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. This has to be a quick Heresy because I’m sitting here at the CFI exhibitor table at the Religion Newswriters Conference in Decatur, GA. Selling secularism. Like you do. I absolutely love this: Here’s CFI’s Michael De Dora in Geneva at the UN Human […]
The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities. Lots of big things happened yesterday! In Geneva, Michael De Dora delivered CFI’s statement to the UN Human Rights Council on Saudi Arabia’s horrific treatment of Raif Badawi, who will be subject to 10 years in prison and 1000 lashes for “insultin […]
As you may have heard, Sam Harris has a new book out, Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion. Based on what I’ve heard about it so far, and what I’ve managed to read (to date, just the first chapter), it raises some interesting questions. In a nutshell, Harris argues that there is an altered state of consciousness that one might achieve through […]
In my many years of writing articles and occasionally fact-checking news media reports (see, for example, much of my book Media Mythmakers: How Journalists, Activists, and Advertisers Mislead Us), I’m continually baffled by the defensive stance that people often take when you fact-check their statistics. People often assume that if you’re checking their fact […]
The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities. The flame atop the “I” in CFI, like the Eye of Sauron, but much nicer, is shining its light on two church-state separation issues in the news: In Indiana, we’re asking the governor and the Natural Resources Department to remove the Christian cross […]
The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities. Kimberly Winston reports on the debate over Ayaan Hirsi Ali at Yale. Winston also has a piece up about Mormons’ use of social media to buck church teachings and reach like-minded folks. Tom Jacobs reports on new research showing, again, that people […]
The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities. Michelle Boorstein of the Washington Post explores the idea of Sam Harris as spiritual guru, following her interview of Harris at CFI-DC last week: I interviewed Harris this week before 700 people at an event sponsored by the secular advocacy group […]
The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities. Our public policy chief Michael De Dora is in Geneva today to represent CFI at the UN Human Rights Council. He tweeted this pic (neat!), and he’s going to be keeping us updated on all the goings-on. You probably already know there’s this BuzzFeed […]
The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities. Last night, CFI-DC presented an event with Sam Harris, in conversation with the Washington Post‘s Michelle Boorstein. Here’s our boss Ron Lindsay with Harris at the event. Kimberly Winston at RNS has a look at his new endeavors into secular spiritu […]
The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities. Stephen Law, provost of CFI-UK, has started a new blog here at CFI’s Free Thinking site, “The Outer Limits.” Go see! Tonight, Sam Harris comes to CFI-DC for an on-stage interview by Michelle Boorstein of the Washington Post. I am jealous I cannot […]
"An Honest Liar" is a documentary on James Randi's life. The movie cost a lot more money to put together than the directors thought, so they're in need of donations. In return, they're offering either a digital, no frills copy for $30, or we can ...Join this discussion.
BIO: "I'm a very open-minded person with a deep interest in learning as much as I can from others and the world around me. I like coming to my own conclusions about things, which I admit many people don't like, which is why I sought out this group."
This is a radical idea I just had. What if we invite one of our Black Atheist friends to have a friendly debate with a pastor/preacher (whatever they're called) in one of the local black churches? Or we could find an alternate venue if the locati...Join this discussion.
Atheists are mean, dumb and dour in Grace Ann’s Hogwarts School of Prayer and Miracles. Grace Ann, a “proud housewife” and mother recently encountered a problem. My little ones have been asking to read the Harry Potter books; and of course I’m happy for them to be reading; but I don’t want them turning into […]
Muhammad Sabir, a Pakisanti pir (Sufi mystic), was arrested after his dead-raising skills failed to re-animate a volunteer who had his throat cut this week. But far from being angry, the dead man’s sister, Samina, insisted that her brother had sacrificed himself for the sorceror, and that Sabir should not have been arrested. Why should […]
The Islamic State group, in control of the Iraq city of Mosul, has followed its cover-up of mannequins with a restrictive new school curriculum. According to this report, it has declared patriotic songs “blasphemous”, ordered certain pictures to be torn out of textbooks, and has banned the teaching of evolution. Part of the group’s core […]
TV preacher Pat Robertson, above, yesterday alleged that the Air Force had had the ‘pants scared off them’ by ‘a left-wing Jewish radical’, Mikey Weinstein. Earlier this month we reported that an airman was refused reenlistment by the US Air Force for refusing to take the recently reinstated “So Help Me God” oath. Since then, […]
‘Not Religious? Neither are We.’ It’s the tag-line of C3SV, the latest in a series of slick churches aiming to convert the reigning heathens of California’s Silicon Valley. As attention-getters go, it’s the best so far, and the key to the entire mentality of the modern religious system as it adapts to Digital Age expectations. […]
Body Missing – Reports of Resurrection! So might a popular Jerusalem tabloid for 17 Nisan 3793 (CE 33) have described the disappearance of Jesus. It might have continued: Jesus bar Joseph, leader of the Nazarenes, was arrested early on Friday morning in the Garden of Gethsemane by a squad of Temple police accompanied by Roman […]
The Most Rev Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, admits he has very few answers to Big Theological Questions. According to this report, Britain’s most senior churchman, who is effectively the leader of almost 80 million Anglicans worldwide, admitted that there are moments when he asks himself “Is there a God?” and “Where is God? […]
Feminism stops Russian women focusing on their role as mothers, warned Patriarch Kirill, head of the Russian Orthodox Church, who has just acquired his very own jet fighter plane. Kirill, according to this report, earlier this year described feminism as “very dangerous”: I consider this phenomenon called feminism very dangerous, because feminist organisation […]
A Florida school board which allows religious material circulated among pupils has inadvertently paved the way for satanic literature. Last month, a Florida judge ruled that if the Orange County school district allowed Christian groups to disseminate Bibles and other Christian-orientated baloney in its schools, it would also have to allow non-religious group […]
Destroyed by the Royal Air Force in 1945 and then obliterated in 1968 by officials in communist East Germany, Potsdam’s Garrison Church (Garnisonkirche) is set to rise again … re-igniting memories of Germany’s Nazi past. The BBC reports that plans to rebuild the church in which Hitler was “legitimised” have divided the country and sparked […]