I am finally back to blogging. I can’t say how good it feels to sit in front of a blank screen this morning and quietly ripple out into a larger digital world without pressure or time constraint. A lot has happened since my last entry in February, and there will be plenty of opportunities to comment on that in the future.
Lately, I have been thinking about this short Christopher Hitchens clip rather a lot.
When I talked to a friend about the above clip last week, she said, “Doubt is scary. To hear atheism talked about in such a way makes it too appealing for people like me.”
In secular news. . .
- NPR recently released an article concerning a poll that finds Americans moving away from religion.
- One of my favorite organizations, the Center for Inquiry, announced that Melody Hensley was stepping down from her role as Executive Director. Melody was one of the primary people to create and sustain the Women in Secularism conference, and I’m devastated to see her go. More to come on this later.
- Rational writers and publishers continue to be murdered in Bangladesh.
- There will be an Atheists of Facebook online convention this Saturday, November 7th. It’s a new effort with a variety of speakers scheduled throughout the day.
- The American Humanist Association continues to gain traction and more followers.
- Matt Dillahunty visited my alma mater last night for a debate with Dr. John Ferrer, and I am anxiously waiting to read the coverage on the debate.
I have some interviews planned, forthcoming blog features, and I am accepting nominations for the Laika Spotlight. Enjoy your anarchy this Guy Fawkes Day, everyone. Another post to come soon!