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 Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities. It’s International Blasphemy Rights Day, what our own Cody Hashman calls “the only day I hold sacred,” and yesterday Ron Lindsay took stock of where blasphemy rights stand in 2014. It’s quite a day for IBRD, as Iran executes a man, Mohsen Amir-Asla […]
When various philosophical movements become too closely connected with particular personas, the results can be disastrous for fruitful areas of inquiry. Recently, Martin Heidegger’s “black notebooks” have been released, and the New York Times just published an excellent review which renews questions regarding his student Hannah Arendt’s view that we should s […]
Karen Armstrong is a former Roman Catholic sister who has written a string of historical books about religion. Her latest book, Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence , was published on Friday along with an accompanying Guardian article ‘The Myth of Religious Violence’. Dear Karen, In your recent Guardian article you suggest that: (i) religiou […]
The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities. Tomorrow is International Blasphemy Rights Day, launched five years ago by CFI. Ron Lindsay takes stock of the state of free expression and blasphemy laws around the world: It’s a profound irony that the prophets who founded the three major monothe […]
Tuesday, September 30, is International Blasphemy Day Rights Day (IBRD). Moreover, it’s the fifth anniversary of the Center for Inquiry’s launch of IBRD. It is an appropriate time to take stock of the state of freedom of religious belief and expression in the world. Unfortunately, it’s not a terribly encouraging picture. Too many nations still have laws pu […]
On television and in films when paranormal investigators or ghost hunters are depicted, they often are seen using all sorts of high-tech gadgetry in the search for the unknown. TV’s Ghost Hunters, for example, love their high-tech infrared cameras, motion detectors, and so on. There’s nothing necessarily wrong with all that, except that 1) All the technology […]
Magic in the Moonlight is the story of a skeptical—even pompously cynical—1920s magician and his attempt to expose a séance medium whose powers appear to defy exposure. The magician, an Englishman named Stanley (Colin Firth), performs in Chinese costume and makeup as Wei Ling Soo and features grand illusions like vanishing an elephant on stage. The character […]
The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities. Paul Offit, who CFI/CSI recently awarded the Balles Prize for Critical Thinking, pens an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal about the crisis created by the anti-vax movement. Hey Bishop Rogelio Ricardo Livieres Plano, Pope Francis is coming for you. […]
The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities. Wow! State Farm is pulling ads with Rob Schneider (who, for you young folks, was once vaguely relevant in comedy circles for what was really one endless joke) for his vocal and utterly wrongheaded opposition to vaccinations. Steven Novella clears u […]
The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities. Mark Silk at RNS notes how freethought groups “took over” the Religion Newswriters Conference last weekend, referring particularly to “the venerable Center for Inquiry.” And that’s our sign! Michael De Dora delivered two more statements to the UN […]
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A seemingly unstoppable invasion of Baghdad by ISIS forces has prompted the Church of England’s last remaining cleric in Iraq to warn of imminent bloodshed and destruction. According to this Human Events report, the Rev Canon Andrew White, pictured above with young congregants, was called to the priesthood after a brief career as a doctor, […]
Two rabbis have been jailed in Israel for selling false rabbinical ordination diplomas. Police and security services employees who obtained their diplomas from Rabbi Meir Rosenthal became eligible for wage bonuses of between $530 and $1,060 a month. As a result the government paid out hundreds of million of additional shekels to the civil servants. […]
Longtime Canadian minister and religious columnist Rev Bob Ripley has come out as an atheist. Ripley, a former senior minister at Metropolitan United Church in Toronto – Canada’s largest Protestant church – wrote in his latest syndicated column: This was not an overnight decision. I didn’t go to bed one night this week a believer […]
Edir Macedo is 5-foot-6, slight, and 68 years old. He has deformed fingers, a sparse crown of graying hair, and more than 5 million followers, whose donations over the last 36 years have made him a billionaire. Thus begins a 2013 profile in Business Week, which adds: In Brazil, where he was born and raised, […]
One of the duties of a vocal atheist is to try to keep up with the doings of the fundamentalist movement. That’s why I read things like a blog post titled “2 Reasons Why My Daughter Will Not Go to College” by a self-described pastor-teacher called Karl Heitman. Heitman writes at a group-blog of nine […]
The word ‘provocative’ barely does justice to the contents of John Pavlovitz’s ‘Stuff That Needs to be Said’ blog. And he most certainly ruffled feathers last week when he addressed the question “what if my kids turn out gay?” His post attracted over 2,000 comments! Among the first to tear into Pavlovitz, a pastor in […]
The Rev Joseph Maurizio Jr, 69, pastor at Our Lady Queen of Angels Church, allegedly travelled to Honduras to engage in sex with children while promoting missionary work with the poor. According to this report, the Pennsylvania priest was arrested this week by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. Documents reveal that the Diocese of […]
Sameera Salih Ali Al-Nuaimy, who had expressed outrage over the destruction of shrines by IS, was executed by a firing squad on on Thursday. According to the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq, she was taken from her home by militants on September 17, reportedly after she wrote the posts on her Facebook page condemning […]
Muslims in France yesterday staged marches to express their disgust after a radical Algerian group allied with Islamic State beheaded a French hostage, Herve Gourdel (above). Leading a gathering of several thousand outside the Paris Mosque, where he is the rector, Dalil Boubakeur, President of the French Council of Muslim Faith, said: We, Muslims of […]
As Turks gears up for Eid al-Adha, the Muslim Feast of Sacrifice, the Government is running courses for the public on how to slaughter animals safely. The BBC quotes The Daily Sabah newspaper as saying: Turkey has a bad reputation when it comes to slaughtering animals for the feast because ordinary people attempt to slaughter […]