My new mirror

I’ve had so much to write about since getting back that I haven’t been able to do a write up of my fond memories from my week of being a counselor at Camp Quest Ohio.  There is something I want to write about first though. I was nervous about attending camp for a lot of [Read More...]

SSA Annual Conference coming up!

This weekend will be your last chance to pre-register for the Secular Student Alliance’s Annual Leadership Conference.  It’s insanely cheap for what you get.  Your registration cost will cover some of your meals and get you access to the impressive lineup of presenters like Matt Dillahunty, Greta Christina, Jen McCreight, David Fitzgerald, Adam Lee, Hemant [Read More...]

Updates for Skepticon 5

Skepticon 5, the world’s largest free atheist/skeptics event, is rolling merrily along.  They’re rolling out this year’s speakers slowly, with promises to release more immediately if they meet their fundraising goals.  The first four speakers have been announced and, I dare say, it would be a worthwhile trip just to see this group for free. [Read more...]

Where I'll be in July

This weekend I’ll be in Lake Hypatia, Alabama for the FFRF’s pre-Independence Day event.  It’s pretty. I’ll be doing another tweaked version of Dear Christian, with elements from DC1 and upcoming DC2 that I’m writing for Skepticon.  Think of it as a closed beta weekend. I’ll have the unenviable task of sharing the stage with [Read More...]

vote with your dollars

DrB- Recently Oreo cookies released a rainbow ad in support of LGBT rights & solidarity. It looked kinda like this, but just the rainbow cookie and date: (not actual ad, but close enough)   Facebook and twitter exploded in support for Oreo. 1. Oreos are delicious. 2. Rainbow Oreo is a clever ad, with a [Read More...]

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...]