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EverLastingGodStopper's Avatar Jump to comment 643 by EverLastingGodStopper

I wrote a letter to the President of University of Minnesota last week, before I saw this post here on the RDF site.

My letter:

------- Original Message --------
Subject: Don't give in to religious "outrage"
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2008 15:35:53 -0500

Dear President Robert Bruininks,

I am a reader of the Pharyngula blog written by Professor PZ Myers. I have read about the Catholic League's attempts to interfere with the free speech rights of Professor Myers by inciting Catholics to write you to complain about things that Professor Myers has written in his blog. I urge you to disregard the so-called "outrage" over the blog posts on the subject of the "Eucharist" (the communion cracker deemed "holy" by Catholics). What is sacred to some is hilarious to others, and vice versa. For every Catholic who complains, there are two non-Catholics who find the entire matter to be a joke.

Please do not worry about the complaints from those who are easily offended by comments about a cracker. This whole thing is just silly.

Thank you,

... I signed with my real name.

I've been trying to read all the email and comments posted on Pharyngula but it's been tough trying to keep up!

Mon, 14 Jul 2008 14:18:00 UTC | #199674

Go to: Help Build The Reason Project Archive!

EverLastingGodStopper's Avatar Jump to comment 34 by EverLastingGodStopper

Response to gnarl, #12:

I don't see the Reason Project as any competition to the Secular Web at all. The Reason Project specifically seeks submissions of articles that are already published elsewhere. The Secular Web does have some old material archived (such as the works of Robert Ingersoll) but strives to obtain new material. It does not look like the Reason Project is interested in new unpublished material.

Fri, 08 Feb 2008 16:51:00 UTC | #118084

Go to: Bible drawn into Hong Kong sex publication row

EverLastingGodStopper's Avatar Jump to comment 24 by EverLastingGodStopper

There are some fun bible stories illustrated by Lego figures in The Brick Testament:

Sure, show your kids. It's the bible!

Fri, 18 May 2007 22:05:00 UTC | #39899

Go to: Does God Exist? The Nightline Face-Off

EverLastingGodStopper's Avatar Jump to comment 12 by EverLastingGodStopper

I thought that ABC's editing of the RRS debate was biased toward the Banana Twins. Sapient and Kelly did well, especially considering that this was probably the first time they appeared in public before such a large live audience.

It's interesting that this week is "Atheism Week" on ABC, but I've heard from several people that ABC's viewpoint on the various shows was somewhat biased against atheists. Still, it's good to see the media paying some attention, even if the attention isn't quite favorable. I wonder if the audience can see through the spin.

Fri, 11 May 2007 21:47:00 UTC | #37104

Go to: Dinesh D'Souza says I don't exist: an atheist at Virginia Tech

EverLastingGodStopper's Avatar Jump to comment 81 by EverLastingGodStopper

Thanks for the atheist viewpoint from Virginia Tech. Very well-said.

Fri, 20 Apr 2007 20:52:00 UTC | #31150

Go to: Kissing Hank's Ass

EverLastingGodStopper's Avatar Jump to comment 7 by EverLastingGodStopper

Cute video.

The original story was written by "Rev J Huger" and can be read on his site here:

He has given expressed permission for people to print out the piece he wrote if they use his .pdf, which is on his site, or here:

There are also various translations of the story, into various languages, on his site.

The video is very funny.

Sat, 17 Mar 2007 07:17:00 UTC | #23885

Go to: No stoning, Canada migrants told

EverLastingGodStopper's Avatar Jump to comment 20 by EverLastingGodStopper

Town: "We wish to inform these new arrivals that the way of life which they abandoned when they left their countries of origin cannot be recreated here," the declaration reads.

It's not a bad idea, really. If they want to oppress women, they should not move to a place where women are equal. I understand the town's position. In some towns, the government or local service agencies have had to cater to the religious beliefs and practices of new immigrants; for example, putting up barriers to hide swimmers in public pools. This is silly! In our society, we don't separate genders. People moving to our countries should not try to impose their religious beliefs on our culture.

Thu, 08 Mar 2007 19:58:00 UTC | #22613

Go to: Happy 50th Birthday to PZ Myers!

EverLastingGodStopper's Avatar Jump to comment 13 by EverLastingGodStopper

Pharyngula is one of the few science blogs I read regularly. Happy Birthday PZ, and thanks to Richard for the poem (and audio).

Thu, 08 Mar 2007 19:48:00 UTC | #22612

Go to: Blashpemy Challenge Interview

EverLastingGodStopper's Avatar Jump to comment 9 by EverLastingGodStopper

I sent Nightline an email to thank them for the coverage.

(Email them: if you'd like)

Here's my message:

"Thanks to Nightline for covering the Blasphemy Challenge story with fairness.

There are roughly 30 million nonbelievers in the USA, and many various ways to reach them to encourage them to be visible. The Rational Response Squad's Blasphemy Challenge may be controversial to some, but it has opened the doors that mainstream atheist groups haven't even knocked on.

Atheists are an unseen minority in America, making it easy for us to be hated. As more nonbelievers speak out and identify themselves, it will become harder for people to discriminate against us simply for not sharing their faith.

As a secular activist I have followed the Blasphemy Challenge story closely, and I appreciate Nightline's reasoned reporting method.

Thank you for devoting the time to covering this small, vocal segment of the atheist community. Please be aware that there are thousands more atheists out there who are unaffiliated with any group or website, not to mention thousands more, such as myself, who are members of various freethought groups.

We are a very diverse population and I hope that future reports address this fact. Please continue educating America about the many different types of people who do not share anyone's views on religion or the existence of supernatural beings."

Wed, 31 Jan 2007 05:58:00 UTC | #17987

Go to: The Blasphemy Challenge

EverLastingGodStopper's Avatar Jump to comment 22 by EverLastingGodStopper

Sapient tried to help me with YouTube on Friday (earlier today), but I was unable to connect or record my clip.

When I can get it to work, I will record a clip in which I deny the holy spirit. I'll make separate videos for my children and my spouse.

I encourage everyone to visit to learn more about openly admitting your atheism in this way.

Also, free DVD of "The God Who Wasn't There" for the first 1001 videos.

Hopefully, I'll join the rest of you tech-savvy atheists in denying the holy spirit and all other magical invisible sky-thingies.

Fri, 15 Dec 2006 21:53:00 UTC | #11300