Monthly Archive: December 2009

Dec 31 2009

My Sexual Resolutions

(Note: This piece discusses my personal sexuality and tastes in porn. Family members and others who don’t want to read that, please don’t.) I’m one of those scary people who makes New Year’s Resolutions and takes them fairly seriously. I like having an annual tradition of taking stock of my life and my goals, thinking …

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Dec 31 2009

Happy Birthday To Me

Happy birthday to me I don’t live in a tree But I look like a primate Because I am one. I was going to write a new evolution- themed birthday song for myself this year; but I didn’t get it together in time, so I’m reviving this one from a couple of years ago. Happy …

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Dec 31 2009

Atheist Meme of the Day: Atheists Feel Love and Connection

Today’s Atheist Meme of the Day, from my Facebook page. Pass this on; or don’t; or edit it as you see fit; or make up your own. Enjoy! Atheists feel love, connection, compassion, and empathy as much as anyone else. We don’t think these experiences come from a god or an immaterial soul; but we …

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Dec 30 2009

New Fishnet Story: “High Noon”

“Doctor by day, dominatrix by night.” I can see the headline, the tacky picture of a discipline queen, whip in one hand, stethoscope in the other. After all, why not? I’m good at my day job. People undress at my command everyday, passive and grateful. “Whatever you say, doctor,” they say, “You’re the doctor, you …

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Dec 30 2009

Atheist Meme of the Day: Death is Part of Life

Today’s Atheist Meme of the Day, from my Facebook page. Pass this on; or don’t; or edit it as you see fit; or make up your own. Enjoy! Atheism does have comfort to offer in the face of death. Among other things, it offers the idea that death is an inherent part of life — …

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Dec 29 2009

Moving Goalposts and Important Faith: Religion and the Universality of Bad Excuses

Apparently, the bad excuses for the lack of good evidence supporting religion aren’t limited to Christianity and Western theology. They seem to be universal. Over at Friendly Atheist, we have a story from Liberia of people who believe that some hunters can transform themselves into animals. A visiting researcher, Chris Blattman, offered them cash money …

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Dec 29 2009

Atheist Meme of the Day: Pascal’s Wager Still Sucks

Today’s Atheist Meme of the Day, from my Facebook page. Pass this on; or don’t; or edit it as you see fit; or make up your own. Enjoy! “Believing in God is a safer bet” is a terrible reason to believe in God. It assumes that the consequences of believing in God when God doesn’t …

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Dec 28 2009

Getting In the Mood

This piece was originally published on the Blowfish Blog. How do you get in the mood if you’re not in the mood? I’ve written before, many times, in lavish praise of scheduling sex. I’ve written about how scheduling sex can be one of the best ways to keep sex alive and lively for people who …

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Dec 28 2009

Atheist Meme of the Day: Atheist About Zeus, Leprechauns, and God

Today’s Atheist Meme of the Day, from my Facebook page. Pass this on; or don’t; or edit it as you see fit; or make up your own. Enjoy! Most atheists don’t say we’re 100% sure God doesn’t exist. We simply see God the way we see Zeus or leprechauns: impossible to 100% disprove, but highly …

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Dec 25 2009

Atheist Meme of the Day: Atheists Enjoy the Holidays

Today’s Atheist Meme of the Day, from my Facebook page. Pass this on; or don’t; or edit it as you see fit; or make up your own. Enjoy! Atheists enjoy the holidays as much as anyone else. We don’t observe the religious aspects, obviously; but we care about family and friends as much as anybody, …

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