“Shut Up, That’s Why” – A Follow-Up

Natalie Reed takes my piece on “Shut Up, That’s Why” arguments against atheism, and expands it to show how these arguments get used to silence feminism, queer rights, and other demands for social justice.

I am so proud to be in a blogging network with this woman, I can’t even tell you.

“Shut Up, That’s Why” – A Follow-Up
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4 thoughts on ““Shut Up, That’s Why” – A Follow-Up

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    Despite what John Loftus tried to insinuate about Natalie, she’s shown herself to be an intelligent, articulate writer on many topics. Hers is one of the blogs I always read when I come to FtB.

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    I think I get what you mean, kinda, about feeling proud to be on FtB with NR.
    I suspect it might me a little like how incredibly privileged I feel to be able to read both of you (among others) here.
    And lucky.
    And grateful.
    And… The list goes on.

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    As a cis, white, privileged male I’m immensely pleased to read such thoughtful, intelligently crafted posts from people who’s experiences I can’t possibly imagine.

    I may have started off by reading PZ (who is still great) but it’s increasingly the women on here that are giving me the most pleasure and benefit. Thanks for making me think and challenging my biases.


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    I followed you here from your old blog, and I’ve been so happy to discover the many voices that frame our movement here. It has been most rewarding to be able to read people like Natalie, En Tequila Es Verdad, Maryam Namazie and all the women writing from such varied perspectives, sharing their struggles and opinions. Not that I don’t appreciate the men who blog here as well, for, though we share a particular piece of anatomy we still have vastly differing lives, views and ways of handling the issues of our lives.

    Thanks Greta for being the beacon that lured me to this fascinating window into the world of atheist thought. And thanks also to those brave beings who also share their opinions and their struggles so that we might all better understand the complexity of our species.

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