Quantcast

Monthly Archive: October 2010

Oct 18 2010

Atheist Meme of the Day: “Open Your Heart” Is a Terrible Argument

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! “You’d believe if you just opened your heart” is a terrible argument for religion. It’s basically saying, “If you bias yourself enough, you can convince yourself that this is true.” If …

Continue reading »

Oct 11 2010

Brief Blog Break/ Speaking Tour, NE Ohio and Western PA, Oct. 13-15

Hi, all. I’m going to be out of town this week, on a speaking tour of Northeastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania, with stops in Cleveland, Kent, Youngstown, and Pittsburgh. It’s a pretty packed schedule — five talks in three days — and I think it’s unlikely that I’ll be blogging until I get back. And …

Continue reading »

Oct 11 2010

Howl: Everything Has Changed

Well, my goodness. Things certainly have changed since I was a girl. And thank God for it. This, more than anything else, was what kept drifting into my mind when I saw Howl, the new film about the renowned Beat poem and the obscenity trial that surrounded it, starring James Franco as Allen Ginsberg. A …

Continue reading »

Oct 05 2010

When Porn Goes Bad: “Girls Gone Wild”

This piece was originally published on the Blowfish Blog. I am hereby changing my mind. I am officially and publicly declaring that I was mistaken, and am shifting my position. Not about porn in general. But about one particular brand of porn. Specifically, the “Girls Gone Wild” videos. And the way I’m changing my mind …

Continue reading »

Oct 05 2010

Atheist Meme of the Day: A Finite Life Is Precious

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 does have comfort to offer in the face of death. Among other things, it offers the idea that a finite life can be seen as more valuable, not less: that …

Continue reading »

Oct 04 2010

Greta’s Speaking Tour, NE Ohio and Western PA, Oct. 13-15

If you live in Northeastern Ohio or Western Pennsylvania — or if you’re going to be there next week — come hear me speak! I’m going to be doing a whirlwind speaking tour of the area, October 13-15, with stops in Cleveland, Kent, Youngstown, and Pittsburgh. I’ll be speaking on three different topics, no less: …

Continue reading »

Oct 04 2010

Atheist Meme of the Day: Atheist Have Happiness, Meaning, Goodness, and Community

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 not necessary for a happy, meaningful, good life filled with community and connection. Most atheists experience great joy and purpose in our lives, and care deeply about right and …

Continue reading »

Oct 01 2010

Atheist Meme of the Day: Atheist Activism Is Valid

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 care what other people believe because people act on their beliefs. Religious beliefs affect how people treat both others and themselves — and many atheists see that effect as doing …

Continue reading »

» Newer posts