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Monthly Archive: August 2012

Aug 22 2012

Because I am an atheist: budkuenzli

Today’s contribution was submitted as a comment by budkuenzli Because I am an atheist… …I have no fear of death. All the blasphemy, all the sodomy, all the bestiality, all the coveting, all of the murdering and all the making of craven images and worshipping of idols (I’m just making stuff up here because I …

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Aug 22 2012

Racism a la Canuck

I’ve had a few e-mails and tweets and comments over the past handful of weeks asking me some version of the following question: “is racism as bad in Canada as it is in the United States?” Many people have heard of Canada as being a place where racism is not really that big a deal, …

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Aug 21 2012

A legitimate Republican

Trigger warning for rape dismissal, extreme misogyny. So I’ve been walking around angry for the past couple of days. Undoubtedly you’ve heard the latest pearl of idiocy to drop from a member of God’s Own Party: “It seems to me, from what I understand from doctors, that’s really rare,” Mr. Akin said of pregnancies from …

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Aug 21 2012

Because I am an Atheist: Northierthanthou

Today’s contribution comes from Daniel, who runs the site Northier Than Thou. Because I am an atheist… …I know that there is no justice but that made by humans. There is no karma, no Heaven, no Hell, nor any other means by which the universe will right the wrongs we commit, reward us for our good deeds, or …

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Aug 21 2012

Special Feature: Crommunist does alternative medicine

Many of you will remember that I attended the Imagine No Religion 2 conference in Kamloops, BC in May of this year. It was my first ever atheist meeting/convention, and I had a really positive experience there. I was asked to me a somewhat last-minute addition to a panel on alternative medicine, based (I imagine) on …

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Aug 20 2012

Because I am an Atheist: The Digital Cuttlefish

Today’s contribution comes from fellow FTBorg The Digital Cuttlefish. Because I am an atheist… Because I am an atheist The world is mine to fix. No god prevents the plunderers, The hypocrites, the dicks. No god rewards the good we do Or punishes the bad; No afterlife awaits us, Just the single life we’ve had. …

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Aug 20 2012

Internet notoriety and the blogosphere

I did promise to finish my thought process from last Friday’s post, so I will. After this though, I think I’m going to intentionally avoid blogging about blogging for a while – after all that’s really not what you’re here for and there are more important things to do. Since joining Freethought blogs (and particularly …

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Aug 17 2012

Traffic, sensationalism, and internet fame: a rambling omni-post

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This morning, PZ Myers posted an examination of the evidence relevant to the claim that bloggers stir up controversy solely or primarily to garner attention and blog traffic. This is a relatively common claim from cynics who believe, for whatever reason, that bloggers are all craven, fame-hungry, unprincipled agitators. I myself have had this accusation …

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Aug 17 2012

Movie Friday: Picking cotton on a racist field trip

On Wednesday my girlfriend and I went to a live comedy show at a place called Falconetti’s in Vancouver. The comedian was talking about babysitting his nephew (who is of Chinese descent) and hearing his wife sing to the toddler the kid’s song “I’ve been working on the railroad“, and expressing his comical shock and …

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Aug 16 2012

Fuck you, Florida

I went to Florida once. It was back in 2009, and I was exhibiting a research summary at a conference in Orlando. Because I was travelling partially on my own dime, and because I was too young to rent a car, I ended up staying at a hotel that was far away from the convention …

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