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Alex Gabriel

Author's details

Name: Alex Gabriel
Date registered: August 13, 2013
URL: http://www.alexgabriel.co.uk

Biography

Twentysomething British graduate. Writes on religion and how to leave it, popular rhetoric and political dissent, secular, nerd and LGBT cultures, sexuality and gender or whatever else comes to mind. [email protected]; @AlexGabriel.

Latest posts

  1. Dawkins: any atheist who uses “threats or harassment is in no way my ally” — July 27, 2014
  2. Review: the Slymepit’s new photoshop of me is stylish, but fails to convince — July 24, 2014
  3. What I hear when you ask “Can’t I say anything without offending you?” — July 23, 2014
  4. I’m not sorry atheists are divided — July 22, 2014
  5. Recommended reading: bumper edition — July 21, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. Don’t be a Dickhead: fisking Nick Cohen’s defence of Richard Dawkins — 143 comments
  2. Richard Dawkins won’t condemn ‘mild’ child molestation — 71 comments
  3. You want sex? So stop asking for coffee — 68 comments
  4. ‘Mild paedophilia’: Richard Dawkins’ molestation comments in depth — 66 comments
  5. In support of Priyamvada Gopal — 42 comments

Author's posts listings

Jul 27 2014

Dawkins: any atheist who uses “threats or harassment is in no way my ally”

“We have to be able to manage disagreement ethically, like reasonable adults, as opposed to brawling like enraged children who need a nap.”

Jul 24 2014

Review: the Slymepit’s new photoshop of me is stylish, but fails to convince

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The personal weaknesses the pitters think discredit me are being thin, being queer, wearing bright clothes, having had red hair and the shape of my nose. What can I say? I’ve been exposed.

Jul 23 2014

What I hear when you ask “Can’t I say anything without offending you?”

If folk stop listening to you, it may not be that they can’t stand your superior thoughts; it may be that they can’t stand you.

Jul 22 2014

I’m not sorry atheists are divided

I’m sorry we need to be.

Jul 21 2014

Recommended reading: bumper edition

Life happened and I haven’t posted much recently. While I catch up on the work, you can all catch up on the reading.

Jul 17 2014

God and the ghost in the machine: atheism, transhumanism and Spike Jonze’s Her

Science fiction shows the moment when an robot disobeys its programming as an ascent to sentience; religion does the same thing while calling it a fall.

Jul 16 2014

25 comments from this blogger’s school reports

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I recently dug out thirteen years’ worth of school reports. There are some gems in there, many of which make me think my teachers knew me better than I realised.

Jun 30 2014

Rolf Harris: the day it turned out nice men can be predators

Admitting Harris was a nice guy means admitting, too, that apparent nice guys do what he did.

Jun 22 2014

What actually happened at Edinburgh Central Mosque

Whatever we say about the sentencing, this wasn’t anything like as trivial as some suggest.

Jun 20 2014

Gia Milinovich is still ignoring her transphobia’s critics

It’s one thing to reject a counterargument, another to pretend you haven’t heard it.

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