism (START) performed by the University of Maryland at the behest of the Department of Homeland Security has concluded that the greatest terrorist threat to America isn’t radical Muslims – it’s right wing radical groups right here in the United [Read More...]

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Long time Catholic blogger at Patheos closes up shop as beliefs change.

Max Lindenman has been around Patheos for quite some time.  He’s one of their most tenured bloggers and has been with the Catholic portal since he began.  In a recent post though, he’s decided to strike the tent.  He wrote his final post to explain why: I’m not enough of a Catholic to blog about [Read More...]

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REMINDER: If you’re going to Apostacon you can help me get there just by buying your tickets!

Hey all.  I’ll be doing a workshop at Apostacon this year (probably over how to not suck at debating).  The way they cover people doing workshops is interesting: I get a special link and if people buy their tickets through that link, I get points.  If 20 people buy their tickets through my link, I [Read More...]

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Matt Dillahunty making videos on Patreon.

It’s not a secret that I think Matt Dillahunty is one of the best debaters and ambassadors for atheism.  If there’s anybody in the entire world who should be making money to be a vocal atheist, I very well might pick him.  That’s why I passionately encourage you to swing by his new Patreon page.  [Read More...]

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Happy birthday to one of the greatest activists you might not have heard of.

Today is the birthday of Lauren Lane, co-creator and current organizer of the Skepticon conference.  I’ve often said that some of the best, most efficient activists for our side are ones you seldom hear of: like Lyz Liddell, the force of nature that is the heart of the SSA or Amanda Knief with American Atheists.  [Read More...]

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