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Lilandra

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Date registered: June 19, 2012
URL: http://www.youtube.com/lilandrax

Biography

Lilandra in real life is often referred to as "MrsRA", "LadyRA"or"SheRA(by those with feminist tendencies). A few of the people she meets with The Mister on their travels through the secular community have made an effort to know her a bit as well. Most folks understandably gravitate to her massive spouse's inescapable charisma and much better publicized but well-earned internet persona. The story of how she met Aron Ra is not surprisingly entangled with religion and the crevo debate (Pre-Youtube), That story is for another time. When Lilandra is not trapped inside AronRa's sphere of influence, she is a science educator and advocate. Please don't feel sorry for her; she meets the most interesting people this way. Lilandra co-hosts a bi-weekly webcast on youtube called The Nones with Shanon Nebo. The Nones have managed to make an enemy out of creationists including Ken Ham. She also contributes regularly on the topic of education to a major metropolitan southern newspaper that leans a bit to the right . This forum has allowed her to expand her sphere of influence ever so slightly into the realm of people who would not otherwise be exposed to progressive viewpoints. Her youtube videos focus on science education and freethought. She has a unique understanding of religious point of views that comes from being raised as a Southern Baptist/Catholic in two separate households. She hopes to bring what Aron Ra sometimes describes as "girly" point of view that is sometimes necessary to Aron's Blog, sort of like what she brings to the marriage. Kind of like a yin and yang thing without the New Age hokum...

Latest posts

  1. Secular Pro-Life Same Old Scare Tactics — April 16, 2014
  2. Secular Pro-Life (Anti-choice) Claim: Planned Parenthood Cheats Donors — March 29, 2014
  3. Courtney Caldwell and Sarah Moglia joining me to discuss secular anti-choice arguments withMSS — March 22, 2014
  4. Secular Pro-Life “Holocaust Baiting” Post 2 — March 22, 2014
  5. Secular Pro-Life “Fetus Worshippers”? — March 18, 2014

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Apr 16 2014

Secular Pro-Life Same Old Scare Tactics

If I were to tell you that a purportedly secular anti-abortion group was engaging in the very same fear mongering and harassment of abortion providers that the largely Christian dominated pro-life groups do; would you be surprised? The True Pooka’s final report on Secular Pro-Life’s tactics is posted. In addition to the other tactics Pooka documented, the group …

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Mar 29 2014

Secular Pro-Life (Anti-choice) Claim: Planned Parenthood Cheats Donors

Apparently, Secular Pro-Life is so irked by Planned Parenthood that they are willing to make unfounded charges about what they do with donations. True Pooka investigates… Now that you’re done reading I’m going to show you a magic trick I call; “Proper research done without confirmation bias followed by conclusions drawn based on experience and …

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Mar 22 2014

Courtney Caldwell and Sarah Moglia joining me to discuss secular anti-choice arguments withMSS

So I won’t be the “token woman” on this round of discussion on the Magic Sandwich Show.  Sarah Moglia has already weighed in on her opinion of secular arguments against abortion. Also Courtney Caldwell will be joining the discussion . I first became aware of her when she liveblogged the Wendy Davis filibuster. Should be an …

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Mar 22 2014

Secular Pro-Life “Holocaust Baiting” Post 2

The second post looking at Secular Pro-Life’s tactics is up. I hope that informing the community about what they advocate will provide information about SPL for our community to make up their own minds. This series will show that the people at SPL aren’t critical thinkers and haven’t earned the title “freethinker.” To that aim, …

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Mar 18 2014

Secular Pro-Life “Fetus Worshippers”?

Should we defend freethinking spaces from anti-choicers like Secular Pro-Life? I wanted more information on this organization as I have seen them at conventions.  Lucky for me, I know you-tuber True Pooka, who as he will tell you, shares the same concern. He has more experience investigating anti-choice groups than I do. He has shown …

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Mar 11 2014

What really matters…The So-Called Secular Arguments Against Choice

That poster could just as easily be posted because the Bible tells me so...

It is often difficult and awkward to move disagreements forward to where they become productive in the insular, organized atheist community. Especially for a family that is as actively involved as the Ra family, because a lot of times we know and like and often respect the people involved on a personal level. And to …

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Feb 23 2014

Breaking Love and Reproductive Rights Out of the Christian Frame

We joked that now James Croft could add it to his CV that he spoke at an event with me.

I have been pleasantly surprised that the youtube comments on my speech on The Heart of Humanism at The Southern California Secular Humanism Conference are mainly addressing the topic.

Jan 04 2014

Giving more than lip service to atheist diversity.

Have atheist of color’s voices been stifled in anyway in our community? Atheism is still predominantly white. In fact, we match the Mormon Church in diversity. Organized atheists can do a better job of giving atheists of color a platform to speak for themselves. There are interesting PoCs out there worth listening to, and they’re not …

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Jan 02 2014

Say it ain’t so Bill Nye! Bill Nye debates Ken Ham.

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So Ken Ham won’t debate Aron Ra and PZ Myers because… reasons! He complained that the debate invitation was rude, but look how rude he was to Bill Nye… “Bill Nye still doesn’t understand the difference between historical science and observational science — so he may be known as ‘Bill Nye the science guy’ — …

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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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