Joe the Plumber thinks that science changing is a bad thing

First off, never trust a man who gives you a false name. His name is not Joe, he has never been a plumber, and because he said things stupid conservative people like, he's been allowed to keep this ludicrous moniker. Like any quasi-celebrity looking for attention, he believes his limited understanding of everything gives him a shot at winning an election. What's his platform? That the Bible is good because ...

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Mother’s letter to atheist son shows the divisive power of religion

Here's a tragic example of what happens when your loved ones are ensnared in the clutches of religious dogma: My Darling Son David, You are so very special to me and have always been the love of my life. I used to think when you were little that I would die for you, and live because of you. You meant the world to me and I will always love you very much. Because of this love I always wanted you to have the h ...

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Mailbag episode this week

I've been getting quite a few requests to have another mailbag episode, so I've decided to let you guys dictate the pace of the show this week. So, if you have questions, leave them in the comments, on Facebook or on Twitter. The first 20 questions will be answered, so get your's in ASAP. ...

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Tortured logic allows gay man to continue heterosexual marriage

One of the truly tragic things about Christianity is its propensity to label behaviors it arbitrarily decides are wrong as "sins". This has caused all kinds of misery for individuals with a sexual orientation different from the majority of us. Gay Christians are often haunted by the idea that their sexual attraction to someone of the same gender is putting their "souls" (another childish concept we can't se ...

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These talking points are so easy, even a 14 year old moron can say them!

The key to spreading a message is to keep it simple, stupid. The reason is simple: most minds are only interested in confirming their pre-existing belief, and if your message requires a lot of introspection or even thinking, it's just not going to make it big. This might be one of the reasons why actually educating someone's position is infinitely more difficult. Brains dislike the hard work of coming to co ...

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Louisiana moving one step closer to educational black hole

In an effort to completely erode any social progress made in the past 100 years, Louisiana, eager to outdo North Carolina and Texas in the crazy department, has decided to undermine public schools by attempting to make education entirely privatized. This serves two roles: it ensures that all education is to eventually be a for-profit industry (your health care should be a good indicator of how successful th ...

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How to prevent an alien abduction

I know what you're thinking: "Jacob, how do I stop aliens from kidnapping me and constantly raping my poor anus with their probes?". Well, after searching long and hard (and by that I mean someone sent me a link), I think I've found the solution for you: build your own anti-spaceman helmet. If you visit StopAlienAbductions.com right now, you'll get a number of important tutorials on how to build a crappy lo ...

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Homophobic preacher defends “punch” your gay kid comments

A few weeks ago, Pastor Sean Harris learned two important lessons: 1) enticing any kind of child abuse publicly is a stupid idea because, 2) the Internet forgets nothing. So, with these important life lessons now firmly in mind, he's issued a non-apology for saying fathers should give their gay sons a "good punch" for acting like girls. "I was telling them in strong words that were not careful. What did I l ...

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Illinois conservatives defeat anti-bullying measure claiming it had a “gay agenda”

In light of homosexuality becoming more accepted in society, there are still those individuals who have a problem with the idea two people of the same sex can love each other. Of the few institutions that still harbor an intense hatred of gays, the most respected is religion, and this has meant the fight for civil rights has been pitted against "religious freedom". This tactic isn't new; Southern Baptists w ...

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