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50 Voices of Disbelief: Why We Are Atheists

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50 Great Myths book

I have my author's copies of 50 GREAT MYTHS ABOUT ATHEISM
Sep 20, 2013
Russell Blackford added a discussion to the group Atheist Writers

Freedom of Religion and the Secular State

I just realised that I should announce my new book in this forum. Details are Freedom of Religion and the Secular State (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012). If you can't afford it, maybe your local or university library can! :) See: …See More
Mar 24, 2012
Russell Blackford replied to Ted E Bear's discussion Writers vs Technical Writers? in the group Atheist Writers
"To be honest, I think you probably are overthinking it. I'm not sure what rules you were taught apart from trying to avoid split infinitives, not ending sentences with prepositions, and not using "like" to mean "such…"
Mar 24, 2012
Russell Blackford commented on Chrys Stevenson's group Aussie, Kiwi & South Pacific Atheists
"Here's what I sent Penny Sharpe (who responded nicely in an email back to me): I'm not suggesting anyone use it as a template. It's always much…"
Apr 15, 2010
Russell Blackford commented on Chrys Stevenson's group Aussie, Kiwi & South Pacific Atheists
"I'd certainly be pleased to speak at TAM, and I only live a two-hour drive away, so ..."
Feb 18, 2010
Russell Blackford commented on Chrys Stevenson's group Aussie, Kiwi & South Pacific Atheists
"I enjoyed doing the program, and I reckon it could easily have been a 2-hour program with the talent that was there and the strong public response."
Dec 17, 2009
Russell Blackford commented on Chrys Stevenson's group Aussie, Kiwi & South Pacific Atheists
"I agree with Kristy that it's better to write letters to newspapers than make (what I take to be) nasty comment to the people on the Parliament of the World's Religions' page on Facebook. This is an opportunity to make a political…"
Nov 28, 2009
Russell Blackford added a discussion to the group Aussie, Kiwi & South Pacific Atheists

Clive Hamilton

Opinions please. I am disconcerted to see this man - whom I consider to be an authoritarian, puritanical moralist - standing for the Greens as their candidate in the Higgins by-election.Perhaps I'm being unfair to him: I have only read his opinion pieces, not his books. Still, those should convey his views. In particular he supports censorship of the internet. He advocates a post-secular morality. Anyone more familiar with his work than I am? Should we do more (I've been doing a small amount)…See More
Nov 25, 2009

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At 2:39pm on August 24, 2010, Johnny P said…
Hi there Russell,
I have just read 50 Voices - an excellent book! Worthy contributions. I was wondering if you knew of any literary agents that would be interested in atheistic writing. I have completed a book on free will aimed at the intelligent layman, explaining the playing field, how it interacts with religion and foreknowledge, and where society goes within a potentially deterministic framework. Would you have any hints for agents or publishers?
At 7:15pm on May 17, 2010, Colleen Quinn said…
Hi Russell,
Wanted to tell you I really love 50 Voices of Disbelief. I am consuming it slowly. I like to read one when I'm feeling outnumbered if you know what I mean. I also saw you at the AAI convention in Burbank last October. Thank you for your contributions to this cause and community.

Colleen Quinn
At 1:07am on April 23, 2010, Little Name Atheist said…
Grundgetta Grouch is adding text to Russell Blackford's comment wall.
At 7:08am on December 2, 2009, Glendon Mellow said…
Darnit! Already set the page to a boil. Thanks a lot, Russell.


(Thanks, Russell!)
At 10:08pm on October 8, 2009, Jesse Meyers said…
Hi Russell, great speech at the AAI Convention. I'm glad you made the trip. I wish I could go to the convention in Melbourne next March but unfortunately I don't think it's going to happen.
At 12:39am on October 5, 2009, Skeptical Deb said…
Hey Russell....Debbie here...back in San Diego. Please travel safely back home, and good luck with your book! I look forward to having a copy of my very own.
At 9:45am on October 3, 2009, Bryanderthal said…
Congratulations on the success of your talk at AAI. PZ highly recommends you! AAI:Russell Blackford
At 6:59am on September 17, 2009, Chrys Stevenson said…
Book pimped.

Congratulations. Warren and I are discovering that editing is not the 'breeze' we thought it might have been. ;-)
At 11:15am on June 28, 2009, AcesLucky said…
Perhaps you can speak directly to the U.N. (Just a wishful thought.)
At 9:22pm on June 18, 2009, Russell Blackford said…
I've been informed, a couple of days ago, that I have a slot to speak at the Atheist Alliance International convention in early October - about the issue of "defamation of religion", etc.

Looking forward to it.

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