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Grace Kelly vs Diane Lane: Different Ways of Knowing?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cecilia Dec 30, 2011. 8 Replies

I have been semi-following the discussion between Michael Ruse, Jason Rosenhouse & Jerry Coyne on "scientism" and ways of knowing.  Don't have much to add but something that Ruse said in one of…Continue

Tags: cognition, Kelly, Grace, scientism

Any Artists Out There?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cecilia Jan 22, 2011. 3 Replies

Are you an atheist artist?  Do you include religious imagery in your work - either intentionally or unintentionally?  I was thinking about this because the theme of a juried show I am thinking of…Continue

Tags: religious imagery, art

More Sick Political News

Started this discussion. Last reply by Misty: Baytheist Living! Jan 11, 2011. 92 Replies

This is awful, just awful.  U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) was shot.  According to the Tucson Sun she was shot in the head.  Here is coverage from HuffPo  and MSNBC:…Continue

Tags: Arizona, politics, violence, gun

Sexual behavior, reproductive strategies and evolutionary psychology

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cecilia Jan 7, 2011. 14 Replies

The discussion topic "Prostitution" (introduced by E.Nigma) has led to a lot of back and forth about sexual behavior, especially, sexual behavior of men vs. women and double standards as applied to…Continue

Tags: evolution, reproduction, sexuality

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Your Religious Status
Atheist, Judaism
About Me:
Mother of two, wonderful boys (21 & 19); in my spare time (of which I have a lot because I am not working now) I paint, read blogs, books, paint, walk my dog, paint; I am thinking about starting a blog or maybe 2: one for my art and another for my musings.
Why are you here?
Interesting way to spend some time, from time to time. Also, need a break from political blogs....they can make me too crazy.
The religion you left
Catholic, Judaism
Why you left your religion.
Was probably always an atheist; for very long time wanted to believe to be religious but it never felt genuine because did not, in fact, believe. The problem of evil vis-a-vis God always bothered me. A recent experience helped me to clarify that, yes, I am an atheist and that's okay......

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Update on Harry Potter actress

Posted on January 21, 2011 at 4:20pm 1 Comment


The young woman who played Padma Patil in the Harry Potter movies was viciously attacked by her brother because she was dating a Hindu.  Now, the brother has apparently been arrested:



Well done, Brits...

A little fun for a Wednesday morning

Posted on December 29, 2010 at 11:00am 0 Comments



Photo essay reveals alternative creation story.....


hat tip Ezra Klein at Washington Post…

More on atheists and skeptics and AGW denialists

Posted on February 9, 2010 at 2:40pm 2 Comments

Found this very interesting blog post that differentiates skepticism/doubt from denialism:


The writer contends that the AGW denialist movement is "a most distinctly unskeptical movement." In the following quote, the writer distinguishes between skpetics…


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At 3:28pm on December 31, 2010, Reg The Fronkey Farmer said…
Hi Ceilia - Just wanted to say that I know Galway / Connemara very well. I can give you a lot of info and recommendations closer to the time. Just leave a comment or email me - atheist.perry@gmail.com next summer. Happy New Year.

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