Retro gaming fundraiser for atheism!

Jason Thibeault and I are gearing up for a fundraiser toward the end of this month.  We’ll be hopping onto ustream for 24 hours straight, taking audience questions, and talking about religion. Oh, and we’ll also be playing retro video games the whole time. River City Ransom?  Oh hell yes. Bubble Bobble?  Evil will perish [Read More...]

Petition to the SCA on Justin Vacula.

Surrounding the whole hullabaloo with the SCA promoting a very bad person (unless all volunteers are co-chairs of a state branch, in which case I guess Justin wasn’t promoted, although that would make their announcement of Justin’s new title somewhat weird), Stephanie Zvan has created a petition to the SCA to have him removed.  If [Read More...]

Russian city bans production of Jesus Christ Superstar.

The Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, under the weight of complaints from Orthodox Christians, has blocked a production of Jesus Christ Superstar. Rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar has been pulled before a performance in the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don following complaints from Orthodox Christians. The believers claim the production is in breach of a controversial new [Read More...]

Interview on Atheist Nomads.

I was the interviewee on Atheist Nomads last week.  We covered a wide array of topics from the intersection of science to mental illness to retrogaming to whether or not I was wearing pants. Lots of the good people in this movement get shout outs. Check the episode out here. [Read more...]

Prayer is the most powerful thing Christians can do!

John Haggee knows how to beat Obama. I am asking the Christians of America to join us in 40 days of prayer for this presidential election. These 40 days of prayer will begin on Sept. 28, 2012. You can do it individually or in groups, but prayer is the most powerful force God has given [Read More...]

5 Awesome Atheists Under The Radar

Steven here… You may have heard of what these people have done, even if you haven’t heard their names. That needs to change. If someone is figuratively pouring their heart and soul into our movement and getting results, that’s something worth celebrating and emulating. In that spirit (also figurative) I present more atheist leaders who [Read More...]

She really rocks a bow tie.

Michaelyn is going as the Doctor for Halloween. That makes me the luckiest companion to date. [Read more...]

Wrong answer, Edwina.

So I wrote an open letter to the SCA about their association with Justin Vacula.  SCA Executive Director, Edwina Rogers, came by and left a comment. Correction – the Secular Coalition for America has not “hired” anyone in any state. We have a staff of seven in DC. We are staffing state coalitions in 49 [Read More...]

Open NFL thread.

Mwahahahahaha!  Is it ever boasting time on my NFL picks! Last week: My player-to-watch was Matthew Stafford, who went 33/42 with a touchdown.  I’m calling that one a win.  1-2 on my player-to-watch picks this year. And people thought I was mad to pick the Bengels to upset the Redskins.  Well who’s mad now?  2-1 [Read More...]

A collection of Questions

DrB-   I found a short multi-panel comic here, It’s just a few frames, with a curious take on the nature of questions, and their value as compared to answers. Because there’s some “answers” we don’t need anymore, having long outlived any initial purpose to their original question….and kicking and screaming, they’re slowly going. [Read More...]

Ein Neuer Tag.

This is from one of my favorite groups: the German techno assembly known as E Nomine.  I think it’s one of the more beautiful pieces of theory in existence.  The melody is a steady descent of minor seconds (for you non-music folks out there, a minor second is what makes the Jaws theme sound terrifying) [Read More...]

American Atheists 2013!

The American Atheists national convention for 2013 is already scheduled and they’ve already acquired a lineup bursting with atheist superstars.  And me. John Lennon once wrote that reading about himself was like reading about someone else.  It just seemed surreal.  When I see my name amongst my heroes like that, it’s the same feeling.  It [Read More...]

Porn getting in the way of my blogging.

So…if you’re ever writing a blog trashing some dude’s ideas, as I am wont to do, don’t run a google image search for “This guy sucks.”  Just don’t do it. Also, avoid google image searches for “Faith sucks” or “Faith blows.” Unless you’re into that stuff…and not at work.  Unless you work at a porn [Read More...]

College football thread.

Ugh, college football.  Can we just pretend that’s not happening today and skip to tomorrow so I can boast about how all my NFL picks from last week worked out?  Can we, huh?  Pleeeeeeeease? Arkansas plays Texas A&M this week.  I hate all teams from Texas.  The last few years we’ve had A&M’s number, but [Read More...]