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Monthly Archive: April 2011

Apr 23 2011

Religion is bullshit…except for mine!

Last night I gave a talk for the Alliance of Happy Atheists at the University of Oregon. It was a lot of fun, like usual. The group of students were all awesome to talk to, the pizza was yummy, and my talk was well received (or so I was told – would an Alliance of …

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Apr 22 2011

It’s Good Friday, Friday

I love blasphemy: (Via Skepchick)

Apr 22 2011

I love my Dad

Here’s his reaction to finding out the city council where he and my mom live are praying to Jesus: It has come to my attention that the Constitution is being threatened in Lady Lake, Florida. For you who have never heard of Lady Lake, it is part of a retirement development known as The Villages. …

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Apr 21 2011

I bitch about Indiana, but…

…women have it much worse elsewhere. From Butterflies and Wheels: Nine years after the gang rape, Mai’s struggle for justice ended with the court ordering five of the six accused to be freed. A distraught Mai, who has won international acclaim for her bravery in a deeply chauvinistic society, said that the release of the …

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Apr 21 2011

Despair and hope in Indiana

The bad news first: Indiana is on the way to becoming the first state to prohibit Medicaid patients from visiting Planned Parenthood clinics after the Senate today approved a bill that would cut off taxpayer money to the Planned Parenthood of Indiana because it performs abortions. “The taxpayers will no longer fund an organization that …

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Apr 20 2011

Hey Dad…

Did you know your city council is unconstitutionally supporting Jebus and wasting taxpayer’s time with prayer? I know how much you like writing letters to the editor – now may be a good time. At the very least, Bill Calhoun may be a godless golfing buddy for you. Well, that’s assuming everyone in Lady Lake, …

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Apr 20 2011

Sexiness & blogging – a lose-lose situation?

Months ago I was approached by JT Eberhard who asked me if I wanted to pose for their 2011 Skepticon pin-up calendar. It’s one of the fun fundraising techniques they have to keep Skepticon free. I would be posing alongside other outspoken atheists like Greta Christina, Rebecca Watson, and PZ Myers. JT stressed I could …

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Apr 20 2011

I can be laptop-less no longer

So I’m turning to you for advice, readers! I figured that would be the smart thing to do before accidentally buying a piece of crap. I basically want a laptop that is: – Easily portable and lightweight, but not a netbook (absurdly tiny screens make me weep)- Cheap enough that it won’t make a grad …

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Apr 19 2011

What do you call interfaith volunteering where atheists participate?

Volunteering. That’s partially why I think the push for atheist inclusion in interfaith panels and organizations is so silly. Atheism is not a faith. In fact, it’s the complete absence of faith. Therefore, it is not interfaith. Case closed. If that simple dictionary definition wasn’t enough, getting atheists involved with Interfaith This and That perpetuates …

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Apr 18 2011

Upcoming speaking schedule

…Yes, PZ’s post reminded me that I should do this. I’m not nearly as busy as he is, but I’m still pretty sure I overbooked myself for this quarter. Yikes. 4/22/2011Eugene, ORAlliance of Happy Atheists at the University of OregonGod’s Lady Problem: Breaking up with abusive supernatural beings7pm in Lawrence Hall room 177Facebook event 5/7/2011Kamloops, …

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