Answering a few questions from the debate thread.

I really wanted to stick to more uplifting stories today…but there just aren’t a lot of them.  So I’m going to answer some questions I got asked in the Brummit vs. Eberhard debate thread by wtfwjtd:  1) In his opening gambit, Aaron seemed to suggest that we have the ability choose the reality in which we [Read More...]

Help bring a little Theoretical BS to Reasonfest. :)

Readers of the blog know I’m a big fan of the youtube channel Theoretical Bullshit, which is run by two-time Emmy award-winner Scott Clifton.  Well, I have good news!  Just two days ago Reasonfest received a commitment from Clifton to appear!  This is a huge pick up from a great talent. But for an event [Read More...]

The new Cosmos is awesome (and pulls zero punches)!

Yesterday Michaelyn and I finally got to see the new Cosmos.  Holy shit…not only was Neil DeGrasse Tyson fantastic (his story about meeting Carl Sagan tugged at the heartstrings like none other), but the show gave no quarter to religion.  The most telling part was when they were telling the story of Giordano Bruno.  For [Read More...]

Police Chief in Birmingham, Alabama using police to evangelize and not even trying to hide it.

The FFRF’s Andrew Seidel has put out a video detailing a case on which they are currently working: The real part that hit home for me was when Roper said “I know as Police Chief that we can’t do this alone.”  There’s a real vote of confidence for the officers serving the Birmingham area.  It [Read More...]

Queen Elizabeth signs Scotland’s same-sex marriage bill into law!

It’s strange.  I blog on terrible things all the time.  You’d think a gamer being scammed and trying to commit suicide wouldn’t depress me more than anything else.  But it has.  Maybe because I’m a suicide attempt survivor myself?  I don’t know.  Anyway, I’m going to try and pick out more uplifting stories today. Like [Read More...]

Your morning happiness: for every villain, a thousand heroes.

In the wake of professional League of Legends player Promise fallen victim to a fraud that could have (and may have) destroyed his career and his attempt to take his own life, the League of Legends community has swiftly pulled together. NA analyst and coach of Counterlogic Gaming, MonteCristo, is friends with representatives of AHQ [Read More...]

Professional gaming rocked by Korean player’s attempted suicide.

Today’s morning happiness post will be the second post today.  However, as an avid League of Legends player, I wanted to write about a tragedy that has struck the world of professional gaming, perhaps morbidly signaling e-sports reaching the “big time”. In Korea, e-sports superstars are celebrities on the scale of our most idolized athletes in [Read More...]

Sci-Am put out a list of 15 rebuttals to creationists arguments.

Personally, I’m a fan of telling creationists that if they think they have the information to overturn most of biology, they need to be telling the biologists, not me.  But this is pretty good too.  :)  Give it a look see if you want to be ready to in depth with them. [Read more...]

God loves the guy who didn’t board Malaysia Airlines 370 way more than all those other poor souls.

This man is a pretentious clod: All-knowing, all-powerful god knew the plane was going to crash.  He watched 239 other people board it, watched as it plummeted from the sky, watched each and ever one of those people die in about the most horrific way imaginable – as he knew they would – and did [Read More...]

Pat Robertson: Watching porn/horror movies gives car-wrecking demons permission to possess you.

More gold from Pat Robertson.  A woman asks him: I was watching a horror movie the other day on the recommendation of others.  It was rather strange and awfully macabre.  And then this past Sunday, I got into an accident leaving church.  Did watching that creepy movie cause a curse – or the lord’s protection [Read More...]

Man murders his three year-old son attempting exorcism.

Hey gang.  Michaelyn’s stomach is still hitting her with stabbing pain whenever she stands up.  Might go to a doctor if it keeps up.  :(  Anyway, she’s staying home.  I’m gonna post some real quick stuff and go back to her. I wouldn’t keep reading this particular post if you’re weak of stomach.  A father [Read More...]

Taking care of a sick Michaelyn today.

Hey gang.  Michaelyn woke up with a really upset stomach.  She’s staying home and I’m snuggling/taking care of her.  If she’s feeling better by evening she’ll go to work and I’ll write a bit.  Otherwise I’ll see you all tomorrow.  While I don’t think she’ll turn into a zombie, I’m still taking all the necessary [Read More...]

Good news: Christian group has the power to raise the dead. Just don’t expect proof.

Meet Alun and Donna.  They are able to cure diseases and physical ailments through magic. Alun and Donna Leppitt are the UK end of a worldwide fellowship of evangelical Christians called Global Awakening. In countries like Mozambique and Brazil, Global Alliance missionaries are converting people to Christianity with spectacular displays that claim to heal through [Read More...]

Kentucky churches withhold $7 million in promised donations to children’s home to coerce anti-gay policies.

If there’s one thing Jesus abides less than homeless children, it’s children in a home with two loving parents feeding them, clothing them, taking them to school, all while being the same gender. Sunrise Children’s Services is working to recover from a massive budget shortfall after Kentucky churches withheld $7 million because the children’s home [Read More...]