Dad on gun control.

Normally, whenever some of my dad’s work gets onto the blog it’s because I saw him dropping the hammer on somebody on facebook or in the forums of our local newspaper.  But today he sent me this piece that he specifically wrote up about gun control. Gun Control…Where do you even start? Disclaimer: I am [Read More...]

Atheists raise funds for Sandy Hook victims.

Those of you who saw Obama’s speech at the Sandy Hook vigil the other night know that the tragedy is awash in religion.  The President’s talk was at an Interfaith vigil that put the emphasis on Interfaith as, once again, atheism was left out.  This is sad, considering that on the odds some of the [Read More...]

How an angry, bitter, atheist activist spends the holidays.

You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who spends more time combing the news, reading of the folly of religion, and being good and pissed as I.  So what do mean-spirited killjoys like myself do around the holidays? Watched Love Actually with my fiancee (she’d never seen it).  Now she wants to get married twice. Watched [Read More...]

Giant bubbles.

DrB-   This is a video of a guy making giant soap bubbles on a beach. That is all.   You can find me on twitter, @DrDavidBurger [Read more...]

Best ugly sweaters ever.

My Friendsmas gift to Michaelyn was a pair of matching ugly sweaters for the two of us.  They have dinosaurs. Because we’re not already gooey enough. [Read more...]

James Dobson won’t be outslimed by Mike Huckabee.

Presumably envious of Mike Huckabee’s ability to blame completely unrelated things for a madman’s shooting rampage, James Dobson has decided to tell us why Adam Lanza committed his crime.  It wasn’t parent issues, bullying, or any number of other psychological factors.  Nope!  It was the political opinions of people who never even knew who he [Read More...]

Having a happy holiday down in Arkansas.

If I get a little lax on blogging over the next week, this is why. [Read more...]

Tuesday conversation: gun control.

Ok, it had to happen.  Six freaking days before Friendsmas.  But it’s on everybody’s mind, so let’s have it out. Me?  I do not favor gun bans.  I’m all for reform of gun law that would strive to keep firearms in the hands of responsible citizens (and close loopholes like the gun show loophole that [Read More...]

Companies that suck, volume 3.

Here’s another company that sucks (if you want to read about the others, go here and here).  It’s Domino’s Pizza! The founder of Domino’s Pizza is suing the federal government over mandatory contraception coverage in the health care law. Tom Monaghan, a devout Roman Catholic, says contraception isn’t health care but a “gravely immoral” practice. [Read More...]

Mormon women receive death threats for wanting to wear pants to church.

Another case to be filed under “religion doesn’t make people better” comes from the Mormon church.  Recently a group of Mormon women on facebook had to close down their page due to death threats from other Mormons.  What were they advocating? Were they saying that sex outside of wedlock was ok? Were they saying that [Read More...]

Did you think Mike Huckabee was scraping bottom? You were wrong.

So Mike Huckabee said some really stupid stuff after the Sandy shooting and, rather than apologizing or shutting his mouth to minimize the damage, he’s decided his Olympic-size swimming pool full of bullshit is a perfect place to cultivate red herrings. The vicious attacks that have resulted, most of all of which are based on [Read More...]

Help David Fitzgerald launch The Complete Heretic’s Guide to Western Religion!

David Fitzgerald is one of the best, most down-to-earth “faces” in the atheist movement.  He’s the author of the hugely popular book Nailed: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed at All.  Fitzgerald has a real gift for combining high-information writing with humor in a way that makes it very readable and very entertaining.  [Read More...]

Getting stared down by the sexy bear.

One of the additions my parents have made to the living room during the last year is a large figurine of a bear stretching out in a very “come hither” pose. We giggle like children every time it tries to seduce us. [Read more...]

Be jelly, Friendly Atheist.

Hey Hemant!  My fiancee got me this for Friendsmas. Now you know how awesome my fiancee is and that I am also the king of double entendres in the titles of blog posts.  Your move, Mehta. [Read more...]