When ‘Skepticism’ Makes Me *Headdesky* – Not-So-Much A Jefferson Quote After All

From the Friendly Atheist:

The Backyard Skeptics in Orange County, California — no strangers to controversy— just put up this billboard yesterday afternoon:

“I do not find in Christianity one redeeming feature. It is founded on fables and mythology” – Thomas Jefferson.

…Just one problem with the quotation… Jefferson never said it.

Oh bloody hell.

Anyway. Today is Friday, I’m thinking of spending a little time checking out the Conscious Living Expo in my town (mostly because the Australian Vaccination Network are there, and I might find out some other interesting things about what constitutes ‘conscious living’ at the same time).

If you have any suggestions as to how to do some proactive skeptical activism rather than… *sigh*… the kinds of stunts where you wish they did a little reading ahead of time? Like the full version (PDF) of “What Do I Do Next?: Leading Skeptics Discuss 105 Practical Ways to Promote Science and Advance Skepticism” or checked out the Grassroots Skeptics Skeptical Activism Campaign Manual.

What, you didn’t know about those two things? Now you do! Have a great long weekend reading! :)

About Kylie Sturgess

Kylie Sturgess is a Philosophy teacher, media and psychology student, blogger at Patheos and podcaster at Token Skeptic. She has conducted over a hundred interviews including artists, scientists, politicians and activists, worldwide.
She’s the author of the ‘Curiouser and Curiouser‘ column at the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry website and travels internationally lecturing on feminism, skepticism, and science.