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May 21 2013

Foundation Beyond Belief OKC relief efforts

Dale McGowan’s organization, Foundation Beyond Belief, runs a Humanist Crisis Response program. In the wake of yesterday’s massive tornado in Oklahoma, they are currently collecting money for Operation USA and the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. Can you pitch in a few bucks? http://foundationbeyondbelief.org/crisis

Apr 30 2013

Fake YouTube account, fake contest

Some rather pitiful attention seeker, using the YouTube username “HelpImSick”, has renamed his channel to “Matthew Dillahunty.” He is currently stealing and reposting ACA videos, and under several videos he has included this description: May 1st-31st Contest for 2013: Give a coherent explanation that God exists, that could actually almost convince me that God is …

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Apr 29 2013

Board election / open house this Sunday!

We’ve been announcing this for a few weeks, so don’t miss out. The grand opening of the Atheist Community of Austin’s library will take place Sunday, May 5. The election of the new board starts at 12:15, and an open house will follow at 1:00. The address of the new building is 1507 West Koenig Lane, located …

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Apr 03 2013

American Atheists Convention 2013 recap: Sunday evening

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Wrapping this up at last…. After lunch on Sunday, Lynnea and I returned to hear David Tamayo speak about promoting atheism among the Hispanic community. Hispanics are natural atheist allies, says David, but it’s tough to promote minority communities leaving religious infrastructures. Tamayo suggested that confronting women’s issues more is a key to unlocking this …

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Apr 02 2013

American Atheists Convention 2013 recap: Sunday morning

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My wife Lynnea joined me on the final day of the convention, having a day pass for her participation in the live Godless Bitches broadcast in the evening. We had to get there by 9:00 in order to catch Jerry DeWitt‘s Easter Sermon, because Jerry rocks.

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Apr 01 2013

American Atheists Convention 2013 recap: Saturday

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I know everybody’s expecting to be fooled today, but no kidding, we’re all pretty tired. So instead of doing that, here’s more American Atheists convention goodness. Saturday morning I arrived in time to catch most of a panel discussion by Kelly Mochel, Dale McGowan, and Sarah Morehead about parenting. I know Dale as the author …

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Mar 31 2013

American Atheists Convention 2013 recap: Friday

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Russell here. Lucky me, the 2013 American Atheists convention was held in Austin this year, which meant that all I had to do was shell out money for a ticket and no travel or lodging fees. I’d be crazy to pass up such an opportunity! I’m a couple of days behind on blogging the experience, …

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Dec 31 2012

2013

I know we haven’t been that active on the blog of late. But on behalf of the whole AXP gang, allow me to wish everyone a safe and happy new year. My hope is for a year of reason and goodness, with fewer things such as superstition, conspiracy ranters, mass shootings, superstorms, misogynist abuse both …

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Nov 28 2012

Tune in and join me at “Gamers For Godlessness” this weekend!

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Hi folks, Russell here.  This Saturday I’ll be joining Jason “Lousy Canuck” Thibeault, JT Eberhard, as well as lots of other awesome Freethought Bloggers and various unbelievers for a portion of the 24 hour “gameathon” for charity.  We’ll be broadcasting a live stream of us geeks playing single and multiplayer on a bunch of classic …

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Nov 21 2012

Markuze: the full story of the second arrest

Tim Farley, who has twice been a major figure in getting the Montreal police to take threats from Dennis Markuze seriously, has written a fascinating post outlining the history of the case between his initial sentence and his recent second arrest.  Go read it!

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