Jesus doesn’t give a damn.

What…the….? Whether it’s a joke or not, I can only imagine two responses from believers. 1.  They’ll love it, because those believers endorse all the things encapsulated by this toy. 2.  They’ll consider it a sad derision of their savior and blame the toy-maker for mocking their religion instead of blaming all the people in [Read More...]

David Siegel is a terrible person.

Billionaire David Siegel threatens his employees with joblessness if Obama gets re-elected. [Read more...]

Slate gets it right on the Muslim riots.

Though Slate posted an article arguing that we should not necessarily be free to criticize religion a few months ago, they’ve now posted an article rightly saying that people shouldn’t kill because they’re offended. [Read more...]

ScienceMag live chat on mental illness in a few hours!

Today’s ScieneMag live chat will be over mental illness. Psychiatric disorders such as depression and schizophrenia are an enormous cause of disability throughout the world. Yet most current medications are no better than drugs discovered more than half a century ago, and some pharmaceutical companies seem to be giving up. Why has progress in this [Read More...]

A pineapple named Muhammad and a lot of moxy.

I like these guys. A group of atheist students were kicked out of their university’s fresher fair because of a “blasphemous pineapple” named Mohammed. The Reading University Atheist, Humanist and Secularist Society (RAHS) took part in the fair on Wednesday, in order to promote their upcoming debate “Should we respect religion?”. The society displayed a [Read More...]

People poisoned by faith attempt to extinguish one of the most noble lives.

A 14-year-old girl who had spoken out about equality for women was assassinated by the Taliban for her “crime.” What role did faith play in this? [Read more...]

Why the electoral college sucks.

A video explaining how the electoral college creates voter inequality. [Read more...]

Cranky manager?

Michaelyn sent me this.  Some hotel manager got up on the wrong side of the bed. [Read more...]

Interview with Katherine Stewart, author of “The Good News Clubs”.

Below is a guest post from Katherine Stewart, author of the book The Good News Clubs, which was instrumental in my work with the SSA. Katherine Stewart here, author of The Good News Club: The Christian Right’s Stealth Assault on America’s Children. JT invited me to be a guest blogger. He sang for me arias [Read More...]

Want to win free pizza for life?

Pizza Hut is offering free pizza for life to anybody who, at the Town Hall Presidential debate, stands up and asks “Pepperoni or sausage?” As much as I love stuffed crust pizza, and as much as I love creative trolling, I have to give a huge demerit to Pizza Hut here.  Marketing their product is [Read More...]

What the hell is wrong with Arkansas?

No sooner did I breath a sigh of relief after finding out that Charles Davidson was a racist relic of the past (only sixteen years ago, but still the past) than my readers tell me about an Arkansas legislator channeling the ghost of Davidson’s dead political career. Meet Representative John Hubbard (who is up for [Read More...]

Tuesday conversation: flying.

I’m flying to South Carolina today, which is a decent little hop from Kansas City.  Still, eight hours of time spent traveling in order to get to the East Coast is a pretty sweet deal. I fly a lot, and have done so for the last couple of years.  I’m still scared shitless to fly.  [Read More...]

New Romney strategy seems to be working

DrB-       Recent interviews with Romney during one of this flights between events, he details the new methods he’s using to reach voters: For weeks many Beltway insiders had written off the Romney campaign as dead, saying the candidate had dug himself into too deep a hole with too little time to recover. [Read More...]

Student group lands grant to help students transition away from faith.

A Wisconsin atheist group recently submitted a 50+ page proposal to the committee that allocates certain organizational funding at their school. The proposal was for a $90,000+ budget to provide two services to the campus:

Faith Questioning is a peer-to-peer religious advising service, designed to help students struggling with their faith, and to encourage all participants to develop their own religious identity.

Secular Support Groups are discussion-based meetings for nonreligious, questioning, or any students interested in discussing topics relating to religion in a large group setting. [Read more...]