Guild Wars 2 stress test today!

At 3pm EDT Guild Wars 2 will be running another stress test!  I hope to see all you Godless folk there!  I’ll be coming into work early in order to play.  I’ll probably spend the entire time in the structured PvP area testing out different classes to see what I really want to play with [Read More...]

Ask your doctor about drug X!

Let me tell you how my morning went. Six months ago… JT:  Hi doc.  I have problem A and problem B.  You’re a doctor.  I pay you money to fix those problems and to make me feel normal. Doctor:  Try drug X for problem B.  It exacerbates problem A, but it can fix problem B. [Read More...]

Book excerpt: reason and compassion

It occurs to me that I’ve not given you guys an excerpt from the book in a while.  I cranked this out last night and thought it was halfway decent. The sum of the battle between reason and faith can be reduced to this: both compassion and reason can be terrible without the other. Reason [Read More...]

Invited Felicia Day to join Godless

My co-workers take an hour-long lunch break.  I generally go eat a spoonful of peanut butter and call it good.  That gives me 59 minutes during lunch to do whatever I want.  Sometimes I’ll go to the gym.  Other times I’ll just keep working like a boss person who has multiple bosses, but who cares [Read More...]

It's cheaper than sex education

Why do we need to place more focus on high schools in the atheism movement?  Because neither collegiates or adults have to put up with shit like this. One Louisiana public school’s no-nonsense approach to preventing teen pregnancy is “in blatant violation of federal law and the U.S. Constitution,” the American Civil Liberties Union says. [Read More...]

Well, this ought to stir the Arkies up.

My hometown newspaper just ran this editorial.  If, in 2008, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee had possessed the sort of influence evident by the overwhelming national response to his “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day” initiative Aug. 1, he might have become president. Reacting to the gay marriage controversy stemming from remarks by Dan Cathy, president of the [Read More...]

Take a second to help a high school atheist.

Help a high school atheist. Find my answer to this question and give it the thumbs up. And if you want to take a few shots at pious bullies in the comments, be my guest. [Read more...]

We can hear Greta sing!

The Second Great Camp Quest War continues.  Yesterday I made my pledge to sing an argument in every talk I give from now until the end of the year.  Greta is now on board as well!  For every hundred dollars of our dust PZ eats, she’ll sing a song and record it for all the [Read More...]

Skepticon AMA on reddit tonight

Tonight at 8pm EDT the Skepticon team will be doing an AMA on reddit.  I’ll be in there too, though not as part of the Skepticon team.  It’s their show, but I’ll pipe up if someone has a direct question the event’s origin or for me specifically. These guys make a huge contribution of their [Read More...]

Meanwhile in Africa…

This is the dumbest thing. [Read more...]

Man in pink shirt is flaming mad about gay rights

God clearly doesn’t like what he’s doing. I scheduled this post around 7:30am. So I FOUND IT FIRST! I need to point that out since Ashley Miller posted it around 3:30pm, which would normally lead someone to believe she got to it before me. She didn’t. I win. [Read more...]

This just in: Pat Robertson says shit that doesn't make sense. Also the earth is round.

I know, I know; Pat Robertson saying something asinine is hardly news.  But it bears repeating that a lot of people listen to this guy and believe every insipid thing that escapes his lips. Because Christians have a history of living peacefully with other religions, so it must have been an atheist. Or, if you [Read More...]

Trust your own moral judgment

Articles like this one piss me off.  It’s criticizing Chick-Fil-A appreciation day from a Christian perspective.  So many protestations of “Jesus said the opposite!” Look, gays don’t deserve rights because Jesus wants it that way.  Even if the bible explicitly said, “Don’t give gay people the same rights as straights” it wouldn’t make a lick [Read More...]

Singing arguments for the children

Ok, if Team Awesome hits $5,000 in the second great blogger war to benefit Camp Quest, for each talk I give for the rest of the year I will sing a different argument.  If we hit $10,000, I will get a bunch of lyricists and musicians together and try to orchestrate the creation of Atheism: [Read More...]