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Monthly Archive: December 2007

Dec 12 2007

Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness Against Thy Neighbor

I am getting so sick of this, I could spit. Commenting on the recent shootings at the New Life Church — and on the bravery of one person who helped stop the shooter before he could do more damage — the Atheism Sucks blog comments thusly: What would the atheist do in this situation but …

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Dec 11 2007

Atheism in Pop Culture Part 7: The Motherlode

Ted Williams and Nina Hartley. David Cronenberg and Dave Barry. Brian Eno and Barry Manilow. Joss Whedon and Andy Rooney. Sarah Vowell and Ted Turner. All atheists. I’ve found the “atheism in pop culture” motherlode, people. It’s the Celebrity Atheist List, “an offbeat collection of notable individuals who have been public about their lack of …

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Dec 10 2007

Not Butch, Not Femme

This has been a very long, very busy weekend, and I didn’t have time to write my usual Sunday Sermon. So instead I have a piece from the archives. I should have a nice new atheist rant up in a day or two. This piece originally ran in Gilrfriends magazine; it was obviously addressed to …

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Dec 09 2007

Carnival of the Godless #80

Carnival of the Godless #80 is up at The Jesus Myth. My pieces in this Carnival: True or False? Helpful or Harmful? The Two Different Arguments About Religion, and If You Weren’t An Atheist, What Would You Be?. My favorite other pieces in this Carnival: More Perspective on the Pledge from Atheist Ethicist — an …

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Dec 08 2007

Friday Cat Blogging on Saturday: Violet On Laptop Case On Box

And now, a cute picture of our cat. You know how if there’s a thing, the cat has to sit on it? If there’s a magazine on the sofa or a file folder on the bed, that’s where the cat will sit? This picture illustrates that principle two-fold. The giant cardboard box in the living …

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Dec 08 2007

Carnival of Feminists #49 and Skeptic’s Circle #75

Carnival of Feminists #49 is up at Days in a wannabe punk’s life. Skeptic’s Circle #75 is up at Pro-Science. If you’re a feminist or skeptical blogger, and want to submit a blog post to one of these carnivals/ circles, here are the submission forms for the Carnival of Feminists and Skeptic’s Circle. Happy reading, …

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Dec 06 2007

How Sweet the Sound: Atheism and Religious Music

This weird thing has been happening since I started with the atheist blogging. I’m not happy about it, and I’m wondering if other godless people have experienced it — and if so, how you’ve dealt with it. What’s happening is that I don’t want to listen to religious music anymore. When a song about Jesus …

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Dec 05 2007

Pain, Connection, and Being Here Now

Note to family members and others who don’t want to read about my personal sex life: This post discusses my personal sex life, extensively, and in quite a bit of detail. If that’s the sort of thing you don’t want to read, then you really, really don’t want to read this one. Trust me on …

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Dec 05 2007

Hopelessness, Stalinism, Yawn: Pope Ratzi’s Encyclical Against Atheism

It’s not like I expected the Pope to be gung-ho about atheism. It’s not like I expected him to be all ecumenical and Unitarian about it. It’s not like I expected him to say, “We love our atheist brothers and sisters, and we think they make some good points, and everyone finds God in their …

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Dec 05 2007

I Win!

Okay, second place. But I still get a bracelet, so it still counts. One my my atheist limericks took Second Place in the Friendly Atheist “Atheist Limerick” contest. I’d like to thank the Academy, my cast and crew, my agent, and all the little people out there in the dark who made me what I …

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