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Monthly Archive: March 2010

Mar 31 2010

Why “The Universe Is Perfectly Set Up For Life” Is a Terrible Justification for God’s Existence

“But the Universe is so perfectly fine-tuned for life. What are the chances that this happened by accident? Doesn’t it seem like the Universe had to have been created this way on purpose?” As I’ve written before: Many arguments for religion and against atheism are so bad, they can’t even be considered arguments. They’re not …

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Mar 31 2010

Atheist Meme of the Day: Atheism Offers Comfort In the Face of Suffering

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, not only in the face of death, but in the face of suffering. Among other things, it offers the idea that …

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Mar 30 2010

Secular Buddhism, and the Difference Between Attachment and Engagement

Is there a difference between being attached to the world, and being engaged with it? I’ve been talking with a friend who is, for lack of a better term, a secular Buddhist. He’s an atheist and a materialist, but he engages in a meditation practice, and he applies aspects of a Buddhist philosophy to his …

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Mar 29 2010

Brief Blog Semi-Break

I’m taking a brief semi- break from the blog this week. Ingrid hurt her back, so I’m in caretaker mode, and don’t have a lot of extra time or energy. I have some pieces I’ve already written that I’ll be putting up, but I won’t be blogging as much as I usually do, and I’m …

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Mar 26 2010

Greta’s Radio/ Podcast Interview with Jeff Farias

If you’re a podcast fan, check out my radio/ podcast interview with Jeff Farias on The Jeff Farias Show. We talk about the atheist movement, atheist philosophies of death and the meaning of life, dirty comics, and more. Enjoy!

Mar 26 2010

Atheist Meme of the Day: “I prayed for twenty years…”

I’ve decided to make it Quotations Week on the Atheist Meme of the Day. Here’s today’s Atheist Meme of the Day, from my Facebook page. Pass this on; or don’t; or make up your own. Enjoy! “I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.” -Frederick Douglass

Mar 25 2010

Closeted Politicians and Bi Invisibility

Does outing closeted gay politicians contribute to bisexual invisibility? It occurs to me that the way I put that question is sort of answering itself. Let me re-phrase: Does outing closeted politicians who have sex with same-sex partners contribute to bisexual invisibility? There’s been yet another story in the news lately, about yet another rabidly …

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Mar 25 2010

Atheist Meme of the Day: “I do not fear death”

I’ve decided to make it Quotations Week on the Atheist Meme of the Day. Here’s today’s Atheist Meme of the Day, from my Facebook page. Pass this on; or don’t; or make up your own. Enjoy! “I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, …

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Mar 24 2010

An Open Letter to Concerned Believers

Dear Believer: Thank you for your concern about the well-being of the atheist movement, and for your advice on how to run it. I appreciate your concern for the image of the atheist movement, and I appreciate you taking the time to give us advice on how to get our message across more effectively. In …

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Mar 24 2010

Atheist Meme of the Day: “The world behaves…”

I’ve decided to make it Quotations Week on the Atheist Meme of the Day. Here’s today’s Atheist Meme of the Day, from my Facebook page. Pass this on; or don’t; or make up your own. Enjoy! “The world behaves exactly as you would expect it would, if there were no Supreme Being, no Supreme Consciousness, …

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