The first cause argument (Blogathon 4/49)

JT again!  Don’t worry.  Michaelyn is taking over soon, so you won’t have to put up with me for much longer. On Saturday, while Christina was blogging herself into insanity for the benefit of secular activists, she wrote about the argument for god that most vexed her. I had a really hard time with the [Read More...]

Why the hell should you donate to the SSA? (Blogathon 3/49)

JT again! I guess I should tell you why the SSA is awesome so you have some incentive to give us your house (if you’re unwilling to part with your house, a donation will suffice). Greta has a list of great quotes up.  You can certainly check that out. I also wrote a piece last [Read More...]

Discrimination, lying, and faith, a polyamorous marriage made in heaven (Blogathon 2/49)

JT again! Last week PZ pointed out that, in response to a marriage equality bill getting passed in Washington, the faithful were turning to petitions as a means to display their love for the sinner through discrimination. And look at this: faith in Jesus isn’t keeping some of them from lying. The secretary of state [Read More...]

WWJTD Blogathon: do it for the campers (and the SSA)

JT here!  I’m going to start off by announcing our big hook for the day.  Right now the total number of donors for SSA Week sits at 213.  w00t! I want it to be 300 by 7am tomorrow when the WWJTD Blogathon ends.  I want to see how many people support this cause enough to [Read More...]


Christina here… Whooo!!! As much as I love blogging, doing it for 12 hours straight is a little mind-numbing. But now that I’m done, I don’t want to quit. What do I do now? Actually get off my computer? I don’t even know. It’s like I just got off work, but don’t plan to leave [Read More...]

How do you tell them you're poly?

Christina here… Question! Alex says: June 9, 2012 at 7:04 pm  (Edit) Since you offered to answer questions… what do you think is the best way to let people you’re interested in dating know that you’re poly? I’m new to the poly thing and I’m struggling a bit to decide how best to do this. Answer! Depends. [Read More...]

Birth of Rationality

Christina here… This is a picture I took of Christopher a few weeks after we met. We decided to go to this abandoned church in St. Louis a little north of downtown. I drive all over the city all day so I know where all the good abandoned buildings are. Anyhow, this is the closest [Read More...]

On Apiesexuality

Christina here… I recently heard this term Aspiesexual, meaning: someone who is sexually attracted to people who have Asperger syndrome. Apparently coined by the people at WrongPlanet (a message board for people in the autism community), this is such a rare term that a Googling only nets about 400 hits. I’m not Aspiesexual but I get [Read More...]

The argument for god I had the hardest time with

Christina here… JT told me to blog about the “Argument for god that gave you the most trouble for the longest time.” Okay! You’re going to laugh: I had a really hard time with the cosmological argument. You know (from wiki): [Read more...]

Ministry of Silly Walks at the Nation's Capital

Christina here… Here, I uploaded a bidyo for your amusement:     This is post 20/24 by Christina for the SSA blogathon in support of the Secular Student Alliance! Go donate to them! Learn more about Christina and follow her @ziztur. [Read more...]

I want to try interacting with theists this way…

Christina here… So I was thinking the other day about the psychology of influence, and how people (“typical people”, not you crazy skeptics who like to change your mind) come to change their minds about things like religion and politics and what have you. Back in grad school, we were taught that people were more [Read More...]

When faith hurts lives.

Christina here… Sometimes, nonbelievers feel content to leave the believing public to themselves, to accommodate their faith. They are only hurting themselves, right? We can provide countless examples of faith hurting lives – the lives of the people having faith, and the lives of the people affected by people with faith. One of the most benign-sounding yet [Read More...]

This blogathon is effin hard!

Christina here. I’ve run out of ideas. Well, not really, but I really don’t know how those other blogathon bloggers are going to manage to put together 24 hours of half-hours posts. That’s INSANE! I’m already getting a case of the “Mehs” and a care of the “I can’t wait to go on the boat [Read More...]

Kathleen M. Berchelmann on the rights of parents

Christina here… I’ve managed to upload another video of the Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally from yesterday. This one is a short clip of Kathleen M. Berchelmann, who is a pediatrician. She talks about how healthcare laws affect her job and her ability to practice medicine. I have transcribed the most relevant portion below. She [Read More...]