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.
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The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities. Today in the week’s run-up to International Blasphemy Rights Day, we’re asking you to spread the word, share what you know and what you feel is important about the fight for free expression. The Gospel Herald reports on our efforts. The head of UNESCO, […]
The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities. Well, that was exciting! Now this isn’t a roundup of general politics news of course, but I can tell you that Donald Trump denied that he denied the reality of climate change, and there was confusion as to whether his staff was deleting tweets in which […]
At a conference of the Society for Christian Philosophers last week, Richard Swinburne gave a keynote address that raised a ruckus online shortly after. In his address on “Christian Morality” he claimed that homosexuality was a “disability” and incurable condition while advocating care and compassion for homosexuals. A friend of mine, who happens to be a Chr […]
The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities. CFI is the freight train of freethought, I tell ya. This past weekend we held a very moving, evocative, and inspiring Women in Secularism 4 conference, one of those “trust me, you wish you’d been there” kind of events. I did my best to give a sense of w […]
In an earlier article, I detailed my examination—conducted for National Geographic Wild’s TV show, Monster Fish—of an old photograph of a humongous catfish. It proved not to be a fake photo, but rather a genuine photo of a faked scene. (See the Jan./Feb. 2015 Skeptical Inquirer for my “Monster Catfish,” pp. 20–22.). Here is another whopper, from a vintage po […]
The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities. I’m hopping on another plane today for yet another conference, this time it’s the long-awaited Women in Secularism 4, where once again we’ll be running the CFI Live blog to cover it all as it happens. Bookmark it! Do it! Kimberly Winston at RNS reports […]
The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities. Women in Secularism 4 is just two days away, and we’re bringing back the CFI Live website for coverage and analysis of the event as it happens, just like we did with the Reason Rally, although hopefully with less sweating. Bookmark centerforinquiry.live […]
Snowden, the new film about the real-life story of spy agency whistleblower Edward Snowden, was co-written and directed by Oliver Stone, who has made a career out of questioning authority (particularly of the American government) in his biting films. Snowden is not a documentary, and in fact doesn’t even claim to be a true story: The film begins with the cav […]
The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities. Holy freaking crap: Pigeons can READ: After narrowing down to the four brightest birds out of 18, over eight months of training, the advanced-class pigeons were taught to distinguish four-letter words from non-words. They were even able to tell the diff […]
The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities. Emma Green at The Atlantic has a fascinating interview with Leigh Eric Schmidt, author of Village Atheists, and they cover a lot of territory about atheist combativeness, the religious view of atheist women as “monsters,” and more. The presidential pol […]
Pastor Letsego of Christ Embassy in Limpopo, South Africa reportedly hanged himself after he accidentally sent photos of his genitals to members of his church using the WhatsApp mobile phone texting app. According to this report, the married pastor intended to send the pictures to his mistress, a member of the same church. The message […]
Muscle-bound street preacher Krissoni Henderson, 31, who has a penchant for tight tops, has been convicted today of religiously aggravated threatening behaviour. According to the BBC, Krissoni found himself in the dock after he told a woman she would “burn in hell” for wearing tight jeans. He also accused Noor Alneaimi of being a prostitute […]
A high school in Lubbock, Texas, agreed to paint over the mural after the Freedom From Religion Foundation issued a warning saying that it it was in breach of the constitution. Superintendent of O’Donnell ISD, Dr Cathy Amonett, released this statement: After consultation with legal counsel, community members and students, I have decided as the […]
People still talk sentimental drivel about what a nice man the Pope is. It may be that he is a nice man in a personal sense – he may be the kindest, warmest, sweetest guy you’d ever want to meet. We’ve heard that he’s a simple-lifer, preferring a humble little guest house to the gilt […]
Religious leaders in South Africa are increasingly being used to promote financial products. And guess what – some of the products stink to high heaven. According to this report, Eckhard Volker, Managing Director of Integrated Forensic Accounting Services, claimed that the involvement of religious leaders was a “problem”. This is a problem because people com […]
Back in October 2015, Louis Theroux’s film, My Scientology Movie, was shown at the London Film Festival back in October 2015, where it received extensive praise from critics and audiences. The Telegraph critic Tim Robey wrote: It’s no hard-hitting exposé, but Louis Theroux’s attempt to get under Scientology’s skin is a giddy, Pythonesque delight. He […] […]
Nahid Hattar, above, was hit earlier today by three bullets outside court in the capital Amman where he was standing trial for allegedly sharing a satirical cartoon on his Facebook page. According to the BBC, Hattar’s killer was arrested and police are investigating the murder. The prominent writer and political activist was detained in August […]
A naked man found in the fortified grounds of a church in Benin claimed that he had fallen to earth when his ‘spiritual Google map’ stopped working. According to this report, he told church workers who found him at the City Gate Church in Benin that he was a wizard on a flight from Delta […]
As part of her punishment for assaulting a Muslim woman, Boston pastor Daisy Obi (inset above) must take an introductory course in Islam and learn to respect Muslims. The Supreme Judicial Court in Massachusetts this week upheld the sentence imposed in 2014 on Obi, a Christian minister in her 70s, by Somerville District Court Judge […]
At one of his creepiest appearances to date, Donald Trump allowed himself to be pawed this week by a clot of dimwitted evangelicals in Cleveland, Ohio, as a protective measure against demonic attacks. Speaking at the Midwest Vision and Values Pastors Leadership Conference held at his church in Cleveland, Rev Darrell Scott, CEO of the National […]