Seth Andrews, The Thinking Atheist, will be in Charlotte for the evening of June 15th! Come take advantage of this opportunity to attend his speaking tour, participate in an audience Q&A, and enjoy a meet & greet and book signing!
Seth Andrews, a former Christian broadcaster, now hosts one of the most popular online atheist communities in the world, and his weekly radio podcast is downloaded more than 1.5 million times every month. Seth has written the book, "Deconverted: a Journey from Religion to Reason," which chronicles his own journey out of Christianity, and he speaks around the country about his former faith and the rise of reason here in the United States.
His presentation, titled "Confessions of a Bible Belt Atheist," mixes humor and heart as it examines belief over knowledge, how the church kills curiosity, and how much more satisfying it is to have a personal relationship with reality.
The event takes place in the UNC Charlotte Cone Center, Room 341, at 6 pm and is first-come, first seated. It is sponsored by Charlotte Atheists and Agnostics and the Secular Student Alliance at UNCC. The event is free of charge, but parking costs may apply in the Cone Center Parking garage.
Greta Christina is in town to give a talk for one night only! Don’t miss this this opportunity to hear one of the most widely-read and well-respected bloggers in the atheist blogosphere. She is author of the new book "Coming Out Atheist: How to Do It, How to Help Each Other, and Why," and of "Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless," an Amazon best-seller in the Atheism category.
She writes regularly for Salon, AlterNet, The Humanist, and Free Inquiry, and her writing has appeared in numerous magazines, newspapers, and anthologies, including Ms., Skeptical Inquirer, the Chicago Sun-Times, and the anthology Everything You Know About God Is Wrong.
She has been writing professionally since 1989, on topics including sexuality and sex-positivity, LGBT issues, politics, culture, and whatever crosses her mind. You can find her on Facebook, on Twitter at @GretaChristina, and at Greta Christina's Blog on the Freethought Blogs network.
The event takes place at 5pm on Saturday January 18th. It will take place on the Charlotte campus of the University of North Carolina, Cone Center room 341.
The event is free of charge (other than possible campus parking) and first-come, fist seated. It is sponsored by Charlotte Atheists and Agnostics and the Secular Student Alliance at UNCC.
I implemented Facebook and Twitter Connect on the site. At the moment you can use either or both to link up to your account. I haven't had time to test out all the scenarios fully, so be aware of that. It was difficult because Facebook API was giving me trouble initially about the .com domain(something about our original domain being "abusive"), but I was able to work around it and .com, .org, and .net should now all work with it, with or without the "s" on atheists. So our reach should be expanded now :)
One important thing to note, if you are using two-factor authentication, login normally first, then link up your account after the fact.
Also, there are several new features in the events module.
And I'm excited to announce that Tapatalk now works with the forums. For those not familiar with Tapatalk, it's a mobile app that makes posting to the forums much easier. It works really well. Except with the two-factor authentication. That's a limitation on tapatalk's end from what I've been able to find out. I can only do so much. Hasa Diga Eebowai.
The site is constantly evolving :)
Summary: FB Connect, RSVP, and Tapatalk now should work. Disable Two-Factor if these features don't work. You can disable two-factor on the Account Info page.
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Charlotte, North Carolina, September 24, 2013 Atheists, agnostics, freethinkers and humanists from all over North and South Carolina will converge on Charlotte the weekend of October 4-6 for the Carolinas Secular Conference. The event will be held at the Hilton Charlotte Executive Park Hotel, 5624 Westpark Drive. It will mark the formal launch of the host organization, the Charlotte Coalition of Reason (Charlotte CoR), an alliance of the following eight nontheistic (atheist and agnostic) organizations in the area:
- Charlotte Atheists & Agnostics (Charlotte)
- Cabarrus County Atheists (Concord)
- Exploring Humanism Group (Charlotte)
- Hickory Humanist Alliance (Hickory)
- Recovering From Religion–Metrolina Chapter (Gastonia)
- Secular Student Alliance at UNCC (Charlotte)
- Skepticism Advocacy Group (Hickory)
- Youth Secular Association–Charlotte (Charlotte)
The conference theme is "Coming Out," being a call for people who don't believe in a god to become more public about their views.
Welcome to the newly upgraded site of Charlotte Atheists and Agnostics! I've upgraded the entire Joomla platform to the latest and greatest version of Joomla. There are a lot of really cool new features in this release. I'm not even aware of all of them myself, but the latest development is that we now support Two-factor authentication. You will notice a box below the password box. Until you go to the Account Info link on the User Menu on the right-hand side and turn on Two-factor authentication, you can leave this box blank. But if you really want to make your account secure, turn on Two-factor authentication. What this will do is make it virtually impossible for anyone to gain unauthorized access to your account. Even if they have your username and password, without the secret key that is generated by either Google or YubiKey, the would be hacker cannot login to your account.
There is a lot more information on this feature on the Account Info page along with a more detailed explanation of the whole process.
Also, I've re-imported the forums and existing users, but some of the features on the old site are not back or may not be back at all. You are going to have to re-upload your profile pic. I do apologize, but I was unable to migrate the profile pics from the old site due to code changes.