Tomorrow’s gonna be a bit slow.

Some of you may have noticed that Patheos is being really slow on the backend and returning random 504 errors, so I’m going to queue all remaining posts for today for tomorrow. Tomorrow I’m really busy, so content will probably be a little light.  There is an fMRI study being done at KU and they’re [Read More…]

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POLITICS & HIGH SCHOOL: Oklahoma GOP trying to eliminate AP History courses.

Those darn experts on the subject of American History have produced a curriculum for AP History classes in Oklahoma that dares to paint America as having imperfections: Since the College Board released a new course framework for U.S. history in October 2012,conservative backlash against the course has grown significantly. The Republican National Committee condemned the course [Read More…]

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FAITH: “God loves me.”

I saw this picture and my jaw hit my shoes: Man, can you imagine if god hated her?  You’d think being all-knowing god could’ve shown his love in a more loving way. To quote one of my friends to whom I showed this: This whole preying on victims of shitty situations and having them sign [Read More…]

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GAY RIGHTS: Cleveland man stabs his non-gender conforming son to death.

Kevin Golec is a man in Cleveland who had a non-gender conforming son.  At times “Brian” identified as “Bri” (were their evidence of consistency I’d refer to Brian as a trans woman).  Brian (how he’s being referred to in obituaries) was stabbed to death by his own father following a fight:  An Ohio man has [Read More…]

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PERSONAL: My nerdy wife in her lab.

Michaelyn is in her lab.  She just sent me a picture: She knows what I like*.   * Being reminded that she’s thinking about me and getting to see her face in between reading news articles…also women in nerdy gear like lab goggles. [Read more…]

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FAITH & POLITICS: Mississippi passes bill that would allow people to drive church vans without the proper license.

Mississippi doesn’t seem content to let Arkansas and Alabama be the unquestioned kings of religious stupidity.  The Mississippi House just passed a bill that would allow people to drive church vans without the relevant driver’s license: House members on Thursday [Feb. 5] passed a bill exempting mid-sized church buses from the state’s commercial driver’s license requirements, [Read More…]

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GODLESSNESS: Religious belief among incoming college freshman at an all-time low.

We’ve got some really good news about the upcoming generation.  Yes, we all knew the next batch of American adults was less religious, but it turns out they’re even less religious than we thought: America’s Class of 2018 cares less about religious identity than any other group of college freshman in the last 40 years, newly [Read More…]

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ACTIVISM: Become a volunteer with the Hotline Project.

For the last few months I’ve been volunteering with Recovering From Religion, specifically for their Hotline Project.  The goal of the Hotline Project is to have a number people can call from anywhere if they’re struggling with doubt in their religion or such and receive support.  It’s not a tool for evangelizing, just a place [Read More…]

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MORNING HAPPINESS: German Shephard caring for baby goat.

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Religious Belief: Taking the Red Pill

Recently, the Atheist Experience uploaded ancient episodes they had aired from long ago. This weekend I’m listening to episodes from 1999. Despite being 16 years old, these conversations are largely relevant to today – maybe not the discussions about the Clinton/Lewinsky affair, but rather the theistic discussions. We’re having the same discussions now that we [Read More…]

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GAY RIGHTS & LAW: Roy Moore says he’ll defy Supreme Court if they don’t rule his way.

Roy Moore talks a big game about loving the rule of law.  How will that work out for him if the SCOTUS says gays have a right to equality? Roy Moore, the conservative chief justice of Alabama’s Supreme Court, said Sunday that if the U.S. Supreme Court decides that same-sex couples have a constitutional right [Read More…]

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FAITH: Best correction ever.

Wow. Phew.  For a moment, I was worried we were dealing with the unfettered opinion of a man confusing fevered imaginations with reality. [Read more…]

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GAY RIGHTS, LAW, & POLITICS: Arkansas House passes anti-gay bill, governor will let it become law.

I wrote last week about how the Arkansas Senate passed a bill that would prohibit all Arkansas towns from passing non-discrimination ordinances that include LGBT people.  Thankfully, the lone gay holdout in Arkansas scrambled to pass such an ordinance before the House could pass the measure, setting up a potential lawsuit. Well, now the Arkansas [Read More…]

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GAY RIGHTS & POLITICS: Oregon to get nation’s first bisexual governor.

Here’s a milestone! Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown (D) will become the first openly bisexual governor when Gov. John Kitzhaber (D) resigns from office next week, the Washington Post reports. … “Brown is married to husband Dan Little; she has publicly discussed her bisexuality in past campaigns. She is already arguably the highest-ranking bisexual [Read More…]

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