Faith kills again

DrB- It’s a failure to be reasonable when a parent prays while their child dies of a curable condition. But murdering the child in the name of faith? A six-week-old baby was killed by her bipolar mother after she stuffed pages from the Bible into the infant’s mouth…..Christian fundamentalist Julia Lovemore, 41, killed daughter Faith [Read More...]

A collection of Questions

DrB-   I found a short multi-panel comic here, http://imgur.com/a/47GvE It’s just a few frames, with a curious take on the nature of questions, and their value as compared to answers. Because there’s some “answers” we don’t need anymore, having long outlived any initial purpose to their original question….and kicking and screaming, they’re slowly going. [Read More...]

Science Guy Style

DrB-   A little while ago, Bill Nye “The Science Guy” stated the obvious, “The Earth is not 6,000 or 10,000 years old It’s not. And if that conflicts with your beliefs, I strongly feel you should question your beliefs.” Naturally, a great deal of willfully ignorant people got very upset about this. But that’s [Read More...]

Purity is for drinking water.

DrB-   Even positive sex education will say that abstinence is some kind of virtue. As if “purity” was for people. As if sex had anything to do with a person’s value. Pop stars from Britney Spears to Jessica Simpson, to the Jonas Brothers, to Miley Cyrus, to Justin Bieber routinely assert that they’re waiting [Read More...]

God doesn’t want your kids in school

DrB-   It turns out, that if you live in Virginia, god might want your kids to remain uneducated. Some Virginia children might not be getting any education because of the state’s religious exemption from mandatory school attendance, according to a recent University of Virginia study. It’s on the rise, parents choosing to take their [Read More...]

We need more than 2 parties.

DrB-   I got to thinking, what would the election look like if instead of a list of candidates and parties, the ballot was just a listing of candidates positions on various topics? I recognize this would likely make voting more difficult, and next to impossible to determine clear/fair language for issues, but I think [Read More...]

A 7 minute reminder of how awesome Legos are.

  DrB-   In case you forgot how awesome Legos are, here is the “LEGO Great Ball Contraption (GBC) Layout 2012.9″           You can find me on twitter, @DrDavidBurger I recruit in Kansas City, http://www.kcatheists.org/ & https://www.facebook.com/KCAtheists [Read more...]

Vote for the One True ™ 3rd party!

DrB-   I’ve come across a fantastically persuasive arguement. It turns out a 2 party system just isn’t going to meet the needs of today’s True Believer.  What’s a god fearing Christian to do? It is time for Christians, true followers of Jesus Christ, to rise up and say NO to satan this November! As [Read More...]

It’s all about the source

DrB-   Ever noticed how hard it is to convince a person of a new idea? Something such as one sports team being superior to another, that human activity influences global climate, or that religions aren’t actually true? It turns out, it’s not so much the quality of the information you use, or what facts [Read More...]

Contrasting Cartoons

DrB- Just two quick cartoons, first…we’re just that pale blue dot, suspended in a sunbeam. The entirety of our knowledge is just a spec. Second, oddly enough, one of my examples that would persuade me towards a specific religion: If aliens visited and had remarkably similar stories about religious figures or texts, this would prove [Read More...]