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Daylight Atheism Is Moving to Patheos

almost 2 years ago

Good morning, everyone! It's a fresh new year, and the winds of change are blowing once again. This is my last post on Big Think. Effective immediately, Daylight Atheism is moving to Patheos. I'm proud to be the newest member of their fine and growing atheist channel, alongside such superlative ...

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Brief Blog Break

almost 2 years ago

Hey all, I have a couple of commitments that have been demanding a lot of my time this week, so blogging has been light. Bear with me - I'll be back on Monday with an announcement!

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Progressive Airline Mechanics

almost 2 years ago

In an e-mail conversation I had some time ago, a Christian minister attempted to convince me that atheists, despite what they might say, live life on the basis of faith in the same way that Christians do: The life of faith is not completely irrational, nor is the life of rationality without ...

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Threads of 2012

almost 2 years ago

To know where you're heading, it helps to know where you've come from. And with the last grains of sand slipping through the hourglass, now is the perfect time to look back over the year that was and survey the major themes which wove throughout my writing during the past twelve months. So, without ...

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The Twitter Report: Hands Off My Freeze Peach!

almost 2 years ago

It's a slow news day. How about some internet drama to liven things up? As you all know, I've been writing a lot lately about sexism and misogyny in the atheist community. While most atheists are perfectly decent, rational human beings who understand the concept of treating all people as equals ...