It pains me that this year the Secular Student Alliance is doing its annual fundraiser a week during the end of the semester, rather than after it’s over, as this is really the hardest time of year for me to carve out time to do anything special with my blog. I will do my own blogathon dedicated to the cause next time I have the time–possibly in just three weeks or so, depending on how fast or slow my grading goes.
That said, I can at least manage this one post with links to reruns as a means of support. Last summer I spent my first day ever with an SSA group and I was so blown away and enthused by the people I met. Several times that day I made lasting friendships in a matter of minutes. I wrote about my visit here and relived some of the magic by inviting them on The Camels With Hammers Show for the episode embedded atop this post.
Last year I also wrote a post on why I think the SSA’s work is so vital, based on how much my few fellow deconvert college friends and I suffered for not having such an organization available to us when we left Christianity in college.
Finally, in last year’s blogathon for the Secular Student Alliance, I carried out 18 written interviews in just 24 hours (often juggling 3 interviews at once!) with a wide range of fascinating people. A lot of fantastic discussions got lost in that rapid shuffle. If you missed any of them, today is as good a time as ever to catch up on them! Below is the full list of links to interviews. Read them and donate to the Secular Student Alliance.
My Metaethical Views Are Challenged, A Debate With “Ivan”
On Being A Gay Pakistani Atheist in America. An Interview with “Ehsan Ali”
Meet The Web Guy Behind Camels With Hammers: An Interview With Dave Smith
On Atheism and Parenting: An Interview with George Waye
On How To Help Spiritually Abused Women. An Interview with Vyckie Garrison of No Longer Quivering
From Transgenderism to Transhumanism: An Interview With Zinnia JonesButterflies and Wheels At Camels With Hammers. My Interview with Ophelia Benson
Defending The Catholic Faith, But Not The Pope. A Conversation With Mary The Catholic Graduate Student
Philosophy, Logic, and Goal Theory Ethics: An Interview With Richard Carrier
How To Talk About Racism. An Interview With Ian Cromwell of The Crommunist Manifesto
Is Anything Intrinsically Good or Bad? An Interview with James Gray
Lord Cthulhu Comes To Camels With Hammers: An Interview With PZ Myers
On Relativisms and Races. An Interview With Greg Laden
What Would JT Do If He Were Following The Law: An Interview About Students’ and Teachers’ Rights
An Interview With Shelley Segal
What About Philosophical Christianity With Progressive Values? A Debate With Marta Layton
Being An Atheist In Morocco. An Interview with “Damya”
A Conversation With James Croft About Philosophy, Humanism, and Ethics
Bonus Interview: Richard Wade Interviews Dan Fincke on Existentialism and Philosophy Concepts All Atheists Should Know
Other notable posts from the blogathon: