Thoughts on polyamory/marriage at Skepticon 5.

The marriage panel is kind of just pluggin along with the ideas that marriages and relationships are not all governed by standard societal rules (they’re not all monogamous *gasp*).  I’m really wishing they would talk about the usefulness (or lack thereof) of those rules from a rational perspective.  Matt Dillahunty, as usual, is killing it. [Read More...]

So…I’m engaged.

So…at the end of my talk last night I proposed to Michaelyn. Luckily, for me at least, she said yes.  :)  Videos will come shortly.  Leave any congrats for me (or sympathy and protestations of “there’s still time to change your mind” for her) in the comments here.  :) Right now we’re sitting at the [Read More...]

Skepticon 5 live stream!

Just got this from the Skepticon 5 crew. Started by a bunch of college nobodies, Skepticon has become the largest free skeptics’ convention in the United States.  This year, Skepticon is going to be the largest convention on the planet and you’re invited.  Since the internet is full of idea-sharing thought-communists, there will be a [Read More...]

My business in Springfield.

Upon arriving at my hotel room at Skepticon 5 I found the following piece of paper upon my pillow. To Our Guests In ancient times there was a prayer for “The Stranger within our gates” Because this hotel is a human institution to serve people, and not soley a money making organization, we hope that [Read More...]

Student Bible Study on Campus

Reader questions are edited to eliminate references to specific people and places, unless there’s a need to call out the cavalry. If you see something here that almost resembles your question, but your main concern isn’t addressed, go ahead and ask again in the comments. I’ll do my best to respond.   Reader Question: I [Read More...]

Skepticon 5 open thread.

Ok, I’m in Springfield, MO for Skepticon 5!  :)  This means rehearsing my talk for Friday night and running around like a chicken with my head cut off.  Sadly, I’ll be pretty scarce the next couple of days.  So here’s an open thread to talk amongst yourselves about whatever you wish.  If you’re planning on [Read More...]

Casting call: kids at Skepticon 5

Christina here… I’ve decided to produce a video version of my popular post: How To Shove Atheism Down People’s Throats in 10 Easy Steps for Youtube and I need some kids who want to play a role in it! I would like to film a group of kids who could pass for middle-school age (so if you’re [Read More...]

The Week in Review – Law and Atheism 11/08/2012

Here’s my roundup of legal machinations over the past week. No, I haven’t listed everything, and yes, I may have missed something important. Please leave comments on other events involving the law and secularism that you consider noteworthy. Freedom From Religion Foundation Despite the IRS suspension of egregious political activity by 501(c)(3) tax-exempt religions organizations, [Read More...]

IRS Investigation of Church Political Activity, Redux

Right out of the gate, my first post ever on WWJTD, and the next thing I know I’m seeing my chosen topic everyfreakingwhere on the Interwebz, and my information was … not as good as I thought it was. Shit. I’m embarrassed. This had better not be a harbinger of things to come, I mutter [Read More...]

God didn’t show up for Glenn Beck.

Here was Glenn Beck last Friday. Here he is today. “It cannot be called paranoid.”  Oh, I beg to differ.  That’s precisely what it is and what it always was. This is just the best though… I believe that people can watch and see the difference. They can feel the difference. When you watch Barack [Read More...]


Christina here… This video has been floating around Twitter all day, and I feel it is my duty to respond to it. The video is:  The Evil of Atheism: The Video Atheists DO NOT want you to see! (Buddhism and Christianity) and is produced by a guy called “Daniel, Man of Reason”. I want you to see [Read More...]

Where I’ll be through the end of the year.

I’m about to take off to Springfield and Skepticon 5!  So freaking excited! I’ve updated my speaking schedule to include all my appearances this month.  Swing by one if you’re in the area. November 9 – 11 – Springfield, MO for Skepticon 5 This will rule. November 19 – St. Louis, MO speaking to the [Read More...]

Dave Silverman gets some more voicemail.

The “bye bye” at the end is just glorious. And I wish someone would use this argument in a debate with me someday… [Read more...]

The future of the Republican Party.

Ok, so we re-elected the lesser of two evils.  I’m happy about that. I’m also happy that the Republicans took a pretty thorough thumping in the electoral college, the popular vote (where Romney lost by 3%, maybe more, even though that was supposed to be his saving grace), in the social issue ballots (gay marriage [Read More...]