The American Atheists KC Regional Atheist Meeting is coming up!

And boy, will it be a good one!  The lineup features some of my favorite people in the atheist movement: Greta Christina, Al Stefanelli, David Silverman, Amanda Knief, Katherine Stewart, and more.  (Three of those people made my best atheists list) I’ll be working with Hemant Mehta and contributor to this blog, David Burger, to [Read More...]

Dan wonders about the DNC removing god from its platform.

Remember Dan, the guy who taunted my dad and promptly got what he asked for?  It turns out that the Democratic party’s heavy-handed appeal to faith isn’t good enough for the wingers.  The DNC has removed any mention of god from its 2012 platform, and the wingers are going apoplectic over it. Dan returned to [Read More...]

These people are an embarrassment to this movement and to humanity.

So Jen McCreight has decided to leave blogging for a bit.  I’m glad.  I’m glad because I care for my friend and I realize that, as great as she is, that she’s worth nothing to us if she’s only writing because it’s easier than the guilt of not writing.  We all care about this movement, [Read More...]

Speaking updates.

First, a reminder that I’m speaking at the Rose Hulman Institute of Technology on Saturday (to a largely religious audience, I’m told).  Get all the details here. Second, I’ve added the “Speaking Schedule” tab to the top of this page.  That will be updated with where I’ll be mumbling about on stage and when. Third, [Read More...]

Democrat platform’s section on faith.

Saw a part of the Democratic Party’s 2012 platform over on Hemant’s blog.  Le sigh. Faith. Faith has always been a central part of the American story, and it has been a driving force of progress and justice throughout our history. We know that our nation, our communities, and our lives are made vastly stronger [Read More...]

My new desk.

Behold: my office/bedroom as it presently stand How flipping awesome is my life? Yes, two bruises and a bleeding cut on my hand later, that is my new desk (“some assembly required,” shit I guess. so). It’s right beside my sitting desk so I can put in a few miles in the morning, rest for [Read More...]

Full page entries in google reader.

Here’s the deal guys. I moved here to make more money in an effort to pay the bills as a writer.  I get paid per hit and google reader views do not count toward that.  So here’s what I’m going to do: I’m going to ask Patheos to switch my blog over to full-page entries [Read More...]

Priest talks about the cover-up of pedophilia within the Catholic church.

It’s strange.  A Catholic commenter recently assured me that, in talking about the problem of protecting pedophiles in the Catholic church, that I, “missed the last 20 years worth of changes in Canon Law, which have led to the *first* thing Catholics do when a priest is accused, is call the police.” However, Rev. Thomas [Read More...]

Arizona to allow bible classes in public schools.

Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona just signed a bill into law that would allow the teaching of bible courses as an elective in public schools. According to HB 2563, “A school district or charter school may offer an elective course pertaining to how the Bible has influenced western culture for pupils in grades nine through [Read More...]

Building bridges to wickedness.

Geez, do I hate giving Chris Stedman any attention.  Over the last few years he, and some of the people to whom he has provided a platform, have taken shots at me when he knew I would not be able to fire back.  Though he attempts to build himself up as some type of hero [Read More...]

Apostrophes – learn how to use them.

This is just painful. [Read more...]

Taking cooking to the next level.

It’s Labor Day and Michaelyn (my lovely girlfriend) is in town.  We’ll probably spend the whole day snuggling and watching Doctor Who like proper nerds (so posting will be scarce, if at all).  Right now she’s asleep.  I’m downstairs in the kitchen taking cooking to the next level by making bacon and white chocolate pancakes [Read More...]

A holy ghost hoedown.

It’s Sunday morning, so why not post a video of a worship service? I give you Rick Pino.  The bio from his website says… Rick Pino is the founder of Fire Rain Ministries, a “voice crying out” ministry who for the past 7 years has been calling people to lives of radical love, radical holiness, [Read More...]

Speaking in Indiana on Saturday.

This coming Saturday, September 8th, I’ll be giving a talk at the Rose Hulman Institute of Technology on atheism and morality.  The event will take place from 3pm to 6pm in Moench Hall, Lecture Hall E104.  I suspect there will be either merriment or a lynching afterward, either way you should probably make time after. [Read more...]