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Get Your Heathen Advice! That Heathen Girl Introduces Secular Advice Column

Posted on 30 June 2014

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Everyone gets down now and again, and sometimes people call or write into advice columns for ideas on what to do when things seem out of control. Well, I am no shrink, I do not claim to be, nor do I have any degrees. All I can boast to you is that I took two psych classes in school, and my friends seem to always come to me for advice.

The point is, I’ve seen people write into advice columns and their answers are always like “Everything happens for a reason”. Well, I don’t believe that shit for a minute, so if you want secular advice, or if you are currently struggling with coming out to certain people about being an Atheist, or if you just want advice on anything else send me an email at advice@secularnerd.com.

I will be answering one email every week, more if I am feeling particularly wise that day.

Disclaimer: All advice given by That Heathen Girl is not to be taken too seriously. This is meant to give ADVICE. Not to tell people this is the solution to your problem. If you take the advice and it doesn’t go the way you want, That Heathen Girl is not responsible for anything that may occur due to advice given.

All emails will remain anonymous! If you fail to use a pen name when emailing one will be assigned.

So let’s see those emails!

- That Heathen Girl

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Exclusives, Top 5

Top 5 – Secular Games to play with the Family

Posted on 07 June 2014

Everyone loves games, especially spending time with the family and playing games with them. These days though, with all the distractions we have (Smartphones, Tablets, Facebook, Facebook, Facebook) it can be really easy to let time pass without a good wholesome game with the family. Below are our Top 5 – Secular Games to Play with the Family that is for a wide range of ages.


#5 – Monopoly


Who could resist the fun of Monopoly? It teaches a valuable lesson in saving money, investing, and anger management. Many hours can go by moving the pieces up and down the board, bankrupting your partner, or making your child understand the importance of buying Boardwalk and Park Place.

# 4 – Uno


Uno is great for almost all ages. Playing for the title of “Uno Champion of the World” can be your childs ultimate goal here. When I was young, I played this with everyone, including one on one’s with my sister. The constant abuse of four draw four cards in a row will greatly ensure victory for you and yours!


#3 – Sorry!


Who doesn’t love this game?! An endless battle to get your little peg around the board, knock your opponent back to start, and cry out “Sorry!” when you win! There’s nothing like being apologetic after a victory! Fun for nearly all ages!


#2 – LIFE


What better way to teach your children the values of life, than by driving your car down the board, having unrealistic amounts of children, and never having actual real life issues such as STD’s and other diseases than LIFE! Enjoy a good solid hour of putting the board together, and 30 minutes of playtime with this awesome game!

#1 – Apples to Apples

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Now that all the filler games are out of the way, we present you the number one game to play with your family. Apples to Apples. This game will give you hours of entertainment with judging and choosing the appropriate card to play! The goal of the game is simple. Each person takes a turn at being a Judge. The judge picks a special card and reads it out to you. The other players has in his/her hand several cards to choose from, that they think would fit best with the judges card. The secret, is to pick a card you believe the judge would love the most, to match with his/her card. This game is pretty safe for ages 10+. Great party game too!

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Books, Exclusives, In The News

Science and Religion: 5 Questions – Edited By Gregg D. Caruso

Posted on 05 June 2014

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Announcing the publication of *Science and Religion: 5 Questions* edited by Gregg D. Caruso—a collection of interviews with thirty-three of the world’s leading philosophers, scientists, theologians, apologists, and atheists.

Description: Are science and religion compatible when it comes to understanding cosmology (the origin of the universe), biology (the origin of life and of the human species), ethics, and the human mind (minds, brains, souls, and free will)? Do science and religion occupy non-overlapping magisteria? Is Intelligent Design a scientific theory? How do the various faith traditions view the relationship between science and religion? What, if any, are the limits of scientific explanation? What are the most important open questions, problems, or challenges confronting the relationship between science and religion, and what are the prospects for progress? These and other questions are explored in Science and Religion: 5 Questions—a collection of thirty-three interviews based on 5 questions presented to some of the world’s most influential and prominent philosophers, scientists, theologians, apologists, and atheists.

Contributors include a Nobel Prize winning physicist, three Templeton Prize winners, two “Humanist of the Year” winners, the “Most Influential Rabbi in America” (Newsweek, 2012), “the leading American expert on Tibetan Buddhism” (New York Times), a National Humanities Medal winner, a National Medal of Science winner, a Star of South Africa Medal winner, a Carl Sagan Award winner, a National Science Board’s Public Service Medal winner, a MacArthur Fellow, a Lakatos Award winner, an Erasmus Prize winner, a “Friend of Darwin Award” winner, a “Distinguished Skeptic Award” winner, the first Muslim to deliver the prestigious Gifford Lectures, and many more.

Contributors: Simon Blackburn, Susan Blackmore, Sean Carroll, William Lane Craig, William Dembski, Daniel C. Dennett, George F.R. Ellis, Owen Flanagan, Owen Gingerich, Rebecca Goldstein, John F. Haught, Muzaffar Iqbal, Lawrence Krauss, Colin McGinn, Alister McGrath, Mary Midgley, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Timothy O’Connor, Massimo Pigliucci, Rev. John Polkinghorne, James “The Amazing” Randi, Alex Rosenberg, Michael Ruse, Robert John Russell, John Searle, Michael Shermer, Victor Stenger, Robert Thurman, Michael Tooley, Charles Townes, Peter van Inwagen, Keith Ward, Rabbi David Wolpe

Now available at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/8792130518

Many thanks,

— Dr. Gregg D. Caruso




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