Courthouse where County Judge told atheists “no banners” now sporting a banner.

Remember when a group of atheists wanted to put a Happy Winter Solstice banner beside the nativity scene on the Baxter County courthouse lawn and were denied?  Then, when pressed, County Judge Mickey Pendergrass said that atheists could have their own display if they went through the proper legal channels (which they had done) but [Read More...]

Your morning happiness: this balloon is gonna die!

This balloon will suffer for its transgressions. [Read more...]

Rick Saccone says atheists support his “In God We Trust” bill. Turns out that’s not true.

Hemant already covered this better than I could.  I’ll just try to contribute all the bluntness and snark that Hemant left out. So Rep. Rick Saccone has introduced a bill that would put the words “In God We Trust” on every public school in the state.  This is apparently more important than introducing bills that [Read More...]

God doesn’t get out much…

Saw this image and it made me smile. Now, any sensible person might see this and think “Hrm, this makes sense: those holy books were written by people inside the circle, so they wrote about the area of which they knew.” Of course, if you’re determined to believe that the god of that little circle [Read More...]

New study: conservative protestants more likely to get divorced.

How are those family values working out in the deep South? Demographers Jennifer Glass at the University of Texas and Philip Levchak at the University of Iowa looked county-by-county at divorces for a study to be published later this month in the American Journal of Sociology. Their study controlled for the effect of poverty, which [Read More...]

Mother exorcises demons by killing her children.

Here’s another story of how belief in demons can move even a mother to murder her children: A Maryland mother stabbed two of her children to death and wounded two others while attempting an exorcism, authorities said. Zakieya L. Avery, 28, was charged Saturday with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted [Read More...]

Anti-gay countries more likely to be VERY pro-looking up gay porn online.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give this year’s entry in the Not Surprising Hall of Fame: Search trends released by Google indicate that the African nation, which recently passed a bill sentencing those guilty of “aggravated homosexuality” to life in prison, is the third-most popular source for searches of “man fucking man.” The gold and silver [Read More...]

Long-time Camp Quest counselor’s house burglarized.

Cambridge Broxterman has been a Camp Quest counselor for years.  She’s not just a counselor, she’s organized retreats to plan for the upcoming CQ season and had other managerial roles.  She’s committed, and very good at what she does.  I worked with her at Camp Quest Ohio a few years back (when I tried to [Read More...]

Woman finds “god’s match” on ChristianMingle. God’s match scams her out of $300,000.

For those of you who don’t know about, it’s a dating site where Christians can: “Find God’s Match For You,” claiming that its “deepest desire is to see our members grow in their relationship with Christ while living out their spiritual journeys.” It is, in its words, “a tool God can and has used [Read More...]

Update on me.

Hey again.  Saturday I felt a lot better and actually wound up eating a bit too much.  Boy, I paid the price for that on Sunday.  I did manage to get up to about 1400 calories near the end of the day though when I was feeling a bit better. Still having some problems this [Read More...]

Your morning happiness: gamer cat.

Hey!  Whatcha playin’?  Is it a game?  Can I watch?  Huh?  Can I? [Read more...]

Wave goodbye to North Carolina’s abortion ban.

Judge Catherine Eagles has ruled that the ban is unconstitutional.  The ban would’ve forced doctors to perform an ultrasound on women who wanted an abortion and then describe the image of the fetus to the woman in detail – even if the woman said she did not want this. And Eagles did not mince words: [Read More...]

UConn administration rebuffs “Jesus in the huddle” comments from football coach.

Holy shit, a million props to UConn.  Ok, back story, here’s something their running backs coach said in an interview: “We’re going to do things in our building, fellowship, non-denominational type things, players, coaches. We’re going to make sure they understand that Jesus Christ should be in the center of our huddle, that that’s something [Read More...]

Update #3

Hey everybody.  I did manage to get up to about 900 calories yesterday. This morning I feel better, but it’s the way I feel better that makes it not a good thing.  Because I ate so little yesterday today I feel 30 lbs. lighter.  It feels good.  It feels like success. It is in this [Read More...]