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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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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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Nov 27 2013

Asian Cultural Sensitivity 101: Why is Katy Perry’s “Geisha” performance considered racist?

perry geisha

I know no one asked me to weigh in on this, but what the heck. I am the resident East Eurasian here. Seriously though my social media is awash in East Asian outrage and also cultural insensitivity over Perry’s performance yesterday at the AMAs dressed in modified,sexy geisha apparel. There are a number of comments …

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Nov 24 2013

Do we live in a post-racial society in the secular community?

People of Color Beyond Belief is hosting a webcast to debunk the notion that we live in a post-racial society. It is starting right now, and is moderated by Sikivu Hutchinson.  The panelists are Kimberly Veal, Black Freethinkers & Black Skeptics Chicago Donald Wright, Houston Black Non-Believers Raina Roades: Black Freethinkers – The RSS Feed & Rhoades to Reality. …

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Nov 16 2013

We finally pulled in to Skepticon

Only to be told we have been bumped from The University Plaza to the Holiday Inn because the event hotel is overbooked.  It is 2:00 AM local time here, and Aron is still fussing over his speech about Pterosaurs for tomorrow at 10:00 AM. Normally freethinking events are a respite for me from problems that …

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Oct 05 2013

What Thunderfoot knows about Rape Prevention.

I will be finding out the exact extent of that tomorrow in a discussion with him about his latest video on the Magic Sandwich Show at 2:00 CST. Private discussions with him on all topics related to feminism have been fruitless so far, but as they say hope springs eternal.  Hopefully it will do some good.

Aug 23 2013

Can we agree that an education is a basic human right?

In an information based society, undereducated children are at a disadvantage. Besides a mind is a terrible thing to waste, right? Here is my speech at The Houston Museum of Science hosted by Houston Atheists in defense of accurate science education for everyone. It had a pretty good turnout of 250 which was the capacity …

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Aug 23 2013

Underneath it’s all the same love

I was surprised to hear a powerful song on mainstream radio about LGBT rights for one thing. But then the song is also openly anti-religious too. When I thought about it how can a song about how harsh the world is to LGBT people be anything but anti-religious in order to speak the truth? The …

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Aug 22 2013

Some Insights from Bridgett “Bria” Crutchfield and Alix Jules on being a Black atheist

Recently I had the opportunity to listen to Bridgett “Bria” Crutchfield and Alix Jules tell their stories about growing up in the black community which can be very religious and adjusting to the atheist community. Bridgett asked me during the discussion if I understood what they go through. For video link click on the title.

Aug 09 2013

I can’t believe I shook Eric Hovind’s hand

I also thanked him for being polite, while he interviewed the group. Evolution supporters had gathered to demonstrate in Houston against creationism being taught as science. I consented to Hovind interviewing me on the condition he didn’t cut the video. However, he weaseled out of his promise by posting the entire interview and then cutting …

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Jul 25 2013

The only minority Juror B29 leaves justice for Trayvon up to god.

Get your barf bags ready if there is a book deal.

As if the George Zimmerman acquittal is not galling enough already. I wonder if there was a secular jury, if we would have had the same result? At least they wouldn’t be pointing to an invisible deity hoping to absolve themselves of responsibility for justice for Trayvon Martin. And I quote… “George Zimmerman got away …

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