Timothy Dolan shuffled child-raping priests to new locations.

Timothy Dolan, up until recently could’ve been called the highest ranking Catholic in the United States.  However, during his time overseeing the Milwaukee archdiocese, the now Cardinal and Archbishop of New York eventually had to have the archdiocese declare bankruptcy.  The reason?  Having to settle too many lawsuits with the victims of child rape. In [Read More…]

Stay in touch with the WWJTD blog and like JT Eberhard on Facebook:

Documentary “Refusing My Religion” coming soon.

At the American Atheist convention this year I was fortunate enough to be interviewed for an upcoming documentary by Michael Dorian and Marc Levine called Refusing My Religion.  The documentary focuses on the Clergy Project and addresses the trend of even ministers becoming convinced that their religion is untrue. Here’s the preview: Yeah, I might [Read More…]

Stay in touch with the WWJTD blog and like JT Eberhard on Facebook:

My take on the “10 awkward things” article.

I saw Hemant take a swipe at the 10 awkward things about the American Atheists monument article and I just couldn’t resist piling on.  Baseless axe-grinding like Tom Hoopes’ article is like a sweet, sweet siren calling to me, and no matter how much I’d rather be doing something else I just can’t help but [Read More…]

Stay in touch with the WWJTD blog and like JT Eberhard on Facebook:

Email: how do you think critically?

I got the following email from someone we’ll call “Pad Britt” after my interview on The Thinking Atheist. I just heard the episode of The Thinking Atheist on which you were a guest and I had a question. I’ve been an atheist for a couple of years (I was raised Southern Baptist…. so yeah….) and [Read More…]

Stay in touch with the WWJTD blog and like JT Eberhard on Facebook:

Playing Guild Wars 2 today.

I think I’m going to take the day off and play Guild Wars 2 all day with my brother.    If you all want to join in, we’re on the Gates of Madness server.  My player ID is tsukmeibols.3740…because I’m mature. [Read more…]

Stay in touch with the WWJTD blog and like JT Eberhard on Facebook:

I’ll be on Ashley Miller’s podcast tonight.

Tonight at 7pm I’ll be a guest on Ashley Miller‘s podcast.  The description of the show is: Join me, JT Eberhard of What Would JT Do?, and Nicholas Thurkettle of his eponymous blog as we talk politics: Wendy Davis; media: World War Z and the political nature of zombies; and guest choice: the surprise success [Read More…]

Stay in touch with the WWJTD blog and like JT Eberhard on Facebook:

When brilliant people say stupid things.

John Lennox is a math professor at Oxford.  He’s undoubtedly a clever guy.  However, he recently gave a talk at a prayer breakfast which affirmed one of the primary reasons I loathe religion: it makes clever people say and do unfathomably stupid things. He urged Christians to have “the courage to create public space” for [Read More…]

Stay in touch with the WWJTD blog and like JT Eberhard on Facebook:

Start your day with pictures, one terrible, one beautiful.

Lose-lose, sorry women in the Old Testament. Let’s face it: god doesn’t exactly have that whole “love” or “justice” thing down.  Thankfully, most humans have an appreciation for both when they’re not trying to emulate god: [Read more…]

Stay in touch with the WWJTD blog and like JT Eberhard on Facebook:

What we’re up against. #StarkeContrast

There have been all sorts of funny/depressing pictures coming out of Florida at the unveiling of the secular monument.  Here are my favorites. The sign on the left reads: “If you don’t like our Christian culture, go back home! My home is America and I’m already here.  So, since that’s out of the way, I [Read More…]

Stay in touch with the WWJTD blog and like JT Eberhard on Facebook:

Fifty more secular monuments coming from American Atheists.

Today American Atheists will reveal their secular monument outside the Bradford County Courthouse.  Here it is wearing a burka to protect the on-lookers from its sexiness: The monument will be placed as the result of a settled lawsuit that challenged the existence of the ten commandments monument on the courthouse lawn.  The secular monument, a [Read More…]

Stay in touch with the WWJTD blog and like JT Eberhard on Facebook:

Creation museum’s dwindling attendance causing them to put Ark Encounter theme park on hold.

It seems the creation…*ahem*… “museum” is in a spot of trouble. In a developing story from Kentucky, the Creation Museum is running out of money due to declining attendance, bringing their “Ark Encounter” project to a stand-still because of a lack of funding. Admittedly I did a little tap dance off the edge of the couch [Read More…]

Stay in touch with the WWJTD blog and like JT Eberhard on Facebook:

Conservatives on DOMA/Prop 8: the product of procedures laid out in the Constitution is unconstitutional!

The conservatives have their talking point on the gay marriage cases.  It’s being reiterated by pretty much all of the Tea Bag/megachurch archetypes and spoken nowhere more plainly than by Michele Bachmann: “This decision is one that is profound because the Supreme Court not only attacked our Constitution today, they not only attacked the equal [Read More…]

Stay in touch with the WWJTD blog and like JT Eberhard on Facebook:

Daryl Metcalfe (R): keep your non-Christian opinions to yourself.

A House Democrat in the state of Pennsylvania was blocked from speaking on the two legal gay rights victories yesterday. Openly gay Pa. Rep. Brian Sims, D-Philadelphia, was blocked from talking about the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act Wednesday on the floor of the Pennsylvania House. His comments to his colleagues [Read More…]

Stay in touch with the WWJTD blog and like JT Eberhard on Facebook:

Richard Haynes’ 7 clarifications about “new” atheists.

I’m a little late to the party on this one, but Richard Haynes has a post up with seven important clarifications about the “new” atheists.  I love concise responses that hit all the major points, and Haynes lives up to that standard magnificently. My favorite was: Clarification #4: People do not become atheists because of [Read More…]

Stay in touch with the WWJTD blog and like JT Eberhard on Facebook:

CLOSE | X

HIDE | X