If Skepticon was any more fun and informative, it would probably be declared illegal! If you missed it, be sure to take a look at some of the talks. The talk on Self Skepticism was one of my favorite by Spencer Greenberg. Videos will probably be up on the website soon at Skepticon IV
The next big event will be the Reason Rally in Washington, DC. I have already made my hotel reservations. If you haven't heard about it, go to…Continue
Here's a blog I did, explaining the scientific consensus.
Do you think God is happy that slavery is illegal? Put yourself in God's shoes for a second: If you wrote a book of instructions for all humans to follow, wouldn't you expect them to follow it letter by letter? What if these pesky little humans started questioning and eliminating your rules? You'd want to send all of those little bastards to Hell!
Here's my latest blog post:
Pepper spray use by law enforcement against non-violent protesters is clearly outrageous. Police protect property, not non-violent protesters. Furthermore, why are the police and fire fighters not standing with protesters? They lose team members with reductions in state and local budgets. The goal is to weaken unions, disable protesters, keep working people poor and shackle small businesses.
Obama snookered us. Obama can't change parts of a flawed system, but has to transform the…Continue
So what fear have you faced?
Added by The Doubter on November 22, 2011 at 4:53pm — No Comments
I came upon this a few minutes ago, and figured I'd share. God is the best troll ever ^_^
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Write your Congress today to support ending corporal punishment in public schools. Read the full text at this web address: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=h112-3027
19 states continue to allow corporal punishment in public schools.
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It's that time of year again. The right wing self termed "War on Christmas" propaganda will start on Friday. Let's call this what it really is, the "War on truth and reason" Click link to read more.
Added by Jonah on November 21, 2011 at 5:26pm — No Comments
Due to an unfortunate run-in with some proprietary software, this week's playlist is gone. To compensate for this injustice, I have included a fun drinking game. It's very easy to play: just take a drink of your favorite beverage when commanded! Have a fun and safe Thanksgiving!
Thanksgiving Etiquette for Children…Continue
Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on November 21, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Question, should a presidential candidate run without full disclosure and force America, if elected, to potentially look up to the vice president to run the nation? I am, so far, a cancer survivor and indeed to continue to be a cancer survivor. As you know, Herman Cain claims to be a cancer survivor, but not many people know what type of cancer he has. If its stage 4 cancer as some people have stated, that’s pretty serious and I think the public must know, so that they know what they are…Continue
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When you're going door to door, you never know who's door you're knocking on. Such was the case yesterday, when a kind-natured pair of women (Jehova's Witnesses, Bible in hand) paid me a visit. Actually, it was a revisit. They had stopped by once before and made either physical or mental note of my Atheism.
Their last visit was brief. This one was much longer. The protagonist of the pair had some 'new evidence' that she wanted to share with me. She handed me a leaflet…Continue
Last night I went to a gathering with friends to celebrate the life of a 31-year old surfer who died from a rare disease. Most of the people attending the gathering in celebration were free thinkers and Buddhists, which made for interesting discussion and celebration of a life of a liked and giving man. Believe it or not the topic that came to the fore at about 8 o clock at night was how desperate the world seems for leadership, and that everywhere including the US seems to have people who…Continue
Before I start on my rant, I do want to say that I admire and respect those who took the initiative to take on such a major venture that is, in my opinion, a historic turning point.
It is a necessary and important step.
Kudos to them, even if I don’t agree with the name of the party.…
Added by Jonah on November 20, 2011 at 5:13pm — No Comments
All right – let me see if I can get this straight:
An assistant coach on the Penn State football team allegedly molested a number of children over a period of time. Result: a previously well-respected football coach – Joe Paterno – and the president of the university both lose their jobs. The media is all over this story like white on rice and a full-on investigation of the entire incident is in process.
Meantime … the story of child abuse within the catholic church has…