Skepticism and “Organic” foods

DrB-   Are “Organic” foods better for you? On the surface, it feels like one of those “everybody knows” or gut feeling type questions, that should be easy to answer. That we can just assume that those foods marked as “organic,” for having been grown with specific farming methods, are better than those sprayed with [Read More...]

Tuesday conversation: drugs.

I’m going to start a trend of having a dedicated conversation topic every Tuesday. Today’s conversation is drugs.  Have you done them?  Which ones?  Which would you do again/not do again? Should they be legal?  Which ones? Go. [Read more...]

Paul Ryan on school sponsored prayer

DrB-   Public school’s having official prayer is struck down every time it comes up. The supreme court ruled on that 50 years ago, and nothing has changed.  Not that the current crop of GOP candidates are pleased about that. “That’s a constitutional issue of the states,’’ Mr. Ryan told a campaign volunteer during a [Read More...]

9/11: never forget our own failures.

When I got out of work on September 11, 2001, my father called me and told me to remember where I was that day and everything else about it: what I thought, who I talked to, etc., because one day my children would ask me. When I speak to others who were in school that [Read More...]

If atheism is a religion…

My friend, Vincent, left this on my facebook wall.  It’s just the type of “fuck with ‘em while smiling” activism that I love.  If I were still a college activist, I’d be printing out these petitions today. The next time someone says “atheism is a religion”, you should ask them if they support atheist organizations [Read More...]

Godless in Lion’s Arch.

Yesterday the Godless guild got together for a photoshoot.  People in Lion’s Arch stopped to gawk at how many of us there were dancing and having a blast.  Like I told the guild last night, atheists often spend so much time focused on the ideas of atheism that we forget to take our groups out [Read More...]

Dad vs. Bill

Here’s another from the annals of my father’s facebook adventures. Bill says… He does exist – if He didn’t none of this matters, including this discussion. Until science can create life from complete lifelessness, including creating whatever materials they need out of thin air evolution is a farce. Also, if God did not create us [Read More...]

Rose Hulman was awesome!

The talk at Rose Hulman was, admittedly, not my strongest talk ever, but the Q&A was lengthy and fun.  One of Jen McCreight’s haters had said they were going to show up and pin me down during the Q&A, but they either didn’t show up or lost their nerve. After the talk, one of the [Read More...]

Chris Kluwe comes down on bigot politician like a ton of bricks.

A player for the Baltimore Ravens, Brendon Ayanbadejo, spoke out in favor of marriage equality.  In response, a delegate from the state of Maryland, Emmett C. Burns Jr., wrote a letter the Ravens team suggesting they muzzle their player. Boy, did that ever rub Vikings punter Chris Kluwe the wrong way.  He wrote an open [Read More...]

Mitt Romney, cocaine smugglers, and how morality really works for the right wing.

Uh oh!  Mitt Romney was bad! Mitt Romney recently attended a campaign rally in Florida that was hosted by a man who was part of a drug ring that was caught trying to smuggle over 2,000 pounds of cocaine into America. Reinaldo Bermudez, 38, is the owner of Palacio de los Jugos, located in Miami, [Read More...]

Godless NFL thread.

Let’s turn to the NFL after my beloved Arkansas Razorbacks got upset by lowly Louisiana-Monroe yesterday.  Ugh.  Maybe my Raiders will make some magic happen… So the NFL starts this week.  I will be on the road and unable to watch most of the action, but I still have my picks. Player to watch: Peyton [Read More...]

A song for America.

I bought Stephen Lynch’s album 3 Balloons for the trip to Terre Haute.  There was a song on the album that made me want to buy another copy just so Lynch could have the money. [Read more...]

Jon Stewart: evidence of Democrat voting fraud.

Jon Stewart nails.  Shame, shame, shame on Ted Strickland and the Democrats.  You deceived your own delegates by giving them the illusion of influence in the form of the sacred institution of the vote when the matter was predetermined.  It demonstrated contempt for the process and your delegates. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Get [Read More...]

Godless group photo!

The Godless Guild Wars 2 guild has finally been able to expand its roster and almost immediately it shot up well into triple digits.  Though the land of Tyria is huge, you can’t go far without bumping into someone with GDLS after their name. It’s a beautiful thing. Anyway, for those who wish to participate, [Read More...]