Rebecca Hamilton is nowhere near accurate in her description of “atheist bullying.”

Rebecca Hamilton over at the Catholic channel of Patheos is outraged.  Did you know that atheists are bullying Christians?  Apparently we are (how the minority bullies the majority, I’ll never know).  I read her piece and, as it turns out, the problem isn’t so much atheists bullying anybody as it is Rebecca Hamilton not being [Read More...]

Appointment #9 coming up.

I’m about to head out the door to my 9th appointment. I ate well this last weekend.  I ate REALLY well – as in I ate too much.  But it didn’t bother me much.  I don’t want to step onto the scale today though to check the damage, I just want to go back to [Read More...]

Who needs access to contraception and equal pay? You’re getting married!

The GOP is sick of losing the votes of women, so they’re finally targeting women on things they care about.  No, not equal pay and healthcare, but marriage.  Stephen Colbert has the lowdown. The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,The Colbert Report on Facebook,Video Archive [Read more...]

Your morning happiness: honeymoon photo dump part 2.

Michaelyn had some pictures on her phone. :)  Like yesterday, click to make a picture bigger. Content will come pretty quick today.  My therapist appointment is at 11:00am. [Read more...]

Alaska Attorney General has gay rights advocates right where he wants them.

I was so happy over my honeymoon to see that Alaska’s gay marriage ban had fallen.  What better time than celebrating my own marriage to hear the news that others get to share in this type of happiness (which, in no way, undercuts my marriage)? On Sunday, a federal judge overturned the 16-year ban, saying [Read More...]

Most vouchers in the D.C. voucher program funnel government money to religious schools.

I know this is going to come as a shock to you, but in the Washington D.C. voucher program most of the vouchers are going to religious schools. The U.S. Department of Education released a report last week (pdf) evaluating the current state of the D.C. school voucher program (called “Opportunity Scholarships”). Their findings indicate what many [Read More...]

North Carolina pastor loses it over gay marriage.

So good to be reading the news again.  It’s like shadenfreude forces my brain to release endorphins, which is why I love articles like this: A Baptist pastor is warning that God will escalate the Ebola crisis when North Carolina begins performing same-sex marriages. Would you believe that much of West Africa is largely Christian? [Read More...]

SCOTUS blocks 5th Circuit decision that would’ve closed most abortion clinics in Texas.

The bill that Wendy Davis famously filibustered has been a topsy turvey roller-coaster ride – even to someone who spent the last four days riding roller-coasters.  First it was passed, then blocked in court, then that decision was overridden by the 5th Circuit. Well, despite three dissents, the Supreme Court blocked the bill again, and [Read More...]

I just want everybody to deride threats consistently.

Last week Hemant posted about Jerry DeWitt’s atheist church (good god, can we not call it church?) down in Louisiana.  More specifically, Hemant posted about how one of the family had received some scary threats in their mailbox: We know who you are. We know where you live. We know where you work. You’re little [Read More...]

I didn’t know the extent to which the police can legally rob you.

Thanks to Jon Oliver and Lowering the Bar for educating me.  Jesus. [Read more...]

Your morning happiness: honeymoon pictures galore.

I literally never had the time to log in and post pictures, which should tell you about how well our honeymoon went.  :)  We are both all smiles.  I missed you guys though, and am back in the office today! For those who don’t know, I just got back from my honeymoon to Harry Potter [Read More...]

Accuracy of the Prophecy of the Writings of the Bible

Fulfilled prophecy is frequently thrown at us as “evidence” that a god exists. Here’s why I find it numbingly uncompelling. [Read more...]

Fall 2014 Unemployment Lookbook

One of my hobbies is making terrible YouTube videos. Today, I decided to create a high-fashion Fall 2014 Unemployment Lookbook. Here it is, for your entertainment: [Read more...]

Another Article About Atheists

This time, it’s from The Atlantic, and the author Crispin Sartwell, titled “Irrational Atheism” It’s almost a law of physics. Any article that criticizes atheism must make up a bunch things to rail against. [Read more...]