Why god can’t have a hamster.

This is brilliant. That’s the god of the bible: a guy who isn’t responsible enough to own a hamster. [Read more...]

The bar for miracles just keeps getting lower.

Miracles just ain’t what they used to be.  The first miracle, so we’re told, was the creation of the cosmos.  Of course, nobody was there to see that one.  Then we had Jesus walking on water and rising from the dead.  Of course, we just have the word of four dudes that this happened, and [Read More...]

Pennyslvania judge won’t drop murder charge against faith-healing parents.

Back in April I wrote about Herbert and Catherine Schaible who, at that time, had just had a second child die of neglect.  They called it faith-healing, but while there was plenty of faith, there was absolutely no healing and the result was the death of their son at the hands of bacterial pneumonia.  A [Read More...]

Stephanie Banister should come to the United States, the Tea Party would love her.

Stephanie Banister s a political candidate in Australia whose goal in life seems to be making Sarah Palin look like a virtuoso of world knowledge by comparison.  It’s a challenge, but Banister seems up for it.  Did you know that Islam is a country and that Judaism is a religion centered on Jesus Christ? I [Read More...]

Daniel Moran endures sickening statements from Rep. Michael Burgess and his church-going followers.

Daniel Moran is an atheist activist down in Texas.  He recently went to an appearance by House Rep. Michael Burgess at a Texas church.  Daniel asked how Burgess would represent atheists, humanists, etc..  Burgess responded that he represents everybody equally.  Daniel then pointed out that Burgess has voted twice to deny humanist chaplains in the [Read More...]

Republicans have a complaint, but won’t let Democrats fix it.

Republicans have been so desperate to criticize the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) that they have repeatedly gone so far as to make things up.  However, recently they’ve found a ruby in their mountain of rocks and uncovered a legitimate complaint. The problem is that under the law clergy and church employees at smaller churches cannot [Read More...]

Prayer: neglect without shame.

Reading the prayer requests on Mark Shea’s blog always fills me with bewilderment.  For one, their prayers seem like an indictment on the same god they worship for being oh-so-good.  I mean, you can’t think that you’re bringing the situation to god’s attention.  If the guy’s all knowing, he has surely been aware of whatever [Read More...]

Stephen Fry’s open letter to the Olympic committee: keep the Winter Games out of Russia.

Stephen Fry has penned a wonderful open letter to the British Prime Minister, the IOC, and others, Stephen Fry has asked that Russia not be allowed to house the Winter Games in 2014 on account of the country’s growing anti-gay fervor. In an open letter to the PM, the International Olympic Committee and London 2012′s [Read More...]

Why would anybody think the GOP is home to the racists?

The GOP, behind their inertia on immigration reform and “voter fraud” bills which coincidentally make it harder (or impossible) for minorities to vote (as well as Tea Party reps flat out saying they don’t like minorities voting), are just flabbergasted that anybody could think they were welcoming to racists.  It’s subtle, really.  For starters, you [Read More...]

Rep. Steve King: Climate science is a religion.

This would be hilarious if it weren’t so depressing: At an event sponsored by the climate-denying, Koch-funded Americans For Prosperity on Wednesday, King reportedly told the audience that climate change “is not proven, it’s not science. It’s more of a religion than a science.” This is incredibly ironic coming from Steve King, who is a [Read More...]

Troy University to get Christian-only dorms.

Troy University is going to let a privately funded group construct a Christian-only dorm on their campus.  As you can imagine, there are a whole host of bad reasons being tossed about for this. University officials say the 376-bed facility is the result of national and internal survey data that showed faith was significantly more [Read More...]

New Dinosaur Exhibit at the Creationist Museum Explains Everything

This week, Ken Ham released a couple of new ads for his Creationist Museum that explain all about dinosaurs and his new “Dragon Legends” exhibit. They’re kind of painful to hear, but if you’re in the right mood, they could make you snicker. This one actually starts out okay: But, yeah, that ending was excruciating. [Read More...]

Air force soldiers no longer must say “so help me god” in oath.

The Appignani Humanist Legal Center has won another victory.  This time it got the air force to remove “so help me god” as a requisite for the oath a soldier must take upon joining. Air Force Trainee Jonathan Bise and others will be offered a chance to recite and sign a secular oath as part [Read More...]

Guest post by Jessica Kirsner on a potential new position at the SSA.

Below is a guest post by Jessica Kirsner, one of the coolest people at the SSA. Hello readers of WWJTD! I am Jessica Kirsner, the Development Associate for the Secular Student Alliance and one of JTs friends (I miss having him in Columbus already!). I met JT when he was the SSA’s High School Organizer [Read More...]