James Dobson won’t be outslimed by Mike Huckabee.

Presumably envious of Mike Huckabee’s ability to blame completely unrelated things for a madman’s shooting rampage, James Dobson has decided to tell us why Adam Lanza committed his crime.  It wasn’t parent issues, bullying, or any number of other psychological factors.  Nope!  It was the political opinions of people who never even knew who he [Read More...]

Having a happy holiday down in Arkansas.

If I get a little lax on blogging over the next week, this is why. [Read more...]

Tuesday conversation: gun control.

Ok, it had to happen.  Six freaking days before Friendsmas.  But it’s on everybody’s mind, so let’s have it out. Me?  I do not favor gun bans.  I’m all for reform of gun law that would strive to keep firearms in the hands of responsible citizens (and close loopholes like the gun show loophole that [Read More...]

Companies that suck, volume 3.

Here’s another company that sucks (if you want to read about the others, go here and here).  It’s Domino’s Pizza! The founder of Domino’s Pizza is suing the federal government over mandatory contraception coverage in the health care law. Tom Monaghan, a devout Roman Catholic, says contraception isn’t health care but a “gravely immoral” practice. [Read More...]

Mormon women receive death threats for wanting to wear pants to church.

Another case to be filed under “religion doesn’t make people better” comes from the Mormon church.  Recently a group of Mormon women on facebook had to close down their page due to death threats from other Mormons.  What were they advocating? Were they saying that sex outside of wedlock was ok? Were they saying that [Read More...]

Did you think Mike Huckabee was scraping bottom? You were wrong.

So Mike Huckabee said some really stupid stuff after the Sandy shooting and, rather than apologizing or shutting his mouth to minimize the damage, he’s decided his Olympic-size swimming pool full of bullshit is a perfect place to cultivate red herrings. The vicious attacks that have resulted, most of all of which are based on [Read More...]

Help David Fitzgerald launch The Complete Heretic’s Guide to Western Religion!

David Fitzgerald is one of the best, most down-to-earth “faces” in the atheist movement.  He’s the author of the hugely popular book Nailed: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed at All.  Fitzgerald has a real gift for combining high-information writing with humor in a way that makes it very readable and very entertaining.  [Read More...]

Getting stared down by the sexy bear.

One of the additions my parents have made to the living room during the last year is a large figurine of a bear stretching out in a very “come hither” pose. We giggle like children every time it tries to seduce us. [Read more...]

Be jelly, Friendly Atheist.

Hey Hemant!  My fiancee got me this for Friendsmas. Now you know how awesome my fiancee is and that I am also the king of double entendres in the titles of blog posts.  Your move, Mehta. [Read more...]

Christians across the internet are just as twisted as their idea of god.

The internet is awash in Christians straining to reconcile the Connecticut travesty with a god who is too loving to be apathetic. This post goes out to all of them.  Frankly, I wouldn’t be able to believe that I’m having to make these arguments if not for years of watching how religion can pervert reason [Read More...]

To Hitch, one year later.

Yesterday was the anniversary of the death of Christopher Hitchens.  I knew about it, and had meant to write something, but I instead wrote about another instance of religion twisting the moral compass of millions of people (the ones who think prayer reduces a child’s allergy to bullets). Yesterday was also the day our family [Read More...]

The best Christmas present ever.

I’m seeing a lot of this on facebook, and this picture sums up my feelings. Oh it’s the best Christmas present ever?  I hope you don’t have kids…or a knife 45 people liked it. [Read more...]

There’s never so much evil that religious leaders can’t add a little more.

Despite protestations from some on my facebook wall, here we are, the day after a travesty, and the discussion about gun rights and whether to put state-endorsed prayer into public schools lives is still going strong.  Who’d have thunk it? Anyway, within a couple hours of yesterday’s travesty, several religious leaders saw a mechanism not [Read More...]

Comment roundup 12/14.

This week’s comment comes from John Sunderman. Amazing…so Santa Claus is not a myth?? And of course Athiests have to insult Christianity…can’t just believe in whatever it is they believe (which is pretty much nothing), Athiests have to impose their beliefs on everyone else in society–pathetic. No, John.  The billboard categorizes Santa and Jesus both [Read More...]