I have drugs now!

(Christina here…) No, not the illegal kind. The anti-depressant kind. Last time we talked about mental illness at length, I was visiting the local mental health center and leaving empty-handed. I expected to get help immediately, and that didn’t happen. (Quick recap: I have depersonalization/derealization disorder and attention-deficit disorder.) The next day, I made an [Read More...]

Cranston Found Our Shirts!

Tee hee hee! The Providence Journal has an article out about our Evil Little Thing shirts (buy one to look cool and to put a hero through college). Of course, the commenters in there don’t like it very much.  Don’t we atheists know we’re supposed to be dejected when they call someone who is less [Read More...]

There is a Madness to My Method

A friend of mine from high school has recently abandoned Christianity in favor of atheism.  She messaged me on gchat yesterday to talk about it.  The conversation made me smile.  She told me how now, instead of thanking god, her children thank other people.  No more grace, but completely unprompted her kids will thank the [Read More...]

Resident Evil 6 Trailer

Oh hell yes. Hrm, the events specialist here at the SSA, Sarah Moglia, has a PS3… [Read more...]

Remake The Princess Bride: Bad Idea or Worst Idea?

What the hell? Apparently there is a remake of The Princess Bride in the works.  Who the hell thought this was a good idea? More than 24 years after its release, “The Princess Bride” remains one of the most beloved cult classics in movie history, so filming a remake is no small task. However, director [Read More...]

Use My Material

Today, in the process of thumping Michael Egnor (and other believers), I’ve put up a lot of stuff about separation of church and state as well as the arguments coming out of Cranston, Rhode Island.  As with all other things I’ve ever written if, in the future, you have use of them, use them.  Copy [Read More...]

Wrong Answer

I’m following the story of the florists in Rhode Island refusing to deliver to Jessica Ahlquist.  I just can’t imagine what that conversation sounded like… FFRF:  Hi!  We’re the FFRF!  We do nothing but sue people into oblivion for discriminating against atheists. Florist:  We’re not going to deliver flowers to this person (on account of [Read More...]

Michael Egnor: Champion of the Red Herrings

The contents of this post reflect the opinions of JT Eberhard, not the Secular Student Alliance. Jesus Fictional Christ, could there be more red herrings in Egnor’s challenge? There was a law established, the Establishment Clause, prohibiting the mingling of church and state. I know you don’t agree with that decision Mike, but it stands [Read More...]

"Separation of Church and State" Isn't in the Constitution!

So many believers have been dropping by in response to me hammering on Michael Egnor.  None of them seem to have read the first section of the Constitution, but they love to point out that the phrase “separation of church and state” doesn’t appear in the it.  This is a specious, semantic game to avoid [Read More...]

Michael Egnor: Champion of Those Who Don't Read The Whole Constitution

The contents of this post represent the opinions of JT Eberhard, not the Secular Student Alliance. It’s amazing how often, in rebutting a creationist’s arguments, I have to beg them to read the intro chapters of whatever it is they’re talking about.  In this case, I must implore Mike Egnor to read the Constitution, since [Read More...]

Michael Egnor: Champion of Those Who Think Reading is a Waste of Time

Michael Egnor is displeased with me.  He came to my blog and dropped a big pile of lame in the comments.  I rebutted that comment.  Now he’s issued me a challenge which, frankly, deserves a td;dr (too dumb, didn’t read). If you read my response to Egnor, you’ll see that I took excerpts of what [Read More...]

Great Times In Alabama

What a fun group of people!  What an event!  The two high school phenoms, Duncan Henderson and Jessica Ahlquist, tore it up.  Ever have that awkward moment where you’ve been public speaking for years and realize you’re outclassed by a couple of extremely talented high schoolers?  Happened to me. Here I am with gloomy bear [Read More...]

When I googled "Abortion"

Christina here… Late (very late) last night while I was writing up my post on how increased abortion rates associate with restrictive abortion laws, I decided to google “abortion”. Over on the right, Google gave me a “Map For abortion” for the St. Louis area where I live, which I have screencapped for you here: [Read More...]

Correlation between abortion rates and illegality

Christina here… Lookit: somebody recently released an observational study on abortion rates, which the media reported with headlines such as, “Abortion Rates Are Higher In Countries Where Procedure Is Illegal, Study Finds.” I love it when researchers release new studies! … but I hate it when secondary sources like the one above don’t bother to link [Read More...]