Pictures from day 1 of Apostacon 14.

Despite all the psychological difficulties, day 1 was a great deal of fun.  I wound up getting about 800 calories down and spent a fair amount of time out of the room.  Here's hoping day 2 goes well.Here are some pics from yesterday: … [Read More...]

Listen to Dogma Debate from last night with myself, Cara Santa Maria, David Fitzgerald, and Darrel Ray.

Hey guys.  I know I said last night that this episode of Dogma Debate would go live at 10pm EST...then Neil DeGrasse Tyson went more than an hour over time (which nobody gave a shit about because it's NDT).  So we didn't get started until way late, so here's the audio for those who missed it (David Fitzgerald and I take the stage at about 39:50 and my solo segment starts at 59:50): … [Read More...]

Catch me on the Dogma Debate podcast at 10pm EST/7pm PST.

Hey guys.  I'm at Apostacon and doing ok.  My workshop today was standing room only, which amazed me considering I was sharing a time slot with Amanda Knief and Muhammad Syed.  I figured I'd have two people in my room, but the turnout was unbelievably flattering.  I hope a few people learned som … [Read More...]

Kevin Sorbo: no New Testament movies because Jews run Hollywood.

Kevin Sorbo is at it again: The former star of TV’s “Hercules” series discussed the movie business, in general, and religious-themed movies, in particular, with conservative Christian broadcaster Peter Heck.“You always hear that the language of Hollywood is money, and yet there’s something that … [Read More...]

Colbert on the militarization of schools.

I...what?The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,The Colbert Report on Facebook,Video Archive … [Read More...]

Air Force does the right thing, guarantees me blog material for weeks.

The Air Force has made the phrase "so help me god" in the enlistment oath optional: Abby Ohlheiser reported late yesterday that the Air Force has agreed to change its approach. After an airman was unable to complete his reenlistment because he omitted the part of a required oath that states “so hel … [Read More...]

Missouri attorney sends taunting letter to lesbian denied partner benefits.

Having gone to school at Missouri State University, I'm aware of local attorney Dee Wampler.  He's a hyper-religious asshole, and that's about the nicest thing I can say of him.  Everybody locally knows his reputation.And I see in the news this morning that some things never change.  A longtime f … [Read More...]

Your morning happiness: the happiest baby.

Good morning everybody!  At mid-day today we depart for Apostacon where I'll be running a debate workshop tomorrow (I plan to ask Matt Dillahunty to join in, I plan to even bat my eyelashes at him).  If you're going to be there, track me down.  I'm still very anxious, but optimistic.  Sometimes eat … [Read More...]

Anorexia blog: I saw my weight loss.

While waiting for the car to be fixed I went and got a haircut so I can look all credible when I give my workshop at Apostacon.  While in the chair, staring into the mirror, I saw my weight loss.  My neck is so much thinner, my jaw so much more defined, my face smaller...There are so many d … [Read More...]

Rick Joyner goes to heaven, comes back with ability to cure Ebola.

So...gonna have to cut the blogging short today.  The car's check engine light came on and we head off to Apostacon tomorrow, so I have to take her to the doctor.  :(I'll leave you with this clip of Rick Joyner talking about how he recently spent 8 hours in heaven and came back with the power to … [Read More...]

Got spare money and want to make atheism accessible to everybody? Consider helping Skepticon.

Skepticon represents a pretty swell ideal: make influential and upcoming voices in atheism/skepticism available to everybody - and that includes everybody who can't even afford $5 for a ticket.  That's why it's always free and why the talks are always uploaded for all (but with advertisements, all … [Read More...]

Women and gay-friendly mosque to open. You can guess the reaction to that…

A mosque built in the interest of tolerance is being constructed in South Africa:Taj Hargey, director of the Muslim Educational Centre of Oxford, a group of "forward thinking" Muslims, said his Open Mosque will welcome all genders, religions and sexual orientations when it opens in Wynberg, … [Read More...]

Sean Hannity inadvertently gives great argument against striking children.

Adrian Peterson, the star NFL running back, has been indicted on child injury charges (turns out he beat his kids).  Sean Hannity doesn't think Peterson was in the wrong and deploys his best argument: his parents hit him and look how "well" he turned out: On Fox News last night, Sean Hannity said … [Read More...]

Hirsi Ali speaks at Yale despite protests from the Yale Humanists.

Controversy has swirled around an appearance by Ayaan Hirsi Ali which took place Monday night on the Yale campus.  Hirsi Ali is a vocal critic of Islam, so one can only expect there would be resistance from the Muslim Student Association at Yale: [The MSA] criticized Yale’s William F. Buckley Jr. Pr … [Read More...]