Where our empathy should not end.

Ed Brayton has written a powerful piece about finding perspective in the wake of the Boston bombings.  Everybody should read it. The rage that we feel and the desire for vengeance on those who perpetrated such evil is nearly a daily occurrence in Pakistan, for example. The bombs aren’t left in garbage cans, they are [Read More...]

Ask an Atheist Day is today! I’m an atheist. Ask me stuff.

Today’s national Ask an Atheist Day.  I’ll keep tabs on the comments all day and all questions will receive an answer. So go nuts. [Read more...]

What is due to monsters?

If/when we find the person responsible for those bombs, what should be done to them? [Read more...]

Want to win a book?

I’m once again on the road.  Today I’m flying into St. Louis from which I’ll be driven to Springfield, MO so I can debate Bill Victor tonight over whether or not god exists.  It’ll be fun to be back on the campus I attended for so many years.  The debate will be at 7pm at [Read More...]

Oklahoma Joe’s in Kansas City distancing themselves from the Broken Arrow store.

In the wake of Joe Davidson being a bigot when he didn’t think the world would find out (but then, the world found out), the Oklahoma Joe’s in Kansas City (which didn’t take down its facebook page, unlike some other Oklahoma Joe’s) has issued this statement: Translation: “Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooh! Now they fucked up!” [Read more...]

Absolution through profanity.

I’m at Ohare airport, my favorite place in the world.  I decided the grab a tuna sandwich before my next flight.  The chipper lady behind the counter kept messing up putting my credit card in and at one point laughed and said “I keep fucking up.”  Realizing what she said, she looked up at me [Read More...]

Random thoughts from another airport.

Here I am sitting in another airport waiting to fly across the country to tell people god doesn’t exist.  I have the best job in the world. It’s strange though.  I never knew how exhausted I could get doing something I absolutely loved.  I mean, I love public speaking, I actually like airports, and I [Read More...]

Hoping to hang out with locals.

Hey Freddie, sqlrob, Constance Reader, Elerena, and VikingATX! Come up to the Hyatt Regency in Austin!  Room 631.  Party tonight. Failing that, you guys wanna grab a drink tomorrow? [Read more...]

Anybody else headed to Austin?

I can’t believe I didn’t ask this before, but are any of you going to be in Austin this weekend?  If so, leave a comment and maybe an email address.  Let’s meet up for a drink.  :) About to take off from Dallas.  Next stop: Austin! [Read more...]

Jon Stewart rips Scalia.

We’re about to take off, so this post will be quick.  Yesterday, surprise surprise, Antonin Scalia said something really stupid.  Jon Stewart took the opportunity to tear Scalia’s words to ribbons and hang him with them.  Enjoy. [Read more...]


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