Make Darwin Day an official holiday!

A measure has been introduced to Congress to recognize Darwin Day! The American Humanist Association proudly worked with Representative Rush Holt (NJ) to introduce House Resolution 41“expressing support for designation of February 12, 2013, as Darwin Day and recognizing the importance of science in the betterment of humanity.” We are asking you to help win [Read More...]

Dave Muscato: how to convert me.

Here’s another quick link worth reading (cobbled together before getting onto the road this morning).  Dave Muscato has written a piece that should be mandatory reading for every Christian.   [Read more...]

Changed my mind on a gun control argument.

Recently I wrote an article about gun control, part of which contained the argument about the need for an armed citizenry to create a sense of mutually assured destruction with the government.  That was a bad argument.  The government has tanks and air superiority, not to mention military training.  Having guns in-hand would not make [Read More...]

One day more.

I woke up in St. Louis, and am heading all the way home today.  Soon I’ll begin responding to comments again, and blogging all regular and stuff…for about two weeks, before my speaking schedule takes over my life. But those two weeks will be epic.  :P  See you all tomorrow. [Read more...]

More restaurants that suck.

We just keep adding more.  This is the fourth post of this type (you can read the first, second, and third). Today’s sadness: I now have to avoid two of my favorite fast food places. Roughly 100 Wendy’s employees in the Omaha, Nebraska area will have their weekly schedules reduced to 28 hours a week [Read More...]

Hetero awareness month. Really?

Here is a meme from the facebook page attempting to establish a heterosexual awareness month. Oh fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck these people.  Especially fuck them for the image of the straight family, as if they (with two presumably married parents) are the victims of bigotry at the hands of those evil, evil gays.  They seem to think that [Read More...]

How video games can change a life.

You want to know why video games rule?  This is why. Atheists have a Steam group, for all you godless gamers out there.  :)  My games are retro games, Guild Wars 2, Borderlands 2, NBA 2k12, The Secret World, and occasionally League of Legends with my bro and fiance.  What are yours? [Read more...]

Sorry I hurt you, Alex Jones

Dear Alex Jones, I am sorry that nerds have made your life difficult. See, when you care about whether or not something is true, you have to use your brain to look into it. And use your brain to help convey your findings. Given that you specialize in spreading falsehoods, I can see how this [Read More...]

Spider can’t hide.

I’m on the road today (I’m literally driving right now).  So content is light for today. You can all have this spider. [Read more...]

Accidental gun wounds on gun appreciation day.

So…this happened. If the gun advocates behind this year’s inaugural Gun Appreciation Day had hoped to use the day’s festivities to build support for their anti-regulation platform, they are going to have to wait another year. Emergency personnel had to be called to the scene of the Dixie Gun and Knife Show in Raleigh, North [Read More...]

Adam Lee joins Patheos!

The wonderfully friendly, incredibly insightful Adam Lee has joined the Patheos atheist portal!  This is a great pick up for us. Head over to his blog, Daylight Atheism, and welcome Adam to his new digs.  [Read more...]

Sworn in by the Constitution.

Her aversion to being branded an atheist aside, I’m kinda warming up to Kyrsten Sinema. This week, as members of the 113th Congress were sworn in, Representative Kyrsten Sinema (D – Ariz.) drew attention as she placed her hand over a copy of the United States Constitution, instead of the Holy Bible. The last time [Read More...]

Santorum blames colleges for indoctrination.

Rick Santorum has a problem.  You see, he wants people to believe in a thoroughly ignorant and out-dated position and, as people become more educated, they become less susceptible to ideas like inequality is a good thing or a group of nomads from an especially ill-educated portion of the world in the first century were [Read More...]

NFL open thread.

I’m just chilling with Michaelyn today watching football. I pick the Pats to beat Baltimore by 3.  Mostly I just can’t stand Ray Lewis and I’m being optimistic. I also pick the 49ers to beat the Falcons.  Falcons just don’t have the staying power (and, frankly, shouldn’t even be in this game), and San Francisco [Read More...]