Monthly Archive: October 2010

Oct 29 2010

Running Along the Cliff: The Plateau Phase

Please note: This piece discusses my personal sex life, in some detail. Family members and others who don’t want to read about that, please don’t. This piece was originally published on the Blowfish Blog. This is about finding a silver lining in a cloud. Actually, it’s about finding a big, fat vein of silver in …

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Oct 28 2010

Greta Speaking at Skepticon 3, Nov. 19-21 – and Skepticon Pin-Up Calendars Now Available!

Just a reminder, y’all: I’m going to be speaking at Skepticon — the totally awesome, free- of- charge atheism/ skepticism conference, happening November 19-21 in Springfield, Missouri. I’ll be speaking on Saturday, November 20, at 10:30 am, on Atheism and Sexuality. (“The sexual morality of traditional religion tends to be based, not on solid ethical …

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Oct 28 2010

Atheist Meme of the Day: Atheist Activism Is Not A Waste of Time

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! Atheist activism is not a waste of time. Rates of non-belief are going up at an astonishing rate, around the country and around the world. In fact, in every state in …

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Oct 27 2010

Atheist Meme of the Day: Religion Can Be Criticized Like Any Other Idea

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! Religion is an idea about how the world works — and it’s just as valid to criticize it in public forums as it is to criticize any other idea. If you …

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Oct 26 2010

Bad Boys and “Mad Men”: What Do Women Want?

This piece was originally published on CarnalNation. Why do smart, strong, feminist women get hot for rogues and Lotharios, sexy but selfish bad boys who use women and throw them away? The fourth season of “Mad Men” has just concluded: the brilliant, beautiful, painful, inspiring, fascinating TV series on AMC about a New York ad …

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Oct 26 2010

Atheist Meme of the Day: We’re Not Lumping All Religions Together

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! Criticizing religion is not the same as “lumping all religions together.” Most atheists understand that different religions are different, and that some do more harm than others. We still don’t think …

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Oct 25 2010

Atheist Meme of the Day: There Is No God-Shaped Hole in Our Hearts

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! Atheists do not have a God-shaped hole in our hearts. People evolved to yearn: to explore, to be curious, to search for more than what we already experience and know. We …

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Oct 24 2010

News about Lydia

Hi, folks. If you’re a regular reader, you may have noticed that I haven’t been blogging much in the last few weeks. There are a number of reasons for this — an intense travel/ speaking tour schedule, the Head Cold of Despair and Disillusionment that flattened me last week — but one of the main …

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Oct 22 2010

Is Atheism A Belief?

Is atheism a belief? No. I really wish I could just leave it at that. Maybe post a funny story about Einstein instead, or show you some cute pictures of our cats. But I suppose I can’t just leave it at that. Here’s the thing. One of the most common accusations aimed at atheists is …

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Oct 18 2010

Born or Learned? Sexuality, Science, and Party Lines

On Sunday, AOL news — perhaps not the best source of science reporting on this beautiful green earth — reported on a study supposedly showing that gay parents are more likely to have gay kids. Unfortunately, some of the responses I’ve seen from the LGBT community have focused, less on whether the science in question …

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