Your morning happiness: walking on ice for the first time.

I’m back after a wonderful Skepticon!  My talk went well, though I thought it drug just a bit.  But it’s a keeper that I’ll be giving again for sure.  That was my last speaking gig for the year, so from here on out it’s just blogs, blogs, blogs.  Thanks for being so patient with me [Read More...]

Suggestions for T. Baklinski

Dear Thaddeus Baklinski, This is Christina Stephens, Awesome Editor of Reasonableness. Thank you for taking the time to submit your article, “Principal stops students from saying Lord’s Prayer in Alberta public school after one complaint” to me so that I may offer up my editorial suggestions. I understand your passion for reason, and I especially [Read More...]

Shocking photo from Skepticon 6.

Here are the protesters who recognized me and asked for a picture with me.  I suspect they’ll be shocked when they see it later… Every time I walk past them they call me “JT Everlost”.  This is what amounts to adult discourse in the world of Pastor McBadAtBuns.  On the way back, maybe I’ll call [Read More...]

I have been deceived.

There are a gaggle of protesters hanging about Skepticon.  Upon arriving at the conference today they recognized me and wanted a picture.  Swag. Just a little bit ago, one of the youngsters in their thrall employ, without a word, handed me a tract.  It was a one million dollar bill on one side with a [Read More...]

Off to Skepticon! :)

Soon we’ll be heading out the door.  I’m feeling really good about this talk, and there will even be a musical surprise.  :)  Hope to see some of you there. I’ll try to post pictures throughout the weekend. [Read more...]

Learn about song-writing at Skepticon!

At 3pm tomorrow, I’ll be teaching a workshop on song-writing with Shelley Segal, Ashley F. Miller, and Dave Muscato.  If you’re at Skepticon, pop in and receive the wisdoms! My talk will be the closer on Sunday (which means there will be ten people in the audience, but I’ll give a helluva talk for those [Read More...]

Your morning happiness: dem dawg faces.

I’m going to be tweaking and practicing my Skepticon talk today so, once again, content will be light.  Thanks for enduring this during my silly travel season.  To get your day off to a good start, here’s some dog faces: [Read more...]

Sam Harris: it’s always now.

Last night in the Q&A I got asked how I deal with the prospect of my own mortality.  I responded in two ways, the first is that knowing that it’s all finite makes me rush to take it all in.  I won’t be able to smell the roses forever, so I’m sure to smell them [Read More...]

I’ll be on the Dogma Debate show tonight.

I’m about to make the 90 minute trek to the Denver airport before taking the 2 hour-long flight back to Kansas City before making the hour-long drive back home.  After all that, I’m going to pop onto the internet, haggard and frazzled, and try to sound coherent.  Here’s the info as emailed to me by [Read More...]

Happy ending for the Kansas City Atheist Coalition.

It turns out that not all religious people prioritize evangelizing over doing good works.  The KCAC have reported that we have a happy ending to this story.  The atheists will get to volunteer helping the homeless, they will get to work with religious people on common goals, and there are religious groups that haven’t had [Read More...]

Anybody driving through Cincinnati to get to Skepticon?

The talk last night went really well.  I felt I gave a good talk, the turnout was great, there were religious people in the audience (one of them told me I was as bad as Osama Bin Laden in the Q&A)…it was just good times. Also, one of my groomsmen moved to Colorado Springs last [Read More...]

Christians defend the Kansas City Rescue Mission.

I wasn’t going to write anything today, then the magic happened.  The Kansas City Star quoted my blog about the Kansas City Rescue Mission in an article. The atheist group has taken offense at the rebuff, but a local rescue mission defends its position. “We are an unapologetically Christian organization, and we always have been,” [Read More...]

I know, I suck.

Christina here… Hey! Remember me? I feel like such an asshole. I miss you guys. I can’t believe how long it’s been since I graced the pages of this blog, or even logged into WordPress. I haven’t written about atheism in such a long time. The truth is, I’ve been kind of busy. First, I [Read More...]

Church of England to apologize for rejecting evolution.

Better late than never!  Good on ‘em for this: The Church of England will concede in a statement that it was over-defensive and over-emotional in dismissing Darwin’s ideas. It will call “anti-evolutionary fervour” an “indictment” on the Church”. The bold move is certain to dismay sections of the Church that believe in creationism and regard [Read More...]


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