Interview With Average Atheists #SSAWeek

Average Atheists

Welcome to Hour Five 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  This is an interview with Matthew McArthur of the new Australian group, Average Atheists. I noticed the Average Atheists group pop up recently on Twitter, and asked for more information … [Read more...]

Support International Imad Day – 15th May #SSAWeek

Welcome to Hour Four of the Token Skeptic Sunday Sessions; support and donate to SSAWeek2013 at  An important message from Maryam Namazie: For 15 May, it would be brilliant if you could post a photo of yourself on The Council of Ex-Muslims of Morocco's Facebook page or email it to us to do for you with a message very much like Imad's proclaiming his atheism (you can see the photo here). It would raise the profile of his case if well known personalities and others … [Read more...]

Token Skeptic Sunday Sessions – Introduction And Overview Of 24 Hours Of Blog Posts For #SSAWeek

Secular Student Alliance

Welcome to Hour One 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  Hello! This is the first post of the day - hooray! I hope I'm asleep at this point... For the second blog post of the day, I'll be posting an interview with Daniel Loxton. Daniel is a Canadian … [Read more...]

Did You Know That There’s A Patheos Atheist Portal On Facebook?

patheos atheist facebook page

Looky! Now, in terms of "Likes", it could use a little love. Hop on over and answer the question: What's the best thing about being an atheist? and check out the responses. I'll be adding my answer and it'd be great to read yours too! … [Read more...]

Token Skeptic Sunday Sessions – Blogging Soon (But Not Quite Live, Admittedly)! #SSAWeek

Token Skeptic SSA donation page

I'll be doing a post every hour on Sunday - to support the Secular Student Alliance. Here's a link to and a look at my donation page, with an ambitious goal, and the hope that I'll at least rally a few contributors: But I'll be honest with you. What I do as a blogger is not going to all be live blogs this Sunday. SSA was the group that awarded me with the 2011 Best Individual College Activist Award and they do a lot of work as activists and informers over there for the secular cause in … [Read more...]

The Australian Christian Lobby… Sorry, The AUSTRALIAN CAT LADIES’ New Site!

I'd seen rumblings of this happening on Twitter, having caught a 'holding' page before the launch - but here it is! Appears that the has let their site lapse...  and left the cat-door open! Done that myself with cat-doors, the little buggers get in and manage to gnaw their way into a box of doughnuts, despite people telling me that "cats don't like cake". What are the values of the Australian Christian Lobby Australian Cat Ladies? There's a number … [Read more...]

International Day To Defend Bangladesh’s Bloggers

Muzzle Me Not

Sent to me by Maryam Namazie: Today 25 April has been declared a day of mourning in Bangladesh for the victims of the nation's worst factory disaster. The death toll of the collapsed garment factory has risen to 160; more than a 1000 have been injured. Rescuers continue to hunt for survivors. Those who died in the building collapse did not need to die. Workers saw cracks in the building the day before but were ignored. Today is also the International Day to Defend Bangladesh's Bloggers, … [Read more...]

Interview With Sanderson Jones About The Sunday Assembly – Now In Australia!

sunday assembly logo

A few years ago, I was listening to one of my favourite skeptics of all time, Dr Martin Bridgstock, discuss how he thought that there could very well be a "critical thinking" version of the Alpha Course: promoting rationalism in a community gathering, but without the religious element. While Martin's idea was more about skepticism than atheism, I remember thinking of his idea when contacting philosopher Alain deBotton to talk about "On Religion For Atheists" and "temples for … [Read more...]

Melbourne To Hold First Sunday Assembly – This Sunday!

Lucky you, Melbourne! Coming up THIS Sunday, April 21 at 11:00am. You can RSVP on the Facebook page here. The Sunday Assembly, the godless get together from London, is coming to Melbourne. It's part-foot-stomping show, part-atheist church, and 100% celebration of life. Expect excellent songs, great readings, a super talk and a lovely cup of tea with wonderful people at the end. The speaker is the brilliant Luke Ryan hilarious cancer survivor, and all round good chap, as we contemplate how … [Read more...]

Desiree Schell: No Gods, No Masters: Unexplored Links Between Unions And Freethought

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