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Monthly Archive: August 2010

Aug 23 2010

Defending the rights of theists does not equal agreeing with their beliefs

Some of you seemed surprised that I defended Park51, more infamously known as the “Ground Zero Mosque,” after my visit there. You commented that Islam, on average, is more violent and oppressive of women. You were shocked that I saw the latter first hand – by being told I’d be segregated at dinner and must …

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Aug 23 2010

Don’t forget – New York meetup tonight!

This is just a friendly reminder that the New York Blag Hag Pub Meetup Extravaganza Thingy is tonight at 7pm at the Gibson in Brooklyn. I’m looking forward to meeting all of you!

Aug 22 2010

Found this oddity in SoHo

Can anyone translate it? (click image for larger photo)Part of me thinks it’ll be funnier without explanation, but I’m too curious.

Aug 22 2010

My visit to the “Ground Zero Mosque”

I’ve been doing a lot of sight seeing in New York, and one of the places I stopped by is Ground Zero. I felt compelled to visit it, like it was some sort of patriotic duty as an American. There’s really not much to see, especially since all of the area is surrounded by a …

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Aug 21 2010

Living in “special” states

From formspring.me: What do you do to cope living in a state as backwards as Indiana? I live in KY and am about at my wits end! Escape. Did I mention I’m super excited to be moving to Seattle in a couple weeks? Though seriously, I sympathize. Sometimes it can be a little maddening living …

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Aug 20 2010

I get weird emails from Sigmund Freud

At least, that’s what it seems like. From formspring.me: Is it possible for me to measure the testosterone level in your blood? Uh, it is indeed possible. Now, is it probable that I’ll let some random person collect blood samples from me? Not exactly. Would you allow us to compare your testosterone level in your …

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Aug 19 2010

I’ve made a horrible mistake

…I helped my dad set up a blog. It was sort of inevitable, really. One, he’s retired – what else does he have to do? And two, he’s opinionated – I know it’s hard to believe, but McCreights tend to be. What more do you need to blog? At least he’s better with computers than …

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Aug 19 2010

SSA Fundraiser over at Friendly Atheist

Hemant wants to crush my blogathon fundraising?! How dare he! I… I… well, I guess I’ll help him out. It is for a good cause (the Secular Student Alliance). And he’s giving away prizes! Go check it out.

Aug 18 2010

Edgy Yet Friendly (video)

My talk from the Secular Student Alliance conference is now online! I talk about walking the fine line between controversial, interesting events and needlessly offending people. Enjoy!

Aug 18 2010

Living in sin causes wildfires?

This is the newest example of Specific Religious Rule That’s Not Particularly Morally Wrong Causes Deadly Natural Disaster: A Russian tycoon has told 6,000 workers at his private dairy company that they’ll be fired if they’ve ever had an abortion, or if those who are “living in sin” don’t get married within two months. Vasily …

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