Monthly Archive: December 2010

Dec 08 2010

Caught Between Fat and Thin: The Pounds Come Off, But the Label Stays

I’m always going to be a fat woman. Don’t get me wrong. At five foot three and 135 pounds, I am not, by any useful definition of the word, fat. But I have been fat. I was fat for many, many years. And for years, I was an ardent advocate of the fat acceptance movement. …

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Dec 07 2010

A Very Special Christmas Song — No, Really

Is this the Yuletide? It’s such a mystery Will I be denied Or will there be gifts for me? Come down the stairs Look under the tree and see… It’s December now, which means it’s officially okay for me to start talking about Christmas. (A holiday that I actually do enjoy.) So here is my …

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Dec 06 2010

Lydia’s Cancer, and Atheist Philosophies of Death

This piece was originally published on AlterNet. I write a lot about atheist philosophies of death. I’ve written about how loss, including death, is necessary for life and change to be possible. I’ve written about death as a natural, physical process, one that connects us intimately with nature and the universe. I’ve written about the …

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Dec 02 2010

Can Atheism Be Proven Wrong?

This piece was originally published on AlterNet. Note: I am now, once again, re-thinking this question, and am planning to write more about it soon. I think that I’m still basically standing by my position, which is that atheism both can and should be falsifiable. But I am reconsidering the question of what the word …

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