Skepticon Needs YOU!

Skepticon V – the largest free skeptics conference in the USA – starts on Friday 9th November, in Springield, MO. Last year I spoke on a panel – an atheist death panel, no less – at Skepticon IV. It was my first experience of Skepticon, and it was amazing. I was hugely inspired by the speakers, [Read More...]

Repost: Museum or Memorial, and Why It Matters: Thoughts on Religious Symbolism and the 9/11 Cross

This article was originally written for State of Formation, an interfaith community blog. I repost it here to ensure all my posts on the 9/11 Cross are hosted in the same place, as discussion of the issue still continues. Here are my other posts on the matter: Cross With American Atheists The Humanist Hour and [Read More...]

Bruce Gorton’s Bollocks: More Straw Stedman

Dialogue

Some important points to note before reading this post: I am an atheist. I have been one all my life. I am an atheist activist, and I give up a whole lot of my time, for nothing, to promote greater visibility and respect for atheists around the USA. I do this because I believe that [Read More...]

The Tell-Tale Heart

Edgar Allan Poe

For your delectation, and due to a tie-breaking vote from my roommate Brooks, I present to you Edgar Allan Poe’s The Tell-Tale Heart! Happy Halloween! The Tell-Tale Heart (Audio Only) [Read more...]

Houston Oasis: A Trend, Not a Blip

Humanism - Reason, Compassion, Hope

Hemant Mehta recently reported the formation of Houston Oasis, “a community that meets weekly to provide support and fellowship in a diverse environment.” Founded by former pastor and graduate of the Clergy Project (“a confidential online community for active and former clergy who do not hold supernatural beliefs”) Mike Aus, Houston Oasis seeks to provide [Read More...]

“We Are Atheism” Needs Your Help!

Evangelizing

We Are Atheism is a great campaign which seeks “to provide a platform for atheists around the globe to see that they are not alone”. Participants share a short video about themselves and their atheism and, in the process, dismantle dangerous stereotypes about us and show the world that atheists are everywhere, in every community. Here’s my [Read More...]

The Foundation for Religious Diplomacy

Dialogue

Recently I’ve been contacted regarding the Foundation for Religious Diplomacy, an organization which “aims to decrease disrespect and ill will between people who adhere to different religious or ideological beliefs and practices”. So far, so interfaith. What’s interesting and different about this group, however, is that they require participants to hold central their disagreements with each other, [Read More...]


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