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Posted by on Dec 11, 2012 in blogosphere, critical thinking, misrepresenting atheism, my appearances, philosophy, separation of church and state, Uncategorized | 3 comments

Chill Girls in Pink Corvettes podcast appearance

I was invited to appear on episode two of the new “Chill Girls in Pink Corvettes” podcast with @reneehendricks, @woolybumblebee, and @jeh74 (‘Outwest’) to discuss secular/atheist activism and current controversy in the atheist/skeptic communities.

How can people get involved in secular/atheist activism? How can people who shy away from controversy contribute? What sort of pushback can atheist/secular activists expect to face? Is atheism a mark of intelligence? Are all atheists critical thinkers and skeptics? What is going on with PZ Myers, Ophelia Benson, Freethought Blogs, and why are some people so upset with them? What is the Slymepit?

Listen: “Episode 2: Chatting with Justin Vacula

Find the answers to these questions and more within the podcast. Enjoy! Feel free to leave feedback, questions, and objections in the comments.

  • Ronlawhouston

    The pink berries taste OK, but the red ones are so much better.

  • Rachel

    You used to talk about the religious right and secularism. Now it seems you’re only interested in criticizing feminism. There are ways in which feminism can be criticized, but is this really the best way to bring together the atheist/skeptic community and fight religious influence? You’re too busy fighting a war inside the movement to deal with the ways religion threatens our freedoms every day.

    • Rachel, my posts discuss all sorts of topics, ideas. In that podcast, too, the first part was discussing secular/atheist activism!

      “There are ways in which feminism can be criticized, but is this really the best way to bring together the atheist/skeptic community and fight religious influence? You’re too busy fighting a war inside the movement to deal with the ways religion threatens our freedoms every day.”

      Please pose this to PZ Myers, Ophelia Benson, Rebecca Watson, Surly Amy, etc. I’m responding to their bad ideas because I view them as extremely harmful. The meme that criticism or skepticism is harassment, ‘cyberstalking,’ hatred, or akin to mass-murder is extremely dangerous.