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.
A friend of mine is getting married next weekend and she wants to have the ceremony in a labyrinth. Knowing that I’ve researched and visited labyrinths around the world—as well as written about them in Skeptical Inquirer magazine and on this very blog—she asked me to write a short piece about “love labyrinths” to be read during the ceremony for her guests wh […]
The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities. The anti-blasphemy machine rolls on: Turkish writer Sevan Nişanyan is sentenced to 58 weeks in prison for “insulting the religious beliefs held by a section of the society.” GOP Lt. Governor nominee E.W. Jackson of Virginia (Democrats are a “coalitio […]
[Pierre] Auguste Renoir (1841–1919) was, with Claude Monet and other French painters in the 1860s, a founder of Impressionism, a movement allied with artistic Naturalism. Its adherents sought to paint real life directly from nature—among their goals being to capture light’s changing effects. Why do we care? Because appreciation of art is part of what makes u […]
The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities. Obviously, most Americans’ hearts and minds are concentrated on the victims of the tornadoes in Oklahoma and across the Midwest. We’ll have a formal statement soon, and in the mean time please consider donating to help those affected. Wowie-wow-wow-WO […]
The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities. The conference was great. It had a high bar to meet with last year’s huge success, but it was easily cleared. Talk to talk, panel to panel, and the amazing freaking voice of Shelley Segal, it was a real and substantive pleasure to be at Women in Secul […]
Rebecca Watson inhabits an alternate universe. At least that is the most charitable explanation I can provide for her recent smear. Watson has posted comments on my opening talk at Women in Secularism 2. It may be the most intellectually dishonest piece of writing since the last communique issued by North Korea. Her distortions begin with her second parag […]
So I gave a talk yesterday afternoon in which I emphasized how horrible it was that women had been suppressed for thousands of years, and, on many matters, had been instructed to remain silent. As I stated at the end of my talk, this enforced silence robbed women of their humanity, and I indicated that CFI was committed to working toward a society in which […]
There has been some discussion, including many tweets, about my talk today at Women in Secularism 2. I think some of the comments have been highly misleading. One of the principal points of my talk was the critical importance of advocacy for women’s rights, and how this advocacy was integral to CFI’s mission. This is something I emphasized at the beginning a […]
My first understanding of the moral imperative of racial integration probably came from my father. He had been a talented baseball pitcher in college (with, I’m told, an impressive all arms-and-legs delivery and a tremendous “slider” ball). I think some part of him always regretted giving up that tentative career for a sensible job and the role of family man […]
The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities. Women in Secularism 2 kicks off today! To judge by the tweets of attendees, there is an enthusiasm for this conference that I’ve not seen for an event at least since the Reason Rally. And not for nothin’, but the WiFi in the hotel lobby is great, and […]
BIO: "I'm a Holistic Lifestyle Coach & Certified Personal Trainer who has been studying religion, philosophy & science since I was a young teenager. I'm looking to socialize with like-minded individuals."
BIO: "I'm a 40 yr old, recent admitted athiest (about 2 months now) who has a long list of bad religious dogma to put behind me. It feels good to put Jesus in his proper place with the Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny and Santa Claus :-)"