FREETHINKER n. One who has rejected authority and dogma, especially in his religious thinking, in favor of rational inquiry and speculation.
Posted by: theGuy | July 13, 2010
What REALLY Happened to the Dinosaurs (via Inside the Atheists Studio)
I found this hilariously appalling children’s creationism book available for free download. I decided to improve upon it by replacing the text with my own. You can see the original here (warning: not safe for children).
@Pete As an atheist I reject claims of the existence of any gods. That includes yours. I think you would agree that fearing or giving glory to or worshipping that which does not exist would seem pretty silly. Therefore, I respectfully decline.
Hello, people of Earth!
We are the Cleveland Freethinkers- a large and growing group of atheists, agnostics, humanists, and freethinkers from across northern Ohio and beyond.
We hope to help provide a beacon of rationalism in this highly irrational world.
The existentialists recognized that “existence precedes essence” and moved past the method employed by philosophers for eons: namely, the attempt to describe essences as though they could somehow be divorced from ourselves. At its worst, this tendency leads to a sort of Platonic idealism where nothing is real except essences. At its best, the search for univ […]
The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities. Huge: Uganda’s Constitutional Court strikes down the country’s horrid anti-gay law. The catch: The ruling was more procedural, as the court determined that the law was passed without a quorum, and the substance of the bill was not at issue. Kimberly […]
The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities. CFI is officially backing a bill from Sen. Jeanne Shaheen that would expand access to contraception for women in the military and their dependents. U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom says the State Department made a glaring omission […]
The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities. On Point of Inquiry, Josh Zepps talks to David Ropeik, an expert on the perception of risk, to talk about the recent spate of horrible air travel disasters and what we think of as “safe.” A blog billing itself as “liberalism’s worst nightmare” (I won […]
The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities. The State Department releases its 2013 International Religious Freedom Report, highlighting the actions of nations of concern: These governmental actions not only infringed on freedom of religion themselves; they often created a permissive environmen […]
The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities. As seems to always be the case, the great scramble to get everything up and running for the CFI Leadership Conference turned into a great experience of inspiration and determination for all in attendance. I had to miss the last day’s events so I coul […]
In the new Woody Allen film Magic in the Moonlight, Colin Firth (Apartment Zero, The King’s Speech) plays a master magician named Stanley who is asked by a friend to join him in the French Riviera to investigate a fetching young woman named Sophie (Emma Stone), who claims to have psychic powers, including of prophecy and speaking to the dead. Sophie may or m […]
Recently, a Colombian masters student named Diego Gomez became the target of criminal charges. His crime: putting an academic article he did not author online at a site called Scribd. This case brings to mind the tragic death of Aaron Swartz last year. Swartz downloaded tens of thousands of academic articles from behind an academic firewall, apparently in pr […]
The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities. The 2014 CFI Leadership Conference is underway, and I’m knocking out a quick Heresy here before I get back into things here at the Mothership. USA Today has a new piece on he-of-the-baseless-cancer-treatments, Stanislaw Burzynski, as the Texas Medic […]
The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities. I’m here at the airport getting ready to fly to Amherst and CFI’s Mothership for the CFI Leadership Conference. Where we confer. About leadership. Anyway, I understand people really like it. Especially the YOUTH. So, there may or may not be a Heresy […]
BIO: "I have always been a rational, realistic, fact-based person - traits which are diametric to most religions. As a child I was forced to attend catechism, which further hardened my resolve to not blindly follow what I was told to believe."
Despite his mother’s objections, a High Court judge has ruled that seriously ill teenager can be treated with blood products Mr Justice Cobb said the 13-year-old boy’s mother was a Jehovah’s Witness and was not “happy”. The judge gave medics permission to administer “plasma exchange treatment” after concluding that without it the youngster’s prospects of [… […]
Former ex-gay leaders join movement to ban gay conversion therapy In a letter issued jointly this week the group stated: At one time, we were not only deeply involved in these ‘ex-gay’ programs, we were the founders, the leaders, and the promoters. Together we represent more than half a century of experience, so few people […]
Germany’s biggest newspaper, Bild, has been forced to grovel after Nicolaus Fest, its vice editor-in-chief attacked Islam in its Sunday edition. Fest wrote: I don’t believe in God, but at the same time Christianity, Judaism or Buddhism don’t bother me. Only Islam bothers me more and more. According to this report, Fest then laid out […]
Did Braxton Paige Caner kills himself because of a Baptist preacher’s bullying? ON Tuesday this week the oldest son of Dr Ergun Caner, Baptist minister and president of Brewton-Parker College in Mount Vernon, Georgia committed suicide. His death came shortly after a fresh bout of invective was unleashed against his dad by fellow Baptist minister, […]
DALE DEBAKCY examines the descent into ‘shambling self-parody’ of a religious movement founded on concern for equality and intellectual freedom In the roll call of modern religious grotesqueries, few groups figure so prominently as the Baptists. Homosexuality correction centers. Hunting camps. Abortion clinic violence. Godhatesfags.com. Creationist textbook […]
THE UK authorities should take measures to stop controversial Nigerian pastor, David Oyedepo from bringing his witch-hunting ministry to Europe. Oyedepo with his Pentecostal church, the Winners Chapel and his own fleet of private jets, is reputedly the richest pastor in Nigeria. Oyedepo is scheduled to preach at the European Winners Convention to be held […] […]
Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc who decreed that women should not laugh in public … a statement that set of howls of derision! In a speech this week about “moral corruption” in Turkey, the numpty said: Chastity is so important. She will not laugh in public. Mr Bull in a Ring’s kaka prompted an […]
Whoops! Republican lawmaker’s 17-year-old unmarried daughter is pregnant DR BILL Cassidy, a state Senator from Louisiana and an evangelical Christian who promoted legislation to teach “abstinence-only” sex education in schools, has announced that his own unmarried high school-aged daughter got knocked up. Making the best of a bad situation, Cassidy released […]
I RECENTLY discovered Ben C O Grimm’s Atheism News Magazine – and have been regularly checking into it to see what’s going on in the mad, bad world of religion. The reports on Grimm’s site are, by and large, pretty grim, the most horrifying today being the Christmas day attacks by mad Muslims in Nigeria […]
BRITISH tabloid newspaper The Sun is facing a barrage of criticism after featuring a half-naked four-year-old boy with a “mark of the devil” on his chest on its front page. The tabloid’s “exclusive” story featured unpixellated images of the child and his mother (we’ve blurred the pic). The paper, according to the Guardian, was accused […]