Atheist League of Legends team tryouts.

Wow!  A lot of responses to the idea of a ranked atheist LoL team.  So, here’s what we’re gonna do. I’m free Thursday night, so let’s shoot for, say, 9pm EDT/6pm PDT?  If you can’t make it, no big.  The goal of this team is not necessarily to win, it’s to have fun.  In fact, [Read More...]

League of Legends ranked team for atheists?

If I were to assemble a ranked League of Legends atheist team that practiced regularly, would anybody want in? [Read more...]

Worst safe word since “more”.

I’m in St. Louis today after my talk last night visiting friends, so posting will be light.  Tomorrow Michaelyn and I are driving six hours to spend some time with her family, so posting will be light tomorrow. However, Michaelyn did show me this and I felt I’d pass it along.  Glad I already asked [Read More...]

National Atheist Party Holds Inaugural Convention in San Francisco

Focus on secular values, history of religion in the U.S., and moving forward within the current religio-political climate. With much fanfare, the National Atheist Party (NAP) held its inaugural convention, NAPCON2013, Saturday, March 9 at the South San Francisco Conference Center. More than simply a gathering of those with similar secular ideals, it challenged its [Read More...]

Cardinal asserts that child raping priests shouldn’t be punished.

I give up on satire for the rest of my life.  I couldn’t even make this shit up. “If I – as a normal being – choose to break the law, knowing that I’m breaking the law, then I think I need to be punished.” He said he knew at least two priests, who became [Read More...]

Another company that sucks: Jimmy John’s.

Man, it’s going to pain me to give up Jimmy John’s, but it’s the thing to do. A CEO who has publicly railed against the cost of providing health insurance to his employees has donated tens of thousands of dollars to a private health care clinic in his Florida community. In an interview with Fox [Read More...]

Atheists, get your bracket on!

BOOM!  Here’s a WWJTD bracket group over on ESPN courtesy of Matthew.  I’m gonna go fill mine out right now. Last year Michaelyn got lucky and leap-frogged me at the last second because she took KU to the final game.  She’ll make the same mistake this year even though she insists she won’t. Although, to [Read More...]

Atheist NCAA brackets?

I’m going to fill out an NCAA bracket.  I’d love to do it with other atheists.  First person to submit a link to a WWJTD group on some bracket site will have the link posted here. [Read more...]

Thanks for the feedback, Peg.

More Catholic commenters.  Peg is displeased with my article about the KC Atheists getting barred from the St. Patty’s Day parade. Well, to be annoying, that would “pedantic.” And the notion that a bunch of heathens adopt my cultural heritage observation day to drink green beer, get drunk, and wear green is offensive to my [Read More...]

Thanks for the feedback, Emmet.

Oh goodie!  Some Catholic commenters came over to play while I was in Wichita.  My favorite has to be Emmet. Exactly – “pretty much everything” – so when it comes to having a go at the Catholic Church, evidence for claims isn’t required as long as “pretty much everything” is correct? Right. Of course you [Read More...]

Tips for new debaters.

There was a debate at Skeptics of Oz that had me salivating to be up on stage destroying the theist side.  But it’s important to let new debaters get their feet wet.  It was kind of heartwarming to watch the atheist team make some of the same mistakes I made when I first began doing [Read More...]

Two more “Go Godless” billboards going up in Texas.

Woke up to another American Atheists press release in my inbox.  Dave Muscato apparently takes his job pretty seriously.  :P  Anyway, two more of their “Go Godless” billboards are going up in Texas.  From the press release: Featured on the two new billboards are former Presidential candidates Mike Huckabee and Texas Governor Rick Perry. The [Read More...]

Off to sunny St. Louis!

I’ll be at the Schlafly Bottleworks tonight at 6pm hanging out and answering questions for the St. Louis Atheist Meet Up.  Also drinking.  If you like any of these things and if you’re in or around St. Louis, pop on down.  [Read more...]

Back in Lawrence.

Just got back from Skeptics of Oz.  Good times.  Will write some more tomorrow as I’m presently beat and getting ready to go celebrate St. Patty’s Day with Michaelyn. I just opened up my laptop and, in the space I usually reserve for the things I need to blog about, I found: How pretty Michaelyn [Read More...]