Diablo 3 later?

I’m loafing today.  It’s awesome. I have the starter install of Diablo III.  My battle.net address is wwjtd21[at]gmail[dot]com.  My battletag is Zerowing#2770. Who all is up for leveling some lowbies later? Turns out if you’re playing on a guest pass (as I am) then you can’t group with “real” players.  Sorry guys. [Read more...]

My time has come!

Now is the moment we’ve been waiting for, my lovelies!  Castle Pharyngula has been unwittingly left empty and without guard! I’m about to fly off to the Imagine No Religion 2 conference (hashtag: #INR2), and my daughter Skatje is on her way to the Women in Secularism (hashtag: #WISCFI) conference — there’s lots happening this [Read More...]

How I roll

How I roll at SSA HQ when we get a new high school group. Thanks Paradise Valley High School in Phoenix, AZ.  [Read more...]

Don't ask, don't tell and integrity

My dad’s facebook status last night. How come we don’t hear anything any more about doing away with Don’t Ask Don’t Tell? Wasn’t that supposed to signal the end of democracy? Weren’t our soldiers supposed to quit in droves to the point where we could no longer defend our country? Wasn’t the end of DADT [Read More...]

Gaming's annoying future

Cracked.com has a great article on why the Diablo 3 debacle represents the annoying future of gaming. We handed Blizzard 64 dollars and said, “I would like to be a monk named Fuckhole, please.” And in return, they took our money first and responded second, “No, that name doesn’t quite sit with us. Take out [Read More...]

So…I'm writing a book

I asked you guys for a collection of arguments for god’s existence you’d like to see rebutted, and you provided.  Thank you. As many of you have guessed, and due to pressure from people in my life like Greta Christina (and a healthy number who said they’d buy it), I decided to write a book.  [Read More...]

New doc

I’ve got my first appointment with my new psychiatrist next Wednesday. Excited and nervous. I’ve been stable now for about ten months and still feel really on top of things.  I’m getting the new doc because I want to be able to focus better, especially on SSRIs.  I know I’ve promised to blog completely openly [Read More...]

A far too frequent failure

The other day I did a piece about a Catholic high school that wouldn’t let its softball team play for the state championship if it meant they’d have to play against a woman at second base.  I came down on them for the frequent crime of organized religion: sexism. The post seemed inadequate to me.  [Read More...]

Lyz Liddell on the young atheist movement

My boss, Lyz Liddell, has written a guest post for Skeptic Money on the young atheist movement.  If you’ve ever trusted me on anything, trust me now when I say you need to drop whatever it is you’re doing and go read it.  It will renew your hope for the future. Here’s my favorite part. [Read More...]

3, 2, 1…psycho

Religion doesn’t make people more moral.  What it does do is convince some people that even though the collective wisdom of humanity has evolved over the last few thousand years, that morality should still emulate an ignorant cult from an ignorant corner of the ancient world. Example: Manny Pacquiao. A Nike-sponsored Bible-quoting top boxer who [Read More...]

My fruit roll-up changing the world*

Remember when I wrote about getting out an actually doing stuff as an activist?  Needless to say, it makes me smile huge when I read about people actually going out and applying elbow grease toward making a better world. It makes me smile even bigger when it’s somebody I love. Today I left with 9 [Read More...]

Bible wolf

These are hilarious (and so true).  More at the link. [Read more...]

FFRF event in Alabama in June

I love all my speaking gigs, but every now and again one comes down the pipe that just makes me giddy.  The FFRF’s July Lake Hypatia Advance, June 29-July 1, is one of those events. Just look at the description! The annual “Glorious 4th” at Lake Hypatia, Ala., sponsored by the Alabama Freethought Association, an [Read More...]

DayZ: Zombie survival

I took a vacation day the other day because I was exhausted.  I spent it at home not doing squat but playing video games (NBA 2k12, SWTOR).  About halfway through the day my friend Jeremiah alerted me to a new mod for Arma2 that is picking up steam called DayZ.  Long story short: this is [Read More...]