This Thursday I’ll be giving a presentation of Dear Christian at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. For those unfamiliar with the talk, it’s pretty much a run-down of the most common arguments for god’s existence and why I find them unsatisfactory. This will be even more fun considering… This event is co-sponsored with [...]
A god damned difference. This guy’s website is taylormali.com.
Sometimes even we responsible adults like to have a few drinks with friends of a Saturday night. On those occasions, we sometimes write crappy prose that reminds us when we used to write in middle school. But you know what? Fuck it. It was the best damn thing I could come up with at the [...]
Last week I asked people around the internet to talk about mental illness. If they were victims, I asked they talk about their afflictions. This was a tall order, but I’m happy to say that the response has been overwhelming. We are all in this together, and there is strength in that. We empower each [...]
My dad penned this the other day. Thought I’d share. I read this comment on a blog the other day: “Non-Christians expect us to, I don’t know, be perfect. That is impossible as no one can do that.” I have heard this, and variations on it so much, that I wanted to address the concept. [...]
This made me smile. After almost all six presidential candidates at the Iowa Family Leader’s presidential forum had expressed fidelity to Jesus Christ and talked about rough patches in their lives, moderator Frank Luntz said, “You are so admirable in terms of character.” It was an ironic remark given the forum’s theme of morality and [...]
The video of my talk from Skepticon IV has been circulating around the intertubes. I’m flattered. I’m also touched at all the support I’ve gotten as well as the numerous people opening up about their own afflictions. The best so far has been the people who are mentally healthy asking what they can do. The [...]
As I learn more about polyamory I’m noticing a pattern. Most of the people I talk to who live polyamorously began their relationships as polyamorous. But is there anybody out there who started out in a monogamous relationship and later came to the realization that polyamory was what suited you best? Did your partner come [...]
Here’s my talk from Skepticon IV. If you agree, please help get the ball rolling. If you’re a blogger who lives with a mental disorder, write about it. If you don’t, learn something new about mental illnesses and write a post about what you learned or dispel a myth or share how knowing someone with [...]
Some of you have turkey for Thanksgiving. The mightiest of us will have a Turducken. But the gods? The gods eat this.
You will never find a more down-to-earth, friendly guy than David Fitzgerald. This year he gave a talk on Mormonism. Its content and unabashed giggling at the silliness of the religion will probably offend any Mormons who may watch it. To which I say, “So what?”
“I’m going to do you the respect of being straight with you.” I cannot count all the times Greta Christina and I have said that to each other (mostly her saying it to me). It’s become an inside joke, every time we’re about to tell the other we think they’re off base. The phrase’s existence [...]
Hemant gave a great talk on the need for critical thinking in math education. Sounds boring, but it was one of the most engaging talks. I will always be in the audience for one of Hemant’s talks.
My post on polyamory got linked by Andrew Sullivan, apparently. Cool. Christina, the impetus for that post, has penned a guest blog (that has been cross-posted to her own blog) about polyamory and coaxing me into it. She’s quite the siren. She has also managed to pick about the most unflattering picture of me. She [...]