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Monthly Archive: May 2011

May 11 2011

“Let me know if there are flaws in my reasoning”: From the Mailbag

“Functionally there is no difference whether we live on this earth for hours, like some babies that die at birth, or live to see our twilight years.” I get a fair amount of mail from religious believers, wanting to debate with me about things I’ve written. Back in the days when I didn’t have ten …

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May 10 2011

Greta Speaking at American Atheists’ Rapture Party in Oakland, May 21-22

In case you haven’t heard, the end of the world is nigh. The Rapture is supposedly coming on May 21 of this year, and if you haven’t made things right with the Lord by then, it’ll be too late. (Look, he’s been very patient with us, but he has things to do, and a deadline …

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May 06 2011

No-Strings Sex, Disappointing Love, and Asking the Wrong Questions

This piece was originally published on the Blowfish Blog. I never reprinted it here, for reasons that now escape me. But the Blowfish Blog archives are apparently no longer on the Internets, and the original piece is no longer available. So in the interest of completism and making all my published works accessible, I’m going …

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May 05 2011

Supporting Camp Quest and Crushing PZ Myers — Round Two

Well, well, well. So PZ Myers thinks he has us licked, eh? As I mentioned here a few days ago, we’ve started a blogging contest to see who can raise more money for Camp Quest, the kids’ camp for children of atheists, freethinkers, humanists, and other non-supernaturalists. On Team Awesome, we have me, Hemant Mehta …

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May 04 2011

Diversity in the Atheist Movement: Video of AHA Panel with Me, Jen McCreight, and Debbie Goddard

About a month ago, I was part of a panel discussion on “Diversity in the Atheist Movement,” along with Jen McCreight and Debbie Goddard, at the American Humanist Association conference. (It was part of the Secular Student Alliance’s leadership track at the conference.) For those of you who’ve been asking about it, there’s now video …

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May 02 2011

A Crisis of Faithlessness

So I had this miniature crisis of faith a few weeks ago — “crisis of faithlessness” would maybe be more accurate — and I’m wondering if any other atheist activists have experienced anything like this, and if so, how you’ve dealt with it. It wasn’t about the atheism per se. It wasn’t about thinking atheism …

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