To have made a difference to people around the world…

From a tiny town in Rhode Island, Jessica Ahlquist, our favorite evil little thing, has united a movement that extends across oceans. Here’s a couple of pictures of me in my Evil Little Thing t-shirt at the Rally to Defend Free Speech in London, held opposite our architecturally breathtaking Houses of Parliament. It was a [Read More...]

Let the fireworks begin

And we’re off! The Cranston Patch has an article up on the meeting tonight.  The comments are…you’ll facepalm. My father is in there swinging away.  He went in and posted my letter which prompted the following comment. “It is nice that all of the atheists who are not residents of Cranston are willing to impart [Read More...]

Cranston decision tonight

Tonight the banner committee at Cranston West will decide whether or not to appeal their initial loss.  They will convene at 6pm EST but we’ll likely not see a decision until later. This has been a harrowing ordeal for Jessica Ahlquist.  Despite having the support of atheists around the world I’m sure at times, especially [Read More...]

A sneaky double standard

For the last seven years scarcely a day has gone by when I didn’t wind up sparring with somebody claiming god exists.  In that time I have come to realize that the only tool in their arsenal more plentiful than excuses for why they do not need evidence is conversation-stoppers – things that are supposed [Read More...]

Open letter to Cranston West banner committee

Tomorrow the banner committee will decide whether or not to appeal their loss in the case of the Cranston West prayer banner.  I have written them the following open letter. To the banner committee at Cranston West, I’m writing to you primarily in sympathy because I’m aware that you are in a difficult spot.  You [Read More...]

Response to James Croft

I was live-blogging the interfaith panel at Reasonfest the other day.  I had a consistent gripe that was very simple. The common ground between  theists and non-theists lies precisely where the atheist already resides: in secularism.  Interfaith people are all about doing good, an act which requires zero belief in god.  The problem is that [Read More...]

Because the bible says so

Some people are just bewildered at how anybody can oppose the love of two human beings on the basis of their gender.  I always have the same response: ask them.  You may get a few shitty arguments making pretensions to a secular reason, but if you pry, you’ll always wind up at the real reason. [Read More...]

You've confused a "war on religion" with "not always getting everything you want"

God damn, do I love Jon Stewart (most of the time). The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook   “You’ve confused a ‘war on your religion’ with ‘not always getting everything you want.’…America isn’t Nazi Germany. And the secret police aren’t coming [Read More...]

Satanism at the Grammys

At the Grammy Awards last weekend apparently Nicki Minaj did a routine that paid homage to film Beyond the Door (similar to The Exorcist). This was enough for a couple Catholic groups to lose their shit.  An article on called the performance Satanic and cranked the martyr up to eleven. “Nicki’s disturbing performance at [Read More...]

High profile loons represent!

Things like this make me very proud of what I’ve done/am doing with my life. I left church more depressed than ever. What was wrong with me, it seemed so easy for them to believe, to heal, to be all better (at least that’s how it seemed then, now I’m not sure how much good [Read More...]

VD sucks

I hate Valentine’s Day. “But JT, why is the expression of love such a bad thing?” It’s not, which is why, if you love somebody, you should do it the other 364 days out of the year without needing some arbitrary day that does more for the economy than it does for love. [Read more...]

The Beautiful Kind interviews us. About sex!

Christina here… Kendra Holliday is a good friend of mine who blogs about kinky things, polyamory and sex over at She interviewed my husband Christopher and I a few months ago about our relationship, polyamory, and the crazy things we do for fun. You’ll probably want to check it out. We talk about a [Read More...]

How religions die

A commenter by the name of Zinc Avenger, in response to shrieks of “Stalin!”, produced some absolute gold yesterday. Because there was no possible reason anyone could have wanted them overthrown apart from atheism, right? Or maybe their regimes self destructed because they were murderous lunatics. That happens to murderous theocratic regimes too. Atheism isn’t [Read More...]

Reluctant warriors 2

This weekend I debated Dr. Michael Murray, a professor of physics at the University of Kansas, over whether or not science and Christianity can coexist.  Dr. Murray is a soft-spoken British man, the kind that is nearly too timid to make eye contact.  When we first met he produced a deck of cards from his [Read More...]