A Romney Magic Act!

DrB-   Fire up your sense of schadenfreude, you can watch people removing their “Like” from the Romney Facebook page, in real time! With graphs!  http://disappearingromney.com/     You can find me on twitter, @DrDavidBurger I recruit in Kansas City, http://www.kcatheists.org/ & https://www.facebook.com/KCAtheists [Read more...]

On Zach Alexander’s review of Chris Stedman’s book.

Zach Alexander has a solid review up of Chris Stedman’s new book in which he is rightly critical in a few places and rightly praising in some others.  It’s long, but worth the read.  I’m going to touch on the parts I think are important. The most obvious problem is that even as Chris extolls [Read More...]

New Book Tells Personal Journeys to Atheism for 25 Young People, Including Me.

I figured I’d just steal the title from the post over at Friendly Atheist, since it applies to me as well.  Former CFI activist, Dan Riley, has released his first book: Generation Atheist. The book interviews and tells the stories of 25 different young atheists, from the bold activist, to the closeted youngster living in [Read More...]

The Therapist Project in Psychology Today.

Psychology Today has released an interview with Dr. Darrel Ray over the Therapist Project.  Darrel does a great job at first identifying the problem. Certainly, the best schools train therapists to avoid imposing their beliefs on the client, but right now there are hundreds of religious schools graduating thousands of Christian counselors, licensable in most [Read More...]

This is a Doctor Who episode waiting to happen.

Astronomers have discovered a planet with no star! Astronomers have discovered a potential “rogue” alien planet wandering alone just 100 light-years from Earth, suggesting that such starless worlds may be extremely common across the galaxy. The free-floating object, called CFBDSIR2149, is likely a gas giant planet four to seven times more massive than Jupiter, scientists [Read More...]

American Atheists: harvesting the cosmos to battle god.

This pretty much sums up why American Atheists is about my favorite atheist organization. In a bold move, the organization announced today the installation of the George Watley Solar Array on the roof of its headquarters in Cranford, NJ.  Not only will the solar array generate 100% of the electrical needs for the main office, [Read More...]

Making the world a better place, with your balls.

DrB-   There’s large parts of the world that are war torn, and poverty stricken. Kids make the best of the existence they have with play, most commonly soccer. “The only thing that sustained these kids is play,” said Mr. Jahnigen of Berkeley, Calif. “Yet the millions of balls that are donated go flat within [Read More...]

Selfishness and suicide.

[Trigger warning:  suicide] Christina here… I received a text message from my dad 2 months ago: Dad: “Do you remember Shawn (lastname)?” “Of course I do”, I thought. Shawn and I lived together as roommates for a few years. We met in high school. We picked up odd jobs together with my dad, who is a general [Read More...]

If at first you don’t secede…

Let the Republican civil war begin!  After a long campaign season of bleating that the conservative values are those of most Americans, the conservatives got trounced at the polls by…well, most Americans.  Now they want out! As Mark Turner over at Friendly Atheist reports: If the signatories of a petition over at the White House website get [Read More...]

He is the chosen one.

Tomorrow night, I’ll be speaking at the University of Missouri, courtesy of SASHA, the SSA affiliate at the school.  I’ll spend an hour explaining why a lot of the arguments for god’s existence suck, take some questions, and then party on into the night.  Swing by if you’re free.  Bring your congregation. I’m staying at [Read More...]

Tuesday conversation: looking back at Skepticon 5.

Alright, back to the blogging grind (or, as I like to call it, what I do for fun). Skepticon has sadly come to a close.  The feelings of sadness are thankfully somewhat canceled out by the feelings of “Holy shit if I don’t get some sleep I’m going to die.”  So that’s good. It seems [Read More...]

Post-Skepticon resolutions

Steven here… One of my best friends, Kasi Rogers, recently posted the following on her Facebook page after getting home from Skepticon V: “It’s 6pm and I’m thinking about going to sleep. It was good to get back to warmer, damp Portland. I ran into two neighbors/friends on the train home – one was headed [Read More...]

Peace on earth and kill the gays.

Rebecca Kadaga, the speaker of the Ugandan parliament, has painted a psychotic picture of what Christmas means in that country. Merry Christmas? Ugandan Speaker of Parliament promises the draconian anti-gay (Kill the gays) bill will pass before the end of 2012, and will be a Christmas gift for Uganda’s Christian community. On Monday, November 12, [Read More...]

You’ve got questions, we’ve got podcast.

Christina here… We’re gong to record our first WWJTD podcast this week, wooo! We’re going to have an advice segment of said podcast called, appropriately, “What Would JT Do?” Here’s the thing: JT won’t be on every week, but we want to do this segment every week. So, your podcast hosts will channel act as JT [Read More...]