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.

Justin Vacula

Justin Vacula hosts the Stoic Philosophy Podcast; serves as co-organizer and spokesperson for the Northeastern Pennsylvania (NEPA) Freethought Society; and has hosted monthly Stoic Philosophy discussion groups for the Humanist Association of Greater Philadelphia.

He has appeared on and hosted various radio shows and podcasts; participated in formal debates and discussions; was a guest speaker for college-level courses; was featured in local, national, and international news; and has been invited to speak at various national, local, and statewide events.

Vacula received bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Psychology, a minor in Professional Writing, and the distinguished W.A. Kilburn Memorial Award for Philosophy from King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He is currently living in the Scranton, PA area attending Marywood University’s graduate-level Mental Health Counseling program and has worked with the Arc of Luzerne County’s Transition to Community Employment program as a teacher’s assistant and job coach alongside adult learners with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

He also plays poker; volunteers as a member of the website and media team for the Greyhawk Reborn Dungeons & Dragons campaign while playing at events in the Eastern United States; and enjoys metal music.

  • 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.