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Into the Woods: Chaos, Folklore, and Misogyny

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper  with Ben Radford
December 26, 2014

The new Disney film Into the Woods is a misigynistic, spectacular misfire. 

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Which Should Kirk Cameron Fear More?

Advocatus Diaboli  with Tom Flynn
December 24, 2014

In a post from yesterday, my esteemed colleague David Koepsell, one of my predecessors as executive director of the Council for Secular Humanism, suggests that he is doing more than I am to give Kirk Cameron nightmares. David good-naturedly suggests that by keeping a more-or-less traditional Christmas with zero religious or supernatural content, he and his thoroughly secular family are doing more to undermine Christianity’s role in the culture than I am when I urge atheists, humanists, and freethinkers to spurn the Christians’ birthday festival altogether. I respectfully disagree. Equally respectfully, I hope, I would warn David that his chosen path carries a very real risk of being co-opted, and of inadvertently helping Christianity to achieve the best future it can hope for in a world that’s secularizing out from under it.

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Christ Died for the Entire Cosmos

The Morning Heresy  with Paul the Morning Heretic
December 24, 2014

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

(Note: The Heresy is off Thursday and Friday, and will be back on Monday.)

Sony: Did we say we weren't releasing The Interview? We meant we are releasing it. We are. Really. Hehehe. Ahem.

For what it's worth, we at CFI, who offered our HQ to screen it, are glad to see Sony change its mind. Ron Lindsay told Buffalo Business First, "Whether it's shown at Center for Inquiry or other places, we'd be happy either way." Now we can all go back to focusing on how bad the movie probably is. 

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Why I’m Kirk Cameron’s Worst Nightmare

by David R. Koepsell
December 23, 2014

Like 3/4 of non-religious Americans' I'll be celebrating Christmas this year with presents, food, family, and fun, and not a hint of spirituality or superstition.

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