Book excerpt: on prayer

Here’s an excerpt from the book: You may respond with an anecdote that you prayed for something and it happened. A popular one is to claim that someone prayed for their relative with cancer and that the cancer went into remission. But surely you don’t believe this happens every time. Lots of people pray for [Read More...]

Question for the readers

I can’t seem to make words work right now.  So instead of putting up something shitty, here are some of my better pieces. Reason as a Moral Obligation Transcript: Dear Christian My Requirement for Talking God Reluctant Warriors Evolution! The Culprit is Obvious The Last Gasps of a Desperate Man Jessica Ahlquist Was Totally the [Read More...]

Get to know the contributors: Michaelyn

As I said last week, I plan to do a post in which I interview each of the people who contribute to this blog (you can read about them by clicking that fancy “contributors” button at the top of the page).  Today is my lovely girlfriend, Michaelyn. [Read more...]

Atheist fantasy football!

My friend Courtney has convinced me I should try fantasy football.  She is willing to commissioner a league (whatever that means) for atheists. So, we need ten atheists who want to compete in a fantasy football league.  First ten people to email their wish to play to wwjtd21[at]gmail[dot]com get in. The name of my team?  [Read More...]

Ebony Dixon tries to save my soul.

Ebony Dixon found my post on the American Bible Challenge and decided to take a stab at saving my soul. [Read more...]

We should be ashamed.

What if you were in a prison cell facing possible execution for saying god didn’t exist?  Wouldn’t you want all the atheists, Christians, Muslims, and who the fuck ever back in the United States to pull out all the stops to try and help?  You bet your ass you would. We got 8,000 signatures on [Read More...]

Apparently, I don't get the "Until Abortion Ends" campaign…

I wrote a blog back in December about the Until Abortion Ends campaign. Christina showed me a growing anti-abortion trend last night.  It’s a website called “Until Abortion Ends (a Hero Initiative)”.  The idea is that people will make a personal sacrifice until abortion is made illegal. Turns out people were giving up soda, coffee, [Read More...]

Message from the bottom.

You’ve probably noticed, but ever since going into my latest downturn mental illness-wise, I’ve been unable to write anything of substance.  Even the post about separation of church and state was cobbled together from where I’d written about it elsewhere.  I can’t seem to conjure up any eloquence.  It feels like I’m trying to communicate [Read More...]

Breaking the Law? Fraud? Endangering lives? Doesn't matter, CAUSEJESUS.

DrB- JT works daily with school administrators breaking the law by discriminating against atheist student groups, or promoting sectarian prayer. The FFRF works daily with city councils and other government bodies breaking the law with church/state violations. But sometimes, you come across a new low. The lead pastor of the Victorious Pentecostal Assembly Manchester has [Read More...]

How to identify a shitty journalist.

Using Fox News as a case study. Of course, Fox is not the only culprit (even if they’re far and away the biggest one).  CNN has recently been guilty of this as well. [Read more...]

What if we treated every illness the way we treat mental illness?

This is pretty powerful. I’m up and down right now.  I thought I was doing a lot better this weekend, but today has been very difficult.  I’ll write more on it later. I want to write when I’m in the middle of a downturn because I want people to get a glimpse into what it’s [Read More...]

Thirteen years of hard work means less than a pseudo-curse word.

The Valedictorian of an Oklahoma high school is being denied her diploma.  What crime did she commit?  She had the unrestricted gall to utter a word with a universe of impropriety stuffed into a single, wretched syllable during her graduation speech: “hell.” Kaitlin Nootbaar graduated from Oklahoma’s Prague High School back in May of this [Read More...]

Turkey's gotta eat too.

My parents have a bird feeder on the deck, literally about eight feet from the doorway. Yesterday they looked outside to see this and mom immediately snapped some pictures. [Read more...]

How can you tell if you don't understand evolution?

Because we’re a completely normal couple, Michaelyn is reading her textbooks early (she knows the way to get me all hot and bothered) and sharing tidbits with me over skype. She just came across this in her biopsychology textbook: “Many critics of evolution say that it is only a theory, but anybody who makes, or [Read More...]


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