Michaelyn’s face as she got engaged.

The video of my entire Skepticon 5 talk will go up eventually.  However, one of the people with Camp Quest Oklahoma was there and managed to have a camera on Michaelyn while I was doing my proposing.  He sent me that video.  Here’s how it went down.  I had given roses to some of the [Read More...]

Comment roundup 11/16: Argument with Stan.

My mother posted this picture to her facebook this morning. First came one of mom’s facebook friends.  We’ll call him Bawb.  Bawb has since deleted his comment, but he charged saying my mom was uneducated, that explaining would be a waste of time, but that he would pray for her.  I didn’t take too kindly [Read More...]

Good guy google being transparent.

Google is in the habit of posting how many requests for private information they receive from governments around the world, because it turns out our governments (y’know, the ones employed by the citizens they like to monitor) aren’t to keen on telling us when they’re rummaging about our private information. Turns out those requests are [Read More...]

Romney really meant the 47% comment.

Remember when Mitt Romney “misspoke” that bit about 47% of Americans (read: the people he wanted to represent) being societal leeches?  Of all the times for there to be a hidden camera in the room, right?  About a month afterward Mitt, who would never lie to get elected, told America that what he said didn’t [Read More...]

Tales from the road.

My talk at the University of Missouri last night went swimmingly.  Afterward, MU SASHA, the SSA affiliate at the school, went out to the bar and dragged me along.  There, they attempted to pull a CASH (the SSA group at the University of Minnesota, which has a reputation for attempting homicide on all speakers who [Read More...]

Gideon Bible Gauntlet Run on College Campuses

Reader questions are edited to eliminate references to specific people and places, unless there’s a need to call out the cavalry. If you see something here that almost resembles your question, but your main concern isn’t addressed, go ahead and ask again in the comments. I’ll do my best to respond.   Reader Question: At [Read More...]

Questions for the GOP

Steven here… This year we saw the Republican party get stomped. And primarily because they fielded a ton of “social conservative” candidates. I put “social conservative” in scare quotes by the way because it’s actually a misspelling of the word “wrong.” Several of these jerks would have won, and done so handily though if they [Read More...]

The Week in Review – Law and Atheism 11/15/2012

Another week, another legal roundup. I’m not sure whether an upvote or a downvote is due to the University of Louisville Hospital and University Medical Center for its new arrangement with the Catholic Health Initiatives. Financially it will be good. Whether reproductive health care will suffer for it is another issue entirely. There has been [Read More...]

FFRF Sues the IRS to Enforce 501(c)(3) Electioneering Restrictions

Remember last week when I said I’d probably give the Freedom From Religion Foundation an upvote every week? Well… I’m just going to use this graphic for them from now on. They’ve earned it. If I could adorn it with sparkly glitter and blinky neon lights without risking an epileptic seizure or migraine, I’d probably [Read More...]

Religion: it’s culture, not fact.

Religion: it looks precisely how we’d expect if there were no god and stories percolated around different cultures. [Read more...]

A Romney Magic Act!

DrB-   Fire up your sense of schadenfreude, you can watch people removing their “Like” from the Romney Facebook page, in real time! With graphs!  http://disappearingromney.com/     You can find me on twitter, @DrDavidBurger I recruit in Kansas City, http://www.kcatheists.org/ & https://www.facebook.com/KCAtheists [Read more...]

On Zach Alexander’s review of Chris Stedman’s book.

Zach Alexander has a solid review up of Chris Stedman’s new book in which he is rightly critical in a few places and rightly praising in some others.  It’s long, but worth the read.  I’m going to touch on the parts I think are important. The most obvious problem is that even as Chris extolls [Read More...]

New Book Tells Personal Journeys to Atheism for 25 Young People, Including Me.

I figured I’d just steal the title from the post over at Friendly Atheist, since it applies to me as well.  Former CFI activist, Dan Riley, has released his first book: Generation Atheist. The book interviews and tells the stories of 25 different young atheists, from the bold activist, to the closeted youngster living in [Read More...]

The Therapist Project in Psychology Today.

Psychology Today has released an interview with Dr. Darrel Ray over the Therapist Project.  Darrel does a great job at first identifying the problem. Certainly, the best schools train therapists to avoid imposing their beliefs on the client, but right now there are hundreds of religious schools graduating thousands of Christian counselors, licensable in most [Read More...]


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