They’re not exactly prophets.

Libby Anne dug up Focus on the Family’s letter from the future.  It was penned in 2008 as though from a post-Obama future in which the Kenyan Prince of Darkness has created a Dystopian America. Turns out, much like the scare-mongering surrounding Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, it was based on no factual evidence and turned [Read More...]

160 new species discovered.

Atop the Malaysian mountain of Kinabalu, scientists have discovered a swath of new species, including that really pretty moth on the right.  :)  That’s an atlas moth (with a broken wing), now thought to be the biggest in the world! About 160 new species have been discovered on a mountain in Borneo, researchers reported Thursday. [Read More...]

No comment roundup this week.

Oh, that title pains me to write. But I’m busy as all hell and getting ready to moderate the gay rights debate tonight at the American Atheists KC RAM and simply don’t have the spare few minutes to go rip up all the wonderfully inane candidates from this week. So, I’ll tell you what: did [Read More...]

Minchin cast of Jesus Christ Superstar to tour the US!

Oh fuck the hell yes. The arena production of Jesus Christ Superstar is to be filmed and US producers want the entire cast to tour America, Andrew Lloyd Webber said today. With the cast — including Melanie C, Tim Minchin and Chris Moyles — due back in London after a nationwide tour, Lord Lloyd-Webber is [Read More...]

Open letter to Justin Vacula.

Justin, It will come as no surprise to you that I have gripes with your post from the other day.  I will not lie and say that I do not believe you stepping down was for the best.  I will also not lie and say that I am happy with how this has concluded. But, [Read More...]

Jon Stewart to debate Bill O’Reilly!

How the hell did I not know about this?  Tomorrow night at 8pm EDT, Jon Stewart will debate Bill O’Reilly for charity. On Saturday, Stewart and O’Reilly square off in a mock debate in Washington, D.C., to be streamed online for $4.95, with half the proceeds going to charity. As the two prepare for the [Read More...]

Paying for the right to eat.

I’m up in Kansas City hanging out with Dr. Dave, his girlfriend (and long-time friend of mine) Ashley, and soon Michaelyn.  I’ve been sprinting like a maniac the last few days, so we’re going to spend a night in eating pizza and playing Betrayal at the House on the Hill. We went to pick up [Read More...]

Can I gay marry Chris Kluwe?

He’s called out Matt Birk, and it’s every bit as wonderful as his first effort. The second flaw is that you’re actually arguing in favor of same-sex marriage. If children having a stable home is the main crux of your concern, then denying gay couples the benefits of 1100 federal laws can only harm the [Read More...]

Would a real debate be too much to ask for?

This article pretty much sums up my frustration with the dueling infomercials last night mistakenly sold to the public as a debate. In February, during a CNN-sponsored Republican primary debate, nearly all the candidates ignored a question put to them by John King. It’s an old trick. He had asked each of them to come [Read More...]

Matt Birk is a bigot.

Another Ravens player is speaking up on marriage equality.  Unfortunately, Matt Birk is regurgitating the god awful (see what I did there) arguments of the side of bigotry. The union of a man and a woman is privileged and recognized by society as “marriage” for a reason, and it’s not because the government has a [Read More...]

I’m definitely not hungover, if that’s what you’re thinking.

The talk went well last night.  There were plenty of Christians in the audience and they were vocal during the Q&A.  Lots of attempts to convince me that god sending his son to die showed that he loved me instead of showing how god undervalued his son.  Those were fun. Anyway, to I set off [Read More...]

I vote for another drink

DrB-   We know the United States wasn’t founded on Christianity, in any sense of the word. You know what it was founded on? Beer. George Washington famously brewed it. James Madison purportedly sought to create a cabinet-level Secretary of Beer. And Franklin Delano Roosevelt helped make it legal to produce and sell (again) by [Read More...]

Sorry for not posting today.

Sorry for the lack of posting today.  I’ve been working all day on my response to Frank Turek for tonight.  I just finished.  125 slides and should come in at just over an hour.  I’m really pleased. Now to run it a few times.  Wheeeeeeee! [Read more...]

Faith kills again

DrB- It’s a failure to be reasonable when a parent prays while their child dies of a curable condition. But murdering the child in the name of faith? A six-week-old baby was killed by her bipolar mother after she stuffed pages from the Bible into the infant’s mouth…..Christian fundamentalist Julia Lovemore, 41, killed daughter Faith [Read More...]


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