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.
Superstar TV personality Dr. Oz, after nearly a year of being criticized for promoting unproven “miracle” products and medical misinformation on his popular daytime TV show, has fired back at his critics. The medical advice that Dr. Oz dispenses on his show has been questioned by, among others, Sen. Claire McCaskill, the authors of a “British Medical Journal […]
The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities. I went on HuffPost Live yesterday, along with other smart folks that included CSI Fellow Steven Novella, to talk about the Oz Imbroglio, just as Oz’s own coworkers pen an op-ed saying not to fire the guy, but to maybe regulate him a bit. On my own […]
The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities. Dr. Oz is apparently about to come out swinging. He’ll address his critics on his show today, and I don’t get cable so I’ll just have to wait for it. Alas. He also has an op-ed at Time where he defends himself, and will do little to make the skept […]
The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities. CFI’s Michael De Dora did more excellent media work yesterday on the FDA homeopathy hearings, as a guest on L.A. NPR affiliate KPCC’s AirTalk, along with a rather uninspiring homeopath for “balance.” His work was also covered by Pulse, FDA News, t […]
The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities. Michael De Dora was a guest on NPR’s To the Point with Warren Olney yesterday, discussing the FDA hearings on homeopathy in which he gave testimony. The Washington Examiner notes Michael’s efforts, and The Guardian checks in with CFI-L.A.‘s Jim Un […]
Happiness is the god of a modern cult. Its worshippers are lined up to sell us the secrets to its attainment, and a slew of willing consumers will hand over their money, time, and worshipful admiration to those who would teach them its secrets. It isn’t a new belief system, it dates back at least to the ancient Greeks. The stoics saw “positive thinking” as w […]
The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities. What’d you miss the last couple weeks? Probably lots, ‘cause we’re so crazy busy. Here’s the latest Cause & Effect newsletter! CFI’s Michael De Dora testified this morning at the FDA’s hearings on the regulation and marketing of homeopathic p […]
The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities. The FDA is going to hold public hearings on homeopathy and guess who’s been invited to be the voice of reason? Us! Michael De Dora took part in a discussion on religious freedom at the Newseum last night, and I think it’s supposed to be viewable h […]
The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities. Canada’s Supreme Court shows up their U.S. counterpart by ruling against prayer at government assemblies. At The Week, Peter Weber looks to an America 35 years from now in which the unaffiliated make up one quarter of the population. The oldest […]
Among the first evangelicals to make disgusting capital out of the weekend’s devastating earthquake in Nepal was vile street preacher, Tony Miano, above. Miano, who was arrested at the beginning of this year in Scotland for his verbal attacks on gays, tweeted a prayer that said: Praying 4 the lost souls in Nepal. Praying not […]
Aaron and Melissa Klein, the owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, were fined $135,000 on Friday by an Oregon court because they refused to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple. The homophobic couple promptly set up an online fundraiser via the GoFundMe site and and shared the link with their Facebook friends and […]
A slur aimed at gay parents by Northern Irish Health Minister Jim Wells, above, has sparked a police investigation. At a consitituency hustings, Wells is reported to have said: You don’t bring up a child in a homosexual relationship. That child is far more likely to be abused and neglected. The comment provoked jeering from […]
In order secure the election of Lutfur Rahman, above, to the post of Mayor of Tower Hamlets last year, local mosques used ‘spiritual influence’ on Muslim residents, telling them that it was their ‘religious duty’ to vote for him. But Rahman’s victory was short-lived. Yesterday, according to this report, Britain’s first first Muslim Mayor was […] […]
Omar Hallak, above, principal of an Islamic school in Melbourne, reportedly prohibited girls from running in sporting events because it could cause them to lose their virginity. Female students at Al-Taqwa College, in Truganina, were also barred from playing soccer as a sports injury “could make them infertile”. The school’s regulator, the Victorian Registra […]
‘Black metal is an extreme subgenre and subculture of heavy metal music. Common traits include fast tempos, a shrieking vocal style, highly or heavily distorted guitars played with tremolo picking, raw (lo-fi) recording, unconventional song structures and an emphasis on atmosphere. Artists often appear in corpse paint and adopt pseudonyms’ – Wikipedia. And t […]
The Odeon and Cineworld cinema chains in the UK have cancelled screenings of an Indian movie, Nanak Shah Fakir, following a major sit-in protest at a branch of Cineworld in Wolverhampton. Around 50 Sikh protestors surged into the cinema on April 19, chanting protests until the cinema owners cancelled the screening. Dozens of cinema-goers had […]
An Orthodox rabbi accused in New Jersey of using brutal tactics to force unwilling Jewish men to divorce their wives has been convicted of conspiracy to commit kidnapping. But a federal jury this week rendered a mixed verdict in the case, acquitting Mendel Epstein, above, of attempted kidnapping. Epstein’s son was acquitted of conspiracy and […]
Utah lawyer Gene Schaerr, above, has identified a new threat posed by same-sex unions: abortions will soar if the US Supreme Court rules next week in favour of making gay marriage a national reality. Schaerr – a “man of courage and conviction”, according to The Alliance Defending Freedom – predicts that the legalisation of same-sex […]
A Roman Catholic Church tribunal in Scotland has found Fr Matthew Despard, above, guilty of 21 counts of defamation against fellow clergymen and parishioners. The priest, of St John Ogilvie Church in High Blantyre, had already been suspended for published a book entitled Priesthood in Crisis, in which he made the claims that sexual misconduct […]