New research: factual beliefs and religious beliefs not handled the same way by the brain.

An interesting article came out yesterday that explains how factual beliefs and religious beliefs differ within the brain: Consider the following two statements of “belief”: Devon believes that humans evolved from earlier primates over 100,000 years ago. Devon believes that humans were created less than 10,000 years ago. These claims are clearly at odds. Since [Read More...]

Patheos Atheist LogoLike What Would JT Do? and Patheos Atheist on Facebook!

Your morning happiness: this kitten knows how to deal with a coming winter.

Winter is coming.  That’s a problem in Game of Thrones, but not for this clever little kitten. That kitten deserves so much better than a Mac.   [Read more...]

Patheos Atheist LogoLike What Would JT Do? and Patheos Atheist on Facebook!

My new response to “Two men together ain’t marriage!”

I happily have a new response anytime somebody says we can’t change the definition of marriage or that no matter what, two men/two women ain’t marriage.  Courtesy of Zack Ford on twitter: Beautiful.  And persist, we shall! [Read more...]

Patheos Atheist LogoLike What Would JT Do? and Patheos Atheist on Facebook!

Give my wife a birthday present!

Today is my lovely wife’s birthday.  She just made a post on her facebook page about what she wants for her special day: Hey all – It’s my birthday, so I’m going to put a shameless plug for two communities that mean a lot to me on my wall. If you’re willing and able, it [Read More...]

Patheos Atheist LogoLike What Would JT Do? and Patheos Atheist on Facebook!

About to head off to my next appointment.

I had a really rough weekend, which I’m sure we’ll talk about.  I’m up 1.5 lbs from when I weighed myself two weeks ago, which I guess is good, but it hasn’t done wonders for my mood.  I’ve eaten 400 calories today and feel disgusted at the thought of eating more.  Thanks scale. There’s not [Read More...]

Patheos Atheist LogoLike What Would JT Do? and Patheos Atheist on Facebook!

Rebecca Hamilton spreading the Idaho ministers lie as well.

Oh Rebecca Hamilton.  She’s like the go-to blog here at Patheos for opinions that are not the slightest bit researched.  But those are the type that tend to confirm god’s will, and that’s the real goal anyway, right? Anyway, she threw in with this lie about the Idaho business turning away gay people – that [Read More...]

Patheos Atheist LogoLike What Would JT Do? and Patheos Atheist on Facebook!

Columbus County Board of Commissioners passes anti-gay resolution that means absolutely nothing.

The 10th Circuit’s ruling on the constitutionality of gay marriage bans (they’re not constitutional) affected several states, including North Carolina.  Nestled in NC is Columbus County which doesn’t care for it one bit.  Their Board of Commissioners passed a resolution opposing the 10th Circuit’s ruling: The Columbus County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution Monday night [Read More...]

Patheos Atheist LogoLike What Would JT Do? and Patheos Atheist on Facebook!

When given the choice between lying or admitting you’re not persecuted, Jesus would want you to lie.

In Idaho the owners of a for-profit business which performs wedding ceremonies thinks the law shouldn’t apply to their business because they’re religious.  Pastors of churches in Idaho are going merrily along giving praise to discrimination against LGBT people and calling it the love of Jesus, but two business owners break business laws against discrimination [Read More...]

Patheos Atheist LogoLike What Would JT Do? and Patheos Atheist on Facebook!

American Atheists launches #AtheistVoter campaign.

I found a press release in my inbox this morning from American Atheists describing their campaign to get atheists out to vote.  Here are the deets: On Tuesday, American Atheists announced the launch of the #AtheistVoter Campaign, a two-week initiative on social media to encourage atheists, humanists, agnostics, and other non-religious U.S. citizens to voice [Read More...]

Patheos Atheist LogoLike What Would JT Do? and Patheos Atheist on Facebook!

Your morning happiness: the piano smells like a carnival!

Here’s an old karaoke video.  It’s about all my education is good for.  :D [Read more...]

Patheos Atheist LogoLike What Would JT Do? and Patheos Atheist on Facebook!

Dictionary Atheism

I’ve been reading about some frustration regarding what some would call “dictionary atheism”. I am one of those that they might call a dictionary atheist, and I’d like to share my thoughts. [Read more...]

Patheos Atheist LogoLike What Would JT Do? and Patheos Atheist on Facebook!

Full story on the wedding chapel in Idaho that refused to marry gay couples.

Dunno if you’ve been listening to Pat Robertson lately, but there are deadly consequences to same-sex marriage (literally, he used the word “deadly”).  Nowhere, apparently, is this more obvious than in Idaho: Onslaught of sexual behavior!  Personally, I have very happy dreams about being on the receiving end of an onslaught of sexual behavior, but [Read More...]

Patheos Atheist LogoLike What Would JT Do? and Patheos Atheist on Facebook!

Malaysian state: go to mosque or go to jail.

The Malaysian state of Kelatan is set to criminalize Muslim men skipping out on attending mosque. Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) issued a statement today opposing the announced plans of the government of the Malaysian state of Kelatan to enforce a provision of a 1994 law that criminalizes the failure of Muslim men to go for Friday prayers in [Read More...]

Patheos Atheist LogoLike What Would JT Do? and Patheos Atheist on Facebook!

El Paso Atheists adopt a highway, receive hate.

Man, even when atheists do good shit it’s not enough for some people.  I saw this tweet about the El Paso Atheists cleaning up a highway (that Jesus was too busy to clean up with his all-powerfulness):   To be clear, the goal of this wasn’t to have atheists say “Oh man, Jesus does exist. [Read More...]

Patheos Atheist LogoLike What Would JT Do? and Patheos Atheist on Facebook!


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X