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@RichardDawkins… We Are Not Allies

This was first posted here on December 18, 2013. I’m reposting it, with a few small additions. I was 21 when I first realized I was an atheist, and the same age when I told my mom and brother. I … Continue reading

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Jewish Antitheist

So a little while back, I finished watching this incredible discussion between Miri Mogilevsky and Chana Messinger about being Jewish Atheists. I am so angry with myself for missing this discussion when it was live. It’s a brilliant discussion and … Continue reading

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Actually, I’m Very Happy, Thanks

So I’ve been participating in the comments of a blog post by BJ called “An Open Letter To Those Who Doubt or Deny God“. Recently, a Christian named Marc responded to one of my posts. So I responded. Then he responded … Continue reading

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Response to “Investigating Atheism”

Over on News24, BornAgain_Believer posted a series of questions called “Investigating Atheism“. I want to start out by noting, however, that these questions are loaded and have a lot of assumptions that are simply incorrect, at least for me. My … Continue reading

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Burn it Down. Rebuild it from Scratch.

Because that’s about the only coherent thought I have at this point. Thank you to PZ Myers for bringing this to light. Trigger Warning for this, as I’m copy/pasting his entire post, including the message he got, below the fold. … 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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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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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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