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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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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.

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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Feb 23 2013

Showing Solidarity with Black Nonbelievers when you aren’t Black

This billboard placed in a historically black section of Dallas earned Alix much scorn. It started a dialogue about how atheists don't really do good things like the neighborhood churches. In response to a pastor's challenge Alix and friends picked greens for the needy.

Last weekend, Aron and I went to a presentation about the history of Black Freethought by Alix Jules hosted by Houston Oasis.  Right now the Houston Atheists boast the largest group of freethinkers in Texas with a population of 2,078. Salute! We happen to know Alix from being members of DFW’s Fellowship of Freethought the largest group …

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Nov 13 2012

MotorCops for kids toy run

Skepticon was my last conference/convention for the year, and 2012 was a great year for me:  The GAC in Australia, the Reason Rally in DC, TAM in Las Vegas, and other events in several other states.  I was on 33 airplanes this year, but I still drove to many of the rallies I attended.  I also used my 9-passenger SUV as a limo to cart around …

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Nov 07 2012

Aron Ra on Dogma Debate

Wednesday November 7th, I will be on Dogma Debate from 7:00pm to 9:00pm central [Texas] time. I’ll be on with David Smalley and Shayrah as we take live callers at 214-377-1166. Hear it live at dogmadebate.com Listeners who don’t want to call can tweet their questions/comments to the host @davidcsmalley The show will podcast to …

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Oct 29 2012

Florida Secular Rally

Whenever I post some prior notice of some event I intend to attend, my wife says it looks like I’m ‘pimping’ myself.  If I don’t do that, then people complain that they live down the street from whatever it is and are mad that they didn’t know about it in time.  I got several messages …

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Oct 29 2012

Reason on The Rock

Reason in the Rock [Little Rock] was well-planned and played well. Kudos to the Arkansas Society of Freethinkers and the Central Arkansas Coalition of Reason.

Oct 22 2012

Don’t blame the atheists

How often do you get microphone from the steps of the state capital, right? Here is a link to the recordings wherein our governor, Rick Perry declared ‘spiritual warfare’ against secularists and atheists. http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/perry-christian-warriors-spiritual-warfare-satan-separation-church-state