PERSONAL: Happy birthday, Hitch.

Yesterday was Christopher Hitchens’ birthday.  I miss him.  Here’s a cartoon: Abraham is held up as an example in Sunday school to children.  He was the good guy because when god told him to murder his son he acquiesced.  The irony is that he could not have failed a moral test any more.  The right [Read More…]

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FAITH: Texas couple starves their toddler to remove demons and flee after failing to raise him from the dead.

A Texas couple has fled to Mexico after raising their starved toddler from the grave didn’t work out: A Texas couple fled to Mexico after a failed attempt to raise a starved toddler from the dead, police said. Officers received an anonymous tip March 26 that the 2-year-old boy had died nearly a week earlier [Read More…]

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FAITH & HIGH SCHOOL: A depressing science test.

An Ohio student posted this test to reddit after his science teacher showed it to him: Unless the teacher is going for ten total points out of twenty question, I’m amazed these answers are worth half a point (including the one the student left blank). But it paints a picture of one of the primary [Read More…]

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You guys are wonderful.

Hey all.  Just a quick post to remind you how much I love you, and how you reminded me in two posts yesterday. In Gabrielle’s post she said some unpopular things (some of which I disagree with, and have told her so).  Those who commented did so assuming the best, arguing calmly and reasonably.  In doing [Read More…]

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FAITH: Does Wal-Mart have a policy in place allowing pharmacists to refuse to fill prescriptions for religious reasons?

When taking their oath as a healthcare professional, some people mentally put an asterisk next to it that allows them to deny people healthcare if their religion dictates they must.  Six states have specific laws allowing for this in the case of pharmacists (Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Mississippi, South Dakota), which led to a Wal-Mart pharmacist [Read More…]

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Am I just a “bigoted asshole”?

CLARIFICATION about my last post   In my post about the American Atheists Convention 2015, I made a comment about one of the workshops in which I said that I was against feminism. The original excerpt of that is: “For roughly half the workshop, the speakers were just spreading feminist shit.  I have my reasoning [Read More…]

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POLITICS: Are Democrats/liberals really thinking of sitting out this election if Warren doesn’t run?

So Hillary Clinton is running for President.  I had no idea that some people are promising to sit this one out because Elizabeth Warren is not running until an Addicting Info article graced my laptop this morning: So, with Warren definitely not running, why are so many progressive Democrats abandoning support for Hillary Clinton or [Read More…]

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MORNING HAPPINESS: Guess who doesn’t give a f***.

This rooster.  That is who doesn’t give a fuck: [Read more…]

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POLITICS: Pat Robertson says Hilary Clinton will take us back to the 1950s.

I got a strange number of messages and emails asking, “Why didn’t you blog about Hilary announcing that she’s running for President?” Because it’s not news. It’s about as unexpected as the headline “This just in: McDonald’s is bad for you.” Everybody knew she was running ages ago.  Hell, she’s been running for President for the [Read More…]

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GAY RIGHTS & FAITH: Ohio lawmaker wants his state to be the next to lose a lawsuit.

In Ohio certain people are allowed to sanctify a marriage.  These include many government officials: Ohio’s existing law allows anyone registered with the Ohio Secretary of State’s Office as a “minister” to sanctify a marriage, along with mayors and municipal and probate judges. With a pending federal case likely to bring equality to the Buckeye [Read More…]

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GAMING: God-tier game as Kalista.

I got some gaming time this weekend and decided to stream some League of Legends.  I had a really good game as Kalista and thought I’d share.   Kalista is a champion that requires a LOT of micromanagement.  For those who aren’t gamers that means she requires a lot of rapid, very precise movements and [Read More…]

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FAITH: Dwight Longenecker actually thinks religion is on the ascent.

Dwight Longenecker of the Patheos Catholic Channel has a post up titled “The Facts: Atheism is Dying Out” with an interesting claim: It is religion which continues to grow around the world while the statistics indicate that agnosticism and atheism are dying out. This is strange considering all the stats I’ve seen confirm that not [Read More…]

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EMAILS: Does anybody have tips on secular homeschooling?

I got this message today: Do you know anyone who is knowledgeable in secular homeschooling? My friends son has Aspberger’s and the bullying has become physical on top of mental. He wants to pull him out of school but is confused on how to go about homeschooling. Geez, that sucks.  High school can be brutal, [Read More…]

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APPEARANCES: The God Theory Podcast episode 6, atheist conventions.

I’ve long supported the Game Theory Podcast with hosts David Drake and Jeremiah Beene.  David is an expert in literature while Jeremiah is a psychological expert studying violence in video games.  They’re entertaining and have great insights from their relevant fields. I’ve also known they are both atheists, who sometimes let it “slip” into the [Read More…]

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