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Monthly Archive: September 2011

Sep 30 2011

Happy Blasphemy Day!

Today is Blasphemy Day International. I feel like I should be saying something spectacularly blasphemous, like, “Fuck God in all sixty of his non-existent assholes.” Or write some blistering rant about the fucked-up shit religion is responsible for, and why religion is, in fact, responsible for it. Or link to my stick figure drawing of …

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Sep 30 2011

Fashion Friday: Jewelry

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When the original conversation in this blog about fashion and style went south, I had two emotional reactions. The first was to want to crawl into a hole and hide; to think, “I never ever want to write about this topic again, it makes people hate me, I clearly can’t write about it without having …

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Sep 30 2011

From the Archives: An Open Letter to Concerned Believers

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Since I moved to the Freethought Blogs network, I have a bunch of new readers who aren’t familiar with my greatest hits from my old, pre-FTB blog. So I’m linking to some of them, about one a day, to introduce them to the new folks. Today’s archive treasure: An Open Letter to Concerned Believers. The …

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Sep 29 2011

Here’s Where You Can Get That T-Shirt

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Some people in my Facebook page have been asking, and I thought some of you might like to know as well: Here’s where you can get the awesome “Atheists” T-shirt I used to illustrate my last post. And I would just like to point out: This is my very first post tagged with both the …

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Sep 29 2011

Is the Word “Atheist” Negative?

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“But the word ‘atheist’ is so negative. It defines us by what we’re not, not by what we are. Why don’t we use a positive word for ourselves instead?” If you’ve been around the atheist/ humanist/ secularist/ freethought/ bright/ etc./ movement for more than about five minutes, I bet you’ve heard this argument. I want …

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Sep 29 2011

From the Archives: Blind Men and Elephants: Religion, Science, and Understanding Big Complicated Things

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Since I moved to the Freethought Blogs network, I have a bunch of new readers who aren’t familiar with my greatest hits from my old, pre-FTB blog. So I’m going to start linking to some of them, about one a day, to introduce them to the new folks. Today’s archive treasure: Blind Men and Elephants: …

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Sep 28 2011

Is Everyone Basically Bisexual?

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I’m sure you’ve heard this before: “Everyone is basically bisexual.” It’s something a lot of bi activists used to say a lot, and that some bi activists still say. I used to say it myself, back in my mis-spent youth. (And yes, my mis-spent youth was basically bisexual.) Is it true? My simple answer: No. …

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Sep 28 2011

From the Archives: Atheism, Openness, and Caring About Reality: Or, Why What We Don’t Believe Matters

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Goodies from the vault! Since I moved to the Freethought Blogs network, I have a bunch of new readers who aren’t familiar with my greatest hits from my old, pre-FTB blog. So I’m going to start linking to some of them, about one a day, to introduce them to the new folks. Today’s archive treasure: …

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Sep 27 2011

Greta Speaking in Stanford and Cincinnati, 10/5 and 10/16

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I have a couple of speaking events coming up! One is in the Bay Area at Stanford, and one is in Cincinnati at the FIG@20 conference — the 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Free Inquiry Group of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. FIG@20 promises to be an awesome time: the other speakers include PZ Myers, Jamila …

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Sep 27 2011

JT Eberhard Speaking in San Francisco and Berkeley, 10/8 and 10/9

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Y’all know JT Eberhard, right? Co-founder of Skepticon. Organizer and high school specialist for the Secular Student Alliance. Blogger at WWJTD? Awesome public speaker who tears the roof off the sucker. Badass mofo. JT is going to be speaking twice in the San Francisco Bay Area, on Oct. 8th and 9th. Once in San Francisco, …

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