CBS rejects FFRF ad on separation of church and state.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation created an ad this year featuring Ron Reagan, son of the former President.  In the ad Ron calls for the separation of church and state and for people to support the FFRF.  The ad has run on youtube and Comedy Central. Recently the FFRF approached CBS about airing the ad. [Read More...]

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Founder of Domino’s Pizza has created a town in Florida without democracy.

I knew that Tom Monaghan, the founder of Domino’s Pizza, was a bit a religious loon, but I had no idea to the extent.  This man built an entire town just so he could, among other things, deny birth control of any sort within its borders: One aspect the Town of Ave Maria, Florida and [Read More...]

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Your morning happiness: dog trying to eat a taco.

Deeeeeeelicious.  :) [Read more...]

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Moral Frameworks: God is up a creek without a ladder

JT posted an article about a baby drowning during a baptism. A fellow named SteveK took issue, and JT decided to post him as an example, as I’m generally in favor of doing. Christianity, by existing, does a great job producing atheists, these days. The topics interests me, so I’d like to dig in and see [Read More...]

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Aftermath of appointment #7.

It was a good session.  I left feeling a lot better about things. Last week Katy recorded our session (that was not a good session, I was a traumatic mess).  She showed me the video of that today.  I asked her what this was supposed to accomplish.  She said she wanted me to see what [Read More...]

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Close to Lawrence, Kansas? Come hear my wife speak tonight!

Tonight Michaelyn will be giving a talk on the KU campus about how religion is not a mental illness.  :)  If you’re in the area, swing by.  Free food and free admission. [Read more...]

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Pre-appointment thoughts.

I haven’t weighed myself in a week because I’ve been eating more.  Each time I feel like shit right after, but I keep doing it.  Today I busted out the scale to check, sure I’d ballooned back up over 200 lbs.  It was 190.0.  I’ve not gained or lost any weight, despite feeling like I’ve [Read More...]

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Huckabee: elect people who will fire non-Christians.

Secular Progressive has a great post up about comments potential presidential candidate Mike Huckabee made at the Value Voters Summit.  Seriously, go read the whole thing.  But here’s the money quote: Speaking at the 2014 Values Voter Summit this weekend Huckabee said: Some of you are frustrated and even upset and angry about America, and I get it. [Read More...]

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Religious discrimination in the NFL needs to go.

Ugh, I can’t believe I’m writing this. So last night the Kansas City Chiefs sportsed way harder than the New England Patriots.  In that game Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah intercepted a pass and ran it back for a touchdown.  Afterward Abdullah, a devout Muslim, knelt in prayer: For this, Abdullah was flagged for excessive celebration and [Read More...]

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Lord’s Prayer forced on students in Texas high school marching band

This story was brought to my attention by a friend and neighbor who is the mother of a student who will soon be attending Lewisville High School, part of the Lewisville Independent School District (LISD) that my daughter also goes to, and she was worried that her student might feel left out of the high school [Read More...]

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Your morning happiness: not a ninja.

Good morning guys.  I have another appointment today, so look for fairly quick posts.  I kind of feel indifferent about everything today, which is nothing new, but today it’s a particularly powerful indifference (how’s that for a writing mechanism?).  I haven’t gained or lost any weight in a week. I guess this is progress, but [Read More...]

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Rick Perry praises the economic genius of…Sam Brownback.

Rick Perry recently talked up Kansas governor Sam Brownback at a fundraiser by saying a bunch of things that simply aren’t true: In competing political events Wednesday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry hailed Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s economic record, while supporters of Brownback’s opponent, Paul Davis, took to the street protesting the governor’s policies on education [Read More...]

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Pat Robertson: violence at god’s command ok, because god commanded it. Not so for Allah.

Pat Robertson, who is big on quoting the Koran to show how Islam is an inherently violent religion, talks about genocidal commands in the old testament – justifying them, and saying that such violence was morally good because god commanded it. When Allah commands violence…well, that’s Allah, and that’s evil. How can you possibly tell [Read More...]

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Are you in or near Santa Clara, CA and want to use church money for a good cause?

I just saw this image posted by American Atheists on facebook: It’s actually a decent investment.  If you convince one new person who tithes for any decent amount of time, your church likely turns a profit. Anyway, when I saw this I thought to myself, “What if that money was going to a homeless shelter [Read More...]

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