This cartoon of Richard Dawkins sets the record for “most stupid in an image.”

I saw this on reddit the other day and it almost made me weep that people can be so fucking stupid. How do you cram so many shit arguments into 508×657 pixels?  It would be impressive if not in the service of rank ignorance. Ok, away we go.  We’ll start with what the kid is [Read More...]

Secularists protest Alabama violations of the separation of church and state.

In response to the slew of blatant intermingling of church and state in Alabama recently, about a hundred demonstrators gathered at the steps of the Alabama Capitol to protest: Lisa York Cox says she is concerned about the direction of the Alabama state legislature and other state leadership. “They laws they are trying to pass [Read More...]

GOP revealed as the source of ABC’s leaked and deliberately edited Benghazi emails.

Back when Obama was running for re-election, ABC got leaked some damning quotes from inside the Obama administration about the attacks in Benghazi.  The quotes suggested that the White House was trying to protect its own interests rather than getting to the heart of the matter.  These quotes were later revealed to be altered to [Read More...]

Help send a deserving young woman to Camp Quest.

One of the organizers of Camp Quest Kansas City linked me to this post the other day and it seemed like a worthy cause to share: Carey is no longer welcomed at the church camp she attended for years after coming out to her youth group friends and leadership. After a brief stint with Judaism, [Read More...]

My brother has a different approach to internet debate than my father.

With marriage equality coming to my home state of Arkansas newspapers across the state are being inundated with articles and columns about the subject.  My hometown paper ran an article about where in the state same sex couples could still tie the knot since stays started getting issued.  Of course a true god warrior, Vicki [Read More...]

Your morning happiness: Community songs.

Here are a couple songs from the show Community that I play some days to keep me in a good mood.  :) [Read more...]

Gov. Otter’s request for a stay on the Idaho gay marriage ruling is rejected – for the best possible reason!

Gov. Otter had preemptively applied for a stay should Idaho’s gay marriage ban be ruled unconstitutional.  Otter said, with a tone of pride usually reserved for members of this “religion of humility” telling others how to comport themselves, that he would appeal this all the way to the Supreme Court!  Well, that request has just [Read More...]

Learn to debate: the power of tie-downs and how they could be used to make a corrupt mayor squirm.

One of my favorite tools in debates is the tie-down.  Here’s the deal: most of the objections you get in debates (especially about god’s existence, etc.) aren’t legit objections, they’re just rationalizations.  For instance, in my debate with Aaron Brummitt (which was over the question “Does God Exist?”) he railed against evolution non-stop.  Now, do [Read More...]

Proposed bill would have lawmakers flying coach.

Here’s this week’s entry on “bills that will never get passed”: A bipartisan group of Congressmen introduced a bill Monday that would stop costly first-class flights by lawmakers at taxpayer expense and force representatives and senators to fly coach. “As representatives of the American people, we in Congress have a responsibility to wisely use the [Read More...]

Ohio teacher at Catholic school refuses to sign contract that requires her to condemn her gay son.

This woman has more compassion than the men at the highest ranks of her church.  I wish she would renounce the Catholic Church, its policies, and their leaders.  Even if she still believes in god, she’s better than the Catholic Church by an incalculable degree. The controversial contract, introduced for all teachers by the Archdiocese [Read More...]

Businesses in Mississippi that deserve your patronage.

I wrote a while back how even before Mississippi passed its turn-away-the-gays bill how many businesses in the state were putting a sticker in their windows to protest.  The stickers read “We don’t discriminate: if you’re buying, we’re selling.” Now the ironically-named American Family Association has put out a list of these businesses saying… This [Read More...]

Your morning happiness: scheming.

See title.  :P [Read more...]

Gay marriage ban in Idaho struck down. Governor Otter might do us another favor.

For a few days, there will be gay marriage in Idaho: A federal judge in Boise has called Idaho’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. Judge Candy Dale sided with four Idaho couples who had filed a lawsuit against the state and the article of the Idaho Constitution that says the state only recognizes marriage as [Read More...]

Dan Fincke creates class on “God Is Not Dead”, challenges Christians to take it.

Dr. Fincke wrote tremendously popular posts on why the arguments in the film God Is Not Dead (and I call it a “film” in the sense that I call what internet trolls have a “life”), well, aren’t very good.  Building upon that success, he has created online courses in addition to his others (I’m taking [Read More...]