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Jun 19 2013

Why Atheists Say “God” When They Have Sex, by Heina

Once upon a time, a veiled girl grew into a decidedly bare-headed young woman. As criticisms based on sexual pleasure were usually levied against, rather than by, the religious, she paid attention when religious folk criticized atheism in that way. Namely, certain theists claimed that without taboo, sex couldn’t possibly be as much fun. If …

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Apr 10 2013

Sick leave

I picked up a nasty cold bug on my last round of travels; plus I’m exhausted from my last round of travels; plus I’m in the final stages of getting my porn collection ready for publication. So I’m taking a couple/few days off from blogging. Will be back soon.

Apr 25 2012

Atheism and a Catch-22

I was doing a little writing — working on the introduction to my next book, if you want to know — and I thought of a whole new Catch-22 about atheism and atheist activism that hadn’t occurred to me when I’ve written about this before. It’s this. When atheists criticize religion, or argue that it …

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Apr 02 2012

What Do You Say to Grieving Non Believers?

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This piece was originally published on AlterNet. If you know someone who’s grieving a death, and they don’t believe in a God or in any sort of afterlife… what do you say? A lot of religious and spiritual believers find themselves stymied, at a loss for words, when the atheists and other non-believers in their …

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Mar 31 2012

Caturday: Greta With All Three Kittens

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Ahhhhh. So happy to be home again… with KITTENS! So happy to be snuggling with kittens! So happy to be in my beautiful house, with my beautiful wife. So happy to be sleeping late on the weekend, listening to “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me,” walking in my neighborhood, buying fresh-baked bread, eating fresh-baked chocolate chip …

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Mar 20 2012

“Why Are You Atheists So Angry?” – Answers To Some of Your Questions

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So a bunch of you have been asking a bunch of questions about my new book, Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless. (Available on Kindle and Nook; soon to be available on Smashwords and in physical print!) So on the theory that for every person asking a question, …

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Mar 05 2012

“Shut Up, That’s Why” – A Follow-Up

Natalie Reed takes my piece on “Shut Up, That’s Why” arguments against atheism, and expands it to show how these arguments get used to silence feminism, queer rights, and other demands for social justice. I am so proud to be in a blogging network with this woman, I can’t even tell you.

Dec 09 2011

The Sniper Fire of Kitten Cuteness

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No time for a full photoset today, so instead I’m firing a single, well-aimed shot of lethal kitten cuteness: All three kittens, curled up together, with one yawning.Puny mortals, you are no match for the awesome power of the yawn!

Dec 05 2011

Talisker: Curled Up In Arms

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This is Talisker, being a tiny small little, curled up in Ingrid’s arms. And this is Talisker, being a tiny small little, curled up in my arms. I cannot believe we have to wait until Wednesday to take them home. We are seriously jonesing. There is no way we’re going to make it that long. …

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Nov 24 2011

What Atheists Are Thankful For

What are atheists thankful for? At Skepticon IV, the Fellowship of Freethought Dallas were videoing attendees/ speakers/ organizers/ vendors/ passers-by, asking us what we were thankful for. The results are thoughtful, sweet, giddy, funny, joyful, touching, occasionally freaky, and almost uniformly inspiring. I found myself riveted for the entire fifteen minutes. (I weigh in at …

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