Category Archives: Freethought Blogs

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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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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An Open Letter to the Secular Community and it’s “Leaders”

(For context, read this, then read the responses here, here, here, here, here, and here. And here‘s another great response that you need to read.) It is an amazing time to be part of the secular movement. Look at what’s … Continue reading

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Timeline of the University College London (UCL) Debate Debacle

I’m setting up this timeline as a reference of sorts for anyone who needs the information collected in one spot. Ophelia Benson started it off, so a huge, huge thanks goes to her. In fact, most of these links will … Continue reading

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Conversation with Joseph Zhang

Note: This post, and the comment thread, is ONLY for Joseph Zhang and myself. I’ve opened a general comment thread where others can post to discuss this if they so choose. If you are not Joseph Zhang, and you comment … Continue reading

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The Terrifying Pharyngula Commentariat

I don know if you’ve heard, but, apparently, Ed Brayton, the founder of Freethought Blogs, has started a cult. It includes a comment about the Pharyngula Commentariat, made by Ed himself: I tend to bristle at the idea of judging … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Bully

Have any of y’all ever heard of Wooly Bumblebee? I hadn’t, until I read this post from her called “The Anatomy of a Bully”. I actually agree with her definition. I agree with how she spells it out and everything. … Continue reading

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