Monthly Archive: February 2014

Feb 28 2014

Godless Perverts Social Club March 4!

Tuesday, March 4, is the next Godless Perverts Social Club — the casual, hanging-out social arm of the Godless Perverts empire. Join us every first Tuesday of every month at Wicked Grounds, San Francisco’s renowned BDSM-themed coffee house, for an evening of conversation and socializing. Community is one of the reasons we started Godless Perverts. …

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Feb 27 2014

Welcome Kaveh Mousavi to Freethought Blogs!

Please welcome new blogger Kaveh Mousavi, and his On the Margin of Error blog, to Freethought Blogs! Here’s what he has to say about himself: Kaveh Mousavi is the pseudonym of an atheist ex-Muslim living in Iran, subject to one of the world’s remaining theocracies. He is a student of English Literature, an aspiring novelist, …

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Feb 26 2014

I’ve Been Misquoted by American Conservative Magazine!

This must be some sort of career benchmark. I’ve been misquoted by American Conservative magazine! American Conservative did an article about American Atheists being booted from having a booth at CPAC (the Conservative Political Action Conference), after initially being told they could have one. In their article, they had this to say: If their soft-pedaling …

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Feb 25 2014

Brief Blog Semi-Break, With Houdini Belly

Houdini belly

I’m going to be in the recording studio for the next few days, recording the audiobook version of Coming Out Atheist: How to Do It, How to Help Each Other, and Why. I won’t be able to blog much for the next few days. To comfort you in this time of woe, here is a …

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Feb 24 2014

Exquisite Corpse Results

We were playing Exquisite Corpse today (if you’re not familiar with the game of Exquisite Corpse, here are the rules and the origin story), and I thought I’d blog some of my favorite results. Ten thousand angry igloos took responsibility for the sexual peanut butter sandwich. The raunchiest, raciest, filthiest space-time continuum has formulated a …

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Feb 21 2014

Secular Meditation: Listening to Silence


There’s this meditation technique I’ve been using. It’s a little hard to talk about: not in the “painful or upsetting” sense of “hard to talk about,” but in the “literally difficult to find words” sense. But I’ve been finding it very valuable, so I thought I’d share with the rest of the class. I’ve been …

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Feb 19 2014

Coming Out Godless, and Not Assuming the Worst

The Humanist cover

“Coming out is the most powerful act nonbelievers can take!” “It’s personally powerful; it’s politically powerful.” “If you want to help humanism/atheism, if you want to push back against the corrosive influence of religion, if you want to make life better for yourself and other godless people—come out about your godlessness.” People have been saying …

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Feb 18 2014

“Coming Out Atheist” Is At the Printer! And It Has a Cover!

Coming Out Atheist cover

My new book, Coming Out Atheist: How to Do It, How to Help Each Other, and Why, is at the printer! Yaaaaay! This is really and truly happening! I love this part, where the idea for a book is starting to take physical form. We’re scheduled for an April 16 publication date. We’re on track …

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Feb 14 2014

Fashion Friday: On Looking Like a Middle-Aged Lady

Greta in striped jacket and boots

There’s a pattern I’ve been noticing when I shop for clothes or get dressed in the morning. If I try something on and think, “This makes me look like a middle-aged lady,” I immediately reject it and put on something else. If I look at an article of clothing on a store rack or in …

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Feb 14 2014

Happy Valentine’s Day


Yes, I know. Valentine’s Day is a manufactured holiday, concocted by corporate interests to manipulate some of humanity’s deepest and most valuable emotions — as well as people’s anxieties about those emotions — in order to sell candy, cards, lingerie, jewelry, vacations, and more. Plus, insert rant about the privileging of coupled relationships. I know. …

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