Jessica Ahlquist Wins Prayer-Banner Lawsuit.

Jessica Ahlquist has won her lawsuit, with the religious mural in the auditorium at Rhode Island’s Cranston High School West to be removed.Context - "Jessica Ahlquist, Rhode Island Student, Confident Her Side Is 'Very Strong' In School Prayer Mural Suit" - Huffington Post in October last year: PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- A 16-year-old atheist said Thursday she is confident the law is on her side in her fight over a prayer mural that she wants removed from the auditorium of her high school. Jessica Ahlq … [Read more...]

Ben Elton At The Global Atheist Convention #AtheistCon!

If you don't know who he is, then please avoid me, as I know all the lines from The Young Ones and Blackadder.httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhtVSn-DKAQEarlier this year: Blackadder duo reunite for new comedyNice to know I won't be the only person from Perth (well, Fremantle area, actually) at this convention! … [Read more...]

Choosing To Die – Terry Pratchett Documentary

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slZnfC-V1SY&feature=player_embeddedUnrelated - new article out on Curiouser and Curiouser soon. … [Read more...]

A Sad Atheist Story – From Reddit

"Sometimes these FB posts can hurt... and there's simply no witty comment you can make in reply."Tomorrow, work begins - I'll see you when it's all done. Until then, I'll post a few links to things that are happening, but won't be blogging "properly" for a while. I hope you'll promote them, if you like them. Be kind to each other. … [Read more...]

Four Horsemen 2012 By Neil Davies

Neil Davies' shirt is available on RedBubble. … [Read more...]

Stella Young At The Global Atheist Convention #AtheistCon

More news from the convention! Stella Young is a comedian, disability advocate and Editor of ABC’s Ramp Up, the online space for news, discussion and opinion about disability in Australia. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdkWVUQScEo ...Since then she has been active in the disability community in a variety of roles, including membership of the Victorian Disability Advisory Council, Ministerial Advisory Council for the Department of Victorian communities and Women With Disabilities Victoria. St … [Read more...]

Episode One-Hundred Of The Token Skeptic Podcast – And A Short Break

Token Skeptic Episode #100 - On One Hundred Episodes.  Contained within this show are segments from a talk I did for the New Zealand Skeptics, called "Podcasting Skeptically: The Token Skeptic Podcast", recorded at the New Zealand Skeptics Convention in August, 2011. It also contains clips from the second "half" of the last one-hundred episodes. By the way - UK's Hayley Stevens is starting a new podcast: Talk About Strange. Do yourself a favour and check it out. Hello - this is going to be the … [Read more...]

…I Thought Anti-Vaccination Ads In Times Square Was Enough Of A Scandal (“Imagine” Lyrics Changed)

I appear to have more curse words in the blog for 2012...Which isn't something I plan on doing on a regular basis, but man. Man. Seriously?Camels with Hammers has already fired off a blunt John Lennon Did Not Imagine That “All Religion Is True” blog-post (complete with video of the performance, which I can't stomach watching for a second time): I don’t even particularly like the song very much. But don’t take something deliberately provocative and counter-cultural and neuter it as an express … [Read more...]

Shelley Segal – Playing At The Global #AtheistCon!

Another fantastic announcement for the Global Atheist Convention, happening in April next year (get your tickets!). Shelley Segal will be performing at the Saturday night dinner. Initially having been brought up as a Jew, Shelley rejected her religion and became an atheist at eighteen. Over the last few years, Shelley has become involved in the secular movement and it is a cause that she sees as indispensable. In response to her views, this year Shelley has recorded and released, ‘An Atheist Al … [Read more...]

Sunday Morning Survey – Should Christmas Be For Everyone (With A Little Calvin And Hobbes)?

Sunday Morning Survey - Up Early Because A Friend Is Having Birthday Brunch In About Two Hours And I Am Going To Collapse For The Rest Of The Day So I Might As Well Exercise The Brain Cells At Least Once Before Then.Someone in the comments (hello!) for another post was rather surprised and thrilled to notice that I referenced Alom Shaha. In fact, Alom Shaha is coming to my home town, to the Perth Writers Festival - so do subscribe to this blog's feed and to Alom's Twitter stream to keep up to … [Read more...]

Sunday Morning Survey – What Gets Your Goat (And A Tim Minchin Lullaby)?

Sunday Morning Survey - Because I've Got So Much To Do Over The Coming Week That This Might Be The Last Blog-Post For A While, So Enjoy Making Comments And Please Vote For Me And Other Wonderful People In The UK Skeptics Awards!So, what makes you snap?Oh, and congratulations to Simon Taylor, the winner of the prestigious annual ‘Under Our Wing Award', Australia's top award given to emerging cabaret performers! That definitely doesn't get my goat, not in the slightest. Well done, Simon, ver … [Read more...]


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