Misplaced vitriol.

I got this comment from Joan Dawson on my post about the new pope failing to properly handle child rapists. Is there any reason why Patheos continues to allow this vitriole from the Atheist Channel?  Of course, anything the Catholic Church does is trashed here.  These are non-believers.  They discount any God or god. Note [Read More...]

NCAA open thread, round 1 day 2.

Hooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!  Who picked Harvard to win last night?  That would be me (and Michaelyn).  I had pretty good picks up until the last few games of the day…then I dropped from tied for first in the atheist pool down to tied for fifth.  Michaelyn is tied for second, and won’t let me hear the end [Read More...]

God is not the solution to eating disorders.

Will of Godless Teens had a group come into his school to talk about overeating disorders.  Awesome!  The later high school years are when a lot of eating disorders pop up. However, like charity often works with the Catholic church, combating real problems, in this case, was an excuse to talk about god.  The group [Read More...]

League of Legends ranked team comps.

After the tryouts, it looks like we’ll be able to field four different teams! Team A: Top:  Sinhakcer Jungle:  Mersh Mid:  Alyesa ADC:  BionicWoman Support:  Bobito2 Team B: Top:  Xalth Jungle:  UnknownKeeper Mid:  JlnFrancisco ADC:  Geremin Support:  Garr Legrand Team C: Top:  Cleardale Jungle:  Zheyr Mid:  BillShatner ADC:  Pixypi Support:  Chao Modus Team D: Top:  [Read More...]

A letter to Kenzie.

I got this comment on a recent post. im fifteen years old and i know that this is ridiculous . our country was founded by people who trusted in god . they relied on god to bring them to America . i don’t know what this world has gone to . these people are going [Read More...]

Survivor of Taliban assassination attempt returns to school.

Malala Yousafzai has returned to school, this time in progressive England rather than fundamentalist Muslim Pakistan.  Good for her.  Nice to see a fifteen year-old with more bravery than most adults I know.  The future is indeed bright. Malala Yousafzai, the girl who was shot in the head by extremists in Pakistan after campaigning for [Read More...]

North Carolina church takes a stand for gay marriage. Cool, but shouldn’t get Christians off the hook.

A North Carolina church has declared they will not perform any marriages until the state recognizes same-sex marriage. A church in Winston-Salem has decided not to allow marriages of any kind until their denomination and the state of North Carolina allow same sex marriages. Members of the Leadership Council of Green Street United Methodist Church [Read More...]

New pope failed to expunge child rapists.

Quick hit post #2: with 70% of Catholics saying that dealing with the child abuse scandal is the most important thing on the new pope’s plate, stories are beginning to surface that Bergoglio didn’t exactly meet the minimum standard before becoming pope. Father Julio Cesar Grassi was a celebrity in the Archdiocese of Buenos Aires. [Read More...]

There will never be more irony than this.

You know how “absolute zero” is the temperature at which it can’t get any colder?  This is absolute irony. I give you Pat Robertson warning people against religious scams. [Read more...]

Open NCAA thread!

For all you heathens watching the NCAA tournament, here’s where you can hang out and talk amongst yourselves. I’ll be in tonight after Michaelyn and I return to Lawrence.  [Read more...]

New director of faith-based and neighborhood partnerships <3s separation of church and state.

I’m still in the middle of Kansas visiting Michaelyn’s family.  Right now I’ve managed to sneak away from the six year-olds (who are too big to fit into an oven) to catch up on a bit of the news and what not.  So posts today are going to be of the quick hit variety.  I’ll [Read More...]

Fun things tonight!

If you want to fill out an NCAA bracket with a bunch of atheists, today is your last day to get it in!  Gotta hurry before the games start! Also, don’t forget that League of Legends ranked team tryouts are tonight at 9pm! I think I’m going to start putting more effort into promoting the [Read More...]

Law and Secularism – The Week in Review

Religious Freedoms Last week we reported on the Kansas City Atheist Coalition being denied permission to participate in its city’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade because of their lack of religious belief. No other non-Catholic or secular groups were prohibited. The KC Atheists went to the parade anyway, holding signs that protested the discrimination and [Read More...]

Atheist League of Legends team tryouts.

Wow!  A lot of responses to the idea of a ranked atheist LoL team.  So, here’s what we’re gonna do. I’m free Thursday night, so let’s shoot for, say, 9pm EDT/6pm PDT?  If you can’t make it, no big.  The goal of this team is not necessarily to win, it’s to have fun.  In fact, [Read More...]