Junglers get no love.

I have declared today to be a day of no work.  I’m resting and having some me time after what has amounted to 2.5 months straight of being on the road.  So that means League of Legends. I am generally a jungler, which is like being a healer in World of Warcraft: no matter how [Read More...]

Washington lawmakers introduce religion-based discrimination bill.

God dammit, United States.  I go AWOL on the road traveling and you go and do shit like this. Legislation proposed in Washington state this week would allow businesses to deny service to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender population and others, based on religious differences. Under the terms of the bill, businesses in the [Read More...]

Baby killed by cult in Chile

Steven here… Four members of a cult in Chile have been arrested for immolating a child that they believed to be the anti-Christ. What can I possibly say about this? Atheist and believer alike should find this horrifying. I’m without words. These people murdered a newborn. Because they thought it was the anti-christ. A baby. [Read More...]

Thanks for the laugh, kiddo.

On my second flight today I wound up sitting next to the most adorable four year-old.  I showed him some magic and taught him how to do a french drop (for any Catholic priests reading that, it’s a magic trick). When we were landing his mother said “It’s time to go get a car!  What [Read More...]

Another High School Student Makes a Stand

Yesterday, another high school student sued her school for pushing religion on kids. She is remaining anonymous, but her 18-year-old friend Alexis Smith is not. Alexis recently graduated from the Northwest Rankin High School in Mississippi’s Rankin County School District. Since the student is a minor at 16, she has to sue through someone of [Read More...]

Your life is not as awesome as mine.

I just met a young woman named Betty Burger here in Santa Cruz.  I have reached the pinnacle of human existence. Get on my level all of you. [Read more...]

A bit from my debate opening tonight.

Hey guys.  I’m sitting here in Santa Cruz getting ready to go debate Peter Payne on whether or not ethics requires a foundation in god.  As always I’m putzing with my opening even up to the debate.  Here’s a bit I added that made me smile: It makes absolutely no sense to call a god [Read More...]

About that personal experience of yours…

Steven here… Religion doesn’t have evidence, so it must rely on other means to persuade people to adopt it. One of those is the appeal to personal experience. Believers will tell you that Jesus has appeared before them, perhaps in a vision. Or that something miraculous happened to them which convinced them that there is [Read More...]

I don’t condone theft, but…

…it’s really hard for me to blame this kid.  He was bored at church, so he stole his parents car to escape. Desperate times and all… If I had to guess, I’d say he was probably disgusted with the immoral lessons in the stories of Lot and Abraham and decided to could learn more about [Read More...]

Proud and happy to blaspheme.

Catholicism is the official religion of the Malta, and they take it pretty seriously there. Maltese law prohibits vilification of or giving offense to the Roman Catholic Church, which is also Malta’s official religion. In Malta, it is a criminal offense to utter publicly any obscene or indecent words, make obscene acts or gestures or [Read More...]

Do I have any super wealthy readers who want to help in an emergency?

Well, this is embarrassing.  When I scheduled my flight to do the Santa Cruz debate (which I’m supposed to fly out tomorrow), I had it in my head I was supposed to fly into San Diego.  Turns out I was supposed to fly into San Jose. The fault is undoubtedly mine.  It will cost about [Read More...]

Dependence on prayer kills again.

But this time, it’s particularly disgusting. A Philadelphia couple — serving 10 years’ probation for the 2009 death of their toddler after they turned to prayer instead of a doctor — has violated their probation now that another of their children has died. Want to know how to get probation instead of jail time for [Read More...]

Another debate so soon?

Tomorrow I jet off for Santa Cruz where I’ll be debating Peter Payne who is the managing director of the Institute for Credible Christianity.  The topic is “Does ethics need a foundation in god?”  I say nay!  The event will take place at the Stevenson Event Center on the UCSC campus at 7pm and is [Read More...]

The atheist pig on traditional marriage.

I can’t wait for next month.  I’ll be home most of the month after seven weeks of pretty much being on the road non-stop and can spend every day just reading and writing on my blog.  It will be glorious. In the meantime, here’s the atheist pig. [Read more...]


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