Open letter to Justin Vacula.

Justin, It will come as no surprise to you that I have gripes with your post from the other day.  I will not lie and say that I do not believe you stepping down was for the best.  I will also not lie and say that I am happy with how this has concluded. But, [Read More...]

Jon Stewart to debate Bill O’Reilly!

How the hell did I not know about this?  Tomorrow night at 8pm EDT, Jon Stewart will debate Bill O’Reilly for charity. On Saturday, Stewart and O’Reilly square off in a mock debate in Washington, D.C., to be streamed online for $4.95, with half the proceeds going to charity. As the two prepare for the [Read More...]

Paying for the right to eat.

I’m up in Kansas City hanging out with Dr. Dave, his girlfriend (and long-time friend of mine) Ashley, and soon Michaelyn.  I’ve been sprinting like a maniac the last few days, so we’re going to spend a night in eating pizza and playing Betrayal at the House on the Hill. We went to pick up [Read More...]

Can I gay marry Chris Kluwe?

He’s called out Matt Birk, and it’s every bit as wonderful as his first effort. The second flaw is that you’re actually arguing in favor of same-sex marriage. If children having a stable home is the main crux of your concern, then denying gay couples the benefits of 1100 federal laws can only harm the [Read More...]

Would a real debate be too much to ask for?

This article pretty much sums up my frustration with the dueling infomercials last night mistakenly sold to the public as a debate. In February, during a CNN-sponsored Republican primary debate, nearly all the candidates ignored a question put to them by John King. It’s an old trick. He had asked each of them to come [Read More...]

Matt Birk is a bigot.

Another Ravens player is speaking up on marriage equality.  Unfortunately, Matt Birk is regurgitating the god awful (see what I did there) arguments of the side of bigotry. The union of a man and a woman is privileged and recognized by society as “marriage” for a reason, and it’s not because the government has a [Read More...]

I’m definitely not hungover, if that’s what you’re thinking.

The talk went well last night.  There were plenty of Christians in the audience and they were vocal during the Q&A.  Lots of attempts to convince me that god sending his son to die showed that he loved me instead of showing how god undervalued his son.  Those were fun. Anyway, to I set off [Read More...]

I vote for another drink

DrB-   We know the United States wasn’t founded on Christianity, in any sense of the word. You know what it was founded on? Beer. George Washington famously brewed it. James Madison purportedly sought to create a cabinet-level Secretary of Beer. And Franklin Delano Roosevelt helped make it legal to produce and sell (again) by [Read More...]

Sorry for not posting today.

Sorry for the lack of posting today.  I’ve been working all day on my response to Frank Turek for tonight.  I just finished.  125 slides and should come in at just over an hour.  I’m really pleased. Now to run it a few times.  Wheeeeeeee! [Read more...]

Faith kills again

DrB- It’s a failure to be reasonable when a parent prays while their child dies of a curable condition. But murdering the child in the name of faith? A six-week-old baby was killed by her bipolar mother after she stuffed pages from the Bible into the infant’s mouth…..Christian fundamentalist Julia Lovemore, 41, killed daughter Faith [Read More...]

On the merit of their ideas?

Awwwwwwwww.  After Frank Turek’s talk, we found a poster for my event ripped down and in the trash. Because Christianity makes you more moral, and because they’re confident in their arguments. Tonight I get to go after Turek’s talk.  Rawr!  I will be fierce. [Read more...]

You can trust him, he’s a Pastor!

DrB-   You ever notice how religion makes people develop superior ethics? How being in tune with the will of God makes one a better person? How those in leadership positions of theology are pillars of the community? A Toronto pastor swindled parishioners and colleagues of more than $8 million   Well. That’s awkward. Well, [Read More...]

Let the fun begin.

Frank Turek is going.  He’s already said if we’re just molecules that there’s no purpose to life.  *sigh*  Let the live-blogging fun begin! Turek: “Four questions, if you answer yes, then beyond a reasonable doubt that god exists.” Does truth exist? Does god exist?  Are miracles possible? Is the NT True? If those questions are [Read More...]

No more “gay cure” treatment in California!

Remember the bill that was being considered in California that would make any treatment trying to alter someone’s sexuality illegal?  It passed last week! “This bill bans nonscientific ‘therapies’ that have driven young people to depression and suicide,” Gov. Jerry Brown said in a statement on Saturday after he signed the bill into law. “These [Read More...]


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