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.
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 […]
The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities. Emily Wax-Thibodeaux at the Washington Post reports on the use of alternative remedies for veterans at VA hospitals: Among the options: Equine therapy. Alpha stimulation. Qigong. Guided imagery. Life coaching. Yoga and Pilates. Hypnosis. Aqua thera […]
The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities. A very cool new Point of Inquiry is out, with astrobiologist Steven J. Dick discussing the impact on our civilization if we discover hard proof of extraterrestrial life. It’s the love that couldn’t last even an entire news cycle. The Vatican scurri […]
October 21st, 2014 will be Martin Gardner’s 100th Birthday. “The Father of the Modern Skepticism” was a polymath, magician, skeptic and writer. His book Fads and Fallacies In The Name of Science (Dover, 1957) was the work that kicked off the modern interest in skepticism. Here at CFI, I acquired materials from Martin Gardner himself back in 2002 when he was […]
Since the beginning of industrialized society, we have grown used to a certain form of life, a more rigid structure of day divided into work, family, and if we’re lucky, a bit of play. Industrialization and the growth of capitalism changed the way we had lived significantly, altering the typical workday from one which has been described as “slow” or even “le […]
The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities. Gary Gutting finally snaps, interviews himself about the existence of God. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals lifts the stay on same-sex marriages in Idaho, and they should be good to go tomorrow morning. Look out, National Science Foundation. Rep. […]
The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities. The Vatican says it’s going to be nicer to gays, and that LGBT folks have “gifts and qualities to offer” the church. While that reads kind of funny and more than a little patronizing (they find same-sex unions to have “moral problems”), they seem t […]
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 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 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 mid-October. […]
In the same week that a ‘massive decline’ in religious affiliation was reported in the UK, prominent US author and blogger John Shore, above, claimed that the number of Americans ditching Christianity had ‘become viral’. Shore, himself a Christian, wrote on his blog: Lately I’ve been getting a lot of notices from Christians telling me […]
Just days after mouthing idiotic remarks about gays, Cardinal Raymond Burke, Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, has been demoted. Burke is moving from the Church’s chief guardian of canon law to a minor post as patron to the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. Clearly peeved over the the direction a worldwide […]
When Asia Bibi, a Pakistan farm worker, was originally sentenced to death in 2010 for blasphemy, a crowd gave the judge a standing ovation, chanting ‘Kill her, kill her! Allahu Akbar!’ This week the Lahore High Court rejected the appeal against the death sentence – to the utter disgust of the civilised world. Protests included […]
My nurse training started in 1956. Coming from an orthodox Christian home I used to attend meetings of the Nurses’ Christian Fellowship. Although I appreciated the support of like-minded nurses, my contact with the wider world of illness, suffering and death started a process of doubt. This was partly fuelled by the good practice I […]
Josh Kimbrell, above, host of the ‘Common Cents’ programme on Christian Talk FM in South Carolina, has been charged with a sex crime against a 3-year-old boy According to this report he is accused of first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor under 11. The arrest warrant alleges that Kimbrell, under the guise of a […]
M Dolon Hickmon reviews Atheist Mind, Humanist Heart: Rewriting the Ten Commandments for the 21st Century by Lex Bayer and John Figdor. Atheist Mind, Humanist Heart (2014, Rowman & Littlefield) attempts to answer two questions: “What should one believe after abandoning faith?” and “What are the positive principles of atheism?” The authors’ solution to bo […]
Ever since the story broke earlier this month of an Indiana state trooper giving a driver a dose of Jesus along with a warning ticket, thousands of discussions have erupted over whether police officers have the right to proselytize whilst in uniform. Well, today on Reddit I stumbled across a post by that ought to […]
Police this week arrested Washington Rabbi Barry Freundel, 62, above, for setting up a camera to spy on women in a ritual synagogue shower. Congregants at the Kesher Israel synagogue, which he has led since 1989, are reportedly shocked by the development which made front-page headlines in Jewish newspapers across the nation, and Freundel has […]