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Monthly Archive: August 2012

Aug 31 2012

Camp Quest Fundraising Contest Ends Soon — Last Chance for My Singing Pledge!

The deadline for the Camp Quest fundraising contest ends September 3! So I’m re-posting this piece — to remind you that the contest is still happening, and my singing pledge is still on. Remember: the more money Team Awesome wins by, the more songs I’ll sing! Raise money for Camp Quest — the kids’ camp …

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Aug 31 2012

The Comet Song: Theme from “Cat Over the Fridge Up High,” by ReasJack

Comet on fridge

Ever since we got Comet, Ingrid and I have been trying to write a song for her, to the tune of the Colonel Bogey March. Otherwise known as the tune from “Bridge Over the River Kwai.” Otherwise known as the “Comet, it makes your teeth turn green” song, beloved by children across this great nation. …

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Aug 31 2012

Greta Speaking in Denver This Weekend!

Hi, all! I’m speaking in Denver this weekend, at the Atheist Alliance of America “Ascent of Atheism” conference! It promises to be a humdinger — other speakers include PZ Myers, Taslima Nasrin, Dan Barker, Jamila Bey, Jessica Ahlquist, Hemant Mehta, Tony Pinn, Eugenie Scott, Matt Dillahunty, AronRa, Guillermo Paz-y-Miño C., Mikey Weinstein, Victor Stenger, Avelina …

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Aug 30 2012

Atheism+’s First Project: A+ Scribe!

Comet and Houdini closeup 1

One of the questions people have been asking about Atheism Plus is, “What exactly will it do”? Which is a very reasonable and fair question. A bit premature, perhaps, given that less than two weeks ago this was just a germ of an idea about wanting a new wave of atheism, and the actual tangible …

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Aug 30 2012

Hell’s Kitten: Learning to Love Our Play-Aggressive Cat

Comet on spice rack

“Comet! Damn it, no! Comet, get down from there! Comet — yowch! COMET!” These words probably come out of my mouth five times a day. Aimed at the cat who’s on the spice rack, or who has gotten into the liquor cabinet, or who has attached herself to my leg with all four sets of …

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Aug 30 2012

Atheism Plus, and Some Thoughts on Divisiveness

Atheism plus logo

Note: If you haven’t already read this FAQ about Atheism Plus, please read it before you comment on this post. It answers many of the most common concerns and most frequently asked questions about Atheism Plus. What with it being a FAQ and all. Is Atheism Plus divisive? Is it divisive to create a subset …

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Aug 29 2012

I Kill Sperm in My Vagina With My Mind

Just my mind kills sperm in my vagina… James Taylor fans everywhere are dying a thousand deaths. But this is both one of funniest and one of the most savage bits of commentary on the Todd Akin “legitimate rape” travesty that I’ve seen. It’s the Kinsey Sicks, America’s Favorite Dragapella® Beautyshop Quartet, singing “I Kill …

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Aug 29 2012

Eight Non-Believing Scientists Who Can Inspire Anyone

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This piece was originally published on AlterNet. Note: When I originally posted the link to it, some people apparently misunderstood the intent of the piece, and thought it was supposed to be the eight best, or most famous, or most important, or most something else, non-believing scientists. It’s not. It’s just eight. Selected based on …

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Aug 28 2012

Atheism Plus Website/ Library/ Resource Guide – Crowdsourcing!

Atheism plus logo

IMPORTANT NOTE: This post has a different comment policy than my standard one. It’s at the end of the post. Please read it and respect it. Thanks. As many of you know, there’s this new game in Atheism town, called Atheism Plus. Started as a germ of an idea about wanting a new wave of …

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Aug 28 2012

Update: The Original Oolon is Not the Culprit!

Update on the #mencallmethings: “whining, annoying, cunt.” post: The “oolon” who wrote the “whining, annoying, cunt” comment cited in this post is not the usual “oolon” who comments on FTB. The writer of this comment sockpuppetted the existing blogger’s ‘nym. I am distressed — although hardly surprised — to learn that the misogynist element has …

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