Robertson: Humanism leads to Nazis and guillotines.

I’ve met humanists.  They tend to concern themselves primarily with what makes humanity flourish to the greatest extent.  To Pat Robertson, if god isn’t telling us not to kill one another, the only logical thing to do is to implement an orgy of death. Focus on the irony for a moment: if we don’t believe [Read More...]

Girl scout cookies are the devil. Buy them.

And they’re not the devil just because they’ll go straight to your ass.  No, they’re actually a conduit for your “In God We Trust” paper to wind up straight in the hands of evil (read: people who think women can be independent and happy).  Listen to the hosts of Generations Radio, Kevin Swanson and Dave [Read More...]

Things are looking up in Texas.

There are a couple good stories out of Texas.  First, a Texas judge who was elected as a Republican is running for election, this time as a Democrat.  He explained his reasoning in a video: Some of the highlights include: “Rational Republican beliefs have given way to ideological character assassination.  Pragmatism and principle have been [Read More...]

Sally Kohn writes in support of the Affordable Care Act on Fox News.

Things are getting serious for the Tea Party when Fox News posts articles in support of Obamacare.  Sally Kohn writes about her experience signing up for the ACA: This option will cost my family $931 per month — $408 per year less than my previous crappy plan and a $5,000 savings in deductibles. A big [Read More...]

Mayor of Newark brands god’s will as an unworthy reason to stop gay marriage.

Cory Booker is the mayor of Newark and he’s totally down with equality for the LGBT folk.  So much so that he presided over New Jersey’s first gay wedding.  But, wouldn’t you know it, some Christian who thinks the private lives of others is his business decided to interrupt by screaming “this is unlawful in [Read More...]

New comment policy.

Behold!  There is a new tab atop my blog shining like a beacon of dread to all those who would dare to submit their opinions.  Click on that tab to see my new comment policy.  It is short, simple, to the point, and denies any shitty people the outlet of rules-lawyering in order to prolong [Read More...]

Your morning happiness: riding dirty.

I’m back in the world of the living!  It was a great time in Charleston.  I’m on the ground for today and tomorrow and then Thursday I’m off to Minnesota to give the mental illness talk. Gonna be sort of a light day today.  I’m exhausted (and have three days worth of news to catch [Read More...]

Update from the road: I found some zombies.

Went to a corn maze/hay ride hangout with some local atheists last night here in Charleston.  I found some zombies. I went for breakfast this morning and someone took the elevator from the 1st floor to the 2nd, and then from the 4th floor to the 5th.  American exceptionalism on full display. My talk is [Read More...]

The joys of travel.

Today I’m’ off to Charleston, SC to give a talk tomorrow on reason as a moral obligation.  I just went through security and the lady in front of me got pinged for a random screening.  She threw an enormous fit arguing that she shouldn’t have to submit to a random screening because she’s traveling first [Read More...]

Why I’m out the rest of the day.

Michaelyn got done with school early, so I had to scramble, but this is what greeted her when she arrived home: She really likes owls and oreoes, so she got an owl mug (she assures me that drinking hot coco is better if it’s in an owl mug, which she now has), an owl balloon, [Read More...]

American Atheist billboards rejected with an obvious lie.

I wish I had more time to delve into this.  But here’s the story: American Atheists wants to put up billboards in Salt Lake City to announce its annual conference next year. They were shot down with the following excuse: In a statement to The Salt Lake Tribune, YESCO wrote: “We believe that our medium [Read More...]

Snippets post shut-down: McCain says Louie Gomert has no intelligence. Michele Bachmann says the GOP are the adults.

I have a love/hate relationship with John McCain.  But lately, there’s been a lot of love. Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Highlights include: In an interview with NBC News’ Brian Williams, McCain said some House members’ determination to repeal or defund President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act during [Read More...]

Your morning happiness: cat wants to go on vacation too!

He suspects a vacation is about to happen and he has a plan: Posts will be short and sweet again today.  Michaelyn’s birthday is this weekend, but I’ll be on the road in South Carolina.  :(  That means today is a couple day. [Read more...]

See you all tomorrow!

I’m headed to the airport soon.  The blog will be back in full swing tomorrow, then Saturday I fly out for Charleston, South Carolina to give a talk.  More info tomorrow after I sleep.  Love to all of you! [Read more...]