“What does that say about your religion?”

Someone upset that I’m paying so much attention to a clear and obvious (and clearly and obviously illegal) bit of discrimination reared her head on my facebook: It’s so frustrating trying to have a discussion with someone who won’t frame the issue fairly.  Like playing soccer with someone who just keeps trying to hide the [Read More...]

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My brother defends freedom of speech while giving a civics 101 lesson.

I’m so proud of my family.  For anybody who admires me, trust me when I say I’m the least-impressive member of my family.  My father, my mother, my brother…they’re all people to whom I greatly look up. Anyway, one of my brother’s friends shared a story from The Blaze (to which I feel dirty linking) [Read More...]

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If ever you wanted to do me a favor, help alter this poll and share it for others to do the same.

Do me a favor: go vote “no” in this poll (it’s about my hometown putting up a nativity on the courthouse lawn while simultaneously denying the local freethinkers a “Happy Solistice!” banner on the same grounds). And then share it for others to do the same.  I know a lot of you think it’s just [Read More...]

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Catch me and Michaelyn in Omaha this weekend!

This is a first, and bound to be one of my fondest of memories.  Michaelyn and I are headlining a one day conference in Omaha this weekend! The conference is called Activism in Action and is being put on by the Omaha Atheists.  I’ll be giving my talk “God Is An Idiot” and Michaelyn will [Read More...]

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AHA brings a lawsuit against Georgia public school for proselytizing through its sports/band programs.

A public high school in Georgia is about to face a lawsuit after it refused to stop using school programs to spread Christianity: The lawsuit is being brought on behalf of local citizens, including the mother of a child in the school system. Coaches at Chestatee High School have regularly led student football players in [Read More...]

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I just don’t get Ben Carson.

I just don’t get Ben Carson.  Clearly the guy is a genius caliber intellect when it comes to neurosurgery.  I just don’t get how someone so clearly intelligent can say such stupid things.  Nowhere was this more apparent than with two recent interviews. Carson made the comments during a March interview with conservative news outlet [Read More...]

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The cycle of “pro life.”

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After a long fight, Satanic Temple will get a holiday display in the Florida capitol.

Last year the Satanic Temple wanted to put up a display of its own in the Florida capitol building, alongside the nativity scene and displays of other religions.  Their display used a lot of images straight out of the bible, including a bible verse: The proposed display is a diorama that depicts an angel falling [Read More...]

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Austin City Council candidate on her attack ad against ‘self admitted atheist’ opponent

In the run-off race for Austin City Council District 4, religion was the last thing most people thought would be brought up. That was until Laura Pressley released an infographic comparing her and her opponent, Gregorio Casar. The infographic alleges, among roughly a dozen other comparisons, that Gregorio Casar is a “self admitted atheist” while [Read More...]

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Your morning happiness: caught a snowflake!

In fact, I’ll bet he caught several. [Read more...]

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Thresholds of Acceptance or Falsification

I don’t mean to butt into JT’s debate (butt I’m gonna). I made a comment (in his second rebuttal) drunkenly trying to express that acceptance of a theory/model/assertion, when it comes to conflicting with other parts of science, isn’t a binary proposition. It occurred to me that I could probably express this better as a [Read More...]

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Christian group seeking funds to open McDonald’s in church

Just when you thought the intersection of religion and consumerism couldn’t get any worse, there is a group called ‘the McMass Project’ that is trying to raise $1 million to open up a McDonald’s chain in a church.   On their crowd-funding page, the group claims the following:   In the US alone, 3 million people [Read More...]

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10th Circuit denies Kansas’ request for an en banc hearing about their gay marriage ban.

Kansas really doesn’t want to abide by the numerous rulings striking down the state’s gay marriage ban.  The problem is there’s no realistic way around it.  The can keep filing appeals that are doomed to failure (and cost government time and money, which would outrage Kansans if the Democrats did it), but that’s about it, [Read More...]

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BREAKING: 11th Circuit refuses to uphold stay. Same-sex marriage coming to Florida.

The 11th Circuit has denied Florida’s request for an extended stay on Judge Robert Hinkle’s ruling in Florida.  Hinkle wrote of the ban: Write Judge Robert Hinkle: “When observers look back 50 years from now, the arguments supporting Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage, though just as sincerely held, will again seem an obvious pretext for [Read More...]

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