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Armoured and Shoe & #Minds IRL Event Series Launch!

Armoured Skeptic and Sho0nHead join us live to discuss the launch of the #MINDS IRL event series. Both Armoured and Shoe will be speaking on panels at the first event in New Jersey on Saturday 8/31/19!

Get your tickets here: https://irl.minds.com/new-jersey

Use promo code SKEPTIC or SHOE to receive 10% off on each ticket purchased.

The Mythicist Milwaukee Team Discusses the Mythcon V Launch

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Brian, Fritz, Sean and Dmitry discuss the launch of the Mythinformation Conference V (Mythcon V). We delve into what we want to get out of the event and what we are excited for. We have lined up 25 guests and multiple panels that will be discussing many important social topics. Make sure to get your tickets before they are gone! http://www.mythicistmilwaukee.com/mythcon/

Poisoning the Well Join Us to Discuss YouTube Culture and the Atheist Community

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So Fain and PhatPat are entertainers that have a popular YouTube channel entitled Poisoning the Well, where they create videos that cover topics in the atheist community, skeptic YouTube community and other popular online content. 

During this interview we discuss the inspiration behind the Poisoning the Well channel's initial launch and where they have taken it over the years. So Fain gives us the low down on his sun glasses and why he doesn't take them off for pictures. We get into some topics that are trending in the skeptic community currently and the guys share their thoughts on Mythcon V. This is a really fun interview. Don't miss it! 

YouTube in Atheism, Minibosses, and Take Down Videos w/ Declan Black

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YouTube creator Declan Black joins us on the Mythinformed podcast to discuss everything from take down videos on YouTube to the role of YouTubers in Atheism. We were first introduced to Declan's channel leading up to #Mythcon IV. Declan was firmly against the de-platforming campaign that was taking place to try and force us to remove some of our speakers. He dedicated many videos to this subject and was criticizing those that were involved with promoting the campaign. 

Declan takes us through why he started his channel and why he focuses on social justice instead of atheism. Declan was aware of the atheist community, but was drawn to the YouTube community instead. Although he still considers himself an atheist he feels that the social justice community is much more important to focus on at the moment. Declan's channel is growing very quickly and his videos are getting more and more attention. Make sure to check him out and subscribe here. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjYIwOnxkACYwhNGBWnEOzw

The Story of #Mythcon 2017

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Please Consider Supporting our GoFundMe Campaign:

We lost $12k on #Mythcon 2017 and are raising money to support the cost of #Mythcon 2018.

We cannot stop talking about, listening to and challenging ideas and issues that are important to us. We will not find progress talking only to those who agree with us. We need to explore beyond our comfort zone, ask difficult questions, criticize ideas and try to find common ground in order to work on conflict resolution. 

In 2017, we received major social media backlash due to our inclusion of YouTubers Sargon of Akkad , Armoured Skeptic and Shoe0nHead - which caused our 100% volunteer-run, nonprofit conference to LOSE funds. For example:

- We were petitioned to de-platform our speakers. 

- Our venue received messages saying we were attracting a white supremacist crowd - forcing us to pay for additional security.

- Our hotel received harassing calls and emails.

- Speakers and special guests backed out weeks before the conference with non-refundable airfare. 

- Members of our own team were threatened with doxxing. 

#MythCon, put on by Mythicist Milwaukee, gives participants and speakers a chance to share and discuss a wide spectrum of ideas among those with differing viewpoints and beliefs. By inviting speakers from outside of our typical atheist circle, MythCon’s crowd of more than 560 people possessed a more diverse set of viewpoints and discussion topics than ever before. 

Mythicist Milwaukee is a secular organization that promotes dialogue about religion, culture and freedom of thought. We adopt principals on free expression, with the understanding that Mythicist Milwaukee will not inhibit debate or de-platform speakers based on ideas. As an organization, it is not our place to pass judgments on ideas. It is up to our community to make those judgments for themselves - and to challenge and participate in discussion and debate surrounding ideas they disagree with. 

We believe that reasoned debate and discussion can help to de-escalate tensions in light of the current
sociopolitical climate, and to create understanding among differing religious views. We hope to continue our efforts in 2018 and beyond. 

Thank you to those who continue to support us in our efforts! The full video is up here:

Armoured Skeptic and Shoe0nHead Post Vid Con '17

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Greg aka Armoured Skeptic is a well-known Canadian atheist YouTube content creator who focuses mainly on religion and often debunks many statements made by religious fundamentalists and apologists. June, aka Shoe0nhead, is a popular YouTube content creator from New York who enjoys ranting about the bizarre world we live in today.

We were extremely honored to have two very talented and well informed entertainers on the show. We discuss many topics that surround secularism and the social climate. This is a must listen interview! Make sure to buy your tickets today to meet Greg and June live in Milwaukee on Saturday September 30th, 2017!