“They say my glass eye is a ‘slap in the face to God’”

**Update** Some weird things are going on here. First, I received a message from “Emily Monroe” asking me to take down this article, stating that bullying had increased at her school because of it. I didn’t think that taking down this article would stop the bullies, but I did anyway at her request. Then, I [Read More...]

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Guy who posed at soup kitchen, but didn’t actually volunteer, urges voters to be more skeptical.

Paul Ryan, who famously barged into a soup kitchen to wash already-clean pots and pans for a photo op before skipping out before any actual work could be done, is urging voters to be more skeptical in the next presidential election: Former vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan doubts Iowans would have rehired Democrat Barack Obama [Read More...]

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GOP can’t believe someone might lie about the Affordable Care Act.

The Republican party, which told every lie imaginable in their quest to defeat the Affordable Care Act, have seized upon their strategy for the upcoming election cycle: Obama, they say, told a single lie about the Act. In his West Virginia district, the TV ads attacking Democratic Rep. Nick Rahall over the calamitous startup of [Read More...]

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French hostage really does escape thanks to prayer.

Francis Collump, a man taken hostage in Nigeria, recently escaped his captors – truly, and legitimately, because of prayer: FRANCE 24’s correspondent in Nigeria, Aminu Abubacar, reported that there were no military operation involved and that Collomp managed to escape entirely on his own. “According to the police commissioner, he escaped yesterday. The commissioner told [Read More...]

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Catholic bishop to exorcise gay demons in Illinois.

After the political process (read: playing fair) failed to stop marriage equality in Illinois, a Catholic bishop has a new idea: exorcism. The Catholic bishop of Springfield, Illinois, Thomas Paprocki, announced that he would lead a prayer service next week to exorcise the gay-loving demons there that helped bring same-sex marriage to Illinois. Because the [Read More...]

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“Mercy.”

First story I read today: a cardiologist at Mercy Regional Hospital in Colorado, a Catholic-run hospital, was reprimanded for discussing abortion with a woman whose pregnancy may have endangered her life.  Dr. Michael Demos was dealing with a patient who showed signs of Marfan syndrome, a condition that can often become deadly when a woman [Read More...]

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Your morning happiness: walking on ice for the first time.

I’m back after a wonderful Skepticon!  My talk went well, though I thought it drug just a bit.  But it’s a keeper that I’ll be giving again for sure.  That was my last speaking gig for the year, so from here on out it’s just blogs, blogs, blogs.  Thanks for being so patient with me [Read More...]

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Suggestions for T. Baklinski

Dear Thaddeus Baklinski, This is Christina Stephens, Awesome Editor of Reasonableness. Thank you for taking the time to submit your article, “Principal stops students from saying Lord’s Prayer in Alberta public school after one complaint” to me so that I may offer up my editorial suggestions. I understand your passion for reason, and I especially [Read More...]

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Shocking photo from Skepticon 6.

Here are the protesters who recognized me and asked for a picture with me.  I suspect they’ll be shocked when they see it later… Every time I walk past them they call me “JT Everlost”.  This is what amounts to adult discourse in the world of Pastor McBadAtBuns.  On the way back, maybe I’ll call [Read More...]

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I have been deceived.

There are a gaggle of protesters hanging about Skepticon.  Upon arriving at the conference today they recognized me and wanted a picture.  Swag. Just a little bit ago, one of the youngsters in their thrall employ, without a word, handed me a tract.  It was a one million dollar bill on one side with a [Read More...]

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Off to Skepticon! :)

Soon we’ll be heading out the door.  I’m feeling really good about this talk, and there will even be a musical surprise.  :)  Hope to see some of you there. I’ll try to post pictures throughout the weekend. [Read more...]

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Learn about song-writing at Skepticon!

At 3pm tomorrow, I’ll be teaching a workshop on song-writing with Shelley Segal, Ashley F. Miller, and Dave Muscato.  If you’re at Skepticon, pop in and receive the wisdoms! My talk will be the closer on Sunday (which means there will be ten people in the audience, but I’ll give a helluva talk for those [Read More...]

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Your morning happiness: dem dawg faces.

I’m going to be tweaking and practicing my Skepticon talk today so, once again, content will be light.  Thanks for enduring this during my silly travel season.  To get your day off to a good start, here’s some dog faces: [Read more...]

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Sam Harris: it’s always now.

Last night in the Q&A I got asked how I deal with the prospect of my own mortality.  I responded in two ways, the first is that knowing that it’s all finite makes me rush to take it all in.  I won’t be able to smell the roses forever, so I’m sure to smell them [Read More...]

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