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Jun 18 2012

I’ll be speaking in Dublin this Thursday!

I know I have some Irish readers who were wondering if I’d be doing a meetup while I’m in Dublin, and I have good news! The event will be a double-header: I’ll be giving my talk “God’s Lady Problem” on the intersection of atheism and feminism, and David Horgan, writer of http://www.jesustheremake.com, will talk about the portrayel …

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Jun 18 2012

We’ve lost an atheist blogger…to Catholicism

Leah Libresco, atheist blogger behind Unequally Yoked, has just announced that she’s converting to Catholicism. …Um…what the fuck? I love Leah, and I’ll continue to be friends with her and have fun discussing Harry Potter genetics over dinner. But being friends with someone doesn’t mean you stop telling them when they’re wrong, so: Leah, you’re …

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Jun 16 2012

Video: Susan Jacoby at the Women in Secularism conference

Susan Jacoby had the difficult task of taking on the 8:30am slot during the Women in Secularism conference…and she rocked it. It’s a long talk, but worth the time: One of my favorite parts was when she talks about how some men have responded when people ask why more women aren’t involved with secularism… “Because …

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Jun 15 2012

Don’t forget tomorrow is Blogathon!

I’ll be blogging every half hour between Saturday at 6am PST to Sunday at 6am PST. Now’s your last chance to request topics for me to blog about! Hopefully some of you will be reading along and keeping me company throughout the day – I appreciate comments even more during Blogathon. And of course, please …

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Jun 14 2012

Secular Student Alliance makes benign appearance on CNN…receives death threat

Jesse Galef, Communications Director for the Secular Student Alliance, appeared on CNN this morning discussing the recent Pew survey that found a growing number of Millennials are doubting the existence of God. Get Jesse signed up for the Jedi Academy right now. I have no idea how he kept his cool during such an inane, …

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Jun 12 2012

Seattle’s proposed solution to their gun problem: God

Seattle is brainstorming ways to deal with the recent increase in gun-related violence in the city…and I’m a little skeptical of the idea proposed by Seattle City Council member Bruce Harrell: Harrell says he’s spoken with a number of pastors about putting together a gang outreach program that would combine clergy members with other mentoring …

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Jun 08 2012

Donate to #SSAweek and get a personal doodle from me!

EDIT: I’m closing submissions now so I can catch up on the doodles people have requested. I may make the same offer later in the week, so don’t despair! So far #SSAweek and Blogathon are going strong. $54,337 has been raised, though $50,000 came from the Stiefel Freethought Foundation and the rest came from 86 …

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Jun 08 2012

Why you should support the SSA explained in a single graph

From the Pew Research Center’s recent survey where they asked people if they agreed with the statement “I never doubt the existence of God.” As a Millennial, let me take this opportunity to say WOOOO! The under-30s are kicking ass. It’s not particularly surprising that the under-30s are more skeptical of God’s existence. We already knew …

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Jun 08 2012

Take the religious Turing Test!

Leah of Unequally Yoked has a cool experiment going on: In a conventional Turing Test, computer programmers try to write a computer program that can pass for human.  In the Ideological Turing Test, atheists and Christians test how well they understand each other by trying to talk like each other.  All the entries in the …

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Jun 07 2012

Video: The Intersection of Non-Theism and Feminism

The first video from the Women in Secularism conference is up! It’s a panel on the Intersection of Non-Theism and Feminism featuring Annie Laurie Gaylor as moderator, Sikivu Hutchinson, Rebecca Watson, Ophelia Benson, and yours truly:

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