Archive for July 25th, 2012

July 25, 2012

Answering the theist challenge

by Neil Rickert

A while ago, M. Rodriguez posted a series of questions to ask Christians (theists).  He/she had previously posted questions for atheists.

I am no longer a theist, so perhaps I shouldn’t answer.  I will respond based on how I believe I would have responded back when I was a theist.  Note, however, that was a long time ago.  I will quote the questions before answering.  But I may quote in an abbreviated form.  For the full original question, please see the original post: “The Christian (Theist) Challenge.”

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July 25, 2012

Outing Sally Ride

by Neil Rickert

Andrew Sullivan has posthumously outed Sally Ride in a post at The Daily Beast: “America’s First Woman In Space Was A Lesbian” (h/t to Jerry Coyne).

I don’t plan to say much about Sally Ride.  You can check the links at Andrew Sullivan’s post or at Jerry Coyne’s post if you are looking for that.  I do want to say a little about outing.

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