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Archives for April, 2011

This video begins with a clip from Glenn Beck which nearly had me running away screaming, but stick with it — it thoroughly explains the false scandal.

Read the latest from Gregory Paul and Phil Zuckerman. Are we smug and arrogant? Damned right, and with good reason. A growing body of social science research reveals that atheists, and non-religious people in general, are far from the unsavory beings many assume them to be. On basic questions of morality and human decency —…

It’s always interesting when some god-walloper honestly follows through on the logical implications of his beliefs — he basically is compelled to admit that if you worship a tyrannical monster, you have to end up rationalizing monstrous tyrannies. The latest to enlighten us with excuses for bronze age barbarisms and brutalities is William Lane Craig,…

Episode CC: Clap your hands!

I’ve done this 200 times now? (Last edition of TET; Current totals: 12,283 entries with 1,355,799 comments.)

Victory is in our grasp!

As you know by now, we’re in a fierce competition between myself, the mega-behemoth of godless blogging, against a ragtag flock of motley pee-wee bloggers, all to raise money for Camp Quest. I am privy to certain emails that have been flying, I should mention, and they reveal that my opposition are scoundrels and rapscallions.…

HBO has this show now — you’ve heard about it? — recreating a most excellent fantasy series by George R.R. Martin. I enjoy a good fantasy story, and I think Martin is a fabulous writer…but man, I read the books, and I felt burned. Here’s the basic premise established at the start of the first…

Hey! This contest isn’t fair!

I’ve been asked to compete in a fundraising contest for Camp Quest. But look what they did to me! Five awesome atheist bloggers are competing to see who can raise the most money to support Camp Quest! Since one of those bloggers is the indomitable PZ Myers of Pharyngula, we have made two teams in…

No lie too low

Coral Ridge Ministries, that awful fundagelical organization founded by D. James Kennedy, has “discovered” a couple of former workers willing to testify about the evil practices of Planned Parenthood. “They have an abortion budget and they have a certain number of patients that you have to perform abortions on every month, and there’s a dollar…

Ellen Lewin tells it like it is

Ellen Lewin is a professor in the anthropology department at the University of Iowa. Like all of us, she is constantly dunned with email announcing this, that, and the other thing at our universities, and sometimes we get email that makes our blood boil. In this case, she got mail from the College Republicans, announcing…