Ben Witherington’s newest effect: Weary

While in Columbus I’ve had the pleasure of befriending a guy name Ben Witherington.  A couple years ago he started dabbling with magic.  In the beginning, I was able to show him a couple trick.  A few years later, he can do moves I could only dream of.  He’s even inventing his own effects, which [Read More...]

Atheist couples duking it out, live! For your entertainment.

Because Michaelyn and I have excellent communication as a couple, the other day she sent me this link and said “Yay!  We’re doing this on Sunday!” Five loving atheist couples, where both partners are atheist activists, will match wits to decide the question once and for all. The couples on the panel include in no [Read More...]

Catholic activist shoots himself in the Notre Dame Cathedral to protest marriage equality.

This is incredibly sad. Accordingtomultiplesources, the iconic cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris was evacuated today after a far-right Catholic activist went to the altar and shot himself in the mouth. The suicide, which was witnessed by hundreds of tourists, appears to have been a protest against same-sex marriage. The man was Dominique Venner, who [Read More...]

Continuation of the “I respect all spiritual beliefs” thread.

A man, let’s call him Jason (that’s not his real name), came into the “I respect all spiritual beliefs” thread last night and had a thing or two to say.  He started with: Let’s see… As a 5th grader explained to me…so death is the worst thing that can happen to us on earth… But [Read More...]

“I try to respect all spiritual beliefs.”

Gag me.  My mother alerted me to the facebook wall of a friend of hers where a woman by the name of Wendy was saying some peculiar things.  My mother’s friend had said: Riddle me this…a group of people are right in the path of an ACT OF GOD. All of them pray, “please save [Read More...]

Anti-depressing news day post.

Ok, so there’s been a lot to rant about today.  Here are some pictures. This picture captures my relationship with my fiancee every morning.  I’m the cat, she’s the dog. And here’s a regretful lizard. See?  There are still reasons to smile.  Heh. [Read more...]

Pat Robertson: God didn’t send the tornadoes.

When Hurricane Katrina annihilated New Orleans, Pat Robertson knew why it all happened.  It was because of legalized abortion.  Or maybe even because the city was so accommodating to gay people, since on August 6 1998 Robertson threatened the participants of the Orlando, Florida, Gay Pride Festival, stating: “I would warn Orlando that you’re right [Read More...]

James Inhofe suddenly all about disaster relief funding.

Back when Hurricane Sandy hit, the loathsome Senator James Inhofe (of Oklahoma, that fact is important for this post) decided to oppose the relief measure.  His reasoning was that the United States needs to get serious about budget cuts.  When the public reaction was that Inhofe was a callous bastard, Inhofe then said he opposed [Read More...]

GOP’s director of Hispanic outreach in Florida becomes a Democrat…because the GOP is racist.

There’s a reason the position of Director of LGBT Outreach for the 700 Club doesn’t exist.  It would be a miserable job trying to sell people on a group that operates against those people’s interests. It seems that being in charge of Hispanic outreach for the Republican Party is very much the same.  Pablo Pantoja, [Read More...]

SCOTUS to hear a case on government-funded prayer.

In 1983 the Supreme Court reviewed a case in which the most badass state senator in all the land (not just in Nebraska) Ernie Chambers argued that the state paying a chaplain to start legislative sessions with prayer violated the first amendment.  Chambers, sadly, lost the case.  SCOTUS ruled that government funding of chaplains was [Read More...]

Atheists uniting to help the Oklahoma victims.

Moore, Oklahoma got mangled by tornadoes last night.  Interestingly, nobody is saying it’s because Oklahoma is too friendly to gay people. The same god who conceived of natural disasters and who watched the devastating storm with indifference is being equally inert when it comes to answering prayers of the victims.  However, human beings are answering [Read More...]

I’m a government shill for the Boston bombing false flag!

Christina here… It started with a simple comment. While browsing Youtube videos, I came across one of the many videos claiming that the Boston bombing survivors who have had legs amputated were actors. In the video, the narrator claims Adrianne Haslet-Davis and Heather Abbott (both lost their left legs below the knee in the bombing in [Read More...]

Good reviews for musical about leaving faith.

The musical TJ and Mr. Oaksite, which deals with a young woman abandoning faith and dealing with mental illness (and which also has a character fashioned after yours truly :D), has debuted to wonderful reviews! But lest you think this is heavy philosophy, Wilkinson’s story humanizes the debate. Two sisters — the T.J. of the [Read More...]

God was absent at the Boston Marathon and he was absent in the bombers’ wake.

I just read an article from the Christian Post titled Where Was God During the Boston Marathon?  This paragraph concisely captures the desperation with which so many Christians attempt to defend god’s absence. In the meantime, instead of focusing on all the evil which seems to permeate every crack and crevice of this planet, we [Read More...]