The mission of the Center for Inquiry is to foster a secular society based on science, reason, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values.

Learn more about CFI »

Relics of a Fading Fringe

The Morning Heresy  with Paul the Morning Heretic
October 01, 2014

The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities.     

On International Blasphemy Rights Day yesterday, Ireland's government announced its intention to hold a public referendum on its own blasphemy law

Tomorrow, CFI's Ed Beck will be a special guest on the Secular Coalition's weekly conference call update, where he'll talk about our Keep Health Care Safe and Secular campaign. 

A few weeks back, Lindsay Beyerstein interviewed Caitlin Doughty of "Ask a Mortician" on Point of Inquiry. Today, Doughty is interviewed by CFI-DC's Simon Davis for VICE.

Read more…

Immortal Pond Scum

The Morning Heresy  with Paul the Morning Heretic
September 30, 2014

The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities.     

It's International Blasphemy Rights Day, what our own Cody Hashman calls "the only day I hold sacred," and yesterday Ron Lindsay took stock of where blasphemy rights stand in 2014. It's quite a day for IBRD, as Iran executes a man, Mohsen Amir-Aslan, for "heresy." From The Guardian:

Amir-Aslani was hanged last week for making “innovations in the religion” and “spreading corruption on earth”, but human rights activists said he was a prisoner of conscience who was put to death because of his religious beliefs. He had interpreted Jonah’s story in the Qur’an as a symbolic tale.

Brian Pellot at Religion News Service uses the occasion to speak up for Raif Badawi and against the global toleration of Saudi Arabia...

Read more… | 1 Comment

Ideas, not Idols

by David R. Koepsell
September 29, 2014

When we hitch ourselves to personas rather than ideas, we are often in for a let-down. Philosophies should be distingusihed from philosophers. 

Read more… | 1 Comment

Open Letter To Karen Armstrong on ‘The Myth of Religious Violence’

The Outer Limits  with Stephen Law
September 29, 2014

An open letter to Karen Armstrong on her Guardian article ‘The Myth of Religious Violence’. I invite Karen to either come out as a Secularist with a capital 'S', or come up with a better argument.

Read more… | 22 Comments

Google+