Category Archives: heresy

A new hope

(and for those of you who recognize the geek reference in the title, you win) Earlier this week I ended up in a long online discussion with an extended family member about religion. Now if you know me at all, you know that I don’t stray away from tricky topics. At one point, this person […]

grrrl meets local media

The article featuring me and the group I help run, Café Apostate, is now out on newsstands — Verb issue S17. If you’re interested in reading it, pick up a copy on newsstands, or click here to read part 1 and part 2.

Merry merry

Happy Blasphemy Rights Day!

Today is the 6th anniversary of the infamous Danish Muhammad cartoons, an event that inspired violence and death — and why? Because of the questioning of a religion.  No idea or ideology should be off-limits.  The Center for Inquiry initially started Blasphemy Rights Day, and according to their website: The purpose of this event is […]

Higher ground

There’s a new film coming out that looks very interesting — Ebert describes Higher Ground as “the life story of a woman who grows into, and out of, Christianity.”  Here’s the trailer: The movie is based on the memoir This Dark World by Carolyn S. Briggs, who also wrote the screenplay.  I found this 2002 […]

Fight for the right to blaspheme

“These ideas offended, but they changed the world. Without the free exchange of ideas, progress is impossible.” CFI’s Campaign for Free Expression.

What this poem said:

I woke up to an empty room No more angels watching over me. No more demons to be held at bay by the invocation of an Anglicized version of a Hellenized version of a Hebrew name I woke up to an empty room: Just a room. Four walls, ceiling, floor. Just a room. Nothing more. […]