Posts tagged "atheism"

I Have My Own Religion And It Is Called “Stay Out Of Everyone’s Face”

Tuesday night, CNN aired a special on Atheism, called "Atheism: Inside The World Of Non-Believers." I watched it, and, as a "non-believer," I was not particularly amused. First of all, they called Richard Dawkins the "Father of Atheism," which is 32 flavors of ridiculous, and second, the whole thing really seemed to portray atheists a…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / March 26, 2015

Duck Dynasty Dude Shares Beautiful Dream Of Atheist Family Being Raped And Beheaded

This Friday, some wacko site called TruNews (sounds legit) aired a speech given by "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson at the Vero Beach Prayer Breakfast earlier that day. The site described it as "powerful"; I, however, and probably you, would describe it as "fucking batshit." At least the part of it where he makes a point…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / March 24, 2015

Oklahoma Bans Atheist Marriages In Hopes Of Preventing Gay Ones

Well, it's looks like my dream of a Rodgers and Hammerstein-themed wedding are officially dashed, because even if I am a girl who cain't say no, I cain't say "yes" in the state of Oklahoma*. To marriage, anyway. I'm sure I could say yes to other things in Oklahoma, like, for instance, being taken out in your surry…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / March 19, 2015

Creationists Furious Over Carnival Cruise Lines’ Superbowl Ad

Ken Ham and his fellow Creationists are very upset about a Carnival Cruise Lines ad that aired during the Superbowl, featuring a particularly lovely part of a 1962 speech by John F. Kennedy. "I really don't know why it is that all of us are so committed to the sea, except I think it's because…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / February 2, 2015

Faith In Humanity In A Revolutionary Age

Faith in humanity is the only faith I have. As in, I don’t have faith in a god or anything particularly spiritual. I’m not going to waffle over that and say that there’s a possibility that a god, in fact, does exist, or that I could be wrong. I am certain that I’m not wrong.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 1, 2014

Abuse Victim Marissa Alexander Has Accepted A Plea Deal

Abuse victim Marissa Alexander accepted a plea deal for shooting a gun in self-defense, in the presence of her abuser, in Florida, a Stand Your Ground state. She was originally sentenced to a ridiculous 20 years in jail. [MSNBC] There will be a press conference today about the Ferguson Grand Jury decision on whether or…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 24, 2014

Why I Refuse To Criticize Islam As A Feminist And Atheist

Sam Harris and Bill Maher and Richard Dawkins all want really badly for me to criticize Islam. They claim I’m scared to do so because Islamic extremists bully people into silence. They consider it a liberal failing that people like me have deferred to that bullying. They say it’s not “phobic” to criticize Islam, nor…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 15, 2014

The US Prison System Exposes Trans* Inmates To Rape

The US prison system neglects the needs of trans* inmates and exposes them to rape. [VICE] Emily Gould writes about why ignoring online trolls isn’t enough. [Buzzfeed] Listen to Lena Dunham talk about her book and her life with NPR's Terry Gross. [NPR]

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 2, 2014

Porn For Bibles

In a move upsetting mothers, pastors, rabbis, and priests (this could be the start of a really good joke), Atheist Agenda, a campus club at the University of Texas at San Antonio, is offering pornography in exchange for Bibles, or any other sacred religious text. I remember when I was in college, "Preacher Joe" used…

By: Erica Maxwell / March 4, 2010

So I’m Engaged: Wherefore Art Thou, God?

In my opinion, getting married as a religious person is much easier than getting married as an Atheist or an Agnostic because deciding who is going to officiate the ceremony is so filled with confusion, it would just be simpler to say, "Well I guess Father Tom will take care of business." I am not…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 26, 2008