Help the Ra-men.

Aron Ra and Mark Nebo (from Be Secular), both super good dudes, are working on an awesome new podcast, The Ra Men. Aron describes the endeavor this way: “I want to promote science specifically and education in general, and I’ve found that videos are the best way I can do that. I can reach the grass roots audience I’m aiming for, [Read More...]

Mayor of Huntington, WV thinks prayer can solve public problems.

The mayor of Huntington, WV doesn’t like the amount of drug abuse in his city.  His solution?  Getting those arrested for drug use into treatment and job training programs. Ha!  Just kidding.  He wants everybody to pray. Huntington, West Virginia Mayor Steve Williams thinks he has a solution to the scourge of drugs and crime [Read More...]

After appointment #4.

As with last week, we opened with Katy Perry asking me what I wanted to accomplish today.  Like last week I responded that I want to eat and feel comfortable with my body and in public. We talked about what triggers me the most and she asked what I can do to cope when that [Read More...]

Duck Dynasty guy sure that Jesus coming back any day and Left Behind movie will convert atheists.

The Left Behind movie is coming out soon, and here’s a guy from Duck Dynasty to tell you why it will convert atheists: Wheeeeeeee! “My family and I are truly excited about the true return of Jesus.” You and every Christian family for the last 2,000 years (including the characters in the bible Jesus told [Read More...]

Seven arrested in Egypt for gay wedding.

If you want some clear insight as to how religion can corrupt the moral sense of entire societies, here it is: Egypt has arrested seven men for taking part in a gay wedding video that went viral on social media, accusing them of inciting debauchery and undermining public morals. The seven were arrested on Saturday [Read More...]

School prayer stopped in Swansea, SC thanks to the FFRF.

At a June 2 academic banquet some of the faculty of Sandy Run public schools in Swansea, SC led those in attendance in a Christian prayer.  That’s a no-no for a lot of reasons.  For one, the government can’t endorse sectarian religion.  If a teacher used her position to espouse Islam, Christians would be apoplectic [Read More...]

Off to appointment #4 soon.

Before last appointment I weighed 192.2.  As of Sunday I weigh 191.0, probably less today.  Every morning I’ve been doing exposure to food by sitting in the kitchen for half and hour every morning with some food out.  The goal is to eat carbs of some sort.  I succeeded Friday and Saturday but failed Sunday [Read More...]

Your morning happiness: bunny breakfast.

Hey all.  Appointment #4 for me is in less than two hours, so I’m gonna be hustling to get posts up this morning.  You might even say I’ll be writing quick like bunnies… [Read more...]

The Holiness of God: Chapter 4 – The Trauma of Holiness

Awhile back, I was explaining why I don’t get Christianity. A commenter suggested I read a book – “The Holiness of God” by RC Sproul [1985]. Here’s an index of chapters. [Read more...]

Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-NC) defends the right to fire LGBT employees.

One of North Carolina’s reps in the House thinks businesses should be able to fire gay people simply for being gay.  You can probably guess his political party. Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-NC) compared the right to fire gay workers with the right to smoke cigarettes on private property, ThinkProgress reports. Said Pittenger: “You need to [Read More...]

John Oliver on student debt.

Holy shit, I love this man. [Read more...]

Dehli court may extradite child-raping priest to the United States.

Joseph Palanivel Jeyapaul is wanted for sexually assaulting a 14 year-old girl in his Minnesota diocese where he was serving as a priest. It said that the girl went to the church in 2004 when he allegedly sexually assaulted her and continued to abuse her till August 2005, while referring to the documents received from [Read More...]

Listen to David Fitzgerald’s appearance on Alan Colmes.

For those like myself who didn’t get the chance to hear it live, here’s where you can listen to David’s interview on the Alan Colmes show about the historical Jesus.  As usual, Fitzgerald did us proud. [Read more...]

Pastor Jim Garlow: Joan Rivers headed to hell for having a potty mouth.

Jim Garlow is one of the architects of Prop 8 and has said in the past that if we let gays marry that Christians will be forced underground and have their property seized.  A real winner. Garlow has some thoughts on the death of Joan Rivers that are dripping with the compassion you’d expect from a [Read More...]