Today a former classmate from my Christian days went the one place that makes me angriest and most likely to completely lose my temper. And I did. In this post I explain in intricate detail why what she did was so infuriating and consider whether I should nonetheless apologize for losing my cool. [Read more…]
Should I Have Said “Fuck You” To The Woman Who Told Me I Lost My Faith Because I Didn’t Love Jesus Enough?
I spent much of the week before last at CONvergence, a sci-fi/fantasy convention in Bloomington, Minnesota. Here is a general recap of my trip and my impressions! [Read more…]
I much appreciated PZ’s post yesterday on different kinds of constructive atheists, including in particular the acknowledgment of the role we philosophical atheists play: [Read more…]
I joined PZ Myers, Al Stefanelli, Greg Laden, Ian Cromwell, Jason Thibeault, Ophelia Benson, Rebecca Watson, and Stephanie Zvan for a discussion about the recent controversies in the movement related to sexual harassment policies and conferences. Specifically we were focused on the tensions resulting from recent remarks DJ Grothe made blaming women’s online discussions of harassment for a precipitous drop in women’s registrations [Read More…]
Mysterion Rises Get More: SOUTH PARKEric Cartman,Mysterion,more… PZ Myers of Pharyngula needs no introduction. The interview with him below was done as part of a blogathon to support the Secular Student Alliance. Please donate to this worthy organization! And see more links to the many diverse conversations from the blogathon, updated throughout the day, at [Read More…]
Harper Collins says: “Dawkins will tell the story of his own intellectual evolution, explaining how his groundbreaking work as a scientist led to his work as an atheist.” The deal is done and the book is slated for 2014. Your Thoughts? [Read more…]
One of the darkest stains on Christopher Hitchens’s legacy is his support for the Iraq War. Andrew Sullivan, a close friend of Hitchens who also mistakenly supported the war, attended a memorial service for him and reported back: [Martin] Amis spoke of Christopher’s private struggle with his embrace of the Iraq war. He never recanted [Read More…]