“What’s your motivation to do good without god?” People ask that question and all I hear is “Without the fear of punishment I would probably stab you in the process of stealing your pornography” or “Why should I care about others unless it’s getting me into heaven?” It pretty much just makes me look at [...]
When people talk about atheists being one extreme as compared to religion it awakens that little part of my brain that wants to punch all the dumb out of the world. You know what extreme reason looks like? It looks like technology that let’s us take pictures of other galaxies. It looks like cell phones [...]
Life is about interacting with those around us. It’s the reason solitary confinement is a severe punishment even in prison. Smiles are contagious, and so are fear and sadness. Our happiness as individuals is bound to the happiness of those around us, and especially to those we care deeply about. Of all the illnesses, the [...]
I will be on the Voice of Russia tonight at 6:22pm EST being interviewed by Jamila Bey about high school atheism and the Secular Student Alliance‘s high school program. You can listen on AM 1390 in Washington, AM 1439 in New York, and you can stream the interview via their website. I’m not sure what [...]
Skeptic Freethought has posted the videos of my presentation of Dear Christian at GVSU a few weeks ago: including the Q&A with the crowd of believers. I was honest, critical, and yet still managed to make them laugh. It’s almost like we don’t have to pull punches and placate religious people in order to get [...]
Sid, who is one of my dearest friends/long distance workout buddies (and who also has been a monitor for me over the last year), has written a post answering my call for people to write about mental illness. She nails it.
I am a morning person. Got my dad’s genes on that one. Me: *pounces on you* Me: Good morning, sweetie!!!! Me: R U EXCITE????? Me: Early worm gets the bird!!!! C’mon…if you get up now we can see the sunrise TOGETHER!!! Her: Omg morning Me: *glomp* Her: Youre ridiculous Me: I get to see you [...]
Some guy with a twitter account doesn’t at all like what I had to say about Tim Tebow. First he asked for my email. I told him it was on my site and warned him I don’t respond to all of the emails I receive, but that I do read all of them. He responded… [...]
PZ has noted that the Discovery Channel has elected to axe information about climate change in David Attenborough’s Frozen Planet series. Well, the word is out. The Discovery Channel only bought 6 of the 7 episodes. They dropped the seventh because…it talks about global climate change. Not ok. Science is about finding the truth, regardless [...]
The Raiders play the Packers today. Let’s not talk about that. Let’s talk about Tebow, because I want to see him lose so badly. I want this in part because Oakland will probably lose today and they’re tied with Denver atop their division. The other part of me wants to see Tebow lose for being [...]
If you are not reading Dana Hunter’s blog En Tequila Es Verdad, you really are depriving yourself. That is all.
I have received a slew of emails since my talk at Skepticon IV (and resulting call for more openness and skepticism on the subject of mental illness). I’ve also gotten a few cards in the mail. It’s beyond touching. I never dreamed that talk would mean so much to so many people. I got a [...]
Ref left this comment on my Rick Perry post the other day. It contained so many questions I receive so often that I thought I’d give it some attention. Behold: I am a Christian. I am a conservative. I am neither stupid, nor gullible, nor uninformed. With that said, what I find rather odd [...]
Somebody sent me this video and I had to share. http://youtu.be/kCdYnAYyU7w (can’t get it to display as a video for some reason…) It reminded me of this one. I’m often asked what I have to live for without god. If you so much as hinted at a smile watching those two videos, you just got [...]