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Help Without Heaven

Help Without Heaven

As part of my ongoing Do Better Challenge, I am seeking out people who are doing volunteer work and good deeds to help out in the various secular communities. We see a lot of negativity in the world and because of that, every now and then, I like to try to focus your attention on some of the good people out there doing great things. Miri Mogilevsky and Courtney Caldwell are two very inspirational ... »

Three Reasons Art Should Matter to Atheism

Three Reasons Art Should Matter to Atheism

Does art matter to atheism? This is actually an interesting question that I don’t think movement atheist thinks much about. I have dedicated my life to making art and so I would say that art matters to everything, but let me tell you why I specifically think it matters to atheism as a social change movement. Movement atheism often focuses on why religion is wrong and why religion is damaging... »

Do Better Challenge: Austin Atheists Helping the Homeless

Do Better Challenge: Austin Atheists Helping the Homeless

This post shows you how easy it is to actually make an immediate difference in someone’s life. I have been talking with Brittany Shoots-Reinhard who is coordinating The Week of Action with Foundation Beyond Belief. The idea being that whether you pray or reason in the first few weeks of April, spend the last week actually doing something to help your community. They have a wonderful list of ... »

ICYMI: Frances Allen, Rooster Talkin’, Marriage Traditions, Rape Media, and “Intellectual Snobbery”

ICYMI: Frances Allen, Rooster Talkin’, Marriage Traditions, Rape Media, and “Intellectual Snobbery”

Teen Skepchick Fair Lady of Computer Science Who Kicks Ass For Women’s History Month, Elisheba gushes about Frances Allen. The Sexualization of YA Fiction Olivia argues that young adult fiction, especially with a female protagonist, focuses too much on a narrow array of relationships and a limited view of sexuality. Poetry and Gender What is gender’s place in feminism? Mad Art Lab Caro... »

ICYMI: Breastfeeding, Belly Dancing, and Brown M&Ms

ICYMI: Breastfeeding, Belly Dancing, and Brown M&Ms

Teen Skepchick Exams, Stress, and Expectations Being labeled “the gifted kid” can come with a heap of stress. You’ll Agree with Me When You’re Older Are points of view of older people inherently better than those of younger people? International Aid to Uganda in Light of Human Rights Violations What is the correct response to the horrible human rights violations in Uganda? ... »

Skeptic and Atheist Do Better Challenge

Skeptic and Atheist Do Better Challenge

Over the years I have self-identified as an atheist and as a skeptic. But lately, I look around these communities and I don’t see much that reflects who I am or how I feel about the world. I see no need to go into details about that. If you read this blog, you know that over the years many of us who have dedicated our time and money to advancing skepticism in particular, have been let down b... »

Why Criticism of Atheist Churches is Making Atheists Look Ridiculous

Why Criticism of Atheist Churches is Making Atheists Look Ridiculous

This morning, I stumbled across an article on PolicyMic titled Why ‘Atheist Churches’ Are Making Us Atheists Look Ridiculous. Events like the Sunday Assembly have recently gained popularity in the UK and US, encouraging people to gather together each week to learn, discuss topics like morality, do charitable acts, and apparently sing a few songs. I’ve never been, but if there wer... »

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Atheist Priorities in Fundraising

Consider two examples of crowdfunding projects aimed at atheists. Just before the holidays, Secular Student Alliance announced that it would be matching funds donated to the Los Angeles-based Women’s Leadership Project. As stated on its Indiegogo page, Women’s Leadership Project (WLP) fills a vacuum in a school district that has few programs that specifically address the intersection o... »

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