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Aug 06 2013

My Muslim Facebook Friends

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I admit that I am fairly wanton in my acceptance of Facebook friends.  Since it’s my primary mode of communication and sharing with my friends and followers, I’m happy to pretty much accept anyone who isn’t harassing me.  More hits on my blog, more attention to me, etc. While the vast majority of strangers who …

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Jul 31 2013

Zealot by Reza Aslan: A Review

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There are a lot of narratives around this book.  Reza Aslan says mean things about atheists, Reza Aslan doesn’t have the credentials he says he has, Reza Aslan was mistreated abominably by Fox News, Reza Aslan is Muslim and that taints his ability to see clearly on the history of Jesus.  The thing is, none …

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Jul 29 2013

Tonight at 7PM: The Ashley F Miller Show Episode 6

Join me, annalise fonza, and Yasmin Nair as we discuss: Politics: The Anthony Weiner Scandal Media: “Orange is the New Black” Guest Choice: Prison in America The YouTube link will appear shortly before 7PM EST. This is filmed in front of a live internet audience — if you’ve got input feel free to get in …

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Jul 11 2013

I get e-mail: Ben Stein didn’t actually write this edition

Good old forwards from the family — without them, how would Snopes survive?  This particular one is, of course, on Snopes for us.  Snopes kindly explains that no, Ben Stein didn’t write the vast majority of it.  Unfortunately, the message is sent around because people agree with the message, not because they love Ben Stein. …

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Jul 11 2013

Zombies in Pop Culture: The 2 books that started it — Bite Club

Many people think of the zombie as a cinematic invention, but the zombie story has a long tradition in literature as well. Most of the greatest films about zombies were either based upon or inspired by novels. All of these films depend heavily on the influence of just two books. Shockingly, neither of these books …

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Jul 03 2013

SKEPCHICKCON TOMORROW OMG

On a scale of stoked, I’m like a 9.  All of the bestest people in the world are going to be at CONvergence.  I, of course, still need to pack.  I’ve spent all day editing my Podcast instead — it’s on iTunes now, which I think makes it official. Goals for SkepchickCON: 1. Look professional …

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Jun 24 2013

Tonight at 7pm EST – The Ashley F Miller Show

Tonight, join me, Dan Fincke from Camels with Hammers, and Mavaddat Javid, who has a Tumblr here. Topics: Politics: SCOTUS and Prop 8 Media: documentaries “The New Black” and “American Revolutionary” Guest Choice: Prostitution issues   After the discussion that the three of us have, I’m hoping to include anyone else who would like to …

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Jun 24 2013

Monday Miscellany

Debating race and inequality is….messy. Chana needs a better science-religion Venn diagram. I can’t figure out which part to quote, so you should read the whole thing. Here’s a nifty pull quote from David Silverman, interviewed at Netroots Nation: But really when we’re talking about how we’re dealing with this, it’s hard because atheism is …

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Jun 20 2013

Proposed: That We’d Just Be Better Off If We Forgot About That Flying Spaghetti Monster Stuff

Move over, Noodliness.

I floated this post idea on Twitter and everyone told me to write it, so if this goes badly, I think I can just blame it on them, right? That’s how it works? It’s not that the original Flying Spaghetti Monster wasn’t a useful allegory–in fact, it was a hilarious allegory with enough snark to …

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Jun 19 2013

The Non-Religious Patriarchy: Why Losing Religion HAS NOT Meant Losing White Male Dominance (excerpt)

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Now available through Wiley Online! This is not my first academic publication, but it is my first journal article, so I am very excited!  Here’s an excerpt: Beyond this, the atheist movement fails to address or analyze the problem in meaningful ways. Within the critiques of organized religion, there is “little analysis of the relationship …

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