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Monthly Archive: March 2012

Mar 24 2012

Guest Post: Apologies from a Christian

The following is a guest post from Joshua Gardner, a musician in the “rogue folk band” Girls from Ipanema and a Christian who was brave enough to write on my blog. I had something in mind to write here, but the more I thought about it, the more difficult it became to say with any semblance of …

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Mar 23 2012

Guest Post: Skeptical dog training

The following is a guest post by Julie Lada, a veterinary student and skeptic who blogs at My DVM Vacation. Dog training is a hot button issue right now. Dozens of TV, magazine and book personalities are dying to tell you the best way to get your dog to stop jumping up on your guests …

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Mar 23 2012

This hilariously awkward run-in made my Reason Rally trip worthwhile

I was sitting in the Indianapolis airport waiting for my flight to DC when I ran into Reba Wooden, director of the Center for Inquiry Indy (where I just spoke on Monday). In a funny coincidence, she was on my flight! We started talking about the rally, and the couple sitting next to me said …

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Mar 23 2012

Guest Post: Play Dates, Religion and Knock-Knock Jokes

The following is a guest post by Amy Watkins, a poet, artist and host of the weekly poetry podcast Red Lion Square. She writes about atheism and parenting at OffBeatMama.com. Making friends as an adult is awkward, slightly less awkward than dating only because there’s rarely sex involved. All the same issues apply. Do we have …

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Mar 22 2012

Greta Christina’s new book: “Why Are You Atheists So Angry?”

You all should know who the fabulous Greta Christina is by now. And now she’s become even more fabulous by writing a book! Available on Kindle and Nook I was originally going to wait for the print version since I don’t have an ebook reader, but I couldn’t stand the wait. So I downloaded the …

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Mar 21 2012

Blag Hag meetups at the Reason Rally!

With the Reason Rally predicted to get 30,000 to 50,000 visitors, you probably won’t run into me randomly. But here’s where you can find me on Friday and Saturday, in case you want to say hello! On Friday, March 23 I will be going to the Smithsonian Natural History Museum. If you want to join …

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Mar 20 2012

The Indiana Theocracy (video)

I spoke at the Center for Inquiry: Indiana last night in Indianapolis about The Indiana Theocracy. And they already have the talk online! So efficient. Check it out: Remember, I’m giving the same talk tonight at Purdue Calumet in Hammond, and on Thursday at Purdue in West Lafayette. So don’t watch it if you’re going …

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Mar 19 2012

On complaints about Reason Rally speakers

It’s 5:30am, I’m boarding a flight in 10 minutes, and I’m typing this on my phone, so I’ll be brief: What PZ said? Bullshit. Why? Hemant nailed it. I also can’t speak for the Rally as a whole, but I can speak from my personal experience. I’m on the board of the Reason Rally as …

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Mar 18 2012

Kitty guest post!

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I’m going to be running a couple of guest posts this week while I’m traveling for my speaking tour (you’re coming, right?). Since I’m away from Pixel, my usual source of cute kitten photos, you get a guest kitty. I’m staying with fellow SSA board member Brendan Murphy, and here he is with his adorable …

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Mar 17 2012

Catch me on the radio tomorrow morning!

I know you’re all a bunch of godless heathens who have their Sunday mornings wide open, so you should tune into Atheist Talk tomorrow! I’ll be on with fellow Freethought Bloggers Greg Laden, Stephanie Zvan, and Brianne Bilyeu: Listen to AM 950 KTNF this Sunday at 9 a.m. Central to hear Atheists Talk, produced by Minnesota …

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