Foundation Beyond Belief making it raaaaaaaaain!

Oh snap!  Foundation Beyond Belief has eclipsed a milestone: they’ve given away $1,000,000 to various charities! Here’s what a million dollars can do: Support gender equality around the globe Create access to safe drinking water in developing countries Promote peace and protect the most vulnerable victims of war Bring humanist education to schoolchildren in Uganda [Read More...]

How will the zombie virus spread? Hint: probably not by bites.

I have another zombie article posted.  In this one I lament that virtually nobody is preparing for the virus in the form we’re likely to see. One of the biggest problems facing anybody in a zombie scenario is that there are so many unknowns.  This is exacerbated by the fact that so many people are [Read More...]

Islamic militants call for more attacks on schools.

This is disgusting. The leader of Nigeria‘s Islamist militant group Boko Haram has called for more attacks against schools, describing western education as a “plot against Islam”, in a video released days after his fighters killed 46 students in an assault on a dorm. In the 15-minute recording released at the weekend, Abubakar Shekau said [Read More...]

Young girl kicked off her school’s football team for causing impure thoughts.

A Christian school has booted one of its students from the football team, not for lack of talent, but because has a vagina. Madison Baxter had been playing football for her Christian school’s team in Georgia for the past year but was recently told she would have to quit, the New York Daily News reports. [Read More...]

Pope Francis really laying down the law on child abuse for real this time.

Pope Francis has made a decree: sexually abusing children on Vatican grounds is illegal: Pope Francis has laid down a law making it a crime to abuse children sexually or physically on Vatican grounds, the Holy See announced Thursday. The acts were already crimes under church law, but are now specifically outlawed within the Vatican [Read More...]

West Virginia prosecutor is lying like crazy to support ten commandments monument.

Officials in Wyoming County, West Virginia (whoever named that county was trollin’) have a monument to the ten commandments on their courthouse lawn.  The ACLU apprised them to the fact that this was illegal, and so being a courthouse (which would imply they took obedience to the law seriously) they immediately did the right thing [Read More...]

This church looks like a chicken.

I’m awake!  I’m awake! I’m getting caught up on the news after a fun weekend at the Secular Student Alliance’s East conference.  In the meantime, feast your eyes upon this ironic piece of architecture: God is trollin’ yoooooooooooooou. [Read more...]

John Mueller reads my blog!

I’m sitting here at the Secular Student Alliance’s Eastern conference having a blast.  I gave a talk this morning on blogging that was well-attended and a lot of fun. Anyway, also in attendance are John Mueller and Kathy Goodman.  In 2009 they published a study in the Chronicle of Higher Education titled Atheist Students on [Read More...]

Two videos you need.

Here’s Mr. Deity explaining why skepticism doesn’t at all, in any way, lead to atheism: And here’s the best love song in all of forever: [Read more...]

Sandy Rios: Promiscuous men like Obama are the force behind pro-choice laws.

Sandy Rios of the American Family Association has an opinion: that it’s promiscuous men driving the pro-choice legislation, and that women are more anti-abortion. “It is generally, from my opinion, the promiscuous white men who are pushing abortion,” Rios said. “I would even say the promiscuous black ones like our president, oh forgive me I [Read More...]

My debut at the Secular View: Why You Should Play League of Legends and How to Ease Into It as a New Player.

I recently got picked up as a gaming columnist for the Secular View.  My gaming stream is now housed over there and today my first post went up about League of Legends.  I talk about why I find the game appealing, some of the mechanics, how new players can get involved, as well as why [Read More...]

Coming to a Pennsylvania near you!

I got an email from the organizers of the 2013 Pennsylvania State Atheist/Humanist Conference asking me to plug the event.  No prob!  I know some of the organizers and they’re some of the best people I know.  I’m really excited to be there (I know Seth Andrews is locked down to appear as well). They [Read More...]

Zombie survival: dealing with nuclear fallout and avoiding tunnel vision.

I have a new article up over at Shit Zombies Say.  I once again take the time out of my busy life to make save some god damned lives.  You’re welcome. If you’re smart, you’ve thought ahead of time about where to relocate.  Maybe you’re on the east coast and you’re going to hop a [Read More...]

Kevin Swanson: Colorado is like North Korea.

Pastor Kevin Swanson in Colorado thinks the state is going to hell in a hand basket. You heard that correctly: a guy on a radio station criticizing the state, without the police busting in (and with no fear of the police busting in), is saying that Colorado a worse police state than North Korea. Here’s [Read More...]