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Monthly Archive: September 2010

Sep 20 2010

Atheist Meme of the Day: No Good Evidence for the God Hypothesis

Today’s Atheist Meme of the Day. Pass this on; or don’t; or edit it as you see fit; or make up your own. Enjoy! There is no better evidence for God than there is for unicorns, fairies, Zeus, or the three- inch- tall pink pony behind my sofa who instantly teleports to Guam the moment …

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Sep 16 2010

On Intimacy

Important note: This post discusses my personal sexuality, in a certain amount of detail. Family members and others who don’t want to read about that stuff, you may not want to read this piece. This piece was originally published on the Blowfish Blog. What does intimacy mean? And how can it be reached? I’ve been …

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Sep 16 2010

Atheist Meme of the Day: Atheism Is Not Faith

Today’s Atheist Meme of the Day. Pass this on; or don’t; or edit it as you see fit; or make up your own. Enjoy! Atheism is not just as much a matter of faith as religion. Atheism is a provisional conclusion, based on the currently available evidence. If atheists see better evidence for God in …

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Sep 15 2010

Diversity in the Atheist Movement: Video of my UBC Talk

Video! My talk on “Diversity in the Atheist Movement” at the University of British Columbia was videotaped, and the video is online! Quick summary of the talk (from the intro): I don’t think it’s news to anybody that the current atheist movement is largely dominated by white men… especially in positions of visibility and leadership. …

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Sep 15 2010

Atheist Meme of the Day: Atheism Is Not Nihilistic

Today’s Atheist Meme of the Day. Pass this on; or don’t; or edit it as you see fit; or make up your own. Enjoy! Atheism is not nihilistic, cynical, or despairing. Most atheists experience great meaning and joy in our lives, and are passionate about engaging with the world and making it a better place. …

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Sep 08 2010

Greta’s Seattle Event, Sunday Sept. 12

My Seattle event for Sunday Sept. 12 is finally set! The Seattle Atheists are hosting an informal meet- and- greet/ Q&A session/ burger and beer fest. Important FYI: This event is in a room with limited space, so it’s first- come- first- served on getting in. If you want to go, get there early. Here …

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Sep 05 2010

Greta’s Pacific NW Speaking Tour, Sept. 9-13 — And Brief Blog Break

ANOTHER IMPORTANT UPDATE! There will be a reception after the University of British Columbia talk, on Thursday, Sept. 9, at the Railway Club at 579 Dunsmuir Street, from 9pm until midnight. It’s open to the public. IMPORTANT UPDATES! The location for the Reed College talk has been changed! See below for details. And we’re working …

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Sep 03 2010

The People I’ve Slept With

A young woman is talking to her newborn baby. “I love sex,” she says. “And some people thought it was a bad thing. But I’ve learned that a slut is just a woman with the morals of a man.” Sudden, screeching rewind back in time, slightly less than nine months. The free-spirited adventurer in question, …

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Sep 03 2010

Friday Cat Blogging: Violet Helping Me Write

And now, a cute picture of our cat. This is Violet, helping me write by sitting on my chest, plonking her butt on my lap desk, and draping her tail on the keyboard. (Am wondering if this would qualify for Cute Overload’s Cats ‘n’ Racks series.)

Sep 03 2010

Atheist Meme of the Day: No Right to Not Have Your Beliefs Questioned

Today’s Atheist Meme of the Day. Pass this on; or don’t; or edit it as you see fit; or make up your own. Enjoy! “People have a right to their beliefs” is a terrible argument against atheist activism. Of course people have a right to believe whatever they like. But people don’t have a right …

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