John McCain on Fox News: Muslims thanking god is no more offensive than Christians thanking god.

Where did this guy go in 2008?  Seriously. There was nothing for McCain to gain for telling the truth on Fox News there and plenty for him to lose politically by saying that Christians do the same thing they find deplorable in other faiths to an audience guaranteed to be outraged at having their hypocrisy [Read More...]

Father captures my thoughts on the situation with Syria.

My father wrote a post on facebook the other day that pretty much echoes exactly my position on the growing situation in Syria: The question keeps coming up: There have been 100,000 killed in Syria and another 7 million displaced. Why get all worked up now because 1,000 people were killed by poison gas? The [Read More...]

Bakery that denied service to lesbian couple is closing its shop.

Earlier this year a bakery in Oregon refused to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple citing their religious beliefs.  You can understand the outrage that ensued, and on Saturday they closed their shop saying they would be moving the bakery to an in-home business. But they left a sign on the door: “This [Read More...]

God will have to beg my forgiveness.

I saw this image on facebook and it really hit home. I do not understand how this is not the response of every person to travesties.  If god could cure cancer and doesn’t, allowing a person to die without pain rather than with it, then god is not anything that could be considered kind.  The [Read More...]

Scientific geniuses in government? Why didn’t we think of that!

In the United States our Congress is comprised primarily of businessmen.  The Committee on Science is populated with a cast of the most scientifically ignorant people imaginable. Meanwhile, in Italy, they’re appointing senators for life who did instrumental work on the Large Hadron Collider and won the Nobel Prize: On Friday the President of the Italian [Read More...]

This weekend I introduced a person to atheists.

I spent Labor Day Weekend at a family reunion of sorts for Michaelyn’s family.  It was a lot of fun.  We camped out on her uncle’s land in rural Missouri.  There was an actual outhouse.  I used it.  Thing had a flushing toilet and running water (into a bucket).  Definitely the Cadillac of outhouses. Anyway, [Read More...]

Zombie Attack Prevention Tips

Steven here… Ok, so I’m kind of stealing the zombie-theme from JT for a minute here, but I had to share this PSA made by Maria D’Souza Walters with the folks at Death By Puppets. We need a Zombie Rights Activist movement. After all, aren’t zombies the real victims here? All those living people provocatively [Read More...]

Taking the day off.

It’s been a long week.  I’ve decided to spend the day with Michaelyn watching the LCS, cuddling, and relaxing. I will probably stream a bit later if you want to come say hi.  Catch you crazy kids on the flip side.  :P [Read more...]

Calvin and Hobbes creator’s words with aspiring comic’s art combine to talk about what is important in life.

I’ve always had the utmost respect for Bill Waterson (the man behind Calvin and Hobbes).  Once he had said all he wanted to say with Calvin and Hobbes, he walked away.  Rather than staying on to make money having to manufacture motivation and letting the cartoon get stale, he walked away. I admire him for [Read More...]

Headed to Philly soon!

The next place I’ll be showing up to give a talk will be in Philadelphia at the PA State Atheist/Humanist Conference.  It’s a group effort between The Freethought Society, Lancaster Freethought Society, PhillyCoR, and PA Nonbelievers that will run from September 13-15.  It’s got a pretty solid lineup of speakers like Seth Andrews, James Croft, [Read More...]

Rest assured, Steve Lonegan is a man.

The other day I wrote about Newark mayor and senate hopeful Cory Booker fighting homophobia as a political figure.  The Republican opposing Booker, Steve Lonegan, wants everybody to know that he is most certainly a man who likes man things. “It’s kind of weird. As a guy, I personally like being a guy,” Lonegan said. [Read More...]

Atheist running for mayor in Georgia.

Hey gang.  Need to finish up an editing project, so the posts today will be quick-hit news-type stuff. First, an open atheist is running for mayor in LaGrange, GA.  Part of the reason is so he can repeal laws that grant special privilege to religion. On Monday, August 26, 2013, Mike Smith, an open atheist, [Read More...]

That didn’t take long…

Two days ago I wrote about how the state of New Jersey refused American Atheists President David Silverman his ATHE1ST vanity license plate on the grounds that it was offensive.  Here you can see a copy of the rejection letter and Silverman’s appeal letter. I just received a press release from American Atheists with an [Read More...]

Hospital fighting to save a young girl’s life from her parents’ beliefs.

In Ohio there is an Amish couple with the misfortune of having their daughter stricken with cancer.  Initially the couple decided god wouldn’t help their child, but that perhaps mortal doctors could (that’s a bit of snark, they actually thought god would help their daughter but that doctors would make it more likely for god [Read More...]