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Monthly Archive: March 2011

Mar 30 2011

Sorry for the goof!

Dammit to hell. The “Very Big Atheist Conference” post wasn’t supposed to go up until April 1. Typepad screwed up with the scheduling. I’ll reprint it then, with all comments that had already been made on it. Sorry for the mixup!

Mar 29 2011

“Spreading the Good News About Atheism”: Why We Need Atheist Ad Campaigns

“Are you good without God? Millions are.” “Imagine no religion.” “There’s probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life.” Atheist ad campaigns are everywhere. Around the U.S. and around the world, atheist organizations have been buying space on billboards, buses, TV and more, with messages ranging from the mild-mannered “Don’t believe in God? …

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Mar 28 2011

Fred Phelps, and Why We Shouldn’t Look for Loopholes in the First Amendment

This piece was originally published on AlterNet. Let’s start with something I hope we all agree on. What Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church do? It’s repulsive. Picketing people’s funerals? Specifically, picketing the funerals of gay-bashing victims and U.S. soldiers? Going to people’s funerals and essentially celebrating? Wielding big colorful signs saying, “God Hates …

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Mar 25 2011

Closeted Politicians and Bi Invisibility

This piece was originally published on the Blowfish Blog. I never reprinted it here, since it was very topical, and by the time the reprint rights had reverted to me the media flare-up I was writing about had run its course. But the Blowfish Blog archives are apparently no longer on the Internets, and the …

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Mar 23 2011

Greta’s April Speaking Schedule: Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, Boston, Des Moines, Sacramento, and San Francisco

April is the coolest month, breeding atheists out of the dead land… My speaking schedule in April is a little bit bonkers. I’ll be speaking at the American Atheists national convention in Des Moines, Iowa, and I’ll be on a panel at the American Humanist Association annual conference in Boston. Plus I have additional speaking …

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Mar 21 2011

Atheists of Color – A List

Taslima Nasreen

So here it is, as promised — a list of prominent atheists of color. And, since it seemed relevant — here, also, is a list of organizations of atheists of color, and atheist organizations predominantly focused on/ participated in by people of color. If you’re helping to organize an atheist conference, and you want your …

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Mar 16 2011

The Fred Phelps Supreme Court Decision and Why We Shouldn’t Look for Loopholes in the First Amendment

When it comes to free speech and the First Amendment, the content of the speech, and whether or not we find it hateful, vile and abhorrent, is irrelevant. Let’s start with something I hope we all agree on. What Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church do? It’s repulsive. Picketing people’s funerals? Specifically, picketing the …

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Mar 14 2011

Atheists of Color?

I want to compile a list of prominent atheists of color. Not in history (I might do that sometime later), but people who are alive and active now. Can you help me? I’m getting a bit tired of atheist conference organizers saying, “We’d like to be more diverse and have more speakers of color, but …

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Mar 10 2011

High School Atheists Courageously Battle for Their Rights… With Awesome Organization Behind Them

So when I was writing my recent news piece for AlterNet about the Secular Student Alliance and their new dedicated program for high school atheist groups, I kept finding myself being entertained by how hard it was to write. I am so not a news writer: I am an opinion writer, to the nucleus of …

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Mar 09 2011

Greta’s Speaking Tour — Urbana/Champaign, Calgary, and Edmonton, March 10-13… and Brief Blog Break

One last reminder: If you’re in Illinois or Alberta — specifically in Urbana/Champaign in Illinois, or in Calgary or Edmonton in Alberta, Canada — come hear me speak! I’m going to be doing a mini speaking tour, March 10-13, in these three cities. My stops will be at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; the …

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