It’s either another slow news day or the ludicrousness of religion and politics is now becoming familiar. O.o Either way, I thought I would share something my father sent me this morning. It seems Gene Wilder’s passing got dad thinking of his own mortality, so he sent the following to my brother and me this [Read More…]
Gabrielle Owwell, who occasionally writes for this blog, created a music video for her youtube channel featuring a familiar character: At the end I just wanted him to look at the camera and say, “It is good.” Funny how we all look at this person and immediately think he’s deranged, but put the same character [Read More…]
Alex asks: Has anyone thought of questioning the constitutionality of the Pledge of Allegiance? The “one nation, under God” part is obviously a violation of the First Amendment. I know why that phrase was added in the 1950s (not that it was constitutional then), but surely someone has thought of trying to change it more [Read More…]
Well this sucks: BREAKING: Gene Wilder, star of ‘Willy Wonka’ and Mel Brooks comedies, is dead at 83, his family says. — AP Entertainment (@APEntertainment) August 29, 2016 Gene Wilder starred in the original Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory. He was also a favorite of Mel Brooks playing Jim, the Waco Kid in Blazing Saddles [Read More…]
Uh oh! Once again we’re threatened with god’s wrath if we don’t subdue our common sense to make a foolish decision: Last month, pastor Ramiro Peña spoke with televangelist Jim Bakker about his role as an adviser to Donald Trump, warning that if Trump isn’t elected president in November, God will judge America for failing to [Read More…]
While maternal deaths around the world are decreasing, in the United States, a developed nation, they’re actually going up: The good news is that maternal mortality rates are declining worldwide. The bad news? The situation for women in the United States is a glaring exception. And in Texas, where clinics serving women have shuttered and [Read More…]
I wrote a year ago about how CLG came up with an incredible run to take its first North American championship behind their star bottom lane of Doublelift (ADC) and Aphromoo (Support). Both players came up big against NA powerhouse, TSM, such as this team fight from Game 2 of last night’s championship where Doublelift completely [Read More…]
Good morning, all! Ok, first, your antidote to all the unhappiness the world is going to throw at us today: Now for even more! I’ve been learning how to cook since the wife started med school and, frankly, it’s a struggle. Right now I’m working on sushi and last night I came up with some [Read More…]
The rest of what’s going on: Catholic hospitals, Spongebob Squarepants, and convictions for assaulting gay people.
Here’s all the stuff that didn’t make the blog today. The majority of Americans who have left religion claim science as the reason. This is why religion is having a difficult time in the information age. Trump’s campaign CEO, Steve Bannon, is registered to vote at a vacant address in Florida, a key swing state. [Read More…]
And if you look to your right you’ll see a Christian hypocrite, a species bountiful in Georgia: A Georgia pastor and and conservative political activist was arrested Friday morning on charges of child molestation and aggravated child molestation. Ken Adkins, 56, of St. Simons Island turned himself into police at about 9 a.m., according to officials with [Read More…]
Kevin asks: Why don’t the churches do more to stop child molestation? And when it does happen, why do they try to cover it up, and then make the child feel like it was their fault? While it’s not a very difficult matter to point out where somebody’s beliefs are false, it’s a much harder [Read More…]
Thanks to American Atheists’ lawsuit, dishonest organizers of National Baptist convention won’t get taxpayer money.
The National Baptist Convention is coming back to Kansas City. All would’ve been smooth, but they asked the city for $65,000 of taxpayer money to support their convention. American Atheists filed a lawsuit, the city decided that one way or another the convention wasn’t getting that money and decided to not throw money away on [Read More…]