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Category Archive: Education

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 02 2014

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

creation-museum

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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Jan 27 2013

Finding courage to keep the darkness of ignorance at bay Part I

"Dawn take you all, and be stone to you!"

While there may be places on Earth that equal the darkness of Mordor of Middle Earth in terms of the very real evil of ignorance more than Texas this year; that won’t be from a lack of effort on the part of the Texas Legislature. Secularists here are already beleaguered trying to stamp out the encroachments …

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Oct 12 2012

Update on Malala

The Girl Shot by the Taliban, Becomes a Global Icon Not what the Taliban had in mind. The unfolding story of Malala Yousafzai comes with an inspirational quote: “If Pakistan has a future, it is embodied in Malala Yousafzai,” the editorial reads. “Malala has shown more courage in facing down the Taliban than Pakistan’s government and its …

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Oct 11 2012

Malala Yousufzai

I love this girl.  How could you not?  And her story evoked my favorite quote from any media source this whole year: Religious extremists all make the same mistake.  They all fail to understand that all of the foundational holy books of major religions -all of them- have really really crazy dangerous stuff in them; …

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