Reading For Today – Marwa Berro: Between a Veil and a Dark Place

Marwa Berro: Between a Veil and a Dark Place: What it is like to be a Muslim woman, and why we know what freedom is (and you may not): I can say these things now. I never could before. We never could, before. So many of us cannot, still. This way of living–having to regulate and hide our personalities, our humanity–the tone of our voices, their volume and timbre, the manner in which we sit or stand or walk or speak, whether and when we can leave our homes, how and when we speak to … [Read more...]

June 21st – World Humanist Day

From IEHU: World Humanist Day is celebrated every year on June 21. It is an opportunity for Humanist individuals and organizations to publicize the positive values of Humanism and to share the global concerns of the Humanist movement. Humanist groups have been celebrating World Humanist Day since the 1980s. It is the only freethought holiday officially recognized by the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU), the global federation for Humanist, atheist, rationalist, … [Read more...]

Perth Talk – Science, Atheism And The Joyful Life By Sean Faircloth, Richard Dawkins Foundation

I'm up early working (mostly due to a nasty cough), but it's a optimistic, cheerful kind of day already - mostly because I discovered that the talk I couldn't attend due to being several hundred kilometers north enjoying a beachside resort with the family has been posted online! Sean Faircloth was a great person to interview and I was really sorry that I couldn't be there to hear him in person, but thankfully we can all catch his speech now. Enjoy! This talk was sponsored by the Humanist … [Read more...]

Quitters – The Musical

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I just got an update about Quitters the musical by Joshua Bonnett! Last time I wrote about it was over on this blogpost, but here's all the details you need to know now: The story follows the adventure of Reverend Craig Helsphere and his family of musical pastors; Helsphere Ministries. When it comes to ‘saving’ the unfortunate souls who cross the Reverend’s path, kidnapping is just the beginning. Those who’ve been lucky enough to catch production rehearsals are saying Quitters is … [Read more...]

Links Du Jour – Jamy Ian Swiss Video At FreeThought Alliance, Farewell Eugenie Scott And Amanda Berry Psychic Fail #NoJabNoPlay

The Telegraph No Jab No Play

Jamy Ian Swiss at the Orange County Freethought Alliance conference May 4, 2013. Here you go: Related - PZ Myers quits skeptic movement, should we care? - by Massimo Pigliucci: But there is something to be learned here, which is why I will use this specific incident to make a broader point about what I think is really problematic in the skeptic movement. ...I think the primary problem with the skeptic movement — of which I am and remain a proud member — is that too many people, … [Read more...]

Interview With Maryam Namazie #SSAWeek

Welcome to Hour Eighteen of the Token Skeptic Sunday Sessions! DONATE HERE! There’s 24 posts for every hour of today, looking at issues involving secularism, skepticism, atheism, feminism, science, philosophy and more - in order to support and urge you to donate to SSAWeek2013 at SecularStudents.org. Maryam Namazie is a political activist, campaigner and blogger, and the spokesperson for Fitnah - Movement for Women’s Liberation, and also the Equal Rights Now, One Law for … [Read more...]

PZ Myers Says Goodbye To Skepticism #SSAWeek

https://twitter.com/AvoidComments

Welcome to Hour Fourteen of the Token Skeptic Sunday Sessions! DONATE HERE! There’s 24 posts for every hour of today, looking at issues involving secularism, skepticism, atheism, feminism, science, philosophy and more - in order to support and urge you to donate to SSAWeek2013 at SecularStudents.org. ****** Here's a semi-live blog for you... it just kind of happened now. Well, 45 minutes ago now. Which is around 9pm my time, but according to these blog-posts that are fixed on some … [Read more...]

Interview On The Women Without Religion Forum #SSAWeek

http://womenwithoutreligion.org/wwr-forums/

Welcome to Hour Eight of the Token Skeptic Sunday Sessions! DONATE HERE! There's 24 posts for every hour of May 5th, 2013, looking at issues involving secularism, skepticism, atheism, philosophy and more - in order to support and urge you to donate to SSAWeek2013 at SecularStudents.org.  From the Women Without Religion site: These forums are for women not shackled by religion or superstition and those men and women interested in the perspectives of women without religion. Religions … [Read more...]

Interview With Shelley Segal #SSAWeek

Shelley Segal

Welcome to Hour Seven of the Token Skeptic Sunday Sessions! DONATE HERE! There's 24 posts for every hour of today, looking at issues involving secularism, skepticism, atheism, feminism, science, philosophy and more - in order to support and urge you to donate to SSAWeek2013 at SecularStudents.org. This is an interview with Australian musician, Shelley Segal. Shelley Segal was brought up in a musical family, singing from the age of three and performing with her father’s wedding … [Read more...]

Alom Shaha – On The Kindness Of Strangers And The Young Atheist’s Handbook For Schools #SSAWeek

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Welcome to Hour Six of the Token Skeptic Sunday Sessions! DONATE HERE! There's 24 posts for every hour of today, looking at issues involving secularism, skepticism, atheism, feminism, science, philosophy and more - in order to support and urge you to donate to SSAWeek2013 at SecularStudents.org. A message from Alom Shaha: It’s been over a year since my book, The Young Atheist’s Handbook, was published in Australia and almost a year since it was published in the UK. It has been … [Read more...]