I’m going to be visiting Christina in early November and we have two bets running in the meantime. Bet #1 In his response to me, that I’ll get to next week, Timothy Dalrymple says… Apparently (I’m just seeing this now) JT also posted some thoughts on my views on homosexuality, so I’ll respond to those [Read More...]

Voices United concert coming to my home town!

Voices United for the Separation of Church and State is putting on concerts across the country to raise funds and awareness for Americans United for Separation of Church and State.  This will include and event in my hometown: the tiny fishing hamlet of Mountain Home, AR.  I about did a double take when I read [Read More...]

Survey of religious hostility in America Pt.1

Christina here… The Liberty Counsel recently (Aug 2012) released a report called “Survey of Religious Hostility in America” <–.pdf. I’m going to analyze it in multiple parts, because you just don’t want to read that much in one sitting. The executive summary states: This updated edition of the Survey of Religious Hostility in America is a [Read More...]

If only people knew that consequences could pop up at any time.

My roommate, Cambridge, is freaking awesome.  She’s also part of an online dating website called OKCupid.  The other day she got a message from a guy that she attempted to turn into an educational opportunity for the dude. See, I can understand the talk about penis size.  For both Cambridge and myself, naughty bits and [Read More...]

Yipes, and away!

Today I’m off to Terra Haute, Indiana to talk about morality and atheism.  Posting this weekend will be scarce, but I’ll be back on Monday as full of piss and vinegar as ever. I’m just salivating at the thought of dissecting Timothy Dalrymple’s condescending response to me.  Sadly, it will have to wait. [Read more...]

Democrats are better at job creation.

In Bill Clinton’s speech last night, he said that “Since 1961, for 52 years now, the Republicans have held the White House 28 years, the Democrats 24.  So what’s the jobs score? Republicans 24 million, Democrats 42 (million).”  Since the Republicans are droning what a failure Obama and the Democrats have been at creating jobs, [Read More...]

Priest absolves child rapists by blaming the child.

The National Catholic Register published a column by the director of the Office for Spiritual Development for the Catholic Archdiocese of New York, Benedict Groeschel.  The article has been removed, but not before Andrew Sullivan got a snippet of it that is just…horrid. “People have this picture in their minds of a person planning to [Read More...]

Comment round-up.

This week’s comment came from just last night.  On my post comparing prayer to magical thinking Jeremy Forbing said… Wow. For a new blogger on a site encouraging respectful dialogue between faiths and belief systems, you’re really pissing the bed. Do this for me, Jeremy.  With the exception of my post condemning some other atheists [Read More...]

Prayer in reality.

This pretty much sums up half of what I think when people say they’ll pray for me. The other half is “Good arguments would work better.” [Read more...]

Click your mouse, spread godlessness.

Both Camp Quest and the Secular Student Alliance were nominated by Chase employees for the Chase Community Giving program.  Here’s the deal: Chase doles out $5 million dollars to groups that were nominated.  The organizations get a portion of that cash based on how many votes they get on facebook. And what a coinky dink: [Read More...]

Can we get Bill Clinton back?

Bill Clinton rocked last night.  It’s 51 minutes long.  51 glorious minutes that you owe yourself if you didn’t see it. The sound starts a couple minutes in, so don’t fret. I would include the clip of the last Republican president speaking at their convention but, well, George W. Bush was conspicuously absent from the [Read More...]

For Science!

DrB- The “Christian Science Monitor” has a pretty decent science literacy quiz. 50 questions, each gives a bit of context after you answer, such as this on the age of the earth: In the 17th century, an Anglican archbishop in Ireland named James Ussher added up the reigns of the kings and lifespans of the [Read More...]

How to determine if your religious liberty is being threatened

Christina here. I saw this awesome Huffpo post entitled How to Determine If Your Religious Liberty Is Being Threatened in Just 10 Quick Questions and think it is great! However, as I was reading it, I got the impression that we need more than 10 questions, and that some of the questions could be worded a [Read More...]

Google reader donations working.

Sorry about the hang up. If you were one of the people who doesn’t like clicking through to articles, but who wants to contribute to the blog, the widget on the right side of the page now works.  Sorry about that. [Read more...]