I was in Milwaukee last week for Mythcon V. It was a fantastic event with a diverse roster of speakers and atendees. I had the honour of moderating the first panel of the day: ‘how has the political climate divided the atheist community?’
Featuring: Armoured Skeptic, Jaclyn Glenn, Vadim Newquist (aka, Creationist Cat) and David Smalley.
You can watch that in full below, now.
Please consider contributing to the organisation’s GoFundMe appeal. This is a great conference, and with your help they are hoping to move it out of Milwaukee and potentially bring it to a city near you.
I’ll be aiming to make an audio version of this available via my podcast in the coming days.
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This week on The #GSPodcast Stephen Knight speaks to co-founder of Ex-Muslims Of North America (EXMNA.org), Muhammad Syed (@MoTheAtheist). Muhammad will be telling us all about the upcoming ‘From Islam to Enlightenment’ panel in New York on Sat 21st July. Other topics include de-platforming, Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’, anti-Muslim bigotry, reform and much, much more!
This week on The #GSPodcast Stephen Knight speaks to comedian and cabaret performer Thom, AKA Vanity Von Glow (@VanityVonGlow). We talk about the controversy and fallout from their appearance at ‘The Day For Freedom’ event. Thom found himself being booted from several venues of employment after sharing a platform with controversial speakers.
Back in 2013 a Christian pastor named Ryan Bell generated a lot of publicity and support from within atheist circles after publicly coming to the realisation that dedicating your time to god wasn’t the smartest life choice for an adult. Before this revelation, Ryan’s admirable support for women and gays did not go down well with his Adventist church, and he was given the boot as a result.
In response, he started a blog titled ‘A Year Without God’ which would detail his journey from pastor to atheist. This saw him welcomed with open arms into atheist and sceptical circles—his new ‘apostate’ status earning him a plethora of high-profile speaking engagements at atheist/sceptic conferences and endless media appearances on related platforms. Read more
I headed down to the ‘Day For Freedom’ event in London on Sunday 6th May. The event featured a host of controversial speakers that pulled in a surprisingly diverse crowd. I have plenty of thoughts to share on this event, so please subscribe to the Godless Spellchecker Podcast to hear them in an upcoming episode. In the meantime, please watch and share my three part coverage below: