Progress planet interviewed me.

Progress Planet did an interview with me that got posted the other day.  In it I talk about how I got my start in blogging and how my blog came to be.  Also, when asked what keeps people from coexisting peacefully, I place the blame squarely on ignorance and irrationality and point the finger straight at religion for perpetuating those things.

I think the primary foe of our effort to be better is religion. Of all the institutions in the world, the ones telling us that faith is noble, that we can believe things without evidence (or even contra to the evidence) and we would not be morally remiss for doing so, are the only ones who seem to be spreading the idea that it’s acceptable to be irrational (or that it’s even a good thing). To my eye, they are allowing for the corruption of the one thing with the capability of uniting humanity: our shared good intentions.

Rawr!  Never give up!  Never surrender!

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.


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