Category Archives: atheism

Another Pastafarian gets a driver’s license picture

This is at least the third such incident I’ve heard of: a Pastafarian—an atheist with noodly tendencies—named Shawna Henderson in Oklahoma, got her driver’s license picture taken with the Sacred Headgear (a colander) atop her head. That, apparently, is legal. Here’s the story from KFOR News, and her driver’s license: As PuffHo reports: Hammond told KFOR […]

A tw**t from Hugh Laurie

Because of the Albatross, I’m reduced to putting up social media stuff today, but there’s some good bon mots. Here’s a tw**t from Hugh Laurie, who of course is an atheist.

Old Blue Eyes on religion: “When lip service to some mysterious deity permits bestiality on Wednesday and absolution on Sunday — cash me out”

If you think of Frank Sinatra as a dumb kid from Hoboken, New Jersey, who made it big from his voice alone, you’ll be surprised by this interview he gave to Playboy magazine in 1963. He’s thoughtful, articulate, and—surprise!—godless. The Playboy interviews were famous, one of the best things about the magazine. I used to […]

Two cartoons for Tuesday

A different take on evolution vs. religion, from Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller:   And, out of the mouths of swine. . .From The Atheist Pig, a great webcomic that has gone defunct, as the artist appears to have lost interest. The last panel reminds me of the “one god less” trope of Dawkins and others. h/t: Linda […]

Seeking “objective morality,” an atheist blogger became a Catholic

This story is a couple of years old, but I  just heard about it, and find it fascinating. Leah Libresco, who writes at the Patheos website Unequally Yoked (on the Catholic Channel), was an atheist blogger but became a Catholic in 2012. The American Conservative names her as one of its employees: Leah Libresco is an […]

A militant atheist

This is the image that faitheists, accommodationists, and believers have when it comes to Our Own Satan. It was produced by Ben Goren, who calls it “Richard Dawkins, Militant Atheist,” who sent it with the note: The opening sentence of that execrable bit of nonsense by Nury Vittachi that you’ve got as the top post right […]

Two cars

These are the true heroes of atheism, although an even bigger hero would be someone sporting a cross on a car in Saudi Arabia. At any rate, this car will not survive intact for long! And some humor, and perhaps it’s a PhotoShop job. You’ll recognize the cat, I hope:     h/t: Barry

Weekly words of wisdom

Author Terry Pratchett is only 20 months older than I am, but has been knighted for his services to literature, and has written extensively about his Alzheimer’s disease, diagnosed in 2007. He’s made a BBC show on living with the disease, and has continued to write (he’s now reduced to dictation). He’s a brave man, […]

Atheism of the gaps

I’ve realized that what religious people and faitheists have been doing to atheists lately is putting us on the defensive: insisting that we read this or that book; we answer this or that argument—and if we don’t, well, then they won’t pay us any attention. (As if they would anyway!) And I also realized that […]

New Jersey rejects atheist license plate, approves Baptist one

I wish this stuff would just stop happening, and that people would read the U.S. Constitution. On the other hand, if it did stop, what would I have to kvetch about. Thanks to several readers who sent various links to the story, which appears to be genuine. According to HuffPo, a New Jersey woman applied for an […]

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 28,801 other followers