Fighting the Good Fight

I got sent this picture the other day from Andora along with a message: thank you fighting the good fight<3 [Read more...]

Guest Post: A Kindler, Gentler Me…Well…

My friend Elliot wrote to me about an experience he had the other day and asked if he could post it here.  I suspect it may generate a fair amount of discussion, so here it goes. Just about every morning I get up very early and go to my convenient local coffee shop, chat for [Read More...]

Catholic League Took Down Their Contact Page

The Catholic League said they wanted to adopt all us sad, miserable, good-for-nothing atheists.  It turns out we wanted to be adopted!  We came to them, eager to participate…and they closed the doors when they saw us approaching. The Catholic League has taken down their Contact Us page.  Click yon link – it’s gone.   [Read More...]

Another Wayward Babe Ripe for Adoption

Jon Willis wants to be adopted so very badly, and he sent the Catholic League a great email (as should you)! Dear sirs, I recently got wind of the “Adopt-an-Atheist” program proposed by Bill Donohue and want to congratulate you on such a wonderful idea! As an atheist activist myself, I’d like to let you [Read More...]

Mental Illness Counselors and Evidence-Based Treatment

Patty Guzikowski contributed a guest post the other day about how to find an atheist counselor.  My reaction to the piece was… Evidence-based treatment (EBT), also called empirically-supported treatment (EST) refers to use of mental and behavioral health interventions for which systematic empirical research has provided evidence of statistically significant effectiveness. Seriously?  Seriously???? They have [Read More...]

Prop 8 Overturned

Good news is good. In a major victory for gay rights activists, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday that a voter initiative banning same-sex marriage in California violated the Constitution’s equal protection and due process rights clauses. After a five-month wait, 9th Circuit District Court Judge Vaughn Walker offered a 136-page decision in the case [Read More...]

Dear Catholic League

Well look what I found!  It’s a ‘contact us’ form for the Catholic League!  Squee!  And they want to hear information regarding incidents of anti-Catholic bias! Man, can I ever help them out. [Read more...]

Adopt me! Adopt me!

Bill Donohue has a great idea on how to win the culture war: adopt-an-atheist!  Oh, this guy is just a treat. Approximately 80 percent of Americans are Christian, and 96 percent celebrate Christmas. Of the 20 percent who are not Christian, non-believers make up the largest segment, though the number of self-identified atheists is tiny. [Read More...]

Secular Safe Zone Logo

Do you do graphic design skills?  Would you like to help a good cause? The SSA is building a project called Secular Safe Zone that will emulate the successful LGBT Safe Zone campaign.  Originally designed for high schools, the program will include online training sessions every month for teachers and other educators who wish to [Read More...]

Woman Hits a Student With Her Car, Throws a Religious Pamphlet at Him, and Drives Off

We’re repeatedly told that Christianity makes people more moral.  After all, without god how can there be a barometer for moral goodness? Then things like this keep happening. According to court documents, the victim, a Milby High School student, told police he was crossing Broadway near the school on October 14 at around 5:15 p.m. [Read More...]

The Last Gasps of a Desperate Man

Whether it’s criminals in need of cover, a politician (see previous), or somebody who needs the affirmation of the citizenry (see both previous), there is no more certain way to find refuge than by telling the believers that you love Jesus more than anybody else.  As my father always said, nobody ever went broke underestimating [Read More...]

Vader's Greatest Speech

To quote the description on the video: In his final moments, Anakin Skywalker recalls the days of The Clone Wars in the arms of his son. A visual representation of Charlie Chaplin’s famous speech from ‘The Dictator’ put into the Star Wars universe. Enjoy! [Read more...]

It's Like Admitting to Apathy About Suffering

I did a post the other day talking about what a real savior would look like.  Well, Davis S. didn’t think it was very good.  He thought I was making a straw man.  When pushed to defend that he said… I guess it depends on what perspective you’re evaluating the morality of it all from. [Read More...]

Freedom of Speech Does NOT Mean Freedom from Criticism

My friend Cambridge saw a sign somebody had put up at her school.  It said “Without Christ there would be no Christmas.”  Cambridge decided to augment the sign. [Read more...]