Review: Why Are You Atheists So Angry?

Steven here… I’ve decided to do some reviews of books, movies, and video games relevant to atheists. Without respect to timeliness. So to start things out, I finally cracked open Greta Christina’s Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless. Greta is focused like a laser. With incredible clarity, she [Read More...]

My mouth is a resiliant little guy.

Went to the dentist this morning and 4.5 months after my oral surgery in January I’m pleased to announce that I’ve made tremendous progress.  *dance*  Now off to read the news.  [Read more...]

No, the FFRF does not approve of your elementary school’s bible distribution program.

I read this story today.  It’s about an elementary school in Tennessee that sent home permission slips with kids.  If signed, it would permit the child to return home with a copy of the New Testament from the Gideons. Immediately I thought “that’s obviously against the law.” But then I kept reading and I saw [Read More...]

Campquest in the Midwest

DrB- First off, in my head, the title of this post rhymes. Second, do you live anywhere around here: There’s a Camp Quest July 6-10 in LaCygne, Kansas. Got kids? You should give them to a science-studded secular summer. What the heck is Camp Quest? Registration Link: Don’t have kids, but would like [Read More...]

Dad responds to letter to the editor on Sodom and Gommorah.

Father saw this letter to the editor in the local paper: After seeing some of a documentary on TV about why Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed, well, I had to speak up. They said it was destroyed because the people lacked hospitality. Really? Read Genesis 19:1-13. Two angels came to Lot to take him and [Read More...]

Thou shalt not suffer a witch to ride a broomstick above 150 meters.

It seems the lawmakers in Swaziland are tackling the big issues about as well as Republicans in Texas.  Should you ever visit Swaziland, be careful how high you ride your broomstick. “A witch on a broomstick should not fly above the [150-metre] limit,” Civil Aviation Authority marketing and corporate affairs director Sabelo Dlamini told the [Read More...]

Texas lawmakers pass legislation protecting the right to say “Merry Christmas”.

Republicans often criticize Democrats of being unwilling to tackle the big issues.  Texas just showed them how to get serious as lawmakers: Texas legislators appear to have too much time on their hands. Members of the House of Representatives just passed legislation protecting everyone’s right to say “Merry Christmas.” Next on their agenda: a measure [Read More...]

Minnesota is DOOOOOOOOOOOOOMED! (But it feels so good!)

Like a Christian high schooler who sees their peers having pre-marital sex and thinks “I want to try that” despite the promises of hell from their faith, Minnesota has taken a swift look at Delaware and decided they want a taste of that hot, steamy equality action, even though it means the state will be [Read More...]

Gorillas, starship commanders, and your brain

Steven here… A lot of skepticism involves learning about and recognizing psychological phenomena. Alien abduction accounts are easier to understand if you’ve read about hypnogogia. When some Christians begin speaking in tongues, it helps to know how glossolalia works. And of course, it’s always useful to familiarize yourself with pareidolia when someone claims they have [Read More...]

Bachmann: 9/11 and Benghazi were god’s punishment to America.

Oh Michelle Bachmann.  On the one hand she’s a dangerous lunatic with inordinate amounts of power.  On the other hand, she’s a source of material for my blog that seems to have no bottom. During a Capitol Hill prayer event this week, Michelle Bachmann assured people that when mortals decide to enact atrocities that god [Read More...]

Comment moderation issues.

Disqus apparently didn’t save any of my banned IPs and email addresses, so I’ve had to go back and re-add the trolls who have figured this out.  However, it seems to create a whole new list of random ban qualifications that are preventing comments from people who are allowed in.  *grumble* Anyway, I got into [Read More...]

People will do anything if god commands it…

Y’know, if more people heard god telling them to walk around naked instead of telling them to infringe upon the rights of others, I’d be out of a job. Drivers in Charlotte, N.C., faced traffic stemming from an unusual distraction Saturday: Two women and two children walking down the street naked. “Like freshly-born baby naked,” [Read More...]

Imam who claimed not wearing a hijab invited rape attempts to rape a woman.

(Trigger warnings out the yin yang) Yet another story that makes satire impossible… Earlier this year, an Islamic Imam and mufti by the name of Shahid Mehdi said that women who don’t wear a hijab are entitled to the same respect and rights as all other women. Wait, no.  That’s not right.  What he actually [Read More...]

Four teachers at a public high school in Georgia leave classes unattended to pray with students. Superintendent does nothing. (Email address included)

Recently, four teachers at Lumpkin County High School abandoned their classes to hold a prayer with students.  The FFRF sent the school a letter that hits the nail squarely on the head with a ten-ton swing. The letter pointed out that “Teachers left classrooms unattended — the gravity of that offense cannot be overstated. … [Read More...]