The Ten Commandments on the capitol ground in Oklahoma went bye, bye last night: A granite monument of the Ten Commandments that has sparked controversy since its installation on the Oklahoma Capitol grounds was removed late Monday and will be transported to a private conservative think tank for storage. To quote one of my favorite [Read More...]
Man, can I write a blog title or what? Good morning, everybody! Here’s to hoping there’s less horseshit than usual going on in the world today. View post on imgur.com [Read more...]
Man, I try to stay away from Gawker, but they were the first people on this story and all their sourcing checks out. So credit where it’s due. After the shooting in Oregon the other day Jeb Bush wanted to explain why he still opposes stricter gun laws. He used the comparison of a child [Read More...]
In collaboration with the It Gets Better Project Frito-Lay released limited edition bags of rainbow Doritos. Donate $10 or more to IGBP and you get mailed a bag (sadly, they’re all out now): I’m not into Doritos, but I thought it was a pretty cool gesture. You know who didn’t think it was very cool? [Read More...]
Apparently the problem with gun violence isn’t the lack of strict enough gun laws, it’s that there’s just not enough Christianity. Thanks, Mike Huckabee: Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee asserted on Monday that gun safety laws could not curb mass shootings because the real problem was “sin and evil.” During an interview on CNN’s New [Read More...]
Mob that killed man, beat his family over suspicion of eating beef shows no remorse. VHP leader says they deserved it.
In India last week a family was assaulted, the father murdered on the suspicion they’d killed a cow and had beef in the refrigerator. Now we’ve heard from some of the people in the group Save The Cow which made up the mob that killed Mohammed Ikhlaq. It paints a horrifying picture of what passion combined with [Read More...]
Ok, so the pope met with Kim Davis, but the details are a little fuzzy. Was Davis part of a line of people who got ferried past the pope who was none the wiser as to who any of them were? Or did the pope meet exclusively with Davis to support her? Before we get [Read More...]
The Board of Commissioners in Blount County Tennessee are considering a measure that will beseech god to spare Bumblefuck Blount County his wrath over legalized same-sex marriage. I guess prayer (which can accomplish anything) just wasn’t cutting it: Monday, the Blount County Board of Commissioners will consider a resolution asking God to spare their region [Read More...]
Good morning! I’m back from Freethought 2015, which was pretty fun. Sorry I didn’t post any yesterday, but I was so beat I got home around 2pm, went to sleep, woke up at 8pm, and went back to sleep at 11pm and slept all night. But now I’m back! …until Friday, when Michaelyn, Dave, and [Read More...]
I’ve ran into numerous arguments, in favor of believing in a god, that have been downright baffling. That’s not unusual. One topic I’ve been pondering larely, is the underlying “common sense” or intuitive level thinking that goes into creating or accepting these arguments… in particular, why I might accept or reject a claim on an intuitive [Read More...]
I remember when I first started flying to speaking gigs how important it was for me to look like a professional. Now… I changed out of my Mario PJs. If that’s not enough well…too damn bad. I’m on my way to Freethought 2015 at Stephen F. Austin University where I will once again encounter my [Read More...]
Anchorage, Alaska passes nondiscrimination ordinance that includes sexual orientation and gender identity!
Go Anchorage! In a 9-2 vote, the Anchorage Assembly late Tuesday night made it illegal in the city to discriminate over sexual orientation or gender identity. The new local civil rights ordinance, the first of its kind in Alaska, will take effect as soon as it is signed by Assembly Chair Dick Traini, with the [Read More...]
The Reason Rally just posted this video: And look, Dr. Dave is going as well! And if that’s not enough, Frank and Trace from MST3K will be there too: It’s going to be June 2-June 5 in 2016. We already have our hotel room. :) Hope to see some of you there! Maybe we can [Read More...]
India: couple brutally assaulted, husband murdered, by a mob over a rumor they had beef in their fridge.
It never astounds: religion’s ability to make people place ludicrous amounts of moral concern on trivial issues (and to put so many people on the wrong side of those issues). I mean, without religion, how would anybody ever get to the point where they’re ok with someone having lamb, salmon, chicken, etc…but if they have [Read More...]