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Monthly Archive: May 2011

May 20 2011

How are you celebrating the rapture?

I’ll be in Oakland, California at the American Atheist Rapture Regional Atheist Meet! I can think of no better way to herald in the end of the world than blaspheming with Rebecca Watson, Greta Christina, Matt Dillahunty, and Mr. Deity. If any of you are coming, make sure to say hello! Not gonna lie…I think …

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May 20 2011

Want to help Damon Fowler?

Hemant Mehta of Friendly Atheist is living up to his name – he’s started a scholarship fund for Damon Fowler, and it’s already raised $3,000 overnight! This isn’t just a fund to commend Damon for his bravery and support of the separation of church and state, or some sort of band-aid for the ostracism and …

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May 19 2011

Despicable

An update on Damon Fowler’s struggles getting prayer removed from his graduation. Tonight was his school’s “Class Night,” which is apparently a tradition in the south. From what I can get from Googling, it’s partially a rehearsal for graduation, in addition to being a night where they announce senior awards. Here’s the new “moment of …

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May 19 2011

Atheist high schooler receives death threats for protesting graduation prayer

It’s bad enough we have a gay bullying epidemic going on in this country. It looks like life isn’t much easier for atheist students. Damon Fowler is a high school student in Bastrop, Louisiana. I’ll let him tell his story (emphasis mine): My graduation from high school is this Friday. I live in the Bible …

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May 18 2011

Squeeeee

I gave Dan a chance to recover from my skeptical evisceration before taking this photo:You can hardly see the tears! Joking aside, I had a fantastic time. I’m so happy that I got to be a part of one of my favorite shows! Though I think that’s all I can say without spoiling the magic …

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May 18 2011

While I’m recording one podcast…

Here’s another to tide you over. While I was at the Imagine No Religion Conference in Kamloops BC, I was interviewed again by Radio Freethinker. Again we talked about women in skepticism, and Ethan threw a couple controversial topics at me. Listen to me react awkwardly and unprepared here! I’m not sure what in means …

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May 18 2011

Gays to blame for the rapture

I know everyone is probably sick of hearing about the May 21st rapture. It’s obviously ludicrously false, and it’s getting to the point where we’re beating a dead horse making fun of it. But I couldn’t pass up a quote from this fact sheet at the San Francisco Chronicle: Q: Why May 21?A: Camping calculates …

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May 17 2011

Want to have breakfast with me on Sunday?

A more appropriate title is probably “Want to eat breakfast while watching Jen act sleep deprived and delirious Sunday morning?” Either way, it should be fun, and it’s for a good cause! It’s Sunday, May 22nd at 7:30 AM in Oakland, CA, right across from the hotel that’s hosted the American Atheists Rapture RAM. You …

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May 16 2011

Dan Savage invited me to slap him in person

Verbally, of course. I’ll be recording an interview for the podcast with him on Wednesday, where we’ll talk about what went horribly wrong in the previous interview. Hooray for getting to geek out about skepticism on the Savage Lovecast! To say I’m excited is a vast understatement. I have to give it to Dan – …

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May 15 2011

Hey Dan Savage: Did you turn your skepticism off?

Everyone here probably knows that I’m a huge fan of Dan Savage – but this week’s Savage Lovecast was a massive failure. A guest on the show was Heike Rodriguez, who “teaches Female Ejaculation in West Seattle.” Not exactly sure what that entails, but that’s not the problem. When she wasn’t spewing woo-woo unscientific bullshit, …

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