Lying to look like a martyr defeats the purpose.

The Liberty Counsel has a problem: they’re committed to the message that Christians, which make up the majority of our population, are put upon.  The problem is that Christians in the United States actually enjoy a bunch of special privileges.  This is like being committed to defending stuffed crust pizza as health food. But rather [Read More…]

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New blogs on the Patheos atheist channel!

Patheos picking up some of the best free agents out there!  We’ve added Neil Carter’s blog Godless in Dixie as well as the blog of CFI’s Communications Director Paul Fidalgo, iMortal.  Both are spectacular. Soon we’ll also be adding fellow American Atheist Magazine colunist Dan Arel (who guest posted here while I was getting married). [Read More…]

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Priest claims to be getting text messages from a demon.

When you think about it, human beings conceive of technology and science for our inability to use magic.  I mean, if we could apparate do you think we’d have even bothered to invent airplanes?  But apparently demons are the exact opposite.  Though they have the power to communicate directly and to affect real magical malice [Read More…]

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Father dissects dissenting judge’s opinion in Virginia gay marriage case.

We were all excited when the U.S. Fourth Circuit of Appeals struck down Virginia’s gay marriage ban (and, in doing so, struck down gay marriage bans in four other states).  But did you know that it was a 2-1 decision?  My father recently had the opportunity to dissect the dissenting opinion for a new facebook [Read More…]

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One day after suing Obama for too much executive action, GOP asks him to solve border crisis with executive action.

Oh, the GOP.  You are a crazy, crazy circus right now.  So Congress is about to go into recess, but we’ve still got this nagging issue at the border (nagging because the GOP won’t stop talking about their new pet talking point).  The Republicans have drummed the importance of this, but it apparently isn’t so [Read More…]

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Washington Post demolishes Sarah Palin.

Hrm…a post about Sarah Palin.  Do I tag it as “politics” or “humor”? Sarah Palin has a habit of poking the “mainstream media” to appeal to her fan base, which tends to blame a news outlet when Sarah Palin crashes and burns in an interview with them – as she is wont to do. This [Read More…]

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Your morning happiness: tiny bunny.

Here is a tiny bunny to get your day off to a good start: [Read more…]

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Larry Doesn’t Get Science Pt 5 – Analogies

This is part of a series: [Index]. Part 5 – this isn’t so much addressing an argument of Larry’s, but rather, an issue I see about analogies themselves. This will be a digression. [Read more…]

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REMINDER: If you’re going to Apostacon you can help me get there just by buying your tickets!

Hey all.  I’ll be doing a workshop at Apostacon this year (probably over how to not suck at debating).  The way they cover people doing workshops is interesting: I get a special link and if people buy their tickets through that link, I get points.  If 20 people buy their tickets through my link, I [Read More…]

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Help out Ben Blanchard.

Ben just dedicated a year of his life to humanitarian efforts in the third world.  He’s an atheist activist and one of the nicest people I’ve met in all my years on the road. Sadly, he just had to spend a week in the hospital.  He’s insured, but as I can attest, being an activist [Read More…]

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Your morning happiness: “Oh! You made me muffins!”

Today’s date will include dinner, Sharknado 2 (no spoilers!), and a board game night.   For your morning happiness, here’s a dog that thinks he’s people:       And because I’m taking the day off for date times, you need something to make you depressed to justify the morning happiness post.  Here’s a child [Read More…]

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Maybe they should massage their toes more

A number of my family on Facebook are religious. Unfortunately, that seems to be heavily correlated to being just plain gullible – everything from sharing astrology posts, to “Here’s a photo of a coin – share it and money will come your way!“. Typically this leaves my eye twitching, but sometimes it’s much more serious. [Read More…]

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Steven Colbert eviscerates Sarah Palin’s new internet channel.

This may be my favorite Colbert clip of all time. The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,The Colbert Report on Facebook,Video Archive It will be such a travesty when he goes to take over The Late Show.  John Oliver is doing a great job though and should inherit Colbert’s throne. Also, even though [Read More…]

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Blogging mental illness: dealing with relapse via humor.

Everybody deals with hardships in their own way.  I’ve often said that I deal with mine by joking about them.  Even though anorexia led to a suicide attempt for me in the past, I still make jokes about my condition and laugh when others do so.  It’s cathartic. Anyway, still waiting on getting in to [Read More…]

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