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Category: Freethought

Why I Rarely Debate Religion
October 23, 2013 • 4 comments • 1 079 views
Freethought, Personal

I got into a brief discussion the other day with a fellow student in the break between two lectures. We were initially discussing the historical accuracy of ancient mythology when we digressed onto religion. I received an email from him tonight asking whether I was interested in discussing the subject of spirituality and, as far […]

Norwegian Skepchicks!
February 25, 2013 • no comments • 397 views
Freethought, Short

I’ve been quite busy lately with the launch of the Norwegian Skepchick blog, the latest addition to the now long list of blogs in the Skepchick Network. I am the administrator of the Norwegian blog, and will probably post on the main blog too from time to time. The downside to this is that I […]

The False Equivalence Game
February 6, 2013 • 4 comments • 1 145 views
Feminism, Freethought

Not long after I became active in the skeptics and secularist community, the so-called “elevatorgate” incident happened. I was quickly introduced to the sexism that exists in the community. I mean, sexism is everywhere, especially online, but I expected this community to be somewhat more enlightened. It seems I was wrong. The snowball has been […]

Norway, a Secular Country?
January 31, 2013 • no comments • 1 190 views
Freethought

The first 2013 issue of “Fri Tanke“, or “Free Thought” in English, the member’s magazine of the Norwegian Humanist Association, had an interesting article about the decline of religion in Norway. One of the questions from a survey they conduct every four year had some interesting results. I have translated the questions and options as […]

Women in Secularism 2
August 30, 2012 • 2 comments • 658 views
Feminism, Freethought

Secular Woman just announced on Facebook the second Women in Secularismconference, hosted by CFI, in Washington, DC on May 17–19, 2013. This will no doubt be a great conference, like the first one. I couldn’t afford going to the first one, but I’m going to try to make it to this one. Looking forward to it!

Why Rationalism Works For Me
August 1, 2012 • no comments • 483 views
Freethought

I sort of dodged a discussion today about the difference between the rational and the spiritual approach to understanding the universe. I didn’t want to engage in the discussion then because it was a derailment of an otherwise interesting topic. Instead I decided to write down some thoughts here. Firstly, I am a scientist, well a student […]