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Category Archive: Atheism

Jul 31 2014

66 of this blog’s biggest posts from the last year

If you just discovered me or want to know what I write about, start here.

Jul 30 2014

Gentle, loving Jesus – not fundamentalism – drove this queer teen to suicide attempts

Atheists are balked at for not grasping religion’s power to comfort, its function in Marx’s words as the heart of a heartless world. Few understand this like I do – but it doesn’t stop me thinking we’d be better off without it.

Jul 30 2014

The Dawkins Cycle: an infographic

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There are stages, I’ve noticed, to every Richard Dawkins Twitter storm. I’ve come up with an illustrated guide.

Jul 29 2014

Terms of engagement: why the Dawkins-Benson pact is meaningful

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If Dawkins’ tweets on rape and molestation tell us anything, it’s that he’s going to keep arguing with feminists. But his statement alongside Benson makes clear too that the bullies, harassers and abusive trolls in atheism aren’t part of that argument any more.

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.

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