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20 hours ago @ Atheist Revolution - Separation of Church a... · 0 replies · +3 points

I think those negative connotations are a big part of why it is so important to distinguish between social justice advocacy and the "warriorism" that has become increasingly popular. I hate to think that a small group of people behaving poorly on the Internet is turning people off to social justice advocacy, but I do suspect that's the case.

2 days ago @ Atheist Revolution - Atheist Spirituality · 0 replies · +1 points

You got that right! Not only does it violate the blog's comment policy, but we've heard it all before countless times.

3 days ago @ Atheist Revolution - Is Separation of Churc... · 1 reply · +1 points

"TMZ-ised" is a great way to describe this phenomenon. Love it! I suppose we can't resist making celebrities out of people.

3 days ago @ Mississippi Atheists - Mississippi Needs a St... · 0 replies · +1 points

Okay, thanks. I'll see if I can figure that out when I have some time.

3 days ago @ Bitch Spot - A Question For Bloggers · 1 reply · +1 points

That's a tough one. We all seem to use categories/labels differently. I have no idea what the optimal number is, but I'd guess that you are close to it. Too many seems to defeat the purpose a bit and make it harder to wade through; too few isn't helpful. This really is a great question and one I've wondered about many times.

My recent post Is Separation of Church and State Still Relevant?

3 days ago @ Atheist Revolution - Sacrifice and Prayer · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks! I remember adding the "it it's in your will" thing too. How silly I was!

4 days ago @ Mississippi Atheists - Mississippi Needs a St... · 2 replies · +1 points

I had no idea that we have a statewide humanist group! I just found it with a bit of searching.

Which FB group is meeting? I'm terrible at keeping track of anything to do with Facebook and desperately need to find a better approach to using it.

4 days ago @ Mississippi Atheists - Mississippi Needs a St... · 0 replies · +1 points

I didn't make the diagram, just used it. But yes, it should have been a pentagram!

4 days ago @ Atheist Revolution - Confronting Our Own Hy... · 0 replies · +1 points

I'd hope that atheists/skeptics/humanists/freethinkers/secularists would be able to discuss all sorts of contentious issues reasonably and without demonizing each other, including reproductive rights, racism, feminism, etc. We aren't always going to agree and many of us will have strong feelings attached to many of these subjects, but I think it is dangerous to declare certain topics off limits or punish dissent.

4 days ago @ Atheist Revolution - Confronting Our Own Hy... · 0 replies · +2 points

Banning dissent to create "safe spaces" strikes me as antithetical to freethought and skepticism too. I always figured atheists of all people would be well aware of the dangers of this sort of thing. So yes, I share your frustration.