About Tracey Moody

An atheist dropped in the heart of the Christian publishing world - Nashville, Tennessee. I'm trying my best to keep a good attitude and friendly disposition while being surrounded by people with imaginary friends.

Camille Paglia Calls Prominent Atheists “Juvenile” and Christopher Hitchens “Weak” in Salon Interview

Camille Paglia, dissident feminist and social critic, has finally driven a stake into the heart of her relevancy, and I’m not just saying that because I disagree with her.

In her latest interview on Salon, I find plenty of points we agree on… only to see, a few syllables away, a statement that is an utter betrayal of what I expect from a thinking person. She has achieved a perfect blend of a Libertarian version of Ann Coulter, boldly disagreeing for disagreement’s sake, with a twist of Stuart Smalley, had he been an egomaniac: “I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggone-it, I like myself so much I don’t care if other people like me. Oh, and I was an atheist before it was cool.”



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A Southern Christian Asks for Forgiveness at a Gay Pride Festival

This is perhaps the most touching, non-condescending approach to the marriage equality ruling I’ve seen yet.

In Nashville, Tennessee, a Christian showed up at her local Gay Pride festivities to hold up a sign with a message nobody had ever seen before, one of raw humility:



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Popular YouTube Atheist Jaclyn Glenn Featured in Playboy Photo Shoot

It’s not often you see a potentially-NSFW post on Friendly Atheist, so gather around.

The other day, popular atheist YouTuber Jaclyn Glenn shared a link to her risqué Playboy photo shoot, part of a series covering (err… uncovering?) top YouTube starlets.



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Acupuncturist Finds New Way to Separate Yuppies From Their Money

The other day, my Facebook News Feed was all abuzz about an NPR story titled, “Lost Posture: Why Some Indigenous Cultures May Not Have Back Pain.” Between the shares from my critical thinking friends and NPR, I figured this article must have merit and was worth my time to read.

The opening claims seemed reasonably true: Americans often suffer from back problems, while other cultures, specifically indigenous tribes, have virtually no back problems. Alright, let’s get on to the credible scientific explanation of why that’s happening.

Oh, wait. The expert in question here is a what?!

An acupuncturist in Palo Alto, Calif., thinks she has figured out why.


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Neil deGrasse Tyson Shares His Time Travel Preference

In another Mysteries of the Universe with Neil deGrasse Tyson video by Esquire, Tyson is asked, “Would you rather be able to travel forwards or backwards in time?”



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