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American Atheists President Dave Silverman: Humanists and Skeptics Are “Lying”

This evening, CNN aired an hour-long documentary entitled, “Atheists: Inside the World of Non-Believers.” Heavy on names like Dave Silverman and Richard Dawkins, but light on diversity, the documentary largely seemed to …

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I’m in the Choir. Preach to Me.

We hear this piece of complaint, or advice, or admonishment, depending on the circumstances, quite a bit: “Don’t just preach to the choir.” It’s a bit ironic particularly in skeptical …

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On Madison, Tony Robinson, and White Liberal Defensiveness

Last weekend Tony Robinson, 19, was shot five times by a police officer and killed. This happened just blocks from where I live. The last week has been a flurry …

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Tractors for Africa: Will a Rental Model Transform Reality for Farmers in Tanzania?

Crowdfunding campaigns for various charitable initiatives (as well as even more dubious religious ones) are a dime a dozen these days. Many of them come nowhere near their goals, quite …

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American Atheists’ Outreach at CPAC: Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Conservatives? I Am.

[3/2/15 Correction: The article originally stated that American Atheists president Dave Silverman is a registered Republican. Dave informed me of the error today and said he is “a registered Independent who always …

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Top 10 Reasons Why Broad City is the Best Show on TV

Hands down, Broad City is the best comedy show currently airing. I’m serious. I could have written 50 reasons why it is the best thing to happen to television but …

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Your First Mammogram

Why I was afraid to go and why you shouldn’t be. “No deodorant or lotion on the day of your appointment.” said the receptionist from the doctor’s office. “Oh good.” …

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The Last Acceptable Prejudice

The other day, I was thrilled to spot a link someone posted on social media pointing to an article titled “The Last Acceptable Prejudice.” I was excited because for the …

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