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Monthly Archive: June 2014

Jun 30 2014

OHJ: The Lataster Review

A variety of early online reviews have appeared of my new book On the Historicity of Jesus (including Amazon reviews, to which my responses, if any, will appear there in appended comments). I will blog a series on them this week. If you know of any reviews I don’t cover by the end of the …

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Jun 27 2014

On the Historicity of Jesus Now Officially Available in Print

Many already know, but for those who still haven’t heard, it’s no longer on pre-order: you can now buy On the Historicity of Jesus: Why We Might Have Reason for Doubt, either direct from the publisher or (often at a discount) through Amazon (and other booksellers, so if you want to support your local bookstore, …

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Jun 26 2014

Grief Beyond Belief Now Online

Grief Beyond Belief, a support group for nonbelievers dealing with the loss of a loved one, has now launched its official website. They are no longer just a FaceBook group! Check them out. Look over what they do, and see if there is any help they need. And spread the news. There are a lot …

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Jun 24 2014

Time to Submit Your Proposals for #FtBConScience This August

Are you a hard core godless activist, or working for or a major supporter of an atheist, secularist, skeptic, feminist, humanist or similar group, program, or organization? Or just a bona fide expert on something and want to share information with the godless community? Then this is an opportunity to promote your group or cause …

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Jun 22 2014

Appearing in San Francisco, Seattle, Alabama, Fargo, Austin, Sacramento, and All Over Western Canada

I have a lot of appearances coming up all over the country. Check it out… (1) I will be discussing my new book On the Historicity of Jesus and selling and signing copies for my first time ever in San Francisco, California, Saturday the 26th of July (the publisher has confirmed my order of private …

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Jun 20 2014

Why I Love Dadabhoy and Rad

I tool around the atheosphere at least a bit each week and see and read lots of cool stuff. This week two unrelated things struck me. This is where I gush about two of my favorite artists and thinkers, who achieve awesome without a Ph.D. First the Rad I have always been very impressed by …

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Jun 18 2014

List of Responses to Defenders of the Historicity of Jesus

Now that my new book On the Historicity of Jesus has finally become available, for convenience I will be collecting here links to all the responses I’ve published to defenders of the historicity of Jesus. So this article will be continually updated with new entries, and I will keep the order alphabetical by last name …

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Jun 16 2014

Camp Quest West — Help Support the Cause!

Camp Quest West needs about three grand to meet this year’s goal. Give them a little dosh if you can. It all adds up. If you don’t know who they are or why they’re awesome and worth donating to, see my 2012 post on this great godless summer camp program.

Jun 13 2014

Progress Report for My Project Donors

Six years ago I put out a call for benefactors to fund a research and writing project to help me cancel my student debt. I said I’d do whatever my donors asked for. You unanimously said: the historicity of Jesus. For that project I raised $20,000, with the generous help of Atheists United (which made …

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Jun 12 2014

Knitting Fans, Behold Some Awesome Ancient Roman Tech!

Photo of an ancient bronze candle holder. It has a cup for collecting melted wax, and an elevated stand to keep the light high even when the candle is low..

There’s this guy, you see, who knitted his way to a solution to an infamous problem in Roman history. This might be a bit premature (since academic journals haven’t weighed in yet), but I am persuaded that the mystery of the ancient Roman dodecahedrons has been solved. And why I’m persuaded affords a handy example …

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