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Might it be pretty obvious there’s no Judeo-Christian God?

The Outer Limits  with Stephen Law
July 06, 2015

Er, yes it might be pretty obvious. In fact, it is pretty obvious, And we shouldn't shy away from saying so.

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Today’s Foghorn, Tomorrow’s Footnote

The Morning Heresy  with Paul the Morning Heretic
July 02, 2015

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:

Vaccination is not only an individual healthcare choice, but a decision to participate in an act of self-sacrifice for one’s broader community. In most cases, the sacrifice is exceedingly small: a little bit of soreness at the injection site, and at worst, a day or so of feeling lousy. But it is worth it, in Christian terms, to protect the vulnerable.  

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(Imagine There’s) No Country for Old Gods

by David R. Koepsell
July 01, 2015

Absent states or churches, humans would have greater, not lesser freedom to pursue their associations with one another. The Hobbesian notion of the "war of all against all" in the state of nature is a useful means to entice people to pray for peace, and seek security in the state, but both serve mostly to subject us to usurping our inherent freedoms, and are likewise myths.

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Please Wear Socks

The Morning Heresy  with Paul the Morning Heretic
July 01, 2015

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

Gov. Jerry Brown wasted no time signing into law California's SB 277, tossing out belief exemptions for required vaccinations, which is a huge win for reason over conspiracy-mongering. We said in our statement:

By embracing the scientific method and empirical evidence over pseudoscience and conspiracy theories, the children of California will be better protected from preventable infectious diseases, which in turn protects all of us.

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