Philippine court upholds the legality of contraception bill. Catholic Church makes sad faces.

There’s a sad issue in the Philippines: One in five women of reproductive age in the Philippines has an unmet family planning need, the UN Population Fund says, leading to unintended pregnancies. The population is growing by 1.7 percent a year, compared with 1.1 percent for the world as a whole, according to a 2013 [Read More...]

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First gay athlete in D1 college athletics comes out of the closet.

Derrick Gordon, standout shooting guard for the UMass Minutemen, has announced to both his team and the world that he is gay.  He is the first D1 athlete in the major sports to do so while in school. “Mom says I had gay tendencies growing up. In elementary school, I did ballet. I don’t know [Read More...]

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Republican aide gives quote on the Affordable Care Act that will make you want to punch things.

So the GOP has a problem: with 7 million people having signed up for the Affordable Care Act in spite of the constant stream of misinformation and mud-slinging the GOP has pointed at it, if Republicans somehow manage to repeal it then they risk taking away health benefits from oodles of people. Simply repealing the [Read More...]

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Your morning happiness: drinkable kitten.

Thirsty? [Read more...]

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Tom Gilson wants to play with me. :)

I wrote a post in refutation of the editors of the new book True Reason in which they seek to defend Christianity.  They wanted questions from readers of the Friendly Atheist and I thought their answers…sucked.  Now Gilson has written a response to me.  He accuses me of misunderstanding him (maybe those parts were just [Read More...]

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Your morning happiness: the cat and the ducklings.

This is too sweet.  :) [Read more...]

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The thing about bringing your message into a public forum is that other people can respond…

This image made me smile: When religious people attempt to sell their story in public, it’s free game.  Oh you know what the pre-ordained purpose for my life is?  One can only wonder why god told you and not me.  That’s cool though.  By the way, god told me that your purpose was to give [Read More...]

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Justin Welby: the Church of England accepting gay marriage will lead to the mass murder of Christians.

Sometimes a claim is made that is so logically incoherent, so stark raving mad in composition, so inherently contemptuous of the notion of cause and effect, that a rebuttal cannot even apply to it.  This claim, by the Archbishop of Canturbury, is what I’m talking about: African Christians will be killed if the Church of [Read More...]

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I bought a box of teddy grahams.

And I did so because of this commercial: A gay couple?  Raising well-adjusted kids just like every major psychological body says they do?  Whoa, now that’s edgy. And an interracial couple?  Being portrayed as wholesome and stable in the melting pot of America?  Way to push the envelope. Reading the youtube comments on that video [Read More...]

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Same sex marriages from other states to be recognized in Ohio.

I was worried after taking the last three days off to do Reasonfest that there would be tons to catch up on, but it looks like the news slowed down a bit for me.  Thanks, news! But then I was worried I wouldn’t have much to write about today.  Fortunately, I came upon this little [Read More...]

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Your morning happiness: HOLY CRAP A MOUSE!

I’m back!  Reasonfest 2014 has concluded.  Overall I’m pleased with how it went.  All the presenters were very good.  Scott Clifton’s debut on the atheist circuit exceeded my every expectation.  Clifton has every reason to be a Prima donna but is extremely down to earth and nice. I also slept all through the night last [Read More...]

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Your morning happiness: you guys.

Hey all.  Just wanted to say thanks for bearing with me during hell week for Reasonfest.  Things kick off this evening and I’ll be scrambling all day today and tomorrow.  I’ll be back to doing 6-8 posts a day on Monday. You guys are the coolest.  <3 [Read more...]

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This message must have been real important. Let me help spread it.

When my friend Edwin Kagin died I handled it in the way I have for years: I sat down and I wrote.  It’s my catharsis.  I recounted what an admirable man Edwin Kagin was as that was what I could think about in the wake of his death. I didn’t check the comments for day [Read More...]

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Your morning happiness: better living through science.

The last three weeks I’ve had a lot of trouble sleeping.  I’ve been tired, just hardly able to sleep.  This is strange for me because I am a god damn all-star when it comes to sleeping.  Seriously, ask Michaelyn because it drives her crazy.  My head hits the pillow and five minutes later I’m sleeping [Read More...]

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