Happy Veterans Day!

For my brother, one of my best friends, my grandfather (who I recently learned was probably an atheist), and all the other veterans out there, thank you.  While I may not always agree with the military actions of the government, I will always appreciate the sweat and sacrifice you put in – and I will [Read More…]

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Your morning happiness: probably don’t apply here.

Deliciou…wait a minute. [Read more…]

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Mouse Cursor Morality

Over the weekend I became aware of a little multiplayer game called “Cursors”  You move your mouse cursor around, and there’s other peoples’ cursors as well. [Read more…]

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GOP State Rep sponsors bill to put Ten Commandments in Texas’ public schools

Texas State Rep. Dan Flynn (R-02), filed a bill on Monday, the first day legislators could for the upcoming 84th Legislative Session, to keep schools from following the Constitution. The bill, simply titled HB 138, is just a one sentence long addition to Chapter 11 of the Texas Education Code. It reads: The board of trustees of an [Read More…]

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Epic rap battle: Mythbusters vs. Ghostbusters.

Not as epic as the Neil DeGrasse Tyson episode, but still pretty great.   [Read more…]

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Man released from North Korea describes years of work by the US as “an answer to a prayer.”

The last two American detainees in North Korea have been released and have arrived home safely.  This effort took tons of manpower and political maneuvering by the United States, but one of the released detainees knows who should really get the credit: a god who was there for none of the planning and work: Last [Read More…]

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Islamic, self-appointed moral watchdogs jailed in London. Good.

A group of men has been terrorizing people in East London.  These men have apparently appointed themselves the morality police and are out to make sure there is no hand-holding in “their” part of town. The court earlier heard that last December Horner and the 23-year-old man drove alongside Joshua Bilton and Anna Reddiford in [Read More…]

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In Malaysia Shariah law causes parents to lose their children in domestic disputes.

Malaysia is often presented as a success story for moderate Islam.  And yet, daily, I can read stories like this: It was the last round of a recurring argument: M. Indira Gandhi’s husband wanted her to convert to Islam. A committed Hindu, she refused. He threatened divorce. Both started shouting. Neighbors came looking. Suddenly, he [Read More…]

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Mennonite pastor stripped of credentials after performing his son’s same-sex marriage.

Chester Wenger is a pastor with Mennonite Church USA who, many, many years ago had to watch his own church excommunicate his gay son: Wenger “grieved deeply” about the church’s decision to expel his child, but when same-sex marriage became legal in Pennsylvania in May, his son asked him to officiate his wedding to his partner of [Read More…]

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Chalking from Akron Secular Student Alliance defaced: vandalism in the name of Jesus.

Remember when someone drove a car into the Oklahoma ten commandments monument?  Even before it was revealed that the perpetrator was a Christian man who was, sadly, off his meds, the atheist community came out decrying the deed as loathsome (like myself, Hemant, and more).  This was contrasted by the fact that every time an atheist billboard [Read More…]

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States which saw the most benefit from Obamacare elected Republicans who want to repeal it.

George Carlin once said, “Think of how stupid the average person is.  Half of them are stupider than that.”  I believe it.  In this last election voters were clear: they wanted legal pot, higher minimum wage, same-sex marriage, access to abortion…and Republican leaders. On top of that strange electoral paradox, the places which gained the [Read More…]

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Journalistic integrity at Breitbart.

President Obama nominated Loretta Lynch to replace Eric Holder as head of the Department of Justice and the conservative rag Breitbart did not like it one little bit.  Leave it to a publication that makes hay on being politically informed to inform the public that Loretta Lynch is a total political appointment who represented the [Read More…]

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Your morning happiness: will get to you later, busy cuddling right now.

This cat is occupied.  He will deal with people later. [Read more…]

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The Moral Ineptitude of Children

Can we judge the god character’s morality and justice? As some followup thoughts on Chapter 6 of “The Holiness of God”, I’d like to discuss a better analogy. [Read more…]

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