Category Archives: Atheist Organizations

@karenstollznow: “I’m Sick of Talking About Sexual Harassment”

Remember this post, originally at Scientific American? Apparently, CFI (the organization that was NOT named by Karen, but by others), contacted Scientific American, and SA took it down. This is what CFI has to say about it: CFI did not … Continue reading

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Atheism’s Misogyny Problem

Holy. This has left me numb. I can’t even muster up any anger at this point. I’m just… numb. This has to go back to at least Elevatorgate, but probably earlier. What is coming out, now, however, is that major … Continue reading

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In Defense of Activist Atheism – Part 1 – Persecution and Alienation of Atheists

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, to “persecute” one person or a group of people means to “harass or punish in a manner designed to injure, grieve, or afflict; specifically: to cause to suffer because of belief”. It is a very … Continue reading

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In Defense of Activist Atheism – Introduction

I don’t need to proclaim, yet again, that I’m an atheist… right? Good. ‘Cause y’all should know that by now… 😀 At least as early as 2006, if not earlier, people have been screaming about “New Atheists” and “angry atheists” … Continue reading

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An Open Plea to the Atheist Community

No, it’s not about what you think. I just finished reading the following post by Ophelia Benson about The Apostasy Project. She quotes a short letter they received that quite literally made me cry: “I am an ex Muslim living … Continue reading

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My Part in the “Campaign” to “Get Ron Lindsay Fired”… and My Thoughts on His Apology

By now you’ve probably read EllenBeth Wach’s post about why she left Secular Woman, including a claim she made that there was a campaign to get Ron Lindsay fired from his position as CEO of CFI and replaced with either … Continue reading

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Atheism and Social Justice

I’m an atheist. I’m an atheist because the idea of a higher power seems, to me, absurd on the face of it. I find it downright impossible to believe in something like that. There are a myriad number of reasons … Continue reading

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On Free Speech…

We need to have a sit-down about this whole “free speech” thing. Not because free speech is a fundamentally bad idea… it’s really not. In fact, free speech is not only a great idea, but extremely important in the advancement … Continue reading

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Dear CFI…

What were you thinking? Yes, there were people calling for Ronald Lindsay to be terminated. Others called for a sincere and heartfelt apology from Ron himself, showing he recognized his mistake and is willing to learn from it. I’m with … Continue reading

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#WiSCFI Was AWESOME!

You know how sometimes, when you bake, the edges can occasionally get burnt and kinda nasty, but everything else of what you baked is still gooey, chewy deliciousness? That’s kinda how I view this past weekend’s Women in Secularism 2 … Continue reading

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