Time for Spring Cleaning!

clean all the things

After the transition from my old Blogger blog to Patheos, I lost all my post tags, and I’ve been adding them back in a haphazard manner. I’m finally committing to checking links and retagging, starting from the beginning (some 500 posts ago) and working my way back to the present. As a result, I’ll be regrouping some posts into sequences, so don’t be surprised if you see new index posts popping up in your RSS feed. This will make it a bit easier to track topics across the site and may stir up som … [Read more...]

It’s an honor just to be nominated

Thanks a lot to everyone who voted in the initial phase of About.com's Atheist/Agnostic Reader's Choice Awards!  Unequally Yoked is one of five nominees for Favorite Atheist/Agnostic Blog of 2011.  Voting is open now through March 21st. and you can vote once per day.Spoiler Alert: I am totally going to get whupped by PZ Myers's Pharyngula, but I'd quite like to not place last, if possible.  From my original vote-for-me post, the reason I'd like to do well: Last year’s winner was P.Z. Myer … [Read more...]

Marriage Q&A

Now that the gay marriage debate with Matt has come to an end, I'd like to give you commenters a chance to ask me any questions about my position on marriage and its ties to tradition and the State.  Basically the same thing we did after the post on bisexuality.  I can't promise I'll get to all of them, but I can guarantee I'm not going to be able to pick all of the questions addressed to me (as opposed to other commenters or hypothetical, possibly-made-of-straw atheists) out of the growing c … [Read more...]

Please Vote For Me

About.com is accepting nominations for their Reader's Choice Awards, and there is a category for Favorite Atheist Blog.  I don't much fancy my chances against the behemoth that is Freethought Blogs, but I'd be thrilled to make the finals.Last year's winner was P.Z. Myers's Pharyngula, which has a very different style and goal than Unequally Yoked.  Some atheist blogs speak mainly to people who are already atheists.  That's an incredibly valuable service; it's a way to promote activism, agg … [Read more...]

This Blog Runs on Reader

Save Google Reader

I don't know how many of you use Google Reader, but the ones who do are probably as upset as I am about Google's decision to gut the social RSS reader.  In an effort to boost Google+ (which kinda sucks), they're not letting Reader users use Reader as a social forum anymore.  You can still read the RSS feeds you've subscribed to, but you can't follow people's shared items or comment on them.  Here's the best outline of why Google Reader is a phenomenal social network before the change.Even if … [Read more...]

Comments problem

All comments still exist, but they're not being displayed.  I assume this is the result of Patheos tech people trying to fix the timestamp/attribution problems with the imported-from-Blogger comments.  You should still be able to make new comments, so just be patient waiting for the old ones to come back and think of this as a moving aftershock. … [Read more...]

Welcome to the new Unequally Yoked!

post-senior essay

Welcome to the official launch of Unequally Yoked here on Patheos!  Technical note first: if you run into any problems, please post a comment in the bug-spotting thread.  Now, let me introduce myself properly:I grew up with atheist patents in a pretty secular neighborhood (when we learned about the Reformation in AP Euro, one student asked if Lutherans still existed today). I didn’t know any particularly religious Christians until college, when I joined a debating group that had kno … [Read more...]


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