I’ve been watching the live stream of the ESA team which, today, landed a probe on comet 67P! Brace for action, comet-watchers! Today’s the day that the Rosetta craft successfully dropped the Philae robot lander on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. The Philae lander was even nice enough to tweet out its new address: Yeah, human [Read More…]
Unitarian Universalist church in my hometown has windows shot out and threatening letter left. [UPDATED]
The Unitarian Universalist church in my hometown of Mountain Home, Arkansas recently published a letter in the local paper letting the community know that they welcome everyone at their church regardless of race, religion, or sexual orientation. The reaction? The church had its windows shot out one night and the church’s leader received this note: I come from a [Read More…]
God dammit! How is my own straight marriage surviving? Not only is it surviving, I haven’t even noticed the slightest inconvenience from all these gay marriage bans falling. It’s almost like people of the same sex getting married doesn’t make a single, solitary, god damn bit of difference. Add South Carolina to the mix: a [Read More…]
This man just wants to give these two pandas their medicine. The pandas are having none of it. They just want to plaaaaaaaaaaaaaay. How does that guy not crack up at this??? He probably has to deal with this every day. 😛 [Read more…]
I’m rushing off to my therapist appointment, but this article from the Religion News Service titled “5 signs of the ‘Great Decline’ of religion in America” is just too good not to share. Here are three graphs from it: Seriously, go read the whole thing. It will give you hope for the future. [Read more…]
FFRF success: administrator at Hawaii public school makes the right call on church/state separation.
Sometimes school administrators are actually grateful to be made aware of legal violations so they can fix them. When those administrators receive a notice from the FFRF, they actually work with the FFRF to make sure the law isn’t being broken. Then religious clubs can still meet, students can still carry their bibles and enjoy [Read More…]
David Alameel, the Democratic candidate for US Senate that lost miserably to incumbent Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), said at an election watch party last week that Texas’ blacks and Latinos are “all devout Christians.” Posted on his campaign website, Dr. David Alameel, a dentist by trade and now dentist mogul, called for “an uprising in [Read More…]
In Saudi Arabia a gay man has been arrested and sentenced to three years in jail for being gay on the internet: Manama: A court in eastern Saudi Arabia has sentenced a homosexual man to three years in jail for engaging in “immoral acts”. The man, in his 30s, was also ordered to pay a [Read More…]
I swear to FSM, I wish Obama would come out in support of breathing so the GOP would all pass out from constantly holding their breath. Yesterday the President announced his support for net neutrality. Ted Cruz responded by throwing in his two cents on a subject he clearly has literally no clue about: That’s [Read More…]
I’ve promised myself that I will eat something after writing this post. I had made quite a bit of progress. I still hated my body, but I had gotten my brain to a point where I was experiencing happiness at keeping my weight constant. But a few triggering events this past week sapped my will [Read More…]
The other day I wrote about a developing situation in Brevard County down in Florida. The atheists want to give an invocation and were denied by the County Commission. Many organizations sent them letters along the lines of “Don’t break the law or you’ll get to pay our legal fees.” The Commission was unimpressed. In [Read More…]
Scholar who challenged the soundness of the death penalty for apostasy is now under threat of death constantly.
Abdisaid Abdi Ismail, a scholar of Islam, has written a book with a very simple premise: Abdisaid Abdi Ismail’s book, “The Rule of Apostasy In Islam: Is it True?” was published in Kenya in September. In the book he argues that, despite being explicitly called for in Islamic holy texts, the death penalty may not [Read More…]
For my brother, one of my best friends, my grandfather (who I recently learned was probably an atheist), and all the other veterans out there, thank you. While I may not always agree with the military actions of the government, I will always appreciate the sweat and sacrifice you put in – and I will [Read More…]