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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

Sep 05 2012

Could Nudist Atheists be an Atheist+ Group?

There are Christian nudists and there are atheist nudists. Some Christian nudists have even formed groups announcing that they are both Christians and nudists. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_naturism ; http://www.naturist-christians.org/ ; http://www.christiannc.com/. To my knowledge, atheism has not yet formed such an alliance. But nudism is good, healthy, and liberal, so maybe we should. But composed of …

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Sep 04 2012

Should Atheism Take Stands On Social Issues?

There is much talk these days about a phenomenon called Atheism+. This is the notion that atheism is not just a definition but a weltanschauung that should and, it is thought, necessarily does, encompass the taking of stands on a variety of social issues. Those who think this are being recruited to the new, and …

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Aug 26 2012

The Rights of the Un-conceived as a Forgotten Mission Field

As the American Religious Civil War (ARCW) cooks along, the body count increases. Major damage has been done by the forces of un-reason. The Creation Museum, in Kentucky, continues to draw great throngs who gape at fantasy and marvel at myth made fact. Laws are being passed that require public schools to teach religious doctrines …

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Aug 21 2012

Conservatives Attack a Major Pillar of American Freedoms.

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2012/08/conservative_group_challenges.html#incart_river_default Check out this, and the great number of reader responses generated thereby. They argue that putting a 17 foot steel cross, weighing many tons, that has been blessed, sanctified, and worshiped, in the 9/11 museum, is not an attempt to endorse or establish the Christian religion. Wonder just how they think it would look …

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Aug 19 2012

A Sad Day for Freedom. Kentucky Must Acknowledge Almighty God to be Safe.

http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20120818/FEATURES10/308180065/Kentucky-can-continue-crediting-God-homeland-security

Aug 13 2012

Atheists Should Visit the Creation Museum

The now world famous Creation Museum is about 15 minutes from Kagin Manor. I feel as though I have been placed in a missionary field to help save thinking people, and especially children, from this amazing attempt to return to the Dark Ages. You can learn about it here: http://creationmuseum.org/ It is run by an …

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Aug 10 2012

What is a Pickaxe?

“Some people make the distinction that a pickaxe has a head with a pointed end and a flat end, and a pick has both ends pointed, or only one end; but most people use the words to mean the same thing.” from Wikipedia article “pickaxe.”

Aug 05 2012

I Know as Much About God as the Pope Knows About God, Part III.

Before we travel any further down this rabbit hole, it should be expressly understood that I have no animosity whatsoever against any member of the Catholic Church (CC), wish them no harm, and indeed would defend their rights to believe as they wish against all attempts to repress them. If I had been around during …

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Aug 02 2012

I Know as Much about God as the Pope Knows about God, Part II.

The Pope knows, from the traditions of his church, and because the Son of God gave him power over everything on Earth, that he (never she), the Pope, is the god’s man on Earth. This is a central teaching of the church. The Pope, and his millions of minions, wishes to have our country run …

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Jul 25 2012

Attack of the Killer Evolutionist

Thank you Bryan Fisher, for so neatly combining a whole lot of fundy hate thought and offering it as a reason for the Aurora horror. With no intent to appear cynical or uncaring, there are other ways you might find less conclusive with which you can trash the laws of cause and effect you sometimes …

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