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.
Here’s an illuminating analogy from the Douglas Adams (of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Galaxy fame): “…imagine a puddle waking up one morning and thinking, 'This is an interesting world I find myself in — an interesting hole I find myself in — fits me rather neatly, doesn't it? In fact it fits me staggeringly well, must have been made to have me i […]
The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities. Yesterday, we officially announced our 2015 international conference, Reason for Change, happening in June at the CFI mothership in Buffalo. It’s kind of a big deal. Raif Badawi, imprisoned in Saudi Arabia for his dissent, is awarded the PEN Canada […]
Published September 16, 2014—in time for pre-Halloween promotion—is the book Ghosts of the Queen Mary, by Brian Clune with Bob Davis, hosts of a radio show called Planet Paranormal Presents, and with an introduction by Christopher Fleming, former co-host of a TV show called Dead Famous which involved the late “psychic” Peter James. James, we are told, incess […]
The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities. We’ve got a really great new Point of Inquiry this week, folks. Lindsay Beyerstein talks to Katha Pollitt about her new book Pro: Reclaiming Reproductive Rights, and how pro-choice folks feel compelled to hedge their support of abortion rights, the […]
The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities. Jailed Saudi dissident Raif Badawi is the recipient of the PEN Canada One Humanity Award. CFI is referenced in the announcement. Yesterday we sent letters to the governors of Illinois and Wisconsin, asking them to work with us to allow Secular Cel […]
The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities. CFI chief Ron Lindsay’s new book, The Necessity of Secularism, is available for pre-order, and comes out December 1, which is my birthday! Coincidence?!?!? Probably! Kate Greene was part of a NASA experiment of mock Mars missions, and comes away […]
Over Labor Day weekend I attended the huge Dragon*Con conference in downtown Atlanta. As I have for many years, I was one of the guest speakers for the Skeptics track. I gave several presentations and sat on a few panels. Amid the crazy costumes and crazier schedule I tried to see as many of the other skeptical programs as I could. One that I caught on the l […]
The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities. The HHS is taking public comments on all the bending-over-backward they keep doing for “religious” businesses and nonprofits, and we’d like you to chime in. Here’s how. CFI legal director Nick Little examines the implications for humanism and free […]
Note: This post contains potentially offensive language, including examples of graphic descriptions of sexual violence. Anita Sarkeesian, a feminist writer most known for her analysis of sexism in video games, was meant to give a lecture on Wednesday, October 15th , at Utah State University. I say “meant to” because Sarkeesian cancelled her lecture, fearin […]
The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities. Check out the major papers’ homepages today, and it’s an Ebolapalooza. The end, it seems, is nigh. How much should you worry? Well, don’t go by me, because I worry about everything. Suffice it to say, it looks like the president is considering appo […]
Without Permission Of Ohioans, Treasurer Josh Mandel Invests State in Israel BondsStart a new discussionTrack this discussionAdd a replyARCPosted 10/9/14 1:14 PM UnreadLink to discussionEditQuote in replyuser 155712232Akron, OHPost...Join this discussion.
A controversial monument at the Oklahoma Capitol is in pieces after someone slammed a car into it. The vandal drove up a ramp near the Oklahoma Capitol steps last night and smashed into the $10,000 granite monument. Oklahoma Highway Patrol Captain George Brown said the miscreant abandoned the car and fled the scene. Investigators are […]
It took years to get equality ads on buses in Jerusalem. When they finally appeared, ultra-orthodox Jews stoned the vehicles. Dozens of ultra-Orthodox Jews, according to this report, hurled stones and slashed the tires of buses bearing ads promoting female worship at a key Jerusalem holy site. The attack, which happened on Monday night in […]
Canadian authorities have identified the shooter who killed a soldier in Ottawa yesterday as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, a recent convert to Islam. Zehaf-Bibeau shot Corporal Nathan Cirillo, 24, at Ottawa’s National War Memorial, then entered the Canadian Parliament and fired several more rounds before the House of Commons Sergeant-At-Arms, Kevin Vickers, shot and […]
Matt Stolhandske, a board member of Evangelicals for Marriage Equality in the US, is asking folk to contribute $150,000 to a couple who face a hefty fine for refusing to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple. In a “Let’s Rally for the Klein Family and Sweet Cakes Bakery” online appeal, which has so […]
Islamic State militants have released a sickening video of a woman being stoned to death by a large group including her own dad. The horrific footage shows the woman – accused of adultery – begging her dad to forgive her, saying ‘please father’ and ‘forgive me’. But, despite his daughter being moments away from being […]
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has produced a video that exhorts people to stop making fun of their silly ‘temple garments’. The video, according to this report, seeks dispels the notion that the cult believes “temple garments” have special protective powers and that the much-used reference to “magical Mormon underwear” is “offensive”. […] […]
A Quebecer shot dead by police after running down two Canadian soldiers yesterday told a 911 operator he was acting in the name of Allah. According to this report, the Prime Minister’s Office says the dead suspect, identified as Martin Couture-Rouleau, had become “radicalized.” Police gunned down Couture-Rouleau, 25, in his hometown of Saint-Jean-sur-Richeli […]
‘The left and militant gay movement are getting bolder and bolder, and too many Christians are stewing in their apathy.’ So saith David Limbaugh, brother of the ghastly hatemonger Rush Limbaugh. He is currently flogging a book, Jesus on Trial: A Lawyer Affirms the Truth of the Gospel. In an op-ed in the Washington Examiner […]
A series of acid attacks on ‘loose hijab’ women have taken place in Iran. The attacks, according to this report, coincide with a law recently passed by the Iranian parliament that gives further powers to morality patrols. Ansar-e-Hezbollah – or the “Supporters of the Party of God” – a militant fundamentalist group, announced it would […]
Justin and Melanie Sease daubed their vehicle with messages of hate – and now claim they are now being bullied and harassed. The Idaho Jesus junkies, according to this report, were “appalled” by the fact that their state – one of the most conservative in America – had passed a law allowing gay marriage in […]