Please, please, please read this post.

Please read this post all the way through.  It’s short. Camp Quest and the Secular Student Alliance, along with Foundation Beyond Belief, were nominated by Chase employees for the Chase Community Giving program.  Here’s the deal: Chase doles out $5 million dollars to groups that were nominated.  The organizations get a portion of that cash [Read More...]

A petition I can get behind

DrB- I have the unfortunate experience of living directly next to the state of Kansas. However, one enterprising individual has some up with just the thing our country needs: Kansas needs to change its name.   As a proud resident of Kansas City, Missouri, I’m tired of the negative associations and constant embarrassment at the [Read More...]

The flattery of my heroes. :)

It boggles my mind each time I learn that someone I admire reads my blog.  One instance is Rebecca Hensler, who is the founder of Grief Beyond Belief.  Not only does she read, but recently she canonized a quote from one of my posts in meme form. I win at life.  [Read more...]

Catholic priest guilty in court.

Recently we hit a landmark: for the first time a Catholic priest was convicted of keeping information about child rape from authorities. Catholics like Ted Seeber, who realize the immorality of shielding child rapists while inexplicably remaining supporters of the Catholic church, will ironically take this as proof that the Catholic church cooperates with the [Read More...]

Skeptical Woman raising money to get women to Skepticon 5.

I was showering yesterday and had an epiphany.  I toweled off while dashing to my laptop so I could restructure my whole talk for Skepticon 5.  I think it will be one of my best talks ever. I’d love to have more people there to see it!  So if you haven’t registered for Skepticon 5 [Read More...]

Dissecting Frank Turek in October.

Now, I love all my speaking gigs.  But every now and again one will come in that really makes daddy smile. Frank Turek is the author of I Don’t Have Enough Faith To Be An Atheist.   IDHEFTBAA is one of the books religious people will most frequently try to get you to read after you’ve [Read More...]

Answering emails about dark alleys.

I got this email the other day (name changed for the anonymity of the author). JT, I’m a student at Rose-Hulman, and I’d like to say first that I loved your talk this past Saturday. It was super-comprehensive and it has spurred a lot of discussion here on campus. During the Q&A, I was to [Read More...]

Rick Santorum goes for the spin world record.

Rick Santorum says stupid things a lot.  And now he’s scoffing that smart people don’t support him.  Most people would note that smart people are always disagreeing with them and take that as a red flag, but not Rick.  How on earth could you spin that as a positive? Santorum gives it his all. Wow. [Read More...]

Muslims prioritizing insults over murder.

Muslims are rallied in Sydney in response to the video which was used as an excuse by a group of Muslims to kill the US ambassador to Libya (who had nothing to do with the video). Hundreds of protesters are arriving here in Hyde Park. They’re being met by equally amount of police. I’ve had [Read More...]

Godless open NFL thread.

After my highly injured and incompetently coached Razorbacks got positively obliterated by Alabama, I don’t think I want to talk about football the rest of the year.  But I’m still gonna. Last Week: Last week I had Peyton Manning as the player to watch.  They were clearly easing him back in with a lot of [Read More...]

Taxing the church

DrB-   There’s a budget problem going on in the European Union, and some enterprising officials in Spain have come up with what must, in retrospect, seem like an obvious idea. Cash-strapped officials in Europe are looking for a way to ease their financial burden by upending centuries of tradition and seeking to tap one [Read More...]

Don’t troll my blog.

Let this commenter tell you why. My comment policy is simple: I’ll ban you if I feel like it.  I’ve banned probably about as many atheists as believers at this point.  If you’re derailing threads with nothing to contribute, you’ll get a warning.  If you keep doing it, you get the ban hammer. Of course, [Read More...]

Homeopathy Hospital

DrB- What if hospital drama used “alternative medicine?”     You can find me on twitter, @DrDavidBurger I recruit in Kansas City, &   [Read more...]

Godless college football thread.

After my beloved Razorbacks blew a 21 point lead to lowly ULM last week, I don’t even want to talk about college football – especially since this week we play #1 Alabama who looks like a freaking juggernaut. So, things to talk about this week aside from how particular games are going…can any team unseat [Read More...]