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Monthly Archive: January 2010

Jan 22 2010

Atheist Meme of the Day: “Open Minded” Means Accepting What Isn’t True

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! Having an open mind doesn’t mean thinking all possibilities are equally likely. To understand and be open to the universe, we have to accept what’s not true …

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Jan 21 2010

Are We Having Sex Now… And Why Should We Care?

This piece was originally published on the Blowfish Blog. Does (X) count as having sex? And does it matter? I recently read a letter to Dan Savage’s “Savage Love” sex advice column recently, on the topic of whether a particular activity counted as “having sex with someone” or not. Because of my slightly- famous Are …

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Jan 21 2010

Greta in Indiana, Speaking About Atheism and Sex

I’m going to be doing one of the most awesome speaking gigs in the history of awesomeness. I’ll be in Indiana in February, speaking about atheism and sexuality: at Purdue University, and the University of Indiana. I am gobsmacked. I couldn’t have come up with a better dream gig if I’d tried. Here’s the skinny …

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Jan 21 2010

Atheist Meme of the Day: There’s No Evidence for the Soul

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! There is not one scrap of good, rigorously gathered and tested evidence suggesting that consciousness comes from an immaterial soul. And there is a large and growing …

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Jan 20 2010

Is Monogamy Fair?

In any romantic/ sexual relationship, is it reasonable to expect your partner to limit their sexual activity in any way? Weird question, I know. Here’s why I’m asking it. In my last column, I talked about porn in relationships. I asked, “In a monogamous relationship, is it reasonable to expect your partner to not watch …

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Jan 20 2010

Atheist Meme of the Day: The God of the Gaps

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! “Religion explains what science can’t” is a terrible argument for religion. Yes, we have gaps in our scientific understanding of the universe — but why does that …

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Jan 19 2010

Atheist Meme of the Day: Asking Questions is Good

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! Any religion that asks people to stop asking questions and just have faith is a religion without good answers. Atheists don’t tell people to have faith in …

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Jan 18 2010

Why It’s So Tricky for Atheists to Debate with Believers

In conversations between atheists and believers, is there any way atheists can win? I’ve been in a lot of discussions and debates with religious believers in the last few years. And I’m beginning to notice a pattern. I’ve been noticing the ways that believers put atheists in no-win situations: the ways that, no matter what …

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Jan 18 2010

Can Watching Porn Be Cheating?

In a monogamous relationship, is it reasonable to expect your partner to not watch porn? There was a recent letter to Scarleteen, the sex advice and information site for teenagers and young people. In this letter, the querant was upset because her boyfriend (a) watched porn, and (b) would soon be going on a road …

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Jan 18 2010

Atheist Meme of the Day: Atheism is Not Anti-Diversity

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! It is not anti-diversity for atheists to argue against religion. Religion is a hypothesis about the world, an attempt to explain why things are the way they …

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