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Monthly Archive: April 2011

Apr 30 2011

Now’s not the time to make fun of the religious South

I order you to go read this post. There’s nothing I can say better.

Apr 29 2011

Are you an SSA member?

Don’t forget that the Secular Student Alliance board elections are tomorrow! You have until 5pm EST on April 30th to get your ballot in. And if you’re still not sure who to vote for, a chat with all of the candidates and current board members will be going on from 3 to 5pm EST. Just …

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Apr 29 2011

I must crush PZ…for the children!

Come on, you know you’re Team GHJJ – root for the underdogs! Five awesome atheist bloggers are competing to see who can raise the most money to support Camp Quest! Since one of those bloggers is the indomitable PZ Myers of Pharyngula, we have made two teams in order to make this competition more fair. …

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Apr 27 2011

Gingrich’s nightmare is my dream

From Politico: Speaking at the National Catholic Prayer breakfast, Newt Gingrich on Wednesday warned Catholics that Europe’s “crisis of secularism” — spawning a “government-favored culture to replace Christianity” — has seized the United States. “The American elites are guided by their desire to emulate the European elites and, as a result, anti-religious values and principles …

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Apr 27 2011

Speaking of speaking…

One of the new speaking events I’ve added recently is Mensa’s Annual Gathering in Portland, OR. I was invited by the Mensa Atheists, who apparently have at least one of my blog readers as a member (hello!). I’m pretty excited to give my Creation Museum talk to an audience that isn’t explicitly atheistic or skeptical. …

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Apr 27 2011

I’m now on the Center for Inquiry’s speaker’s bureau!

Which means…well, it doesn’t really mean anything new – I still probably would have spoken to your group if you asked. But now I’m in a database that people can skim for new speakers, so maybe some new people will find me! Because, you know, I’m not already busy with a bunch of speaking events. …

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Apr 26 2011

Is there going to be Boobquake 2?

Today is the one year anniversary of boobquake, an accidental internet meme that I created at this blog. I’m not going to retell the story since it already has a Wikipedia article, which is also evidence of how viral it went (that, and being mentioned on the Colbert Report). I’ve heard the question hundreds of …

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Apr 26 2011

Christian pastor molests women to expel demons

In case I haven’t convinced you that feminism and atheism are natural allies on certain issues, here’s a particular horrifying example. A Christian pastor in South Africa is molesting multiple women under the guise of “banishing demons.” Some of the particular examples witnesses relay are so disturbing. I just wish I knew what we could …

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Apr 25 2011

Let’s hope this is a non-issue…

But I’m wary. Every time I say that about someone’s personal religious beliefs, they end up becoming an issue. The newest potential cause for drama? The University of Washington (where I go to school) finally decided on it’s new President – Michael K. Young. The thing that set off red flags? He’s a graduate of …

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Apr 24 2011

Truer words have never been spoken

From a student who attended the American Atheists’ National convention in Iowa this weekend: The last thing you want to do at an atheist convention is to announce at the end of a session, “There is a provocative fundamentalist Christian protesting outside, DO NOT GO TALK TO HIM.” This means that half of the attendees …

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