I’m a little behind on my blog carnival goodness, and there have been some excellent ones lately, so I want to get caught up.
Humanist Symposium #15 is up at Cafe Philos. This is probably my favorite blog carnival of them all; it’s the one dedicated to positive aspects of life without religious belief: in other words, atheist blogging on Why Atheism Is Good instead of Why Religion Is Bad. My piece in this Symposium: Defensiveness, Rationalization, Mulishness… What Does That Have To Do With Religion? Mistakes Were Made, Part 2. My favorite other piece in the Symposium: Stopping to Think at Elliptica, on art and the meaning of life.
I somehow missed listing the last Carnival of the Godless at Mind on Fire when it came out. My total bad, which I’m attempting to rectify now. My pieces in this Carnival: Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts — A Review, and Defensiveness, Rationalization, Mulishness… What Does That Have To Do With Religion? Mistakes Were Made, Part 2. My favorite other piece in this Carnival: The absolutely stunning, must-read Whatâs So Bad About Religion? at An Apostate’s Chapel.
Carnival of Feminists #53 is up at Uncool (one of the coolest blog names ever). My piece in this Carnival: True Love Waits… And The Rest Of Us Get On With Our Sex Lives. My favorite other piece in this Carnival: I Wanted to Fuck Like a Man at Letters from Working Girls (an extremely nifty new blog, paired with another nifty new blog Letters from Johns — both run by Susannah Breslin, and both of which I’ll be visiting again).
Skeptic’s Circle #80 is up at Bug Girl’s Blog. My piece in this Circle: Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts — A Review. My favorite other piece in the Circle: the hilarious and informative Scientific Lovers at Gateway Skepticism, on a supposedly scientific dating service that matches couples based on their histocompatibility. (My favorite quote: “Sure, having a slightly higher chance of healthy babies is great, but I’d really like to know more about the ‘more orgasm’ thing.”)
And Carnival of the Liberals #58 is up at Liberal England. My piece in this Carnival: The Content of Their Character: Judging On the Basis Of Beliefs. My favorite other piece in the Carnival: A letter to Senator Barack Obama at Prepare Yourselves for a Settlement.
And I think that catches me up with my Carnivals. I’ll try to be better about staying on top of them in the future. Happy reading!