Establishment Clause Win in Mississippi

Remember those school assemblies in Mississippi that were specifically intended to tell the high school students to accept Jesus into their othwise shallow and meaningless lives? I wrote about the situation when those assemblies happened last spring. In an agreed judgment entered of record Friday, the Rankin County School District administrators admitted that the students’ [Read More...]

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Helping: the Catholic Church is doing it wrong.

American Atheists…they’re really good at telling the unabashed truth.  In fact, with regards to aid to the areas devastated by Hurricane Haiyan, they’re putting up billboards doing just that. What moved American Atheists to put up these billboards?  Religion causing people who want to help to wind up not helping at all: While at least [Read More...]

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In defense of the Muslims in Angola.

It is often said, by members of the majority religion in the United States desperately wishing to feel persecuted, that if atheists were in charge that freedom of religion would quickly become a relic of the past under the iron fist of atheism.  Atheists generally respond that we’d stand up for Christians if their religious [Read More...]

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Hitchens at his finest.

Hitchens telling it how it is: Another reason to try and convince people that their religion is false is because hope and joy are available without belief in the untrue – and should be found without belief in the untrue and the ludicrous, as those beliefs cause tremendous suffering the world over to people who [Read More...]

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Afghanistan considering reinstating stoning as a punishment for adulterers.

And by “alduterer” they’re including people who just have sex before engaging in some arbitrary religious ceremony. Afghan government officials have proposed reintroducing public stoning as a punishment for adultery, Human Rights Watch said, even though the practice has been denounced both inside and outside the country as one of the most repugnant symbols of the Taliban [Read More...]

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The truth about Santa.

I was sent an article this morning in which a mother writes a letter to her daughter – her daughter who had just asked the mom if she was Santa Claus.  Here’s the letter: Dear Lucy, Thank you for your letter. You asked a very good question: “Are you Santa?” I know you’ve wanted the [Read More...]

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Your morning happiness: puppy wants to run on treadmill too.

Prepare for a deluge of posts that will fill you with rage…by watching this puppy!  [Read more...]

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Help Josiah Biblename

UPDATE: The goal for this fundraiser has been met and as such no further donations are required. I asked you to chip in for someone you may never have even met, and you all went above and beyond. Thank you all so much! Steven here… You may not know who Josiah Biblename is, but you’ve [Read More...]

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Facebook fanpage for JT

Steven here… Fun fact: JT has a Facebook fan page! It’s actually been up for some time, but JT refuses to do any kind of self-promotion with it. So I’m going behind his back to ask you to go “like” it. #rebel #sorrynotsorry https://www.facebook.com/pages/JT-Eberhard/387729659103 [Read more...]

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Man who has helped pull Bangladesh out of poverty accused of trying to destroy its citizens…because religion.

Here’s a link back to today’s morning happiness post.  You’ll need it after this: In the 41 years since its independence, Bangladesh has made great strides. Until recently one of the poorest nations on Earth, poverty is fading. The country has made remarkable gains in reduction of hunger, and now ranks among Goldman Sachs’ “Next [Read More...]

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Russell Moore: marriages where wives don’t submit to their husbands is false gospel.

Russell Moore has voiced an opinion that extends well beyond himself in Baptist circles (as well as the circles of other ancient religions): “Often, I think, the gospel is obscured because God has designed a picture of the gospel in the one-flesh union of husband and wife,” Moore said of his long association with the Council [Read More...]

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A bit about mental illness and “retards”.

As many of you know, Michaelyn is studying cognitive neuroscience.  She had a homework assignment the other night to watch one of a list of movies depicting someone with mental illness and to write a paper about how well/poorly it was portrayed.  She had never seen A Beautiful Mind before and we decided on that [Read More...]

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Your morning happiness: penguins chasing a butterfly.

This will improve your mood, right before current events tears it right back down: [Read more...]

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RELEASE THE HOUNDS! It’s the War on Christmas!

Christina here… It happens right under your nose. In bunkers across the nation, Christmas-hating people are training. There is a war going on. A war to wipe the holy Christian holiday known as Christmas from the face of the planet, starting with the very center of the universe: the USA. Every year, the secularists take [Read More...]

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