Are you a League player watching the All-Star games in Paris? Here’s a place where we can hang out and shoot the shit about the games. Already this morning Bjergsen made North America proud. 😀 [Read more…]
American Atheists posted this list to their facebook page, and I figured it needed all the amplification I could provide. 1. The discouragement of rational, critical thought. 2. Vilification of homosexuality, resulting in discrimination, parents disowning their children, murder, and suicide. 3. Women treated like second-class citizens based on religious teachings. 4. Children growing up [Read More…]
In a move that drew a collective “wtf” from just about every pagan-based religion on earth, a court in Delhi has said that pre-marital sex is against the tenets of every religion. Pre-marital sex is “immoral” and against the “tenets of every religion”, a Delhi court has said while holding that every act of sexual [Read More…]
I keep being told that atheists have no basis for morality and that religion, specifically Christianity, makes people better. So when I heard about a man in Arizona saying something thoroughly evil like women who wear yoga pants deserve to be raped, I immediately think “Gee, someone get that guy some Christianity pronto.” Oh, he’s [Read More…]
Politician running for the job of detecting and punishing fraud charged with six counts of…just guess.
Kathleen Cox is running for the position of auditor in Alameda County. Her website claims “as the county’s auditor, I will fight waste and fraud.” So you’ll never guess why she’ll be in court soon…unless you said on six counts of fraud. Then you’d be right. A politician running for Alameda County auditor has been [Read More…]
Monday Sen. Stacey Campfield (R) of Tennessee compared people signing up for the Affordable Care Act to Jews slaughtered in the Holocaust. Not joking. Not exaggerating. Click the link and see for yourself. Understandably everybody, including people in his own party, thought that was a really shitty thing to do. So today he has released some [Read More…]
So even though a report by a GOP-run committee has confirmed that nothing could have changed the outcome of the Benghazi attack, Fox “News” is keeping the dream alive. To what extent? Glad you asked, helpful hypothetical reader. The President is about to address climatologists today about their new findings on global warming (tl;dr: we’re [Read More…]
Video games are coming to morning happiness. I regret nothing! Last night I was playing a game on Twitch, a character who can periodically become invisible. Toward the end of the game we were running away from the enemy team and I suspected the other team’s front line was too fixated on starting a fight [Read More…]
David Barton: opposition to women’s suffrage was based on biblical principles and was for the good of society.
Sometimes you don’t even have to analyze what they say…sometimes you just have to repeat it, drop the mic, walk away, and hope people have the moral fiber to be as disgusted as you are. On the Thursday broadcast of Wallbuilders Live, David Barton explained that biblical principles — and not sexism — were behind not [Read More…]
I’ve grown cynical in my time as a blogger. A lot of times when I see a headline like “Tennessee State Senator Compares Obamacare To The Holocaust” I’ll read the article and realize the comparison was tenuous at best. That is honestly what I expected when I saw that headline. Then I read the article. [Read More…]
The Supreme Court’s folly is your chance to make a statement and get paid. FFRF, the nation’s largest association of freethinkers, with more than 20,000 atheist and agnostic members nationwide, is responding to the hostile court ruling by announcing a “Nothing Fails Like Prayer Award.” The award will be given to citizens who succeed [Read More…]
I was unaware of this, but it doesn’t surprise me: In cooperation with the Family Research Council and the National Organization for Marriage, socially conservative politicians have been quietly trying to make it harder for couples to get divorced. In recent years, lawmakers in more than a dozen states have introduced bills imposing longer waiting [Read More…]