Head of Satanist Church knows how to deal with people threatening their monument.

I’m really starting to like Lucien Greaves. Back story: Oklahoma decided to put a 10 commandments monument on the Statehouse lawn.  Seeing that the door was open for religious monuments, and noting how the leaders of Oklahoma would never give precedence to one religion over another (just kidding), the Satanist Church applied to put a [Read More...]

Congresswoman Janice Hahn storms out of National Day of Prayer breakfast in protest.

Hemant has some great statements from various political leaders in support of National Day of Reason, but one person on Capitol Hill took it a step further when James Dobson decided to monopolize the prayer breakfast for his particular religion.  I know, who could’ve seen that one coming? “Before [Obama] was elected, he made it [Read More...]

Your morning happiness: your face is next.

Dat tongue doe. [Read more...]

F_galton is no more.

After arriving in Arkansas and reading the votes in f_galton’s trial, I have concluded that he drives away good conversation and that he has, in fact, crossed the line sufficiently to merit a ban.  I blocked his email, user name, and IP address. Carry on. [Read more...]

The trial of f_galton.

I enjoy having Christians read and comment here (bad arguments and all).  I want there to be a dialogue.  In fact, I think to date I’ve banned more atheists than religious people here for crossing the line multiple times. F_galton is on the fence with me.  He seems to try to argue (poorly, but sincerely). [Read More...]

Heading down to Arkansas.

Hey everybody.  In about an hour Michaelyn and I will be driving down to Arkansas for the weekend.  We will be hanging with my family and putting potential caterers through the gauntlet before determining which one is truly worthy to serve our wedding.  It will be rigorous, I tell you. I’ll try to get a [Read More...]

Don’t worry tornado victims, Billy Graham Ministries is deploying people to pray for you.

I saw this press release today and it made me gag. CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 29, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ – Crisis-trained chaplains with the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team are in Louisville, Miss., and Baxter Springs, Kan., as part of the organization’s response to the deadly and destructive series of tornadoes that cut through a large portion of [Read More...]

Brunei becomes the first east Asian country to adopt Sharia law on a national level.

How?  How???  In an age of unprecedented knowledge, in a world where our science has produced unimaginable insights, how can times of such complete and utter ignorance be clawing their way out of the grave to join us? What do I mean?  Well, it turns out Sharia law isn’t just for the Middle East anymore: [Read More...]

GOP blocks minimum wage increase.

The GOP, the self-proclaimed party of real, everyday Americans (forget for a moment that it’s that other party making sure the real, everyday Americans get healthcare and such) has been hearing a message from those everyday Americans: we don’t get paid enough.  For instance, Wal-Mart employees, on average, receive annual pay that is below the [Read More...]

Saudi Arabia calls out Norway for their human rights record. Norway says “wtf?”

Saudi Arabia excels at a few things, two of which are having shitloads of oil and sucking massively at human rights.  This is a place where the worship of other gods is punishable with physical violence and death, a place where women are not allowed to walk around without a man with them (or drive), [Read More...]

Day of Prayer vs. Day of Reason.

Today has been the National Day of Prayer since 1952: The first Thursday in May is a peculiar day for many Americans as it’s a day set aside for government to intrude in their private religious practices. On May 1, the National Day of Prayer, government officials from city council to president ask citizens to [Read More...]

Omaha man convicted on two counts of child neglect running for office to stop same-sex couples getting benefits.

Meet Levi Lippincott, the 29 year-old chairman of the Sarpy County GOP who is running for Congress because the incumbent Republican isn’t anti-gay enough. Lippincott is challenging Republican incumbent Jim Thompson in a race that some say shows a split in the local Republican Party. Lippincott said he is running, in part, because of Thompson’s [Read More...]

In NYC carrying more than one condom may soon stop being legally suspicious.

I had no idea this policy existed… Despite efforts to subsidize condom distribution in a state battling high HIV/AIDS rates relative to the rest of the nation, police are still allowed to cite possession of multiple condoms as grounds for arrest on suspicion of sex work. I just…what?  What was going through the mind of the people crafting [Read More...]

Levy County Florida has 10 commandments on courthouse lawn, continues to reject atheist bench.

Fucking Florida. In Levy County they’ve put a 10 commandments monument on the courthouse lawn.  So local atheists applied to have an atheist bench added to the courthouse lawn.  For the second time that application has been denied: The county commission has denied the request for the second time citing various parts of the application [Read More...]