"By the way, I don't really like the very term "atheist" because it's just too freakin' pretentious. Pretentious on the part of religious people, who just assume there is something we have to deny.
Whenever somebody asks me if I'm an atheist (not many people have done that, admittedly, here in CA not many people ask that), I'll say that I'm an atheist in the same way that I'm an a-unicorniologist and an unastrologer. And if they're religious I'll call them a-nought-ologist. (I don't really, but it'd be fun if they could get the point.)"
* glenn is having a fund-raiser:
"Time constraints are the principal impediment to my working on more issues and stories (as but one example, I was able to arrange -- but due to time constraints was simply never follow through on -- interviews with the key figures in the House of Death story I wrote about back in November and which I still believe merits significant attention). There are all sorts of matters which I think would be fruitful to pursue but cannot due to time constraints, and having someone assist with research and similar matters will be invaluable. I also want to do much more original reporting, interviews, transcriptions and the like, all of which require some assistance and some modest funding."