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.
Suffragette is the story of oppressed women seeking the right to vote in early twentieth-century Britain. Directed by Sarah Gavron, the film begins with “Maud Watts” (Carey Mulligan) working in a laundry where the male supervisor—a serial abuser of women—is a classic sociopath. “Maud” is caught up in an increasingly activist movement, and jailed for a week. […]
The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities. Now hear this: Due to the holiday and other sundry events, The Morning Heresy will go on a brief hiatus, returning December 2. You’ll be okay. At National Journal, Ron Brownstein digs into Pew’s religion data, and finds that white Christians no lo […]
The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities. Yesterday, CFI joined with the Richard Dawkins Foundation to tell the FTC to use its authority to stop the false advertising of homeopathic products. Or, as we put it elsewhere, tell them to put a cork in it. Millennials get a bad rap, most of th […]
The Ninth Commandment states “Thou shalt not bear false witness” (Exodus 20:16). Perhaps this is a passage of the Bible which the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty needs to reread and take to heart. In its self-serving publicity blurb on our court case down in Florida, the Becket Fund tells an outright lie. In Florida, Prisoners of Christ and Lamb of God Min […]
The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities. Okay, so here’s the big thing I was talking about last week: Thanks to the efforts of some very clever people here at CFI, we launched a new “series” of sorts, a new hub for the excellent presentations and conversations held at CFI events, and we […]
The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities. So that thing I said we’d be launching yesterday unless something went terribly wrong? Well, it wasn’t terribly wrong, but wrong enough that the thing has to launch today instead. BUT IT’LL BE TOTALLY WORTH IT. Free Inquiry has opened up a few new […]
The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities. Quick teaser: We have a cool thing we’ve made that’s coming out today (unless something goes horribly wrong). That’s all you get! You’ll just have to hope you’re paying attention to this website or subscribed to our emails. Ta-Nehisi Coates wins t […]
The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities. We don’t take too kindly to religious bigotry or faith-based tests, especially when it comes to people in desperate need. Our official statement on the fearmongering now rampant over the Syrian refugees: “As secular humanists we insist: These refu […]
The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities. There’s no other way to put this: The Republican presidential field seems more or less unified on the idea that only Christian refugees from Syria should be admitted into the U.S., and Ted Cruz is the standard-bearer. Here’s what the president sai […]
The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities. At least 129 innocent civilians were killed Saturday in Paris in a coordinated terror attack of suicide bombings and hostage executions, for which ISIS has claimed responsibility. But you know that already. France is carrying out a massive retalia […]
Hi everyone -As many of you have probably already noticed, one of our members, Rosalie, took up the gauntlet and started a cooking class meetup. She has begun what I hope will grow into a full series of different classes led by members. This is why...Join this discussion.
Following the death sentence recently imposed by a Saudi court on Palestinian artist Ashraf Fayadh, above, the Saudi Justice Ministry said it plans to file a case against someone who wrote on Twitter that Fayadh’s sentence was “IS-like”. According to this report, an an unnamed official said the Justice Ministry: Vows to take all necessary legal […]
In August this year, Premier Christian Radio reported that thousands of churches in the UK are at risk of closing as they lose members of their congregation and are unable to meet building repair costs. But the Bishop of Worcester, Dr John Inge, above, reportedly wants to avoid mass closures because: Thousands of closed churches […]
Catholic priest Finian McDonald, above, is one of five priests at a Minnesota school who were exposed as this week as predatory child abusers. McDonald confessed in a 2012 psychiatric session that he molested more than 200 boys, 18 of whom were children under his care in the dormitories of St John’s Preparatory School, a […]
In a landmark ruling today, High Court judge Mr Justice Warby, above, found that the British Government was wrong to exclude humanism from the GCSE RS subject curriculum. The exclusion, according to this report, flew in the face of the Government’s own consultation results, and went against the opinion of RE subject experts and religious […]
Prayar Gopalakrishnan, above, the new head of the famous Sabarimala temple in Kerala, sparked outrage after saying that women would only be allowed to enter the temple after a machine was invented to check their ‘purity’. According to this report, Gopalakrishnan told reporters at the Kollam Press Club: These days there are machines that can scan […]
Italian journalists, Emiliano Fittipaldi, left, and Gianluigi Nuzzi are among five people who are set to go on trial in the Vatican on charges of leaking and publishing secret documents that exposed financial mismanagement in the Holy See. If convicted, they could be jailed for up to eight years. The accused journalists, the BBC reports, […]
A consultation currently being conducted by Scouts Australia indicates that many are in favour of removing God and the Queen from the scouting pledge. Scouts Australia Chief Commissioner Chris Bates said in a statement announcing a review of the group’s Youth Programmes: There is a strong feeling among many of our members that some of […]
Remember the Inquisition? Those were fun times. Being alive now is being subject to a roving freelance Inquisition that can grab us at any time, as if we were 13th century Cathars. I feel pretty safe where I am, but with a freelance Inquisition one just never knows. If they did pounce, and pause to […]
Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science is the second volume of Richard Dawkins’ autobiography. The title is a combination of Macbeth’s famous speech and Carl Sagan referring to science as a candle in the dark. I am pleased to report that there is much more of interest to freethinkers than in his […]
Before the Paris atrocities of September 13, an outfit called Just Pray UK produced a Lord’s Prayer cinema ad which opens with the words ‘our father in heaven’ spoken by the Archbishop of Canterbury. Then things went badly wrong. First, UK cinemas refused to screen this crass piece of Christian propaganda, then Welby told the […]