FAITH: Why @MrOzAtheist is so angry at god.

I have to scoot off early, I’m afraid.  I’ve been volunteering to vet people for the Hotline Project with Recovering From Religion and today I have three calls to make in a row (they usually last about 45 minutes apiece).  It’s all for a good cause, but dammit if it isn’t time consuming. I’ll leave [Read More…]

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GAMING: My brother and I holding the line by kiting forever.

For those unfamiliar with gaming vernacular, “kiting” refers to stringing someone along who’s trying to kill you by running just far enough away to avoid damage.  Here my brother and I were playing Heroes of the Storm with the hosts of the Game Theory Podcast.  We’re trying to hold one of the shrines on the [Read More…]

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SCIENCE & POLITICS: United States should have a vaccination policy like Mississippi’s.

It’s often joked that if Obama came out in support of oxygen Republicans everywhere would asphyxiate.  With the recent battle over whether or not vaccinations are good/necessary (they are both), that joke looks increasingly like prophecy.  The President has said vaccinations should be mandatory, presumably because measles sucks.  Now many conservatives seem to be all [Read More…]

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RELIGION & HIGH SCHOOL: Muslims demand a teacher be fired for showing Charlie Hebdo cartoons.

Muslim protesters are demanding a teacher in Washington state be fired after showing some of the cartoons featuring Mohammad to a class in a discussion of current events: A group of Somali Americans gathered outside the Refugee Women’s Alliance(ReWA) on Martin Luther King, Jr. Way to demand the resignation of a teacher who showed the cartoons to [Read More…]

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POLITICS: Colorado has made so much money from recreational marijuana they literally have to give some back.

The warnings from conservatives were loud and constant.  It would be the end of the world!  It would mean moral and economic destruction!  What is Colorado thinking?  Crime will go up!  Even Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper predicted disaster when Colorado decided to legalize recreational pot: “I think our entire state will pay the price,” Hickenlooper said. “Colorado [Read More…]

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GAMING & GAY RIGHTS: League of Legends tournament that limited number of trans players reverses decision.

As many of you know I’m a huge proponent of getting women into gaming.  The day a woman breaks into the professional League of Legends scene I will have acquired one of my new favorite teams (unless she plays for Counter Logic Gaming, in which case they’ll just continue to be my favorite team). That’s [Read More…]

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MORNING HAPPINESS: Five co-stars recreate Saved By The Bell on Jimmy Fallon.

Ok, I admit it: when I was a kid I watched a lot of Saved By The Bell.  Seeing this clip brought a huge smile to my face.  I hope it does the same for you.   [Read more…]

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GAY RIGHTS & LAW: Roy Moore tells Alabama judges they can ignore federal judge’s ruling.

The roads here are too treacherous for driving, so no voice lessons for me this weeks.  This leaves more time for blogging! After flirting with defying his superiors, Roy Moore has just told all of Alabama’s lower judges they can ignore the federal ruling striking down the state’s gay marriage ban: Alabama’s chief justice is [Read More…]

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RANDOM: Dashboard cameras catch yesterday’s plane crash in the Taipei River.

My new approach to blogging allows me to indulge my fascination with plane crashes/investigations.  Yesterday TransAsia fligth #GE235 crashed into the Taipei River shortly after take off.  The last transmission the flight tower heard was “Mayday!  Engine flame out.” The crash was actually caught be dashboard cameras in two different cars.  In this one, the [Read More…]

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FAITH & GAY RIGHTS: The story of James Stone is complex, and even sadder than I originally thought.

(In order to understand what’s going on here, you’ll need to read my article from yesterday) I’ve spoken with Jay Hoskins, James’ husband, and the first thing that needs to be said is that DallasVoice.com failed mightily as a news source.  I hate saying this as they’re a pro-LGBT organization, but we must first hold allegiance [Read More…]

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MORNING HAPPINESS: You see dis belly? Rub dis belly!

I want to rub that belly so baaaaad: Ok, it’s Wednesday which is voice lesson day for me.  Ordinarily I compensate by keeping my posts shorter than usual.  However, I’m getting a slow start today because I spent the morning talking with Jay Hoskins, the surviving husband of the gay man who had his fellowship [Read More…]

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EVENTS: The Texas Secular Convention is coming up.

The Texas Secular Convention is coming up Feb. 27-March 1 and it looks freaking excellent. There will be some kick ass speakers like Ron Lindsay (CFI), Annie Laurie Gaylor (FFRF), David Smalley (Dogma Debate & Atheist Audiobooks), Amanda Knief (American Atheists), Matt Dillahunty (Host, The Atheist Experience), Barry Lynn (Americans United), and Daniel Moran who occasionally [Read More…]

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PERSONAL: My wife is a beautiful nerd.

In terms of what I’m attracted to, I’m a total sapiosexual: I love brains more than any zombie.  If a woman teaches me something new, I’m hers.  But I also like nerdy women in appearance.  Michaelyn hates her glasses, but I love women in glasses (especially her). And honestly long, tall, and sexy isn’t really [Read More…]

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GAY RIGHTS, LAW, & POLITICS: Alabama asks SCOTUS for a stay on gay marriage ruling.

Oh the Republican leadership in Alabama is not happy about the 11th Circuit doing the judicial equivalent of telling them to stop wasting the court’s time trying to delay a federal judge’s ruling which struck down the state’s gay marriage ban.  Gov. Bentley, who called Judge Granade’s decision “judicial tyranny” said: “I am disappointed by [Read More…]

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