Hi there Russell,
I have just read 50 Voices - an excellent book! Worthy contributions. I was wondering if you knew of any literary agents that would be interested in atheistic writing. I have completed a book on free will aimed at the intelligent layman, explaining the playing field, how it interacts with religion and foreknowledge, and where society goes within a potentially deterministic framework. Would you have any hints for agents or publishers?
Wanted to tell you I really love 50 Voices of Disbelief. I am consuming it slowly. I like to read one when I'm feeling outnumbered if you know what I mean. I also saw you at the AAI convention in Burbank last October. Thank you for your contributions to this cause and community.
G'day Russell, I enjoyed your presentation at the Problem of Evil forum at UniMelb the other day. Pity the forum was only for an hour. Seemed like the speakers were just getting warmed up in the post-presentation discussion when it had to end.
There is a video of the Pope's 'exorcism' caught on film. The man isn't demon possessed, there are likely no 'real' demons. He's just delusional and doesn't want to accept personal responsiblity for his own behavior for his own dysfunctional life.
There is an ad that reads ' Do you support 'traditional' marriage? Vote Now"! .
No, I don't support 'traditional' marriage because there is no such thing. I support heterosexual and same-sex couples marry each other legally , yes. 'Traditional' marriage promoters largely do not believe that heterosexual women are co-equal to their husbands. Their only purpose in 'traditional' marriage is to sexually satisfy their husbands if they can and raise children and do all…
i've got no problem with everyone saying "merry christmas" on christmas day. however, they've turned it into an entire holiday season where it lasts a month or more. in those situations it should be perfectly acceptable to say "happy holidays" or call it a…
I posted the bulk of this on another thread, but wanted to add some context separately.
I finally confronted my faith and embraced the fact of my atheism late last August, 2012. Days after I revealed my "epiphany" to a few friends who knew me from another message board, my sister died from Lou Gehrig's Disease (which pissed her off because she hated catching a disease from someone she never f---ed).
THAT was my sister, understand? She was a beautiful, life-loving, potty-mouthed…