Protest the injustices against atheists in Bangladesh.

I’ve written a few posts about the horrors in Bangladesh.  Now, a group of atheist organizations are going to at least make their voices heard. An international coalition of atheist and humanist organizations, led by the Center for Inquiry, the International Humanist and Ethical Union, and American Atheists will protest the arrest and persecution of [Read More...]

Where our empathy should not end.

Ed Brayton has written a powerful piece about finding perspective in the wake of the Boston bombings.  Everybody should read it. The rage that we feel and the desire for vengeance on those who perpetrated such evil is nearly a daily occurrence in Pakistan, for example. The bombs aren’t left in garbage cans, they are [Read More...]

Another high school hero.

George Washington High School in West Virginia is, I assume, burdened with the same charge of all other public schools: teach children factually correct information.  And by virtue of teaching some facts, you must necessarily teach that some other claims are not true.  If George Washington was the first President, then it wasn’t Genghis Kahn.  [Read More...]

This is why we dont let JT use technology

DrB- Maybe if you all tried praying for him? Oddly, there is no category for me to tag this post as “snarky”     You can find me on twitter, @DrDavidBurger [Read more...]

When Religious Freedom Isn’t Freedom

Last week, Gov. Sam Brownback of Kansas signed the Kansas Preservation of Religious Freedom Act, a bill designed to prohibit the government from interfering with any religious liberties. The Kansas law was drafted in the style of the 1993 federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). In 1997, the U.S. Supreme Court said RFRA could not be applied to [Read More...]

Ask an Atheist Day is today! I’m an atheist. Ask me stuff.

Today’s national Ask an Atheist Day.  I’ll keep tabs on the comments all day and all questions will receive an answer. So go nuts. [Read more...]

Atheists excluded from Boston interfaith initiative.

Today there will be an interfaith event to mourn the victims of the Boston bombing.  The President himself will be in attendance.  But when they say interfaith, they really mean interfaith. According to the program (PDF) for today’s “Interfaith Service” at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston, which will be attended by the [Read More...]

I officially rule.

Ken Miller commented on my blog. /retire [Read more...]

Dillahunty vs. Smalley: who gets the WWJTD bump?

There’s a contest going on down in Texas between a few of my favorite celebrity atheists who are all trying to raise money for Camp Quest.  I’ve been put between a rock and a hard place.  You see, I’m friends with both David Smalley (host of Dogma Debate) and Matt Dillahunty (host of the Atheist [Read More...]

Reasonfest gets email.

Since I’ve been kicking it in Lawrence I’ve gotten to watch the organizers of Reasonfest doing their last week of organizing before the event (coming to Reasonfest?  Don’t forget to register at the link above and to declare your attendance on the facebook event page!).  One of the organizers sent an email out to all [Read More...]

Gay rights, welcome to New Zealand!

The government of New Zealand has legalized gay marriage! Lawmakers approved the bill, amending the 1955 marriage act, despite opposition from Christian lobby groups. Or, as they’ll call themselves in 20 years when anti-gay people are rightly consigned to the company of racists and other bigots, “the people who led the charge for gay rights.” [Read More...]

Catholic Church: turning ignorance into a trophy.

The Catholic Church is getting ready to declare a new saint.  Apparently a child got sick and then got well again.  When doctors admit they couldn’t explain it even with the fullness of modern technology at their side, the Church rushed in to declare they did know how it happened: a woman many decades dead [Read More...]

Macklemore is pretty awesome – almost as awesome as coming out of the closet.

So you’ve probably heard the song “Thrift Shop” by now.  If you haven’t, click here and fix your life. But Michaelyn had me listen to another one of Macklemore’s songs this morning that made me realize how great this goofball rapper really is.  The song is “Same Love”: People are coming around quickly on gay [Read More...]

The quickest route to wealth in Nigeria.

It’s not by scamming people via email.  It’s by scamming them in person with a great big cross. I won’t lie, it has often occurred to me how rich I could be if I could just abandon my conscience.  However, for this immoral atheist, it means much more for me to actually help people, even [Read More...]


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