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Monthly Archive: June 2014

Jun 30 2014

Hobby Lobby, the Supreme Court, and the Toxic Notion of Corporate Personhood

Do you remember back in 2008, when Sarah Palin was asked which Supreme Court decisions she didn’t agree with other than Roe v. Wade, and she couldn’t think of any? I remember it became sort of a game among some of us: as ordinary citizens who were not running for the second highest public office …

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Jun 30 2014

Seeking Atheist Grief Stories for “Grief Beyond Belief” Book

UPDATE/ CLARIFICATION: Some questions we’ve gotten about this project have made us realize that we need to clarify. We’re looking for grief stories from non-believers — but we’re not seeking submissions for an anthology that we’re editing. We’re seeking personal accounts that we’ll be using for our research, and that we’ll be quoting from in …

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Jun 26 2014

Depression, and Mental Health as a Balance Beam Over a Pit

Content note: Depression. Obviously. (Also note that this post has a somewhat different comment policy than usual: it’s at the end of the post.) There’s this analogy I’ve been using lately to think about my depression and my mental health care. I’m finding it useful, so I thought I’d share it with the rest of …

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Jun 26 2014

Godless Perverts Social Club Tuesday July 1, and Thursday July 17!

The Godless Perverts are so excited! The Godless Perverts Social Club is now meeting twice a month — first Tuesdays, and third Thursdays. In July, we’ll be meeting Tuesday July 1, and Thursday July 17. The Godless Perverts Social Club is the socializing/ hanging out branch of Godless Perverts. Community is one of the reasons …

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Jun 26 2014

“A very positive and practical guide from a great writer”: Amazon Customer Review for “Coming Out Atheist”

Hey, apparently I’m the cool aunt people wish they had! Got a nice customer review on Amazon for Coming Out Atheist: How To Do It, How to Help Each Other Do It, And Why! Five stars out of five. (In fact, the book now has 22 customer reviews — and 20 of them are five …

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Jun 25 2014

“MUST READ if you are closeted about your godlessness!”: Amazon Review of “Coming Out Atheist”

Got a nice customer review on Amazon for Coming Out Atheist: How To Do It, How to Help Each Other Do It, And Why! Five stars out of five. (In fact, the book now has 21 customer reviews — and 19 of them are five stars out of five, with one four-star review!) Here’s what …

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Jun 24 2014

Atheist Contingent in SF LGBT Pride Parade, This Sunday June 29!

The atheists will be marching in the San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade, this Sunday, June 29! This is always a fun time — being in the parade is a blast. Here are some pics from previous years, if you don’t believe me. Here’s the link to the Meetup page, which has all the info. Check …

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Jun 24 2014

Grief Beyond Belief Now Has a Website!

Grief Beyond Belief banner

Three years ago, Grief Beyond Belief was launched — an online support group for grieving non-believers. It was started as a Facebook group, but while that format worked well for quote a while, the group has become larger, with a wider variety of needs, than a Facebook group could really manage. Also, plenty of people …

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Jun 23 2014

Greta Speaking in L.A. and Orange County! Plus Phoenix, DC, Chicago, SF, Denver, Charlotte NC, Sacramento, and Springfield MO

I’m going to be speaking in Los Angeles and Orange County in August! August 17, to be precise. I’ll be speaking at CFI-LA at 11:00 am, and in Costa Mesa at CFI’s “Feed Your Brain” lecture series at 4:30 pm. Details for these and other currently scheduled speaking gigs — including Phoenix AZ, Washington DC, …

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Jun 20 2014

“Planning to write is not writing”: Like Hell It Isn’t

“Planning to write is not writing. Outlining, researching, talking to people about what you’re doing, none of that is writing. Writing is writing.” -E. L. Doctorow My friend and fellow writer Dana Fredsti posted this quotation on her Facebook page, and asked people — especially other writers — if they had thoughts about it. Boy, …

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