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Monthly Archive: January 2010

Jan 10 2010

My first atheist wedding art commission!

My friends Julie and Don are getting married this summer, and instead of including a dorky photograph with their wedding invitation, they asked me to draw a cartoon of them! (Click image for higher quality)If you can’t tell, all of my friends are a bit nerdy. Julie is working towards vet school and takes care …

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Jan 09 2010

Tourist in Dubai reports rape to police; instead is arrested for “illegal sex” with her fiance

What. A British woman who alleged that she was raped in Dubai on New Year’s Eve has had her passport confiscated and may face a jail sentence after she was charged with having sex outside marriage with her fiancé. The 23-year-old woman, a Muslim from London, of Pakistani origin, said that she was attacked by …

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Jan 08 2010

Fear of atheist groups: Now available in high schools, too!

As someone who founded a college atheist group, irrational fear and bigotry from the public is something all too familiar to me. We have to deal with flyers being torn down and idiotic statements on a fairly regular basis. Even though Purdue is a conservative campus, you figure a university is a place where you’re …

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Jan 08 2010

My final semester of college!

Wow, typing that title was somewhat unnerving. On Monday I start my final semester here at Purdue. I can’t believe that I’ll be graduating in four months, but at the same time I am totally ready. I’ve had a bad case of senioritis this year because I’m so excited for graduate school – I’m mentally …

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Jan 07 2010

Word evolution and the problem with “atheist”

The meaning of some words change over time. It’s a common trait of the English language, but can have some potentially negative effects when the words are associated with controversial topics. Most people nowadays consider “idiot” to mean “stupid” or “foolish” and have completely forgotten it once referred to people with actual mental disabilities. The …

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Jan 05 2010

Sherlock Holmes too gay? Is that even possible?

Robert Downey Jr., sexy sexy man and star of the new Sherlock Holmes movie, was recently on Letterman and made the following statements: Letterman: “Now, from what I recall, there was always the suggestion that there was a different level of relationship between Sherlock and Dr. Watson.”Downey: “You mean that they were homos…”Letterman: [Laughs.] “Well…”Downey: …

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Jan 04 2010

Ray Comfort Tampon Case

Usually I wouldn’t want to associate Ray Comfort with things that go in my vagina, but this was too cute to not share:Need something to hide your tampons in? Look no further than the Banana Man himself. I know if I saw a Ray Comfort shaped container lying around, I’d be too afraid to open …

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Jan 04 2010

PZ Myers dominates the Other category for Most Influential Female Atheist

I don’t know if I’ll ever “officially close” the Most Influential Female Atheist of 2009 poll, but this much is clear: PZ Myers is clearly dominating the “Other” category (though he’s still near the bottom overall). Or should I say, Ms. Paula Z. Myers. What I find most amusing is that he specifically asked Pharyngulites …

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Jan 04 2010

No G-Spots?! …Wait, what?

If you have the same taste in blogs that I do (aka you’re obsessed with sex), you’ve probably been inundated with posts about how a new study has proven that G-spots don’t exist! The scientists at King’s College London who carried out the study claim there is no evidence for the existence of the G-spot …

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Jan 03 2010

A large list of awesome female atheists

In a perfect world, we shouldn’t have to have a separate list for female atheist activists. Some commenters even said such a list was “patronizing” by insinuating that women couldn’t play with the big boys. But when other polls, lists, and posts seem to forget our existence, every little bit of awareness helps. We have …

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