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Monthly Archive: October 2011

Oct 26 2011

Starring Now in Jen McCreight’s Zombie Dream…

I have a starring role in Jen McCreight’s dream! Okay, fine. A starring role as a clueless, self-involved dolt who’s too dim to know that she’s being kidnapped or that a zombie apocalypse is upon us. Still.

Oct 26 2011

Like the Secular Student Alliance? Show It – With Clicks, and Matching Offer

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Do you like the Secular Student Alliance? You know — the fast-growing, incredibly awesome umbrella organization for atheist/ non-theist/ skeptical/ etc. groups of secular college and high school students, around the U.S. and around the world? If you like them, you have a awesome chance to show it today — and to have your love …

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Oct 24 2011

Coming Out Atheist Is Different from Coming Out Queer — But Still Sort Of The Same

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(This is Part 2 of a two-part post. You might want to read Part 1 first.) So if coming out as atheist is different in important ways from coming out as queer… what does that mean? In Part 1 of this post, I talked about an important difference between coming out as queer and coming …

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Oct 24 2011

We’re Telling Them They’re Wrong: Why Coming Out Atheist Is Inherently Oppositional

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Yup. Coming out is hugely important for atheists. I assume this is not a wildly controversial statement. Coming out — and making our community a safer place to come out into, and making the world a safer place to come out in — is pretty much Number One on atheists’ To Do list. And yes, …

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Oct 24 2011

From the Archives: The Atheist Movement Ladies’ Auxiliary and Sewing Circle

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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: The Atheist Movement Ladies’ Auxiliary and Sewing …

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Oct 23 2011

News Flash: Some Sex Workers Like Some Of Their Customers

I hadn’t really intended this blog to become the “busting myths about sex work” site. But comments in my recent posts about sex work have been bringing a barrage of myths and generalizations about it, so I’m taking a little time to shoot them down. Today’s myth: Sex work is always an impersonal, entirely commercial …

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Oct 22 2011

My View of Love Apparently Aligned with Catholic Church

So apparently, my skeptical/ atheist view of love is aligned with that of the Catholic Church. No, really. Yesterday, I posted a link to a piece from my archives, A Skeptic’s View of Love. (The gist: Love is more than something you feel — it’s something you do, a series of choices you make. And …

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Oct 21 2011

Harold Camping’s Rapture, and Making Religion Embarrassing

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Today is the day that Harold Camping, creator of last May’s Rapture fiasco, has predicted the Rapture will actually be happening. No, really, This time for sure. The last time was a sort of secret Judgment, in which God decided who was going to be raptured and who was going to suffer the torments of …

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Oct 21 2011

Fashion Friday: Gender

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When I was a kid, I used to play dress-up make-believe with my friends Deeda and Susie. When all three of us played together, Deeda and Susie would typically get into a fight about who got to be the princess and who had to be the queen. But when it was just two of us …

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Oct 21 2011

From the Archives: A Skeptic’s View of Love

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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: A Skeptic’s View of Love. The tl;dr: …

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