We Need No Atheist Communities

Vjack, over at Atheist Revolution, writes a lot about the so-called atheist community and I always disagree with him because I think that not only do we have no atheist community, we don’t need or want one.  He recently wrote a post, “recently” as of when I write this, not when you’ll read it, about […]

Suicide and the Art of Outrage

The Atheist Revolution had an interesting article today about Robin Williams’ suicide and the subsequent uproar from the collective Internet over comments made by Shepard Smith.  I was totally unaware of any of this, of course, because I don’t pay attention to the constant whine coming from the online community.  I’m fine with suicide, as […]

Atheism Plus Childish Behavior

Everyone knows how much I hate to talk about this subject, but it’s just gotten to the point where I have to make a post, then I can put it back into the little box of human stupidity where it resides.  I stopped following the drama in the atheist “community” a while back, especially the […]

Atheist Community… Take a Letter…

Recently, a large number of atheist groups got together and released an open letter to the online secular community, in general, trying to address the continuing debacle caused, in general, by the radical feminists, Atheism+ and other far left liberal groups who think they get to take over atheism to push their agendas.  I’ve spoken […]

If You’re Not Part of the Solution…

As the old saying goes, if you’re not part of the solution, you are indeed part of the problem.  I’ve pointed out in the past that there are many vocal movements out there whose entire purpose in existing is to garner attention.  If you oppose those movements, engaging them in discussion is working at odds […]

More Sad Parallels for Atheism+

Wow, it’s weird how things come back out of the blue sometimes.  As I was preparing to erase #AtheismPlus from my Twitter client, someone came by and tweeted “Hah! A friend explained #AtheismPlus to atheism best… They are what the Burned Furs were to furries.”  You know, I had forgotten all about Burned Furs, mostly […]

My New Year’s Resolution

I’m going to make it simple this year, I have only one resolution and I’m going to work hard to keep it.  Normally I don’t bother with these things at all, not because I don’t improve myself, but because I don’t feel the need to announce it.  However, after all the things I’ve seen in […]

The Gender-Infused Dialogue

Over on Maria Maltseva’s blog, she’s been discussing the “abuse” that Rebecca Watson has been getting and suggests a lot of reasons why she’s likely getting it.  I happen to agree with most of what she says, but in the comments, I start to have problems. This is hardly the first time I’ve talked about […]

The Numbers Game: Atheism+

Much ado has been made by the Atheism+ crowd that their forums now have over 2000 members, as if just having that many people sign up for their forums makes them instantly popular.  However, as anyone who bothers to think about it for a few minutes ought to realize, the numbers don’t really tell the […]

Greta Christina: Illness and Ideas

It came out today that Greta Christina has been diagnosed with endometrial cancer, a reasonably treatable form of cancer in it’s early stages that her doctor believes she has.  I wish her a speedy recovery and all the luck, health and happiness in the world.  Cancer sucks, I know, I watched it kill my father. […]

Strange Parallels in Atheism+

I happened to catch a YouTube video regarding the recent Matt Dillahunty nonsense on the Atheism+ forums.  While the first half is just a retelling of the story we’ve all heard before, I think NoelPlum99 hit it on the head in the second half and he made me think of something.  This is all starting […]

Does Atheism Have Growing Pains?

There was a recent article posted over on Salon where author Adam Lee argued that atheism, while enjoying unparalleled success and growth over the past several decades, has also suffered from some internal issues, or “growing pains” which need to be addressed. The problem, in my opinion, is that people keep trying to classify atheism […]

Schrodinger’s… well… Everything!

I’m sure you’ve heard the feminist boogieman entitled “Schrodinger’s Rapist”, in which the feminist proposes that because she cannot be sure, to any degree of absolute certainty, that any man she encounters is not out to rape her, that it is safest to assume that every man, whether he gives you any signs or not, […]

Last Gasp: Matt Dillahunty Gets Pissed

I hope this is the last I’ll need to say on this topic for a while, but after having written about Matt Dillahunty’s “anonymous” account getting banned from the Atheism+ forums, it now turns out they’ve gone one step further and banned Matt’s regular account as well.  He doesn’t  care, he had only posted a […]

It’s Not About Justin Vacula

You know, these mid-day posts are kind of getting on my nerves, but there’s been a lot to consider these past couple of days and, since I’m scheduled out 6 days at this point and these are time-sensitive comments, I’ve been having to double up. As most people know, Justin Vacula, under pressure from the […]

Proudly Regular Old Atheism

I caught a couple of Matt Dillahunty videos that he’s done on Atheism+, after first being pointed to a video he did in the last couple days about comments he made on The Atheist Experience regarding Karla Porter and Justin Vacula.  From there, I watched… okay, I listened to a couple of videos he had […]

Atheism+: A Response to Matt Dillahunty

I’ve been waiting for a couple of days for Matt Dillahunty’s video response (well, any response, he just did it via YouTube) to the incident on the Atheism+ forums.  I think it’s important to get this out in a timely manner, so here’s a mid-day post.  For those that haven’t heard the story, I’ll leave […]

Stop Being So Damn Stupid!

I’m sorry, this is a short rant, but damn it, I’m sick and goddamn tired of watching both sides in this idiotic Atheism+ debacle act like a bunch of 5-year olds throwing tantrums.  You people pretend to be reasonably mature, intelligent, rational adults, but damn it, if some of you just don’t act like that.  […]

Ten Things Atheism+ Does Wrong

The spectre and stupidity of Atheism+ lingers on.  I had a comment on one of my previous posts that, in the end, I deleted because it was primarily profanity and insult, but it demanded that I explain just what was wrong with Atheism+.  While I’ve posted a few problems here and there, I haven’t had […]

Atheism Doesn’t Need a Plus

As anyone who has read the blog for any length of time knows, I’m a very multi-faceted individual.  I enjoy a lot of things.  I am an atheist.  I am a skeptic.  I collect stamps.  I read science fiction.  I have pets.  I watch copious amounts of TV and movies.  I play video games.  I […]