Skepticon 5 Day One – Greta Christina via Skype!

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Skepticon is here again! North America’s largest free conference for of atheists, skeptics, agnostics and Humanists has begun again for another year, and the conference proper is starting with a bang. Greta Christina’s bespectacled face is filling a large screen at the front of the Springfield Expo Center, and her mellifluous tones are filling the [Read More...]

This is What Community Looks Like

Compassion

Having been holed-up in the Ethical Culture Leaders’ Retreat the past few days I missed the news that Greta Christina, a fellow atheist blogger, is suffering health trouble and was soliciting support from readers and sympathetic fellow-travelers. After only a couple of days she has ceased asking for support because contributors have already met her [Read More...]

Why Atheism Does Not Demand Social Justice

A response to Greta Christina’s recent article “Why Atheism Demands Social Justice”: atheism does not demand social justice. Humanism does. Atheists should consider Humanism. [Read more...]

Models for our Movement: Let’s Get Religious

As the secular movement grows and gains power, we frequently look to other social movements for inspiration. Our movement is frequently compared to the civil rights movement, and currently comparisons with the LGBTQ movement are often drawn. In my mind, though, Humanism is more akin to a religious movement: a broad values-based effort focused on social change. If we look to religious movements for inspiration, we may find strategies which better serve our ends. [Read more...]

How Should Rationalists Approach Death? – Skepticon 4 Panel

At the recent Skepticon convention I had the privilege of speaking on a panel with Greta Christina, Eliezer Yudkowsky and Julia Galef, moderated by Jesse Galef. Video of the panel after the jump! BONUS: You can hear me singing parts from RENT! [Read more...]


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