All posts tagged discrimination

Atheism, plus some other stuff

I support Atheism+. I’m not going to wade too deep into the circumstances surrounding its inception in this post; I just want to explain what I believe this “new wave” of atheism is about, why I am for it, and why I think the outrage against it really needs to stop. Others have done excellent […]

And 8 out of 10 LSU students…

I saw this posted to Lamebook, a website that collects at least marginally-amusing social media “fails.” I clipped the image because there’s a comment in the original that I found pretty offensive and over-the-top, and it’s really beside the point as far as we’re concerned here. My point in the re-post is mostly to say: […]

One quick thought on gay marriage

I really, really shouldn’t be blogging now. But I want to grab everyone I see by the shoulders and shout this in their faces (and isn’t that what blogging’s all about?) so here goes. Real quick. It doesn’t matter whether your religion says that being gay is wrong. It doesn’t matter whether your religion has […]

Religion is above the law

The Supreme Court just issued a ruling in  Hosanna-Tabor Lutheran Church and School v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. It’s an interesting situation, and the decision touches on some issues I think are really important — though sadly, I think the decision is misguided. The specifics of the case are a bit confusing, in that there’s […]

An interview with yours truly

Guys, guys, guys! Christian pastor and blogger Matt Appling has posted his interview with me over at his site, The Church of No People. If a blog name like that isn’t enough to get you to check it out, please also consider: It’s mostly about my take on being an atheist in a predominantly Christian […]

Well, here’s a great development

Sigh: According to the Vancouver Sun, University of British Columbia researchers conducted a total of six experiments on 350 Americans and 420 UBC students, of varying religions (67% of the Americans were Christian). In one experiment, they presented participants with the story of an “archetypal freerider” who cheats and steals a lot, and asked what […]

God says: It Getteth Better

I’m not really sure how I feel about this video, but I’m leaning positive. It’s pretty amusing, at least, and the It Gets Better Project is definitely a good thing. Really, anything that pisses off the National Organization for Marriage can’t be so bad. This was apparently done as a promotion for comedy writer David […]

Friday Link Roundup #39

Reality is not a democracy, as vjack points out. I’m having flashbacks to a weird old online discussion about the “consensus theory of truth” … (shudder). This Mitchell & Webb sketch is very, very funny. All right, now that you’ve had some good times, here’s a scary and sad video. Apparently an Nazi family agreed […]

Another patriotic atheist

Happy Independence Day to my fellow Americans out there! Given the fact that “godless” is a political insult in the United States, and one recent president actually wasn’t sure if atheists deserved to be counted as citizens, I feel the need to make it especially clear that I love being an American and I care […]

Friday Link Roundup #38

Archbishop Timothy Dolan explains that he wants the state of New York to base its laws on what he believes is God’s definition of marriage, in order to protect the “right” of Christians to prevent people they don’t like from exercising their rights. Meanwhile, at least whenever anyone thinks of the Catholic church, the first […]