Friday, December 23, 2011

Atheists really are friendly, you know

Jerry Coyne over at 'Why Evolution is True' has been posting Hitchens tributes submitted by readers all week. Madscutter's is included here, and it delighted me to no end because he was actually willing to sit for a photo shoot. Madscutter if often considered to be an elusive creature in photograph-land, and it's no exaggeration when I say that I have 10 times more the number of pictures of my year and a half old kitten than I do of my favorite bald atheist. I think it's a good picture, and Jerry's response time to my various emails was quick and courteous. Since I consider him to be a big-famous-busy-atheist, this impressed me.

Another big-famous-busy-atheist not only responded to the query I sent to him regarding what we could do about this, he took it upon himself to repost my blog here, which resulted in the people going over to the ACS's wall to ask them why they suck so much. ACS reposted their initial response again, and then apparently had time to argue with me about it.

Regardless, what Hemant did demonstrated how effective a collaborative effort can be. Granted, we didn't get the ACS to actually DO anything, but we did a good job at not letting this continue to be swept under the rug.

In other news, I submitted my first CNN iReport concerning how non-Christians are able to celebrate Christmas. The main page is here, and mine is here.

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