Never thought I’d find myself rooting for Glenn Beck.

Glenn Beck thinks the Tea Party is inches away from taking over the GOP. The party that thinks Jesus will help them overcome the party’s support for policies that are loathed and abhored at the national level?  Please be right.  Please be right. [Read more...]

All-female League of Legends team has faces you may recognize.

No Dice Gaming has realized a problem in gaming: there aren’t that many women.  They’re attempting to do something about it as a gaming company by sponsoring the only current all-woman team.  That means sending their team to gaming conferences like E3 and ComicCon to play other competitive teams. I think this is a spectacular [Read More...]

Mark Shea posts an answered prayer.

My grandmother used to really like reading the National Enquirer, so maybe it’s genetic, but I really look forward to reading Mark Shea’s blog every morning.  It’s a guilty pleasure.  Today he has praise for a fulfilled prayer request: A reader writes: I just wanted to let you and your readers know that my friend’s [Read More...]

Morgan Lake’s survival is not a miracle.

Morgan Lake is a young woman who recently survived after her car was pushed off a bridge by a semi that didn’t stop.  Kelly Wright at Fox News is puffing out his chest, cross necklace and all, claiming that we now have proof of miracles. He opens with a Jon Bon Jovi quote: “Miracles happen [Read More...]

Ex-gay rally in Washington is a great success…for anybody who likes to laugh at the AFA.

Just this week, Sandy Rios of the American Family Association (as in, Americans who work feverishly to prevent families from forming) was bragging about the coming ex-gay rally in Washington DC.  Oh, it was to be an event for the ages! Rios confidently predicted that “thousands of ex-gays are descending” on Washington for a press [Read More...]

Ball State President: “Creationism is not science.”

A while back Ball State allowed an openly creationist and evangelical physics teacher (as in, he’s so open that he talked about it in his classes) to schedule a class in which they would explore what could be learned beyond the boundaries of science.  One would think that this would relegate it to somewhere that’s [Read More...]

Documents being released in LA diocese settlement. They’re what you expect if you expect horrible things.

Don’t read this if you have a weak stomach. Remember that $660 million settlement reached with the LA diocese in which it was decided they’d also release a slew of internal documents (without obscuring all the bad parts, try though they did)?  Well, those documents are starting to come out and…what’s that they say about [Read More...]

Lunch lady fired after 11 years in order to avoid offending religious people.

A lunch lady at a British school has been fired after serving the wrong meat to a student by mistake.  Was the student allergic?  Nope.  Vegetarian?  Nope.  So what could possibly produce such an overt reaction?  Religion, come on down. Alison Waldock, 51, served the meat forbidden to Muslims after Khadija Darr, 7, pointed to [Read More...]

To hell with AT&T, Cox, Comcast, and all their siblings.

Michaelyn and I are trying to get internet set up in our new apartment.  This is relevant: The guy I just talked to at AT&T told me all the hidden fees and got pissed when I said that put the price up to unacceptable levels.  To quote him: “next time you call in you need [Read More...]

Zombie survival: finding meat in the wilderness.

My newest article at is all about how to secure meat in the wild, along with how to not get sick eating it. The hard part is acquiring meat.  Contrary to what Disney may have taught you, wild animals do not stand out in the middle of a field with big Bambi eyes waiting [Read More...]

Zimbabwe president wants to behead gay people.

Ed Brayton flagged the most recent comments by anti-gay president of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe.  They’re, frankly, an inhuman collection of words. “If you take men and lock them in a house for five years and tell them to come up with two children and they fail to do that, then we will chop off their [Read More...]

Israel’s Rosa Parks.

The moralizing force of religion has once again reared its ugly head.  This time it’s near Jerusalem, where a woman refused to move to the back of the bus to make room for a man. Ultra-Orthodox protesters attacked and damaged three buses in the city of Beit Shemesh near Jerusalem on Wednesday, after a female [Read More...]

St. Paul Saints losing their religion for a day.

This made me smile. On August 9, for the second year running, the St. Paul Saints will lose their religion. That night’s game at Midway Stadium is sponsored by the Minnesota Atheists, so the Saints will drop the “S” from their jerseys and signs around Midway Stadium, thereby becoming the St. Paul Aints. The players’ [Read More...]

CNN: why young people are leaving the church.

Hemant Mehta has an article on CNN talking about why the children of the millennial generation are leaving religion like no generation before.  Two of the reasons really stuck out to me: Christians can no longer hide in a bubble, sheltered from opposing perspectives, and church leaders can’t protect young people from finding information that [Read More...]