Dad on Christians who think they’re oppressed.

Dad has also been hammering people on the Breitbart article.  This is what he had to say:  The Breitbart article is a propaganda piece written by “senior fellow for religious liberty at the Family Research Council and on faculty at Liberty University School of Law.” In other words, someone whose job it is to push [Read More...]

National Day of Prayer vs. National Day of Reason.

Today, as decreed by Congress, is the National Day of Prayer in which all Americans are encouraged to turn to god in prayer and meditation.  Strangely, I recall “masturbation” being spelled differently (and being a lot more fun). The American Humanist Association has simultaneously declared today to be the National Day of Reason, where Americans [Read More...]

SOPA’s author now head of science committee.

Remember the piece of bullshit overreaching legislation known as SOPA?  The legislator who gave us that was Lamar Smith, a Republican out of Texas (never a good combo).  Guess who is the new head of the House science committee and who doesn’t like peer-review at all. “The new chair of the House of Representatives science [Read More...]

More Muslims injuring young girls for having the audacity to pursue an education.

This lunacy happened again. About 150 Afghan schoolgirls were poisoned on Tuesday after drinking contaminated water at a high school in the country’s north, officials said, blaming it on conservative radicals opposed to female education. What is there to say?  Stories like this are coming out all the time.  But no amount of them will [Read More...]

Student expelled after science experiment goes wrong.

A high school in Florida has expelled Kiera Wilmot, a student with good grades and a perfectly clean behavioral record, after a science experiment went wrong.  The student, on school grounds, was curious about the interaction of certain chemicals and mixed toilet bowl cleaner and aluminum foil in a bottle.  This created a mild explosion [Read More...]

Is the military purging Christianity from its ranks?

The ever-reliable Breitbart has released a report saying that Christian soldiers who proselytize may be subject to court martial.  And now every Christian outlet across the web is pissing and moaning that somehow the Christians in charge of our government are outlawing Christianity and that finally we’re seeing the oppression of the majority that they’ve [Read More...]

My brother is kind of awesome.

My whole family has a real way with words.  My brother always said exactly what I wanted to say in the space of a few sentences. [Read more...]

Michaelyn getting to chat with Sam Brownback.

For the record, my lovely fiancee will be part of a small contingent of Kansas atheists who will get a thirty minute audience with uber religious Gov. Sam Brownback today to talk about issues related to atheists.  I’m very proud of her. Leave her comments of encouragement! [Read more...]

Commenter on the Bill Victor debate misses the point.

Total beers: 4 A commenter by the name of Marcus Krueger on Bill Victor’s blog suggests something Bill could’ve said in response to my question about whether or not Bill would kill me at god’s command. Dear Dr. Victor: I am a Christian who was present at your debate. I want to quickly give my [Read More...]

Muslims in Egypt support religious freedom, as long as “religious freedom” means believing what they do.

Total beers: 3  (I’ve started up the live stream where you can come tell me what to sing for a donation to the SSA, no matter how small.  ) Pew just released a study about Muslims and their attitude toward religious freedom.  Apparently 80% of Muslims in Egypt support religious freedom.  And by that I [Read More...]

Come listen to me sing stuff!

Total beers: 2 So I’m already getting tipsy, which means I’m bursting into song.  So I’ve started up the live stream where you can come tell me what to sing for a donation to the SSA, no matter how small.  [Read more...]

Scientists allow patients to breathe without breathing.

Total beers: 1 HOLY CRAP THIS IS COOL! Presumably in response to god creating us with a dependence on oxygen, and also with the potential for children’s hearts to stop working, mortal scientists have crafted a microparticle that can oxygenate the blood for up to thirty minutes even if the patient cannot breath! There’s a [Read More...]

A father defends his honor in Afghanistan.

Total beers: 0 Today I’m downing a beer after every blog post to raise money for the SSA!  Please leave me stuff to write about or suggest things to write/rant about. First up: in Afghanistan a woman ran away with another man (her cousin) while her husband was in Iran.  Her father was torn on [Read More...]

Video of debate with Bill Victor.

Here’s the debate I did in Springfield, MO a few weeks ago at the Baptist Student Union against Bill Victor.  It was over whether or not we should believe in the resurrection of Jesus, so much of my opening is taken from Richard Carrier. For the moment that reminds me why I do what I [Read More...]