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Edwin Kagin

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Name: Edwin Kagin
Date registered: December 7, 2011
URL: http://www.edwinkagin.com

Biography

Edwin Kagin is the National Legal Director for American Atheists; the founder of Camp Quest; co-author of The Fundamentals of Extremism: The Christian Right in America; author of Baubles of Blasphemy; co-founder of “Recover Resources Center,” alternatives to AA for addiction recovery; and a member of the Secular Student Alliance national Advisory Board. He is the son of a Presbyterian minister, an Eagle Scout, an Honorary Black Belt in Kenpo Karate, a NRA certified handgun instructor, an honorably discharged veteran, and a Freemason. The views herein expressed are his alone and should in no wise be attributed to any other person or organization.

Latest posts

  1. A Welcome Clarification on the Second Amendment and That Militia Business — February 19, 2013
  2. Guns are Innocent of their Use in Human Hands. — February 15, 2013
  3. End of the Year Letter to Family and Friends. — December 26, 2012
  4. On Christmas, or No, Virginia, There Is No Santa Claus — December 8, 2012
  5. Atheist Victory in California Reported in the Guardian. — December 3, 2012

Most commented posts

  1. There Is No Such Thing As “New Atheism” Either. — 354 comments
  2. Should Males Be Eliminated from the Human Genome? — 255 comments
  3. Should Atheism Take Stands On Social Issues? — 102 comments
  4. Blogging for Sport, or Politically Correct Electronic Speech. — 79 comments
  5. To Blog or Not to Blog, or Why Edwin Hasn’t Posted Recently.. — 77 comments

Author's posts listings

Oct 26 2012

The Use of “Fuck” by Bloggers and Commenters

. “Fuck” is an English, or Anglo-Saxon, word that, according to the O.E.D., has been around since 1503. Wikipedia says since 1475. Either, or both, may be wrong. As Ken Ham, regarding his mission of substituting Creationism, a religion, for Evolution, a science, would say: “Where you there?” It is generally considered vulgar, and certainly …

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Oct 22 2012

The Death of Paul Kurtz

Regardless of whatever else may be said of him, Paul Kurtz was, in my opinion, the most significant Humanist philosopher of the 20th Century. His obituary can be found here: http://centerforinquiry.net/paul_kurtz_obituary Edwin Kagin

Oct 19 2012

Mormon Song

(May be sung to sorta a combination of “Davy Crockett” & “the Beverly Hillbillies”) Hear the story of Joseph Smith Snake oil salesman who wrote a myth About a book on sheets of gold Very sacred—very old. Written in an ancient tongue A tale of Jesus yet unsung The angel Moroni helped him translate Those …

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Oct 08 2012

Time to Elect a President. Which line are you in?

This was published a while back Seems appropriate to publish it again now. TWO LINES The future waits in one of two great lines, two endless human queues And each of us is in one line—there is no other line to choose. Our journey as human creatures has fashioned these two lines With very different …

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Oct 04 2012

Kentucky Freethought Convention. October 8th, 2012.

Media Advisory: Godless Convention in Lexington October 4, 2012 This weekend atheists, agnostics, freethinkers, humanists and others of like mind will gather at the inaugural Kentucky Freethought Convention, organized with the aid of the Bluegrass Coalition of Reason in Lexington and the Louisville Coalition of Reason of Louisville–with major funding provided by the United Coalition …

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Sep 26 2012

To Blog or Not to Blog, or Why Edwin Hasn’t Posted Recently..

Why blog anyway? Surely, there are other things to do. This cannot happen without the consent of the victim. Possible reasons: expressions of narcissistic attention getting; to make money; to educate and inform; for fun; for diversion. There are probably a lot more. Ask a shrink. I haven’t blogged for a while because I have …

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Sep 16 2012

The Heretic

The following is reproduced from www.beliefnet.com. http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/Christianity/2001/08/Heretic-Humor.aspx If you have not read or heard this wonderful tale, enjoy. If you have encountered it before, here it is again. Enjoy.   The Heretic Emo Philips 2 0 0 0 I was in San Francisco once, walking along the Golden Gate Bridge, and I saw this guy …

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Sep 15 2012

What My Blog On Eliminating Men From The Human Genome Is All About.

It is a literary Rorschach test. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rorschach_test Edwin.

Sep 14 2012

Should Males Be Eliminated from the Human Genome?

Female humans are superior to male humans. Get used to it. They live longer, endure most unpleasant things better, and, with notable exceptions, do not start wars. They do better than males in law and medical schools. If women ran things, things would run better. So, to create a better world and a brighter future, …

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Sep 06 2012

There Is No Such Thing As “New Atheism” Either.

There have been ads hawking buying or selling “new gold” or “old gold.” There is no such thing as new gold or old gold. All gold has been here since it was first formed on our planet. Similarly, there is no such thing as “new atheism.” Atheism means the lack of a belief in a …

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