I miss Christopher Hitchens

Gotta keep working until I can debate half as well as Hitch. [Read more…]

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Special

Humans want to be special.  How many of us want to be a movie star as a kid?  Even as adults, we chase fame.  We want to be loved by someone we admire, not someone for whom we feel we’re settling.  We want to feel like our lives are somehow different from our next door [Read More…]

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Ownership of your own life

I was stalking looking at Michaelyn’s facebook page the other day.  Under her quotes section she has a quote from me. “The good news is that this life you lucked into is your own, and the only rewards or  punishments, the only real heaven and the only true hell, are the results of your own [Read More…]

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FtB podcast #2

Last night PZ Myers, Ashley Miller, Chris Rodda, and myself sat down to talk about education.  Enjoy! For help getting through it: Drink every time Chris Rodda says David Barton Drink every time PZ mocks me for video games Drink every time Ashley and I start laughing apparently unrelated to anything happening in the conversation [Read More…]

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The best thing about new atheists

I have frequently giggled at the term “new atheists.”  In my eyes, the atheists nowadays are a lot like the atheists of ole, there’s just more of us. Of course, there is one distinction that really tweaks the devout… [Read more…]

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Raise your voices to the cosmos

Kenley Kristofferson is a music teacher who recently wrote a choral suite based on the work of Carl Sagan. Why did I not get contacted to sing in this?  Listen to it.  It’s gorgeous. [Read more…]

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High School atheists in the Washington Post

Yesterday a fantastic article ran in the Washington Post highlighting the high school program at the Secular Student Alliance. Administrators at Melbourne High School in Melbourne, Fla. rejected an atheist club twice on the grounds it was “too controversial.” Students at another Florida high school were told by administrators that no religious clubs were permitted [Read More…]

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Last day to sign up for the American Bible Challenge

Today’s the last day to sign up a team of three for the American Bible Challenge. Given that atheists tend to know more about the book than believers, I’d love to see an atheist team go in and mop the floor with believers for the lulz.  Who would your atheist dream team be? I’m gonna [Read More…]

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Millenials turning the tide in the culture war

Just in time for SSA Week CNN has posted an article about the recent pew poll confirming that the youngest generation is really starting to say “wtf?” to religion.  The one that gave us this graph: Guess who’s square in the middle of this?  If you guessed the Secular Student Alliance, you guessed right. According [Read More…]

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Listen to me on Dogma Debate

The episode of Dogma Debate with me is up.  I gave props to David Fitzgerald, PZ Myers, Richard Carrier, my sweetie, the SSA, the organizers of Skepticon V (specifically Jeff, Micah, and Katie), Darrel Ray, Kate Donovan, and Richard Haynes.  I was like a walking billboard. It was a lot of fun.  Dave, Daniel, and [Read More…]

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