BREAKING: Richard Dawkins Boycotts Himself – Others Follow!

In a daring move Richard Dawkins tweeted out a call to arms that his fans;

“Boycott websites that deliberately wind up false controversy in order to generate advertising revenue.”

When asked for further clarification Mr. Dawkins replied;

“I feel so strongly about this issue that out of respect for the feelings of Bill O’Reilly and the rest of the gang at Fox News I’m going to start by boycotting my own sites, both RichardDawkins.net and RichardDawkins.org.”

Fox News expressed optimism and support at Mr. Dawkin’s actions and called it;

“A step in the right direction.”

When asked to comment Pundit Bill O’Reilly said;

“I’m so impressed with Richard’s decision to boycott himself that I’m going to jump on the bandwagon and boycott myself as well.”

What followed was an avalanche of pundits, writers, vloggers and bloggers across the internet boycotting their own material in what is becoming known as the “Boycott + Movement” or “B+ Movement” for short.

P.Z. Myers quipped that while he doesn’t think he’d be boycotting his own blog anytime soon he does plan to start boycotting his personal correspondence right away.

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Freethought Blogs & A+ Atheist-Humanists

I got into a discussion with Richard Carrier in his comments section on a blog he posted on FTB on the issue of the new attempt at creating a group known as; “A+”.

“A+” people would be atheists who are also humanists. The impetus for creating this group came from a perceived problem in the Atheist/ Skeptic community where many of those professing to be skeptics were not being very skeptical.

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Surviving Harassment (How We Beat the Bad Guy)

(The following text is a transcript of the above video)

This is going to be a video unlike any I’ve done before and will probably ever do again. I’ll be talking about something I really don’t want to talk about because it is personal to me & my wife but I’ve been convinced by others that I should tell this story because it is relevant to the topic at hand which is the supposed myth of male harassment of women.

I’m guessing there’s a reason you don’t get lots of examples like ours showing that the problem of harassment of women by men and the protection of those harassers by our society really does exist because women and their family members who have been harassed and stalked don’t want to talk about it.

I suspect that like us they just want to put it behind them and forget about it. That’s what my wife and I did. Frankly, we resent that the discussion over harassment in this community has become so childish and stupid that we should have to talk about what is to us just bad memories that we’d prefer remain our private business.
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Mr. Boykin: A Man Whose Words Have No Relation to the Truth Whatsoever

re; Mr. Boykin of Kingdom Warriors;

I’m writing about Mr. Boykin’s recent comments on Jews “not understanding Hitler” –  said as part of his attempt to gain Jewish support for the Republican Party.

I was raised a conservadox Jew.

One of my hobbies (out of a need to understand evil, I think) has been the study of the politics surrounding WWII, especially that of Germany and Hitler’s Nazi party.

You, Mr. Boykin, have shown that you are absolutely ignorant of the politics and history of that period. I am left wondering, sir, if you are an idiot or a liar.

I demand an apology for your insulting remarks.

I assure you, I know exactly what Hitler and his politics were and I know exactly what the politics of the Republican Party are.

Based on your words you can now safely assume that I and others like me will vote for anyone who is not Mitt Romney.

If you feel I am wrong you are welcome to engage me in a verbal debate, in a formal setting of your choice, on the politics of Germany leading up to and during WWII.

I’m sure you would give me no challenge whatsoever.

I am forwarding a copy of this to the Mitt Romney Campaign as well as posting it on my blog so you will all know that, unlike the world of Mitt Romney or Mr. William Boykin, I live in a world consisting of good, honest, hard working Americans whose actions do have consequences and we do expect people to be held accountable for the words they say, especially the lies.

P.S.

Please also note that in no way is any of this a threat.

I feel it is necessary to postscript all correspondence to Republicans in this way now as it is my understanding that it is becoming Republican standard operating procedure to accuse anyone who speaks out against you of threatening harm against you and have them arrested and jailed to silence them (just like Hitler had communists arrested after the Reichtag fire in 1933 to silence them).

So no, this is a peaceful demand and for purposes of Republican threats of incarceration of those who use free speech by accusing them of planned violence and terrorism you may consider me a pacifist.

Rev. P. Rose