Upcoming Speaking Events in Wisconsin

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Later this week, I'll be in Wisconsin for two speaking events, courtesy of some local SSA affiliates. If you live in the area, come out and say hi! I'll be giving the same talk at each one - my speech on objective ethics from a secular viewpoint, "The Science of Morality" - so if you miss the first one, you'll have a second chance. I'll post exact locations for the talks as soon as I have them.WHEN & WHERE: Secular Student Alliance at Ripon College Ripon College Thursday, April 25, 5 … [Read more...]

My Interview on the Jesse Lee Peterson Show

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Earlier today, I was on a radio show hosted by Jesse Lee Peterson, an ultra-right-wing black conservative minister who's defended slavery and advocated an end to women's suffrage. We talked about how I became an atheist, my book, and my petition to advance feminism and diversity in the atheist community. You'd better believe it was a lively hour! If you didn't get the chance to listen live, you can hear an archived version through iTunes … [Read more...]

Appearing on the Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show

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So, here's some news!This Thursday, March 7, I'm being interviewed for the Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show. And if you don't know who Jesse Lee Peterson is, well, see for yourself.I'm told they want to talk to me about my petition regarding feminism and diversity in the atheist community, and I have a pretty good idea of what the line of questioning will be. Suffice to say that I intend to be well-prepared. The interview will be around 11 AM Eastern time, so if you'd like to listen live … [Read more...]

Weekend Presents: December 23

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It's two more days before you can open the gifts under the tree, but I have some early presents:• Now hear this: I'm on the New Books in Secularism podcast, discussing my book Daylight Atheism.• Big news out of the Philippines: The legislature has finally passed a national Reproductive Health Bill, defying fierce objections by the Roman Catholic church. The bill, which had been stalled for years by church pressure, would create government-run health clinics to dispense contraception in th … [Read more...]

Video: My Dating and Relationships Panel at Skepticon V

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     As I mentioned earlier, I took part in a discussion panel at Skepticon V last month, How Should Rationalists Approach Relationships and Marriage?The video of that panel is now available online, so if you'd like to see it, enjoy:Thanks to Jesse Galef for inviting me to participate, and thanks as well to my fellow panelists Chana Messinger, Matt Dillahunty, and Julia Galef. We'll have to do this again sometime... like maybe next year! … [Read more...]

Video! My Speech at the 2012 Secular Student Alliance Convention

This past July, I had the privilege of being one of the keynote speakers at the Secular Student Alliance's annual convention in Columbus, Ohio. I've been promising video, but until now, I've only had this teaser photo. Well, I'm happy to say your waiting is over, because the SSA has just posted the full talk on their YouTube channel. Here it is:(Most of my slides are visible in the video, but I can also provide the full set on request.) Thanks to the SSA for inviting me! It was an honor to … [Read more...]

Hear Me on Freethought Radio!

Over the weekend, I was interviewed by Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor from the Freedom from Religion Foundation for their Freethought Radio show. That episode is now available for download and podcast, so if you'd like to hear me talk, give it a listen! In the interview, we talk about my new book, Daylight Atheism, and several of the arguments advanced in it: including the basis of atheist morality, religion as a fossil fuel, the bad moral teachings of the Bible, and why atheism makes life … [Read more...]

When You Think Atheist, Think Daylight Atheism

Just a quick note: I've been interviewed for the latest episode of Think Atheist Radio, which is now available for download and podcasting. In the interview, we chat about the arguments against God's existence, the basis for godless morality, the importance of the secular community - and, of course, my book. If you've had your fill of reading what I write and would rather hear me talk, check it out! … [Read more...]

I Love This Picture

So, I might have mentioned that I gave a speech at the SSA conference in Columbus earlier this month. They've begun posting the official photos on their Facebook page, and I just might be in one or two of them. Including this one:(click to enlarge)Yes, this is officially my new favorite picture ever. They've also begun posting YouTube videos of the speeches. Mine isn't up yet (I had slides, which require some editing to put in) but I expect it will be up soon. I'll make … [Read more...]

Recap: The Goodness of Godlessness at UND

This weekend, I spoke at the University of North Dakota, courtesy of an invitation from FUND, the local SSA affiliate. Yes, there are atheists in North Dakota! For those who weren't there, I wanted to write a quick recap and talk about some of the lessons learned. My talk was given on Friday night at the university's Lecture Bowl, and drew somewhere between 70 and 80 people, by far the largest audience I've ever had. From what the organizers told me, this was more people than were at a Campus … [Read more...]


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