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Tag Archive: Atheism

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 22 2014

I’m not sorry atheists are divided

I’m sorry we need to be.

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.

Jun 19 2014

Ann Widdecombe: in the good old days, you could still be a Nazi

Ms Widdecombe thinks fascists had it easier than Christians today. She’d know.

Jun 17 2014

Recommended reading: Lena Dunham, (black) atheists, transphobia and Scotland

Time for some recent favourites from around the web.

May 09 2014

Intern full-time at the Sunday Assembly – for £20 a week

In January, I wrote an article at AlterNet advising secular groups on how to be less economically exclusive: how to remain accessible to hard-up nonbelievers, improve outreach and stop godlessness being a movement for the wealthy. The same week, Sanderson Jones – cofounder and newly appointed CEO of the Sunday Assembly – asked me to meet …

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Feb 23 2014

Making atheism less middle class: Alex Gabriel speaking in London, March 23

Doubts costs nothing; voicing them can cost a lot. A piece I wrote for AlterNet last month, on the need for an economically inclusive secular scene, was well received. Readers from half a dozen groups said they’d implement ideas there, the Sunday Assembly asked my advice on reaching poorer congregants, and Conway Hall Ethical Society asked …

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Feb 22 2014

Chutney, pineapples and flying spaghetti: why atheism can never be inoffensive enough

This month, posters were snatched from an atheist group at South Bank University. ‘Looking for logic?’ they read, Flying Spaghetti Monster in God’s place on the Sistine Chapel ceiling. ‘Pastafarianism is a real religion.’ Not quite The Satanic Verses, but student union officials took them down in the society’s absence, afraid they’d trigger ‘religious offence’. (The …

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