Monthly Archive: February 2012

Feb 27 2012

Why Are You Atheists So Angry? The Cover!

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And now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for. Here, by the excellent and talented Casimir Fornalski, is the book cover for Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things that Piss Off the Godless. I am so excited! Having a cover design is making this whole “book” thing feel very real indeed. And I …

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Feb 24 2012

Diversity and the Best Atheist Blogger Award – Please Don’t Vote for Me

So I noticed the other day that my blog was one of the nominees for the About.com Readers’s Choice Award for Best Atheist/Agnostic Blogger. “Neat!” I thought. I voted for myself. I started getting ready to post a little post announcing the thing. I noticed that Pharyngula was one of the other nominees, and gave …

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Feb 22 2012

Why Sex is Not Spiritual

And while we’re on the topics of both sex and atheism, I wanted to point you to an excellent piece by Chris Hall, Why Sex Is Not Spiritual. Here are a couple of awesome pull-quotes to whet your appetite: The fact that it is so very, very popular in sex-positive communities to put sexuality in …

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Feb 22 2012

Porn or Erotica?


Is there a useful difference between porn and erotica? My usual answer to this question is that the distinction between porn and erotica is pretty artificial. It generally comes down to subjective taste, conveniently dovetailed with character and even moral judgment. “I like erotica; you like porn; they like filthy smut.” But when I have …

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Feb 21 2012

Greta Speaking in Alabama, South Carolina, Virginia, and Chicago, 2/25 – 3/2

UPDATE: The time for the University of Chicago event has been corrected — it’s now 6:30 pm on March 1 — and the location has been set, Harper Memorial Library Room 140. Hi, all! Starting at the end of this week, I am embarking on an epic speaking tour. I’ll be in Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Auburn, …

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Feb 19 2012

The book is done

The book is done. I just sent the manuscript for Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things that Piss Off the Godless to the formatters (the folks who format manuscripts for ebook and print-on-demand self-publishing). I still have a shit-ton of work to do on this project: setting up accounts with Kindle, etc., creating …

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Feb 13 2012

Greta and JT Speaking at U of Arkansas, Fri. 2/17

If you’re in or near Fayetteville, Arkansas this Friday, some hear me speak! JT Eberhard and I are doing a joint speaking event at the University of Arkansas, hosted by the school’s godless/ skeptical group, Occam’s Razors. I’ll be speaking on “Happy Thoughts about Godless Death,” and JT will speak about “Reason as a Moral …

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Feb 06 2012

Cover Design Contest — “Why Are You Atheists So Angry?”

I’m self-publishing a book — “Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless” — and I’m going to need a cover. And since I know there are talented designers among my readers, I’ve decided to turn it into a contest! Here’s what you need to know. The book is largely …

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Feb 04 2012

“Why Are You Atheists So Angry?” – Suggestions for Resource Guide?

I’m writing the resource guide for my upcoming book, “Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless” — and I could use some suggestions. What are the organizations, online forums and support groups, books, blogs, etc., that you think atheists should know about? If someone wants to learn more about …

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Feb 03 2012

Can’t blog… writing book…

So I’ve decided, “Fuck it.” I’ve been wanting to write a book for years. My readers have been pestering me to write a book for years. And I bloody well want to have an atheist book out when the Reason Rally comes around. So I’m going ahead and publishing it myself. Get ready for “Why …

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