Watson’s World and Two Models of Communication | Center for Inquiry -
Myers-Watson assume you should never question, you should never argue back, because the person from the marginalized group must have the expertise.
I do not share that assumption, and I doubt its wisdom. Indeed, I think it is a horribly misguided, logically infirm understanding of communication. This model of communication asks us to put our critical thinking on hold merely because the person speaking comes from a marginalized group.
An Open Letter to Amanda Marcotte | The Feminist Wire
I understand that people are drawn to others who share their political views. Still, I don’t think the secular community is anywhere near large or influential enough to reject, silence, and shun those who do not happen to share our preferred political ideologies. We need more vocal atheists, and this is not the time to marginalize our own.
A nice analogy for prayer
I need one of these for my lawn.
As Minnesota debates gay marriage bill today, this happened.
(via An open letter to the mad fems who complain about @Storify | elevatorgate)