The first honest cable company.

This made me laugh because it’s so damn true. [Read more...]

Matt Dillahunty’s AA13 talk.

American Atheists 2013 was freaking incredible.  I got to hang with old friends like Dan Fincke, Matt Dillahunty, Amanda Knief, and Greta Christina.  I also got to make some new friends.  The crowd had great energy and…parties.  Lots of them.  A++++ would speak again. Here’s Matt Dillahunty’s talk.  It was awesome. If tomorrow somebody demonstrates [Read More...]

Hoping to hang out with locals.

Hey Freddie, sqlrob, Constance Reader, Elerena, and VikingATX! Come up to the Hyatt Regency in Austin!  Room 631.  Party tonight. Failing that, you guys wanna grab a drink tomorrow? [Read more...]

Things believers say vs Things believers do, Part 2

DrB- Found on facebook:   First thing to know: Every image that has “Like and Share” just wants you to drive up their page “engagement” score. Second, think about what the message they wanted to convey here: 1. First, they setup a strawman, the anti-gun atheist. This strawman doesn’t want any guns or gods around! [Read More...]

Anybody else headed to Austin?

I can’t believe I didn’t ask this before, but are any of you going to be in Austin this weekend?  If so, leave a comment and maybe an email address.  Let’s meet up for a drink.  :) About to take off from Dallas.  Next stop: Austin! [Read more...]

Jon Stewart rips Scalia.

We’re about to take off, so this post will be quick.  Yesterday, surprise surprise, Antonin Scalia said something really stupid.  Jon Stewart took the opportunity to tear Scalia’s words to ribbons and hang him with them.  Enjoy. [Read more...]

On my way to Austin.

Just landed in OKC.  Sat next to a lovely atheist couple on the way here.  Next stop: Dallas, then Austin.  I’m just running over my talk for tonight.  It’s strange…my most popular talks have been the ones that came together in a day or two, and I’ve had some real bombs that I worked on [Read More...]

Tim Minchin: a popular and obscure song.

Tim Minchin has finally posted a video of his hit song “Thank You God”.  It will give you all the lulz. However, it’s not my favorite song Minchin has ever done.  Whenever Minchin gets brought up, I talk about my favorite song of his and nobody seems to know it.  Thankfully there’s a video of [Read More...]

Limbaugh: gay marriage is going to happen.

I’ve seldom found myself hoping Rush Limbaugh is right, but I guess there’s a first time for everything.  Today he conceded that gay marriage is inevitable. “This issue is lost,” he proclaimed. “I don’t care what the Supreme Court does, this is now inevitable. It’s inevitable because we lost the language on this.” He’s wrong [Read More...]

Response to a comment on grieving.

I got this comment from Mary a few days ago: Has anyone here experienced the loss of a parent? Has your atheism helped or hindered your grieving process? I’m going through a very difficult loss right now and am having trouble reconciling my stated belief (or non-belief as the case may be) with what I’m [Read More...]

Go see a musical about leaving faith.

While in college I was cast in the premier of a show called Frog Kiss.  It was one of the more enjoyable shows I ever did. It was directed by a man named Chris Levy and his partner Ned Wilkinson.  They have since moved to Orlando and are making it as musicians.  Well, Ned has [Read More...]

Underselling love.

Bhaas left me this comment last night: I’m sad that I live in a world where sex is thought of as cheap entertainment with the value of a handshake. I think eventually, a generation is going to see through the muck, religious or not, and want something deeper and more sacred than what you describe [Read More...]

Owl cake!

While grocery shopping the other day, Michaelyn spied an issue of Better Homes & Gardens with an owl cake on the front.  She insisted she had no choice but to add it and a bunch of cake stuff to the cart.  So yesterday Michaelyn and I spent a part of the day making a blue [Read More...]

Law and Secularism – The Week in Review

Religious Freedoms The Kentucky legislature overwhelmingly voted Tuesday night to override the governor’s veto of HB 279, a controversial “religious freedom” bill. The one paragraph bill states: Government shall not substantially burden a person’s freedom of religion. The right to act or refuse to act in a manner motivated by a sincerely held religious belief [Read More...]


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