You were special before god abused you.

I saw this image this morning and it made me sick.  It’s the kid in the wheelchair thanking god for making him special. For as eager as Christians can be to claim victimhood over the stupidest stuff (people want to be inclusive during the holiday season?  They are launching a war on us!), despite their [Read More...]

Father on the war on Christmas.

This cartoon ran the other day in my hometown newspaper: This is what I grew up with in Bumblefuck, Arkansas.  Anyway, father waded into the comments of the cartoon on line: what is there about a generic “Happy Holidays” that could possibly offend anyone? Or would, in any way, infringe upon people’s ability to enjoy [Read More...]

Your morning happiness: cacophony of cute.

This cat found some warm furniture: And here are some best frans: [Read more...]

Christians open the door for Satanist monument in Oklahoma.

As the axiom goes: be careful what you wish for because you might just get a shitload of it. In their zeal to tout their faith in the public square, conservatives inOklahoma may have unwittingly opened the door to a wide range of religious groups, including Satanists who are seeking to put their own statue next [Read More...]

“In god we trust” passionately fought for by people who don’t.

Hemant pinged out that the City Council in Clarksburg, WV unanimously decided to put “In God We Trust” over city all.  First, some history: “In God We Trust,” was adopted as our national motto in 1956 as a sneer at the Russians. Kind of like how people will say, “I’ll pray for you” after you’ve [Read More...]

Neil Steinberg doesn’t get words.

Neil Steinberg doesn’t believe in god, but he wants you to know he’s not an atheist. Readers sometimes accuse me of being an atheist, based on my complete nonbelief in God. I always correct them. I am not an atheist. Atheists are zealots, too, elevating denial of the divine into a kind of faux religion, [Read More...]

Your morning happiness: corgi on a carousel.

You will never be happier than this dog: I felt better Saturday for the gamethon, but yesterday I almost lost my voice (and may lose it entirely today) and slept half the day.  My plan right now is to go shower, curl up in bed, read the news if I can avoid spacing out continuously…and [Read More...]


Giveaway:  if you donated, and you’re a gamer, leave a comment saying you donated to get giveaways throughout the day! The day has arrived!  This post is where you’ll find everything you need to enjoy the day.  Foundation Beyond Belief is doing everything it can to help eradicate cancer once and for all.  The most [Read More...]

Louie Gohmert: atheists should pray for national security.

Louie Gohmert is great material for sick days.  I don’t need to mock him or de-construct what he says.  No, I only need to quote him: “If you were completely areligious, completely atheistic, but you wanted to have a free country, and you wanted to have it safe and protected, then it would sound like, [Read More...]

Taking away AIDS medication and selling prayers in the name of charity (and god).

We’re often told that faith makes people more charitable.  That is not true, but even if faith did make people more likely to be charitable, that’s not the only consideration that should be made.  It also matters how people choose to be charitable.  Faith can make people turn away volunteers to feed the homeless because [Read More...]

Why snowmen don’t evolve.

Oh hot apple cider, you are the true savior…of my sore throat.  This is part of why I don’t believe in god: I have a hard time believing the same dude who created malaria, AIDS, cancer, and Glenn Beck also created hot apple cider. Anyway, this cartoon made by somebody who skipped their intro-level biology [Read More...]

Jon Stewart on this year’s war on Christmas.

It’s a tradition for Jon Stewart and the Daily Show that Christmas comes a month early for them…right about when Bill O’Reilly, Sarah Palin, and the fear-mongers at Fox News kick the fear mongering into overdrive as the year concludes. [Read more...]

Your morning happiness: fox and the hound.

Hey gang.  Still sick this morning, so am gonna take it easy again in hopes of being less ill for the gamethon tomorrow.  Rest assured that even if I’m sick I’ll play through the pain like a bawss. Here is a story of a real life fox and hound who became best friends. [Read more...]

My mother would rather lose a friend than hide who she is.

If there is anything in me that can be called bravery, rest assured it probably came from my mother.  Dad just sent me this on facebook: One of Carol’s old–but rarely interacted with— friends posted this on facebook today: “I JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY SOME PEOPLE THINK IT’S KOOL TO BASH RELIGION ON FACE BOOK. [Read More...]