UK judge rules baby of Jehovah’s Witnesses can receive blood transfusion against the wishes of its parents.

In England there was an unfortunate accident which caused an infant to suffer severe burns.  For doctors the prognosis was simple and clear: with surgery and a blood transfusion the baby would likely live.  Without them, it would almost certainly die. The infant’s parents opted for the latter option because they were Jehovah’s Witnesses who [Read More…]

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Debate (Do the findings of science entail that Christianity is false?): John’s second rebuttal.

Here is John’s second rebuttal.  Closing rounds up next. My opening. John’s opening. My first rebuttal. John’s first rebuttal. My second rebuttal. JT says ‘This is how things “can be proven false” in terms of scientific falsifiability and John does nothing to explain why false, by scientific standards, should work any other way.’    I’m not offering any [Read More…]

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Matt Fradd discusses “10 Myths About Pornography”

The Franciscan University of Steubenville puts out regular videos about various topics, such as theological debates and lectures. In this particular lecture, it features Matt Fradd, who discuses “10 Myths About Pornography”. Here’s how you’ll know it’ll be fun – He’s a Catholic Apologist. That, an he’s a fun speaker. Sorry – this is a long article. [Read more…]

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Your morning happiness: the happiest hedgehog in history.

I must be tired.  I noticed the use of alliteration in the title and just said “meh.”  We got in late last night from Omaha where the Omaha Atheists put on an amazingly fun conference.  Michaelyn gave her best rendition yet of her “Religion is not a Mental Illness” talk.  I’m always proud to be [Read More…]

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MST3K Crew to perform at the American Atheists 2015 National Convention

During the Dogma Debate/Foundation Beyond Belief marathon to raise charitable donations, American Atheist’s President, David Silverman, announced that crew from Mystery Science Threatee 3000 will do a live performance at the American Atheists 2015 National Convention. [Read more…]

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I’m going to be on the 24-hour Dogma Debate podcast to benefit Foundation Beyond Belief.

Dogma Debate is one of my favorite podcasts to both listen to and on which to appear.  And starting at 2pm EST/11am PST they’re going to be hitting the mic for 24 straight hours to benefit Foundation Beyond Belief.  The goal is a cool $10,000.  I believe! They have an all-star lineup, and look where [Read More…]

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Hear my appearance on the Unbelievers Podcast (“War on Christmas” episode).

Hi all!  I’m headed to Omaha today for the Activism in Action conference.  I’ll leave you with my recent appearance on the Unbelivers Podcast. Spreaker:http://www.spreaker.com/show/unbelievers-radioiTunes:https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/unbelievers-radio/id904545623?mt=2 [Read more…]

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Link dump: “Choose faith in spite of the facts.” ~ Joel Osteen

Here are some of the links that didn’t find their way onto the blog today: Twelve year-old boy cheerleader commits suicide over gay bullying. The Vatican, which preaches the virtue of living humbly, stumbled upon millions of euros it had tucked away.  Fancy that. Ed Brayton has a good write up of the police tactic [Read More…]

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Skepticon talks: my talk “God Is An Idiot.”

Here’s my talk from Skepticon 7.  Enjoy! [Read more…]

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Christian love in my hometown paper’s poll.

Man, some of the locals in Mountain Home do not like that so many people who don’t approve of law-breakers voted in the town paper’s poll the other day.  Some of the locals left some pretty grand comments.  Here’s one from Frank: If all you people would read the original article and learn some reading comprehension. The [Read More…]

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Saudi Arabia prohibits Raif Badawi’s sister from traveling abroad.

Many of you have followed the sad case of Raif Badawi: Last year, 30-year-old Saudi Arabian blogger Raif Badawi was punished for starting a progressive website that called for, among other things, religious tolerance and women’s rights. That was insulting to Islam, said his critics. He was sentenced at the time to seven years in prison and 600 [Read More…]

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Bill Donohue: atheists are literally insane and live shorter lives.

Bill Donohue, the leader of the Catholic League and a man who once feverishly spread the message that condoms increase the rate of AIDS transmission, has a new message: Because if you don’t believe a Canaanite Jew walked on water, rose from the dead, and speaks to you in your head it must be you [Read More…]

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Fundraising Friday: the Secular Student Alliance and the Secular Coalition for America.

The first Fundraising Friday on WWJTD!  Here’s the idea behind these.  This blog has thousands of regular readers.  While some of you have the means to donate $20 or more to a charitable cause whenever I post one, most of you are probably like me and just scraping by.  And while churches can promise eternal [Read More…]

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The Plan B Pill is not an Abortion Pill

Howdy y’all, I hope you are all having a fabulous Friday. Now let’s talk about sex and pills! I was talking to one of my fellow atheist friends a couple days ago and the topic of abortion came up. During our conversation he said something about “that Plan B abortion pill” and my immediate response [Read More…]

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