Atheism, Anarchism, and Authority

I mean, what's more likely -- that I have uncovered fundamental flaws in this field that no one in it has ever thought about, or that I need to read a little more? Hint: it's the one that involves less work.

Yesterday, a bunch of atheists tried to talk about the future of atheist communities on Twitter.  It didn't go so well, and though I think the overlapping, abbreviated medium didn't do us any favors, I was still able to suss out some points of contention I'd like to address. Greg Epstein, the Humanist Chaplain at Harvard got some coverage for hosting weekly gatherings of atheists that are meant to supply some of the community resources we miss out on by not being part of a church. … [Read more...]

Coming Out (and at ‘em)

Pride March

(UPDATE: It looks like some of you have questions about bisexuality.  Feel free to ask them in the comments and I'll answer them in tomorrow's post) Today is National Coming Out Day (the link goes to Lambda Legal, not HRC, since Lambda puts donations to work on activism and HRC throws party for legislators without much to show for it). That makes today a good day to mention that I’m bisexual to any new readers I’ve picked up here at Patheos. I mention it because, when you write a blog … [Read more...]

Put Your Money Where Your Marriage Is

After New York legalized gay marriage Southern Baptist Theological Seminary president Albert Mohler posted the following message to twitter (h/t Daylight Atheism): Now, fully 1 in 9 Americans will live in a state with legalized same-sex marriage. Our mission field is getting more complicated. Adam of Daylight Atheism offered his own gloss on this pronouncement, I’ve got a different hypothesis that requires some feedback by any opposed-to-gay marriage readers. First off, here’s what Adam … [Read more...]


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