Shooting in church probably wasn’t because we’ve taken god out of churches.

I saw this article today and it got me thinking: Phoenix police continued hunting Thursday for at least one suspect who fatally shot one priest and critically injured another in a Catholic church rectory. Officers discovered the two victims alive when they responded to reports of a burglary around 9 p.m. local time Wednesday at [Read More…]

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Man who unseated Eric Cantor suggests Christians maybe shouldn’t pay taxes.

We’ve got a live one in Virginia.  As you’ve probably read, David Brat had a huge upset primary win against House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.  Brat will probably represent his district since it hasn’t had a Democrat as its rep since 1971.  What you may not have read is some of the batshit insane things [Read More…]

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Mom goes to town on anti-atheist article shared by the Freedom From Atheism “Foundation”.

The Freedom from Atheism Foundation is a “foundation” in the sense that One Million Moms is actually a group of one million moms.  They’re a facebook group with a bunch of ranty right-wingers…not so much a foundation.  Anyway, they just posted an article by Wisconsin state rep Joel Kleefisch who doesn’t like the FFRF.  One [Read More…]

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I got a shout out in Jaclyn Glenn’s new video about seeeeeex.

It wasn’t many years ago where I never would’ve dreamed of people like Matt Dillahunty, Seth Andrews, Jaclyn Glenn, and the like knowing who I was.  To have now become friends with some of them, and to even have them occasionally cite my work as if to say that the luminaries in my chosen field [Read More…]

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Your morning happiness: Titanium.

You may notice that today’s “morning” happiness is coming on the cusp of noon.  Suffice that much fun was had yesterday and last night.  I regret nothing.  But I wouldn’t expect much elaboration from me today. But I got a lot accomplished, including writing my wedding vow.  Immediately I wanted to run to the blog [Read More…]

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Going to take a family day.

Hey everybody.  I’ve decided to spend the day hanging out with mom and dad.  I’ll see everybody tomorrow. [Read more…]

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Oklahoma politician says cities should be able to decide whether or not to kill gay people.

Last post for the day, gang.  Michaelyn heading back home has put me in a crappy mood that only video games can solve. Scott Esk is running for Congress in Oklahoma and believes that cities should be able to decide on an individual basis if they want to stone people to death for being gay. [Read More…]

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In Maldives Islamic group abducts atheist activists and forces them to convert under threat of death.

The first amendment…you are a beautiful thing.  Otherwise shit like this can happen: Maldives: Muslims kidnap atheists, force them to accept Islam.  They also forced them to turn over their passwords to their online group calling for tolerance, and filled the page with warnings about their “blasphemy.” The  Qur’an says that “there is no compulsion [Read More…]

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Part of the SS soldier’s oath in Nazi Germany was to say “atheists are not one of us.”

A friend alerted me to an excerpt from a book written by Heinrich Himmler in 1937 that described the oath SS soldiers were made to take in Nazi Germany.  Heinrich Himmler, of course, was notorious as the SS’s Reichsführer, which was the SS’s highest rank.  The book was Heinrich Himmler: Die Schutzstaffel (SS) als antibolschewistische Kampforganisation, [Read More…]

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Watch Mat Staver squirm while testifying in defense of turn-away-the-gays legislation.

Mat Staver of the Liberty Counsel found himself before Congress today trying to convince members of the House that discrimination is ok if you do it for religious reasons. Testifying before a House committee today about supposed threats to religious freedom in the U.S., Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver struggled to defend his support for allowing [Read More…]

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Prayer doesn’t work, at least for sick babies.

It seems to be kind of a slow news day, so I might post some more funny stuff.  I’m ok with this, honestly.  Michaelyn just left for ten days to do her bachelorette party and visit her mom to do more wedding prep, so I’m a sad panda and might just take it easy today. [Read More…]

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Your morning happiness: wedding chalices!

Michaelyn has been a wedding-planning tornado (but not the bridezilla kind).  She ordered us wine glasses for the wedding that, instead of “husband” and “wife,” say “Timelord” and “Companion.” We rule. [Read more…]

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Someone named a koi fish after me. *blush*

Part of being a public figure is getting facebook friend requests.  I just accept them all and, if people are ass hats, I unfriend them later (if you want to be my friend, here I am).  Michaelyn just gripes at me because she gets friend requests from people she doesn’t know.  I tell her I’m [Read More…]

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The Thinking Atheist shall bow before his WWJTD overlord.

The SCA put out a list of atheist news/opinion sources a few days ago: Want to stay on top of secular happenings? Our list ranks the the best sources of secular news and opinion in the world. There’s RichardDawkins.net at #1, American Atheists at #2…right, right…there’s Hemant Mehta at #16 and, wait, what’s this?  Who [Read More…]

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