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“Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.” — Marcus Aurelius
By tigtog on March 6, 2014
As an atheist, I do not get to find solace in the idea that I have an afterlife to plan for. I have to make peace with the idea that this one life is all that I have and that every single solitary moment counts right now. It counts in moments, that are slowly ticking away. And while I also have to realize that while there is no God keeping track of those moments and my actions within them, that none-the-less they matter.
By tigtog on June 18, 2013
wishes to express its unhappiness with the controversy
By tigtog on May 19, 2013
How to undermine your own Women In Secularism conference: spend most of your opening speech scolding feminists for Doin It Rong, because why not encourage the already hyper-active flying monkeys to fling more crap at secular women?
By tigtog on January 20, 2013
Hey, are you a woman? Are you also an Atheist, Freethinker, Humanist, Rationalist, Secularist, Agnostic, Non-religious and/or Otherwise-identifying non-believer?
If so, have you already added your relevant details (just a few simple demographic datapoints) to the Atheist Census Online? Because if you haven’t, I’m about to attempt to persuade you to do so, even though it is just another unscientific internet poll.
By tigtog on September 14, 2012
According to the angriest keyboard pounders in the Twitterverse, Catherine Deveny rudely interrupted & talked loudly over the top of everybody else on Q&A on Monday night, and was especially disrespectful to the Anglican Archbishop of Sydney, Peter Jensen. What a frightfully boorish display that would be if it were true.
By tigtog on September 5, 2012
Sometimes they work out exactly as the malicious arseholes want them to, grinding people down until they feel the need to stop speaking out. But the technology that gives the bullies a megaphone to amplify their intimidation is a two-edged sword.
Posted in ethics & philosophy, gender & feminism, social justice, technology | Tagged atheism, critical thinking, cyber-stalking, cyberbullying, Deep Rifts™, intimidation, marginalisation, sexual harassment, silencing tactics, skepticism, street harassment | 24 Responses
By tigtog on August 30, 2012
Greta Christina’s latest post sums up the last few months pretty well.
By tigtog on July 6, 2012
All over the news in Australia today: the Girl Guides of Australia have removed references to God and the Queen from their pledge.
Somewhat in the news in the USA last week: a new activist network for Secular Women was announced.
By tigtog on July 3, 2012
In a truly rational world, it might be possible to substantively and productively explore the pros and cons of competing positions in good faith and reach a nuanced understanding and a mutually satisfying path forward. Unfortunately the “don’t give disproportionate emphasis to sexism” side has basically been hijacked by a bunch of bad faith contrarians…
By tigtog on February 2, 2012
This is people saying what they really truly think – 700 Club on Why Atheists Should Hate Trees
By tigtog on October 1, 2011
Months later, the woman who spoke these four words is still dealing with cyber-harassment including rape and death threats
By tigtog on July 19, 2011
In the wake of Elevatorgate, I realise that in habitually engaging in threat/risk-assessment vigilance every single time I cross the road, I have actually been doing you all a most grave injustice.
By tigtog on July 15, 2011
Ironically, no one hates high pressure sales tactics more than skeptics. We can’t stand it when a sales associate gets in our face and uses cheap psychological tricks to try to make us buy stuff we don’t want. We take it as an insult to our intelligence. We resent it.
By tigtog on July 7, 2011
How very disappointing, but sadly not surprising, that he turned out be such a smug, patronising git about more than just religious beliefs.