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Monthly Archive: December 2013

Dec 29 2013

Ani DiFranco and white feminist gate-keeping to the point of absurdity.

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Of course many white feminists get that advocating for gender equality is valueless if you don’t include equality for people of color too. Supporting women of color is a no brainer. Then there are a few with blind spots, who ostensibly get this idea, but then in practice fail to question their own internalized racist …

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Dec 14 2013

Both parts of my time on the Blind Faith Virus Vaccine Show

I can now show both parts of the discussion between myself (representing atheism) Dr. Ann Gleig from Liverpool (representing Buddhism) and Pastor Joey Jernigan of Liberty University (representing fundamentalist Christian creationism).  The host, Mark Gura is moderating.  It was recorded in October and aired on Atlanta Georgia’s local access television channels in two parts, last …

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Dec 14 2013

A Good Question

Let me start by saying you have the right to not believe in any God.  As I have the right to believe there is a God. Then we divide. I want you to peacefully be able to not believe and I want all others to have the same opportunity as well . My question to …

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Dec 13 2013

I’m eighty-eight!

It’s time to thank my subscribers, all 92,929 of them.  I have just become aware that my YouTube channel is listed as one of their Top 100 Most Subscribed News & Politics Channels.  Ain’t that nice?  Of course I’m way behind Alex Jones, who is so high on that list as to be statistically scary.  …

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Dec 12 2013

Back to the book

It looks like the Canadian tour has been postponed, and I had to cancel the trip to Minnesota for personnel reasons. (That’s not a typo)  So Skepticon was last presentation of 2013.  I’ve only been on 21 airplanes this year.  Compared to 33 last year!  But to be fair, I think I drove to most …

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Dec 10 2013

Reaching the choir

Much discussion has focused on bringing women and minority groups into the secular fold.  Considering the gender gap in secular communities (these numbers are from America) this is a laudable goal.  Conversely, in religious communities there is an inverse relationship in the ratios of women and ethnic minorities. From Protestant communities where there are 8 …

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Dec 09 2013

My conversation with Bob Dutko

For a long time, my contact with the Bob Dutko show told me there was no link I could share for that show.  Someone has finally provided one.  So thanks for that.

Dec 08 2013

Proof that Hellenism is the true religion

So it seems that scuba-diving archaeologists were looking for remains of Napoleon’s defeat at the hands of Lord Nelson, when they accidentally discovered the sunken city of Heracleion instead.  This was the Egyptian city where Herodotus said that Helen had fled with her Trojan love, Paris. OK so maybe it’s no quite proof of the …

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Dec 05 2013

The Blind Faith Virus Vaccine

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On a Saturday evening on the 16th of November, predominantly Southern Baptist television viewers in Atlanta Georgia got to see a pair of Buddhists trying to direct an argument with me juxtaposed against a Biblical literalist from Liberty University. That was great fun! www.BlindFaithVirusVaccine.TV The host, Mark Gura described himself as a spiritual non-theist, and …

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Dec 03 2013

The re-recording of my Skepticon speech

I thought I was getting over my laryngitis in time for my presentation at Skepticon, but as I approached the mic, my voice gave out again.  There I was on stage in a Civic Center, doing an impression of Vin Deisel playing the Iron Giant.  I talked for 45 minutes like that.  I didn’t have a choice.  But …

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