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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. 

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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.

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A Fudged Text

The Morning Heresy  with Paul the Morning Heretic
September 29, 2014

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

Tomorrow is International Blasphemy Rights Day, launched five years ago by CFI. Ron Lindsay takes stock of the state of free expression and blasphemy laws around the world:

It’s a profound irony that the prophets who founded the three major monotheistic religions all complained bitterly about the persecution they and their followers  faced, at least if we are to believe the statements attributed to them. It’s an irony because as soon as these religions gained controlled of a territory they immediately undertook to relentlessly persecute those of different faiths. If the Hebrew Bible is to be credited, the ancient Israelites make the fanatics of ISIS look like UN peacekeepers.

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International Blasphemy Rights Day 2014

No Faith Value  with Ronald A. Lindsay
September 29, 2014

Tuesday, September 30, is International Blasphemy Day Rights Day (IBRD). Moreover, it’s the fifth anniversary of the Center for Inquiry’s launch of IBRD.  It is an appropriate time to take stock of the state of freedom of religious belief and expression in the world.  Unfortunately, it’s not a terribly encouraging picture.

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