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Monthly Archive: October 2009

Oct 10 2009

Atheism in Prison

Sean Bearden, a prisoner in New York, has written an essay on what it is like to be a nonbeliever in prison. I thought it was a very interesting read, so I wanted to pass it along. Sean was also a participant in the Freethought Books Project, which donates secular books to inmates, mental hospitals, …

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Oct 09 2009

Darwin Fashion Show

British fashion designer Alexander McQueen unveiled his new collection inspired by Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species: “Models with their hair teased into devil-like horns, strutted the catwalk in minidresses decorated with all manner of colourful, elaborate skins. Ruffled hemlines were frilled to resemble feathers, and vibrant fabrics were printed to resemble amphibian-like breastplates.” Actually I …

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Oct 09 2009

Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize

Just one word: Wow. Discuss? EDIT: Okay, more words since I am a blogger after all and I can’t shut up about my opinion. To the Obama Nobel Prize haters saying he hasn’t done anything yet – inspiring hope in not just the US, but the entire world is an amazing feat. Making many nations …

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Oct 08 2009

Tony Blair: Atheists as bad as terrorists?

The Times reports on Tony Blair’s recent speech at Georgetown University, where he had some strong words to say about the irreligious: “We face an aggressive secular attack from without. We face the threat of extremism from within.” Arguing that there was “no hope” from atheists who scorn God, he said the best way to …

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Oct 08 2009

Colbert wants to be in the conservative bible, Conservapedia explodes

By now you’ve probably heard of Conservapedia’s hilarious idea to edit the Bible to remove liberal bias. Because you know, gender inclusive language, using the word “comrade”, and a lack of parables about free market are horrible things caused by the liberal media. While most people have been ridiculing this, they do have one strong …

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Oct 07 2009

Science, Boobies, and Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer awareness month. There are all sorts of days and weeks and months designated to promoting awareness of worthy causes, but breast cancer is especially important to me since my mother is a survivor. She was diagnosed the summer before my senior year of high school, which would be a little over …

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Oct 06 2009

Jesus Camp shuts down

EDIT: Wow, blogging fail, guys. Apparently this article was from 2006. I blame trying to post this before hurrying off to class…and reddit. Damn you, reddit. From Christianity Today: The camp featured in the controversial documentary Jesus Camp will shut down due to negative response from the film, according to camp director Becky Fischer. The …

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Oct 05 2009

One life or one hundred thousand?

I just finished watching House, and boy was that ending a doozy. I’ll leave out any details/spoilers for those of you who haven’t seen it yet, so don’t worry. The entire episode was very morally gray, which is both thought provoking and discomforting. It makes you think, “What would I do?” and when you don’t …

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Oct 05 2009

Another letter to the editor

Apparently my response to the student who called non-theists whiny brats actually did make it to the newspaper – it was printed today. I’m a little surprised, since they never called to verify that it was me who wrote the letter (which they usually do). I guess they just assume if Jennifer McCreight is writing …

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Oct 05 2009

Atheist conventions: Where’s the support for young atheists?

Blogs have been on fire about the Atheist Alliance International Convention in California this weekend. Why wouldn’t they be? Not only is it a gathering of freethinkers (which is always fun), but they have great speakers like Richard Dawkins, Bill Maher, Daniel Dennett, Brian Dalton (Mr. Diety), PZ Myers, Jerry Coyne, Eugenie Scott, Sean Faircloth… …

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