New Banner and Avatar

Just wanted to share with you guys and gals my new banner and avatar. I really appreciate the support you guys have given me, both here and on my new YouTube channel. I’ve already got a dozen subscribers or so and that’s a nice dent in the 100 I need to get a custom URL.

So thank you!

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I originally wanted it to be orange but after seeing this I fell in love.

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And this will appear beside comments I make.

There you have it. Let me know your thoughts.

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Did This Contractor Back Out Of My Contract Because I’m An Atheist?

Today I woke up to find out that my contractor had cancelled his contract to make me a banner and avatar for my Godless Cranium YouTube channel, likely because I’m an atheist.

Here’s a screen shot of what he said right before cancelling.

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You might be thinking I tricked this fellow (evil atheist that I am) into making a banner on a topic that relates to atheism, but I clearly put in my proposal that the name of the channel was Godless Cranium and that I’d be talking about news and opinions.

It was no secret.

But for full disclosure, here’s what my proposal said.

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Before this he had asked me a bunch of questions about what I’d be talking about and if it would be specifically about religion.

I suppose he might have cancelled due to family obligations, but I find that unlikely. He seemed very distressed that I might be talking about religion and atheism throughout the two days he was supposed to be working on my banner.

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I work in the social services field and one of my clients likes to say his ‘Our Fathers’ before bed and sometimes he likes me to say them. I remember the prayer from when I was a Christian and when he asks, you can bet your bottom dollar that I say the prayer with him.

It’s my job.

When I go to a church for some reason on my personal time, I don’t pray and I don’t bow my head, but that’s my personal time.

The other thing that bothers me is that this bloke doesn’t have to sign his name to the banner. His personal signature saying he endorses what I’m talking about isn’t going to be written in neon lights.

I don’t go about questioning my clients about their religious affiliation. I could care less if they’re religious. I’m there to do a job. If they’re religious it doesn’t mean I’m endorsing that religion.

Am I mad?

Nah, not really. I did fill out a bad feedback form for him, but I think he richly deserved that after his unprofessional conduct. The fact I waited two days for nothing is a bit annoying but there are plenty of contractors in the sea, my friends.

 

Florida Christians Push For The Death Penalty For Those Having An Abortion

Holy hell.

This is nearly an unbelievable story, but here it is:

Abortion Florida has launched a petition calling for an amendment to the state constitution that deems medical termination of a pregnancy to be a premeditated murder under Florida state law — making women who have abortions and their doctors eligible for the death penalty.

It gets worse:

Christian News Wire said, “Under the proposed amendment, anyone who performs or procures an abortion would be charged with first degree, pre-meditated murder. ‘Abortion’ would include any abortifacient drug or device that can kill an embryo by preventing implantation, as well as the intentional destruction of unwanted IVF embryos. The amendment would define life as beginning at fertilization rather than ‘conception,’ and declares that ‘abortion deprives an innocent human being of the inalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

So the women getting the procedure, and the doctors who perform them, could be executed. You could also be prosecuted for taking birth control.

These fucking hypocrites call themselves ‘Pro Life’ yet have no qualms about sentencing women and doctors to death if they don’t do as they’re told.

It’s 2016 and we still have people so blinded by magic books that they think it’s okay to kill people for doing something they deem to be against that book. These people probably look back at the Dark Ages as a time of prosperity. I wonder how many of them are also pro-death sentence; we all know that pro-life and pro-death sentence go hand in hand.

Such utter madness.

 

Discussing Islam Isn’t Gross and Racist

I really enjoy the Rubin Report, but this video hits the nail on the head in my opinion. I’m tired of people equating criticizing a set of ideas with criticizing a race. Criticizing a set of ideas like Islam should be treated the same way as criticizing any other set of ideas, including Christianity.

So please give it a watch and let me know in the comment section whether you think criticizing Islam is ‘gross and racist’ like Ben Aflek  said to Sam Harris during a Bill Maher segment or whether you think it’s fine.

Just a Few Pictures After God Maimed My Foot

Happy Saturday all! 

Just thought I’d share some pictures today since I’ve been covering some heavy topics lately. I guess it’s my way of brightening up the place a bit before nailing some more controversial topics.

I also clumsily bashed my foot against our couch. I may have broken my baby toe. At the very least it’s massively bruised and sore as hell. Half my foot is bruised now, making it difficult to hobble around.

I think God might be punishing me.

What an un-atheist thing to say. So here’s a few pictures and I hope you’re having a fantastic day, dear reader.

Found this beauty of a bear at the Pagan Festival. I believe this is the reason god is so mad at me.

By the way, the Pagan Festival was pretty awesome. Totally worth the sore foot. It was the perfect place to geek out.

Dexter chilling by some food.

Selfie time!