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.
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The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities. The US Episcopal Church votes to approve same-sex marriage, striking the words “man and woman” from the marriage canon in favor of gender-neutral wording. Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig makes a Christian case for vaccinations at The New Republic: Vacci […]
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The news that yet another rocket bound for the Space Station exploded over the weekend has left many people shocked. Though the Falcon 9 rocket that exploded shortly after launch thankfully had no crew and thus no lives were lost, the setback is sobering to many people. The company that made the rocket, SpaceX, acknowledges that as of now it has no idea what […]
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First, I join in the general jubilation that same-sex marriage is now legal in all 50 states. It’s a great step forward for same-sex couples who want to marry. But not all do. Come to think of it, not all opposite-sex couples want to marry. Civil-rights landmark that it undeniably is, the same-sex marriage victory has left some of us behind. Consider writer […]
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The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities. Hey look! CNN asked me to write about new poll numbers showing some positive trends for the electorate’s attitude toward atheists. So I did! I said, in part: As for being the least-electable group in the survey, nonbelievers have finally moved up […]
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Following news that Iceland has scrapped its blasphemy law, it is reported here that Brazilian authorities are contemplating legislation that would ban ‘obscene and degrading acts which show prejudice against Catholics and Evangelicals’. Talk of legislation comes in the wake of “blasphemous” scenes enacted at a recent gay pride parade in Brazil. One of the [ […]
Earlier this year an atheist conference took place in Warsaw. Many visitors from all over the World had a chance to present their personal experiences and discuss problems regarding free speech and the interference of religion in education and medical research. While in Poland, some of the visitors had a chance to personally experience the […]
Churches in Iceland – with the exception of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Iceland headed by Agnes M Sigurðardóttir, above – have reacted with outrage to the news that the country is to repeal its blasphemy law. According to this report, the Lutherans, Iceland’s national church, was supportive of the Pirate Party’s campaign to scrap […]
My nurse training started in 1956. Coming from an orthodox Christian home I used to attend meetings of the Nurses’ Christian Fellowship. Although I appreciated the support of like-minded nurses, my contact with the wider world of illness, suffering and death started a process of doubt. This was partly fuelled by the good practice I […]
A few weeks have elapsed since Mexico became the first country in the world to be subjected to a covert mass exorcism – but we are still awaiting proof that its demons have fled to pastures new. The Great Exorcism (exorcismo magno) took place in May, and was presided over by Cardinal Juan Sandoval Íñiguez, […]
The first diploma course of its kind within a Catholic environment – a one-semester diploma course in the protection of children – is being launched by the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. Broken down into six two-week seminars, the first course is set to run from February to June 2016. Seminars, according to this report, […]
A school in Bavaria has told parents not to let their daughters wear revealing blouses or short skirts because emergency accommodation for 200 Muslim refugees from Syria had been established close by. According to this report, the Wilhelm-Diess-Gymnasium in Pocking was closed after the refugee centre was set up, and PE lessons were relocated to […]
The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled yesterday ruled that a Ten Commandments monument – recently repaired after it was smashed last year by a mentally ill man who said he was acting on orders from Satan – must now be removed from the grounds of the state Capitol. The judges ruled that the monument must go […]
A proposal that a Catholic chapel at North Manchester General Hospital should be turned into a Muslim prayer room has been met with outrage. People signing a petition launched by Catholic priest Father Ged Murphy, of St Patrick’s and St Malachy’s parish in Collyhurst, above, has attracted over 6,000 signatures from people who are furious, […]
Last year a coalition of imams and organisations representing British Muslims said it wanted everyone from the Prime Minister down to stop referring to the Islamic State as Islamic State. According to this report they demanded that politicians and the media start referring to the Muslim terror group as the “Un-Islamic State” In a letter […]