We get into these little debates about atheism vs. agnosticism. They’re annoying, but they seem to suck me right in. This rolled through my Facebook feed: I do see atheism as a religion, me. An active believe in the LACK of a god figure (or equivalent mysticism revolving around the origin of things) is as [Read More…]
A Texas woman has burned down her yoga studio to “get rid of the devil’s temple.” A Texas woman explained her unusual mug shot after she was arrested and charged with setting fire to a yoga studio. “Most people can’t understand the smiling mug shot,” Nancy Duarte told KTVT-TVfrom jail. The 41-year-old Duarte, who goes by Suzanne, [Read More…]
GAY RIGHTS: Billionaire CEO of Sales Force Marc Benioff pulls investments out of Indiana after right-to-discriminate bill is signed.
Today Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed a bill that will allow business owners to discriminate against their LGBT customers. He says the bill does not allow that, which is completely wrong. In fact, it’s precisely what the bill was designed to do: “This bill is not about discrimination,” he said, “and if I thought it [Read More…]
It was a good therapy session this morning. “Harold” pushes me hard to explore my underlying perception of the world which might play into my eating disorder. I realized today that I view affection as a competition, which probably goes back to high school when I received little of it from my peers. To this [Read More…]
The other day I did a write up about the crash of Germanwings flight 9525. In the post I talked about how it appeared the pilots had some degree of control over the aircraft, which made it strange that they never issued a distress call of any kind. Now we know why: the co-pilot deliberately [Read More…]
FAITH & GAY RIGHTS: Missouri megachurch pastor urging congregation to vote to repeal anti-discrimination laws.
WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH ME??? Seriously, everywhere I live religious assholery seems to follow in my wake. I’m cursed, I think. First my home state of Arkansas has been overrun by theocrats wasting the state’s money, now a megachurch in Springfield, MO, where I went to college, is urging the community to repeal the [Read More…]
My home state…I love it’s lakes and its beautiful wilderness, but the people in it make me want to vomit blood. I was just looking at the ACLU of Arkansas’ facebook page. It turns out the 10 commandments bill wasn’t the only piece of theocratic legislation to make it through yesterday: Bad day at the [Read More…]
Yesterday I reported that the Senate committee considering the Arkansas 10 commandments bill rejected it by a vote of 3-3 (it needed 5 votes to pass). Sadly, Sen. Jason Rapert resubmitted it and yesterday it passed: An Arkansas Senate committee on Tuesday advanced a bill that would provide for the creation of a monument honoring [Read More…]
Progress appears to be on ice in Indiana. I honestly doubt you’ll see any of these signs around. The Christians who discriminate against gays through their business stop being so proud once word leaks out. They want to be able to quietly refuse service. You’ll seldom find one proud enough to hang a sign announcing [Read More…]
FAITH: Duck Dynasty star fantasizes about atheist family being raped and murdered to show morality comes from god.
On Friday Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson gave a speech at the Vero Beach Prayer Breakfast. In an attempt to deliver some wisdom about morality, he hypothesizes a list of atrocities happening to an atheist family (you should not read this if you have a light stomach): “I’ll make a bet with you,” Robertson said. [Read More…]
GAY RIGHTS & POLITICS: Indiana bill allowing businesses to discriminate against LGBT people about to become law.
It looks like legalized discrimination is coming to Indiana in the form of a “conscience bill.” These bills allow religious business owners to discriminate so long as they do it for religious reasons. It’s odd calling bills that allow for behavior that nobody with a conscience would engage in “conscience bills.” A controversial Indiana bill that [Read More…]