Psychics Never See It Coming

I always find it funny when I come across stories like this.  Why is it that even when psychics say they “know something is happening”, they never get the hell out of the way?  Psychic Rachel Williams said that she “had a premonition” that something bad was going to happen and then it did when […]

More Bad Reasons to Believe in Jesus

Every now and then I’ll find someone’s top 10 or top 20 list of reasons to take some absurd proposition seriously and discredit them.  Usually I don’t go looking, they just fall in my lap, as this one did, and the reasons are every bit as ridiculous as most of the rest I’ve taken a […]

Admiral, there be Raelians here!

I mentioned over on Atheist Revolution that I had been engaged in a discussion with a self-identified Raelian.  You know, those crazy people who think that life on Earth came from the stars and we’re going to go home to these “gods” one day?  Well, Iamanatheist, who does the excellent I Am an Atheist and […]

The Rules Don’t Apply to Religion

Maybe you’ve noticed this as well but it’s becoming absurdly common in my encounters with the religious.  A religious person simply cannot abide by the rules of evidence, logic and common sense that actually exist so they pretend they get to make up their own rules and insist that by following these imaginary rules, they […]

Even Environmentalists Are Skeptical

The crazy liberal climate change idiots have been screaming for decades that the sky is falling and it’s all our fault. They claim that the ice caps are going to melt, that the beach-front property is going to flood, that there will be terrible tornadoes and hurricanes, fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers […]

Are You Addicted to Religion?

It’s no surprise that there is such an overlap between drug addiction and extreme religious adherence, there are a lot of elements that are similar between the two. People who go to get clean of drugs or alcohol often exchange one addiction for another, either a religion or a religious 12-step program and sometimes, the […]

Americans Don’t Understand Ebola

In a recent survey, 58% of Americans say they favor halting any and all air travel between West Africa and the United States to stop the possibility of ebola coming to America.  Something tells me they haven’t thought through this very well, which is hardly a surprise.  The fact is, they wouldn’t have to stop […]

If You’re Stupid and You Know It…

I think I mentioned this in passing a while back, but I don’t just debate religion, I debate all kinds of ridiculous, irrational claims. The world is full of people who believe in really asinine things for really bad reasons and so long as they get an emotional high out of it, whether their belief […]

The Irrational Fear of Death

I was in a discussion recently where someone suggested that we, as a species, might want to rethink the practice of burying our dead because it wastes valuable space that could be used for something better.  It’s not a bad question to be sure, although I don’t think we’re out of usable land quite yet […]

Different Levels of Irrationality

There’s a lot of irrationality in the world and lots of people who hold irrational beliefs who point at other people who hold different irrational beliefs in an accusatory manner, like their own silly beliefs are fine, but those other silly beliefs… HERESY! I ran into someone like that recently, whose hypocrisy was so utterly […]

The Solution to Frustration is Giving Up?

I’ve become increasingly frustrated with stupidity of late, not just in the religious or political realm, but in dealing with people in general.  People are stupid cattle that I’m becoming convinced ought to be run off a cliff for their own good.  I took a look online, just to see what people suggested when you’ve […]

The Woo is Strong in This One

I was recently having a conversation with someone who is completely in love with various medical woo claims, from homeopathic nonsense to poking yourself with needles to chiropractic stupidity.  All of the failures of these various and sundry woo claims don’t work on him, he’s convinced that these things must work because credulous people that […]

What’s Wrong With Medicine?

I originally thought this was yet another one for the Religious Horror Show, but it turns out that there is no demonstrable link to religion.  There is, however, a very strong link to homeopathy and that’s yet another irrational belief that no intelligent human being ought to hold because, as we’re about to find out, […]