This Week's Whipping Boy

A follower on twitter by the handle of JM3virginia pointed me to the twitter feed of Terry Crews the other day.  It was probably because the football-player-turned-actor was throwing out all manner of bad apologetics.  It was like a siren calling to me. So I tweeted at him asking for his best argument for the [Read More...]

Irony Test

Alright infidels.  It’s time to test how well you can detect forthcoming irony.  I give you the following fact: A Catholic Church child safety co-ordinator who was in charge of investigating sexual abuse allegations was jailed for 12 months today… Who was this man? Christopher Jarvis, 49, a married father-of-four, investigated historic claims of child [Read More...]

Best NES/SNES/Genesis Music

Full disclosure: I’m not going to do the Best of #Churchtweet post tonight.  I’m going to do it tomorrow.  Why?  Because I have Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and I fully intend to spend the entire evening playing it. In the meantime there is a question I’ve always wanted answered: which NES/SNES/Genesis game had the best [Read More...]

FtB Interviews: Assassin Actual

While many of the bloggers here at FtB such as Greg Laden, Jen McCreight, and Kylie Sturgess are adept at destroying people with the power of logic, today’s interview is with a man who could literally end your life from 1,000 yards away before slipping back into the shadows.  In fact, he probably has you [Read More...]

Christian Nation Hypothesis: The Founding Fathers Must've Been Idiots

Sometimes I’m jealous of my dad. He lives in rural Arkansas where you can’t take two steps without finding overwhelming evidence that religion makes people dumb which, for me, means blog material. Not that that kind of material is hard to find elsewhere (frankly, it’s hard to ignore if I tried). On the other hand [Read More...]

Most Phenomenal Punt Return in History

This happened last night during the Arkansas vs. Tennessee game.  If there has ever been a more electrifying punt return in the history of football, professional or collegiate, I’ve not seen it. [Read more...]

Sketchy, sketchy…

Sketchiness in the land of google plus.  Got circled (man, that sounds predatory…) by someone with a cute cartoon for their picture and their profile in Arabic (gulp).  They also appear to live at the bottom of the ocean. Who puts an island in the middle of the ocean?  Even weirder, who puts a house [Read More...]

Skepticon 4 Thread

The god virus has gotten into the FtB servers during the upgrade and things are still a little hairy while the techies attempt to exorcise it, so I’m not posting anything of great import lest it disappear.  Ed warned us that if things got worse we may have to have the level 3 techie’s mom [Read More...]

Pictures: My Anti-Myth

There were several myths about atheists provided yesterday that seemed to be frontrunners in the ‘bullshit atheists have to deal with’ marathon.  I shall attempt to rebut them with pictures. [Read more...]

Joe Paterno Rant

All the cool bloggers are doing it, and I want to be a cool blogger. Ok, so Joe Paterno has an assistant coach, Jerry Sandusky.  Turns out this assistant coach had a thing for diddling prepubescent boys at an annual charity event the coach ran for prepubescent boys.  One day many years ago Mike McQueary, [Read More...]

A Cynical and Manufactured Ignorance

Some days I want to put my head through the drywall on account of how stupid people can be.  On some of those days I want to commit seppuku because they are our legislators. Enter Justin Harris, state representative in my beloved home state of Arkansas, who owns a private preschool named “Growing God’s Kingdom [Read More...]

Hellsing Unabridged

First, thanks to all you loverly readers for providing an ocean of myths about atheists yesterday.  It helped my project (which I’ll tell you all about in an upcoming episode :P). As thanks, you get this video my brother sent me yesterday that made me laugh my ass completely off.  The SSA gives its employees [Read More...]

We Have Five Years To Fix This

The International Energy Agency just released its most recent report on climate change. The world is likely to build so many fossil-fuelled power stations, energy-guzzling factories and inefficient buildings in the next five years that it will become impossible to hold global warming to safe levels, and the last chance of combating dangerous climate change [Read More...]

Moar Karaoke

Here’s episode five of karaoke outings.  In this video: I Don’t Know How To Love Him – Jesus Christ Superstar (as requested by Greta Christina) I’ve Been – Next to Normal (as requested by someone making an anonymous donation to Donors Choose) Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist – Avenue Q Feed Me! – Little Shop [Read More...]