An Easy Question

<PZ Myers mask> The radio station that employs the cynical man who did the “coerced by evil people” interview is running a poll (scroll down, on the right).  They’re wondering if the judge did the right thing. It’s at… 65% Yes 35% No I’m driving back to Columbus today from the Camp Quest Ohio planning [Read More...]

Law Enforcement Advice?

Someone on twitter under the handle zombiecamera made the following two tweets (he deleted the first). Death to @JessicaAhlquist And… @jessicaahlquist your home address posted online i cant wait to hear about you getting curb stomped you fucking worthless cunt Jessica, brave little trooper she is, retweeted the second. Any of you out there in [Read More...]

Team WWJTD Deploy!

Ok guys.  Jessica Ahlquist is getting some pretty fierce harassment over twitter. Her twitter is @JessicaAhlquist.  If only a bunch of sharp-toothed, debate-savvy people on twitter were to rush to her defense. Leave them in metaphorical pieces. Well, that fight got turned around real fast.  I freaking love all of you.  Stay on ‘em! [Read more...]

Jessica Ahlquist Totally Was the Bad Guy

There is a large, angry mob in Cranston, Rhode Island (and I imagine this mob extends across the United States) who believes Jessica Ahlquist, a shy, overly compassionate high school student is the bad guy.  This boggles my mind. She saw the prayer banner and did not run immediately to the ACLU.  Instead, she informed [Read More...]

Victory for Jessica Ahlquist

Jessica Ahlquist, the brave student at Cranston High School in Rhode Island, has won her lawsuit.  The prayer banner in the Cranston High School gymnasium is coming down. I have often referred to Jessica as the Harry Potter of atheism.  She is young, got thrust into a situation against adults who tried to bully her, [Read More...]

Buy Rock Music, Help Atheism

Todd Stiefel, the man behind the Stiefel Freethought Foundation, is the philanthropist who provided the money for my position with the Secular Student Alliance.  He’s a great guy and apparently a musician (I wonder if he knows about my musical background…perhaps we can jam sometime). His band, Words Such As Burn, which is playing at [Read More...]

The End of Apathy

There was an article in USA Today recently that made a point worth considering. The hot religion statistical trend of recent decades was the rise of the “Nones” — the people who checked “no religious identity” on the American Religious Identification Surveys (ARIS). The Nones numbers leapt from 8% in 1990 to 15% in 2008. [Read More...]

Help teach skepticism to non-skeptics!

Hi bloggites! Christina here. I don’t know if you know this, but I’ve been organizing and giving skeptical workshops.  Most of the time the workshops are designed to be educational with skeptics as the target audience. However, I’m working on a new one, Skepticism 101. This workshop will be aimed at non-skeptics. I plan to [Read More...]

Mohawks and Charity

The Skepticon conference model (lots of famous atheists at no charge) made the atheist community available to a swath of new people – namely the people who couldn’t afford a few hundred bucks to see/meet their atheist heroes.  A quick glance at the Skepticon crowd will confirm that a lot of those people were students, [Read More...]

Bravery Has Its Rewards

A while back I posted an email I got from Allie asking how to be an activist even when you’re afraid.  In the email she talked about wanting to have the atheism talk with her religious parents. I want to be able to ask my Christian parents – my good, kind, loving, amazingly supportive Christian [Read More...]


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