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Feb 25 2014

They will return with stories, I’m sure

David Silverman, Amanda Knief, and Dave Muscato are going to be at an American Atheists booth at CPAC, that radical Conservative Political Action Committee meeting all the wingnuts attend. It’s a cunning trick. If they survive, they know we’re all going to have another reason to attend the convention in Salt Lake City — so …

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Feb 25 2014

Why we’re atheists

Two long reads for you today: Sean Carroll gives us some post debate analysis, and along the way, explains how modern physics really doesn’t support the excuses of theologians. The video of that debate may be down (but apparently it’s going to be restored at a later date), but there’s a lot to chew on …

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Feb 21 2014

Sean Carroll vs William Lane Craig

Right now! They’re battling it out on the nature of the universe in a God and Cosmology Debate. The preliminaries started at 7, my time. You missed the opening prayer in which the officiant begged god to lead everyone to a deeper understanding of the truth, concluding with the declaration that Jesus is the truth. …

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Feb 21 2014

Catherine Deveny wants your money

She’s an Australian comedian and aggressive atheist, and she’s putting together a short film that tells you everything you need to know about atheism in 20 minutes (what? shoulda aimed for a feature film trilogy). To do that, she’s asking her fans to kick in a few dollars. She’s a good one, it’ll be worth …

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Feb 17 2014

@JamieKilstein, why must you make me feel bad for being an atheist?

Remember way back in the distant past, say around 2005, 2008, or thereabouts, when we could look at atheism with some pride and hope for the future? And then all the assbutts started waggling their sexism and racism and announcing that atheism just meant you didn’t believe in god, nothing more, and they didn’t have …

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Feb 14 2014

Another online conference this weekend!

Stephanie just mentioned the People of Color Beyond Faith Online Conference, and I’ve got to second it. Join the YouTube channel for the group to follow it live on Saturday and Sunday, or to watch it at your leisure afterwards. Please join us for our LIVE Webcasts February 15-16, 2014, Saturday and Sunday! Please note …

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Feb 11 2014

Yeah? And so are you!

This is a very rude song. It’s not safe for work, either. Gosh. My feelings are hurt now.

Feb 03 2014

Hug an Atheist — but ask first!

Some movie makers are trying to raise money to distribute their film, and it looks good and sends the right message. It’s titled Hug an Atheist. I don’t mind an occasional hug, but remember, though: some people are very uncomfortable with personal contact, and being an atheist is not a label that says you have …

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Jan 28 2014

“The New Atheists as Secular Fundamentalists”

My delightful evening of fun and intellectual stimulation continues shortly, with a guest lecture on my campus from Chris Hedges, who threatens to berate atheists with his typical ignorance. I’m hoping for full-bore hand-waving purple-faced screaming, but otherwise, it’s going to be a failure of a night. I’ll try to live-blog it, if he says …

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Jan 26 2014

Nice example of the fallacy of the excluded middle

The Huffington Post has published A Conversation Between Two Atheists From Muslim Backgrounds. It would be more interesting if it weren’t full of logical fallacies — in places, it’s more of an exercise in beating up liberal straw-people. I think 21st century westerners generally don’t appreciate what they take for granted, because somebody else fought …

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