I officially rule.

Ken Miller commented on my blog. /retire [Read more...]

Dillahunty vs. Smalley: who gets the WWJTD bump?

There’s a contest going on down in Texas between a few of my favorite celebrity atheists who are all trying to raise money for Camp Quest.  I’ve been put between a rock and a hard place.  You see, I’m friends with both David Smalley (host of Dogma Debate) and Matt Dillahunty (host of the Atheist [Read More...]

Reasonfest gets email.

Since I’ve been kicking it in Lawrence I’ve gotten to watch the organizers of Reasonfest doing their last week of organizing before the event (coming to Reasonfest?  Don’t forget to register at the link above and to declare your attendance on the facebook event page!).  One of the organizers sent an email out to all [Read More...]

Gay rights, welcome to New Zealand!

The government of New Zealand has legalized gay marriage! Lawmakers approved the bill, amending the 1955 marriage act, despite opposition from Christian lobby groups. Or, as they’ll call themselves in 20 years when anti-gay people are rightly consigned to the company of racists and other bigots, “the people who led the charge for gay rights.” [Read More...]

Catholic Church: turning ignorance into a trophy.

The Catholic Church is getting ready to declare a new saint.  Apparently a child got sick and then got well again.  When doctors admit they couldn’t explain it even with the fullness of modern technology at their side, the Church rushed in to declare they did know how it happened: a woman many decades dead [Read More...]

Macklemore is pretty awesome – almost as awesome as coming out of the closet.

So you’ve probably heard the song “Thrift Shop” by now.  If you haven’t, click here and fix your life. But Michaelyn had me listen to another one of Macklemore’s songs this morning that made me realize how great this goofball rapper really is.  The song is “Same Love”: People are coming around quickly on gay [Read More...]

The quickest route to wealth in Nigeria.

It’s not by scamming people via email.  It’s by scamming them in person with a great big cross. I won’t lie, it has often occurred to me how rich I could be if I could just abandon my conscience.  However, for this immoral atheist, it means much more for me to actually help people, even [Read More...]

Bobby Jindal admits outright that he supports the teaching of creationism.

In a recent interview, Bobby Jindal admitted to supporting the teaching of creationism in public schools.  Of course, we’ve known he supports it by his actions as governor of Louisiana, but it’s nice to actually hear him say it. Responding, Jindal said in part, “We have what’s called the Science Education Act that says that [Read More...]

Donate to help the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.

Adam Brown over at WeAreAtheism is doing that charity thing again.  He’s trying to raise money for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.  He tells a pretty touching story: I had to explain this to my daughter the night of the bombing. She’s almost 5 (in a few months) and old enough to be [Read More...]

No change on feminism and charitable priorities from Bergoglio.

Recall that under Pope Ratzinger many nuns were reprimanded for spending far too much time pursuing justice and caring for the poor. The Vatican last year said in its doctrinal assessment that the nuns’ group was tinged with feminist influences, focused too much on ending social and economic injustice and not enough on stopping abortion, [Read More...]

Siran Stacy appearance shut down at Alabama middle school thanks to the FFRF.

I freaking love the FFRF.  Do you remember when a brave high school student named Katy Vaughn stood up and cried foul when her school invited evangelist Siran Stacy to give a presentation at their prom?  Stacy took the opportunity to talk about how gays are terrible and how pre-marital sex makes baby Jesus cry [Read More...]

Also, Lizard people.

DrB- The last one is my favorite: “…..”Do you believe that shape-shifting reptilian people control our world by taking on human form and gaining political power to manipulate our societies, or not?” ….” Those 12,556,562 people who believe that alien lizards control politics? They vote….possibly for lizard people. http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/2011/PPP_Release_National_ConspiracyTheories_040213.pdf   You can find me on [Read More...]

Catholic Church actually supported Chilean dictator.

Meet Augusto Pinochet, Chilean dictator from 1973-1990.  Not a very nice guy. From the beginning, the government implemented harsh measures against its political opponents. According to various reports and investigations 1,200–3,200 people were killed, up to 80,000 were interned, and up to 30,000 were tortured by his regime including women and children. And… By the [Read More...]

What is due to monsters?

If/when we find the person responsible for those bombs, what should be done to them? [Read more...]