The Morning Heresy 3/27/12: Get Off My Lawn

The Morning Heresy with Paul the Morning Heretic
March 27, 2012

Your daily digest of relevant news and links from Paul Fidalgo

More Reason Rally coverage, reaction, and aftermath

Fox-DC TV package is fair and positive, does give unnecessary attention to Cthulu protester guy (oh, look what I did there.)

Sarah Posner in the Guardian: Rally is first show of potential "political muscle" for seculars (This article also features my favorite picture so far from the rally) 

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In Praise of Falling Birth Rates

Advocatus Diaboli with Tom Flynn
March 26, 2012

A recent column by Froma Harrop makes a point I've repeatedly alluded to in FREE INQUIRY -- the demographic contraction that comes from years of falling birthrates is not only survivable, but could portend a more pleasant and sustainable future.

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The Morning Heresy 3/26/12: Post-Rally Stupor

The Morning Heresy with Paul the Morning Heretic
March 26, 2012

Your daily digest of relevant news and links from Paul Fidalgo

This will have to be a quick one today folks. Yes, there's an enormous deluge of Reason Rally coverage, but I just lost hours of work on this morning's Heresy because, yes, I didn't hit "save." And I am crushed. So this was going to be longer, but I think I can still give you the important stuff.

And by the way, it was so great to meet and reunite with so many of you this weekend. I'm very proud of us.

To the news!

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The Morning Heresy 3/23/12: In Transit

The Morning Heresy with Paul the Morning Heretic
March 23, 2012

The quick-and-dirty, in-transit-to-the-Reason-Rally edition! 

Your daily digest of relevant news and links from Paul Fidalgo -- LIVE FROM THE PORTLAND, MAINE JETPORT!

Rick Wingrove of Beltway Atheists gets op-ed in WaPo: "Reason Rally will show that all the cool people are atheists now and that the days of consent by silence are over." Hell yes. 

Washington Times coverage of Reason Rally press conference with Dawkins, Silverman, Galef, Bey 

NPR piece on Reason Rally 

Hemant in WaPo: "Even though there may not be a physical building where we can meet, atheists have discovered communities online that weren’t around a decade ago." 

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More Americans want less religion in political discourse

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
March 22, 2012

More Americans than not think political leaders are talking too much about their religious beliefs, according to a national survey released earlier this week. 

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The Morning Heresy 3/22/12

The Morning Heresy with Paul the Morning Heretic
March 22, 2012

Your daily digest of relevant news and links from Paul Fidalgo 

Public opinion tipping point: Pew survey shows majority in US want religion out of politics 

Brave and heroic Tennessee legislator seeks to protect expressions of faith in public schools 

More fun in Tennessee: State Senate passes anti-evolution bill 

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Labyrinths, New Age Feminism, and Skepticism

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
March 21, 2012

Skepticism and feminism clash over the ancient (and New Agey) labyrinth symbol. 

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The Morning Heresy 3/21/12

The Morning Heresy with Paul the Morning Heretic
March 21, 2012

Your daily digest of relevant news and links from Paul Fidalgo 

I lend a quote to a WaPo/RNS piece on the rally, which prominently features SSA's (and Rally press wrangler) Jesse Galef 

Fred Edwords in WaPo: More atheists are "coming out," in part, because we seem more interesting.  

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The Morning Heresy 3/20/12

The Morning Heresy with Paul the Morning Heretic
March 20, 2012

Your daily digest of relevant news and links from Paul Fidalgo 

(Explanation of what this series is about here.)

USA Today has a big, mostly-positive piece on Reason Rally (by Cathy Lynn Grossman, not exactly a fan of the movement, as evidenced here, comparing American Humanist Association to Westboro Baptist Church in 2010)

PZ is still not happy, but McCreight wants him to suck it up 

Dave Silverman at WaPo on why we need the Rally to begin with 

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Limbaugh Caught at For-Pay Sex Talk!

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
March 19, 2012

Rush Limbaugh often refers to feminists as "feminazis," but he simply appears to be projecting his own misogynist tendencies. Now Limbaugh is caught in another contradiction—and in an exposé of his sexual proclivities.

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