Your morning happiness: french fry fans.

The caption on this picture was “This picture cost me two french fries.” [Read more...]

Matt Barber: gays know they’re being self-destructive.

Oh Matt Barber.  The host of the “Faith and Freedom” radio program (one can only assume they mean the freedom to marry only a person of whom the Liberty Counsel approves) took to the airwaves to say that gay people know they’re being self-destructive.  Here’s the vid: “God has written his laws on the hearts [Read More...]

Pastor arrested for sexually assaulting people he was supposed to be counseling.

A pastor has been caught abusing his position to sexually assault women. An associate pastor at a Norwalk church was being held on $2 million bail Thursday after he was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting female parishioners, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. Jorge Juan Castro, 53, was arrested Sept. 13 on six [Read More...]

God goes to a party.

This is bloody brilliant (I use the modifier “bloody” because Jim Jefferies is English…I’m so damn cultured). This is what James Croft could be.  :P  (I kid, I kid) [Read more...]

Catholic school rescinds invite to speaker defending gay marriage.

Back in February Providence College, a Catholic school, invited hyper-friendly philosopher John Corvino to speak about gay marriage.  The date of September 26th was set and everybody was happy.  Fast forward to a week ago when the school contacted Dr. Corvino again, this time to ask how he’d feel about debating a representative from the [Read More...]

Your morning happiness: bunny noses.

Michaelyn can actually do this with her nose.  It’s adorable. You also get this song: [Read more...]

Priest caught with 15 year-old boy with no pants.

Today’s cover story of the Not Surprising Times is about a priest who counsels troubled teens who decided to fuck one of them. A Catholic priest in Pennsylvania was charged with molesting a 15-year-old boy after cops say he was caught in the act. Father W. Jeffrey Paulish was allegedly found with the boy — [Read More...]

Pope who wants the Church to be a “home for all” excommunicates a priest who questions.

Remember just last week when the pope said the Catholic Church was too obsessed with being anti-gay?  It went something like… In remarkably blunt language, Francis sought to set a new tone for the church, saying it should be a “home for all” and not a “small chapel” focused on doctrine, orthodoxy and a limited [Read More...]

Man who lives in gilded halls and sits on a throne of gold chastizes the world for worshipping money.

So, this happened. The pope, who later celebrated Mass for some 300,000 people outside the city’s cathedral, told them: “We don’t want this globalised economic system which does us so much harm. Men and women have to be at the centre (of an economic system) as God wants, not money.” “The world has become an [Read More...]

Ray Comfort capitalizing on a man’s suicide to spread lies about mental illness and life.

Ralph Barton was a popular cartoonist who shot himself in 1931.  Ray Comfort is now using his suicide to dig at atheists and, in doing so, to elevate Christianity. Makes sense since no Christian has ever committed suicide.  Wait a minute… Sadly, if Comfort had bothered to do any research, he would’ve learned that the [Read More...]

Cranston to get new banners. People who said it wasn’t about god are hacked off the new murals don’t include god.

The same graduating class which provided Cranston West High School with their nefarious prayer murals which Jessica Ahlquist so bravely challenged (a challenge in which she was declared the swift victor by a conservative Catholic judge) has gifted the school two new banners which don’t break the law. The mural does not contain any religious [Read More...]

Apostacon has set the standard for atheist conferences.

In 2008 (and really in 2009 at Skepticon 2), my friends and I conceived of a conference that would become the model for many other groups.  It was Skepticon, and it introduced a slew of new ideas to the conference format.  Forgive me a moment of pride when I say it changed things. Apostacon is [Read More...]

Your morning happiness: Corgi vs. ball.

My posts generally tend to highlight faith’s massive destructive capability in a world shared by faithful and people of no faith.  This can get pretty depressing.  Thankfully, I have a fiance (and a mother) who send me all kinds of happy stuff throughout the day to make sure I don’t become the type who begins [Read More...]

On our way to Apostacon!

Hello everybody! Here in a couple of hours Michaelyn and I will be wending our way toward Omaha for that pirate-fest of a convention: Apostacon.  This will double as a sort of anniversary celebration for us, so we’re both hella excited.  I’ve got a couple talks I’m considering giving, so it’ll just have to be [Read More...]


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