Jon Stewart on the failed disabilities treaty.

There were several occasions when the disabilities treaty failed in the senate where I was going to write about it, and then other stuff came up.  Good thing, because I couldn’t have done nearly as well as Jon Stewart did with it. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor [Read More...]

Why there were no legal columns today.

For those of you who came to the blog today for Anne’s usual legal columns, she has a legitimate excuse.  Last week a group of men broke into her home and robbed her at gunpoint. Four of the five of them are now in custody but, as you can imagine, it is a very time-consuming [Read More...]

Possible upcoming debate, part II.

I got an email from a Christian author wanting to debate me (my friend Brian Fields had forwarded him to me, and I offered so he’d leave Brian alone).  Here’s his first email and my initial response.  Here’s his newest email. Thanks J. T., I can certainly understand where you are coming from, as I [Read More...]

A possible upcoming debate.

Brian Fields, the leader of the Pennsylvania Non-believers and state director of PA for the Secular Coalition for America (and all-round pretty epic guy) was helping me flash a new ROM on my tablet last night (via Skype).  During the conversation, he told me of a Christian author who kept bugging him for a debate [Read More...]

Blasphemy: safe haven for faith across the world.

There are some atheists who, in their desire to co-exist with irrational people, allow themselves to fall into the trap of attempting to co-exist with irrationality itself.  We are told that we can all have our beliefs and get along. Of course, I think that’s ridiculous.  Religion does not survive by co-existing – it survives [Read More...]

Myth #4: Atheists disbelieve because they are ignorant about God and religion.

A secular census has recently been launched and Mary Ellen Sikes is doing a week-long blog series about the results.  She shot me an email this last weekend, which I just got to yesterday, and asked if I’d post them.  Seemed interesting, so here we go.    (You can also find these posts over at [Read More...]

Agatha defends the Salvation Army.

Agatha (real name changed) studied at a theological seminary and did not care for what my dad said to the Salvation Army bell-ringer the other day.  She came onto my facebook to let me know. Sad. Bell ringers are low income paid employees or volunteers. I hope that man who feels so good about saying [Read More...]

I am the half-blood prince.

One of the schools I’m speaking at next year sent me a big packet of stuff to fill out.  So I’m doing that… [Read more...]

New chaplaincy program to be intertwined with Chicago police.

Religion doesn’t propagate itself by being reasonable, but instead on getting people when they are the least capable of being reasonable.  They try to get people on their death beds and at other times when they are emotionally distraught.  They also go after the very young, whose critical faculties are not fully developed.  In arenas [Read More...]

FAA should re-work the rules regarding electronics on airplanes.

Senator Claire McCaskill is taking part in a campaign to have the FAA re-write its rules on electronic devices. A growing number of critics argue the rule has no scientific basis. Last week, the Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski sent a letter to FAA Chairman Michael Huerta urging him to revise the rules. On [Read More...]

Santa putting the Christ back in Christmas.

DarkMatter2525 has a new video out.  I really love this guy’s stuff. [Read more...]

Myth #3: Atheists want to kick God out of public schools and indoctrinate children in atheism.

A secular census has recently been launched and Mary Ellen Sikes is doing a week-long blog series about the results.  She shot me an email this last weekend, which I just got to yesterday, and asked if I’d post them.  Seemed interesting, so here we go.  :)  (You can also find these posts over at [Read More...]

Stop flushing those brain cells!

Stem cells are so five years ago.  Now scientists have developed a way to turn the cells in urine into neural progenitor cells! Some of the waste that humans flush away every day could become a powerful source of brain cells to study disease, and may even one day be used in therapies for neurodegenerative [Read More...]

Trevin Wax can’t show platonic affection because gay people ruined it

Steven here… The newest argument against homosexuality has arrived. It turns out it prevents straight dudes from being friends. Trevin Wax at The Gospel Coalition explains: “But there is no such thing as absolute freedom when it comes to sexuality. The moment we celebrate or endorse certain behaviors, we curtail freedom in other areas. This [Read More...]


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