20 short arguments against god’s existence.

This video by Hemant made me smile.  My favorite was “no game of hide and seek lasts this long.” As for “god would smite me right now,” nooooo…that’s too easy for atheists such as we.  We don’t get out that painlessly.  We have to listen to shitty arguments for god’s existence for the rest of [Read More...]

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A WWJTD advice column?

I got an email from somebody I trust deeply last night that read: I was thinking given the relationship you have with the readers that a regular advice column might be a good move. To me it sounds pretentious for a guy who’s about to be 33 with no real expertise in much doling out [Read More...]

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Your morning happiness: best game of fetch ever.

This dog doesn’t fuck around when it comes to playing fetch. [Read more...]

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Because he was gay, Tampa church renegs on promise to bury a man.

A church scheduled to bury a gay man called his mother, literally at the wake, 24 hours before he was to be buried to say they couldn’t inter him because he was gay: Pastor T.W. Jenkins of Tampa, Florida’s New Hope Missionary Baptist Church called Julie Atwood less than 24 hours before her 42-year old son, [Read More...]

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Liberia’s president and church leaders blame gays for Ebola outbreak.

While the CDC and all the world’s leading scientists have yet to track down the source of the Ebola outbreak, religious leaders in Liberia have apparently succeeded: the source is god, and we should keep worshiping him because he’s only killing people at random because somewhere in the world men are getting other men off. [Read More...]

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Federal judge upholds lower court’s ruling: New Jersey can’t submit teens to ex-gay “therapy.”

This is a big win.  New Jersey remains the second state that prohibits religious people from abusing gay people (specifically teens in New Jersey) under the guise of trying to help them.  Judge Wolfson even referred to the practice as pseudoscience in his ruling: “Surely it is undisputed that a state has the power to [Read More...]

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Jaclyn Glenn on S.E. Cupp’s claim that conservative atheists are better.

Gajillions of people sent me the video clip of S.E. Cupp claiming conservative atheists are better.  I would rebut it, but Jaclyn owns it: [Read more...]

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Yahoo and Google join forces to make email host that government can’t spy on.

Good guy Google (and Yahoo) not waiting for the government to get its shit together on the 4th amendment. Yahoo Inc said it will join Google Inc to create a secure email system by next year that could make it nearly impossible for hackers or government officials to read users’ messages, The Wall Street Journal reported. The move [Read More...]

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Your morning happiness: we’re outsiiiiiiide!

They’re outside.  It’s grand.  :) [Read more...]

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President and CEO of massive Baptist convention center arrested for trying to have sex with a dog.

Two days ago, Missouri police arrested a man for soliciting sex with a dog. The Boone County Sheriff’s Department Cyber Crimes Task Force on Tuesday arrested a 56-year-old Camden County man after he allegedly used the Internet to try to find a dog to have sex with. Jerald L. Hill of the 500 block of [Read More...]

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Pastor Rick Wiles: Ebola could solve atheism, homosexuality, promiscuity, porn, and abortion.

Man, it must be great to be a Christian and to be able to see the silver lining even in a tragedy like the more than 1,000 people killed by the Ebola outbreak.  Just ask Pastor Rick Wiles: Speaking on his radio show on Tuesday, Wiles said, “Now this Ebola epidemic can become a global [Read More...]

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After school shootings, preachers being invited into public school for “comfort.”

Let’s be honest: evangelists know their optimal targets are not content, intelligent adults.  That’s why they go into prisons, or to the bedside of dying people.  It’s why they put so much emphasis on convincing children who cannot yet distinguish between fiction and fact (see belief in Santa Claus).  It’s insidious, but it’s what they [Read More...]

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Provision in the Affordable Care Act has resulted in better mental health treatment for the young.

While this doesn’t count in Kansas thanks to Sam Brownback, on the whole this is a very, very good thing. A provision in the health care reform law allowing parents to keep their adult children on their health-insurance plans has led to millions more young people with mental-health and substance-abuse problems getting treatment, according to [Read More...]

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Matt Dillahunty’s talk from the Unholy Trinity Tour.

Looks like a bit of a slow news day.  It’s probably just as well since I’m operating on very little sleep.  No worries!  There are some stories to write about and new videos to be watched.  Here’s Matt Dillahunty killing it on the Unholy Trinity Tour. [Read more...]

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