The wisdom of Erick

Today begins with the wisdom of Erick. I once heard someone state that all reasoning, at their most elemental, are based on faith. In cosmology, for example, if you agree with Dr. Stephen Hawking that you don’t need God to create a universe, you must have faith that gravity can do the job.  Faith, because [Read More...]

Harassment policy at American Atheists

I was invited along with many other FtBers and some other bloggers to sit in on a conference call today to discuss the American Atheists’ new harassment policy. 1.  I appreciated them getting input from us.  They got us together and they actually listened. 2.  Dave Silverman was very frank: he wanted a policy that [Read More...]

Best streaming video ever

If you’ve not seen this, then your life is less awesome than it could be. PZ…if you’re reading this…thar be kittens within. [Read more...]

What about the rights of Christian haters?

I love it when a wave of believers finds my blog.  It gives me something to do. A while back I wrote a post ranting on the legislature in Kansas for passing a bill that would allow discrimination against LGBT people.  Someone left this comment. I hope whoever wrote this article realizes that by blatantly [Read More...]

Get your Reason Rally DVDs!

I got an email from David Silverman the other day.  He says the Reason Rally DVDs are going to come off the web site this Friday.  So if you want one (they’ve got Tim Minchiiiiiiiiiin I was wrong about this), you should get on it. [Read more...]

They're coming, and they're aggravating

The conversation with Leah Libresco may be two weeks away, but various religious types are finding their way to my inbox now. Matt: Can reason lead a person to a belief in god? Curious as to what you think. [Read more...]

Vatican's choice of Communications Adviser speaks volumes

The Vatican has picked up Greg Burke as their Communications Adviser. The Vatican has brought in the Fox News correspondent in Rome to help improve its communications strategy as it tries to cope with years of communications blunders and one of its most serious scandals in decades, officials said Saturday. Greg Burke, 52, will leave [Read More...]

Sir Rupert Bunnington III

So I and some friends tried the seven day trial of TERA.  Most gave it a 5-6/10.  I gave it lower. The characters in TERA are extremely stylized.  Lots of obvious warrior/badass types. The race second from the right is the Popori, a race of animal types.  It’s the least-played race in the game, which [Read More...]

Atheists fighting real problems in the real world. Go figure.

Foundation Beyond Belief is trying to do something never done before: they’re trying to break the Leukemia Lymphoma Society’s record for funds raised by a new organization in the Light the Night Walk. The American Cancer Society doesn’t want the help of atheists.  The Leukemia Lymphoma Society does.  As Greta Christina has said, atheists are [Read More...]

Leah said "yes"

Leah Libresco has consented to a public discussion with me about her conversion to Catholicism.  So far I like the way it’s going.  We’ve both been very frank.  She knows precisely where I stand and what I hope to accomplish and ditto on her end.  She asked only for two weeks to get her life [Read More...]

Captain America challenges Todd Stiefel

A while back I made an image in which Captain America challenged Todd Stiefel. Apparently, while I was away in the woods this last week, Todd was getting interviewed for the Humanist Hour podcast when he was interrupted by none other than Captain America throwing down the gauntlet. Captain America challenges Todd Steifel from Triangle [Read More...]

Campers read my blog

Several of the campers at Camp Quest Ohio told me that they read my blog.  I guess I should tone it down on my use of the f word. Perhaps I could replace it with ass, god damn, motherfucker, shit, or something equally colorful. Seriously, the kids at that camp are bright enough to make [Read More...]

So confused about Leah Libresco

So, during the last week Leah Libresco decided to be a Catholic.  I would say she’s the new Antony Flew, except she’s not displaying signs of advanced senility and her words are undoubtedly her own, not the ghost-written work of religious slimeballs capitalizing on her insanity. I’m reading through all her posts and I’m floored.  [Read More...]

Home, sweet home

Yup, this is where I grew up.  Turns out anybody can breed. Yee haw. [Read more...]