CFI Joins Coalition in Condemning House Reps for Muslim Brotherhood Claims

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
July 26, 2012

The Center for Inquiry today joined 41 religious, secular, and civil rights groups in writing to members of the U.S. House of Representatives to express our disappointment over the lawmakers' allegations that several Muslim individuals who work with the American government might be trying to spread the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood.


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Be a Hero in Less Than Five Minutes

No Faith Value with Ronald A. Lindsay
July 26, 2012

You can stand up for freedom of conscience without any danger to yourself—indeed without breaking a sweat. You can help someone who is being unjustly persecuted without leaving the comfort of your chair. You can advance the cause of freethought internationally without spending a dime. You can be a hero in less than five minutes. Here’s how.

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The Morning Heresy 7/26/12: Gratuitous Nighttime Baloney

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

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Stars of the NatGeo show Chasing UFOs think their own show is crap. After thinking they were going to do some real science, says the show's James Fox:

Unfortunately, when we actually got out in the field, we began to realize that they were more interested in poking around at night than allocating the time necessary during the day as, apparently (so we were told), Americans love watching others sneak around at night from the comfort of their couches. For the most part, it was gratuitous nighttime baloney. 

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The Morning Heresy 7/25/12: Go Get a Real Hobby

The Morning Heresy with Paul the Morning Heretic
July 25, 2012

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A lot of bloggers have helped spread the word about the petition to the White House for jailed Indonesian atheist Alexander Aan, and I want to take this moment here to offer my sincere thanks. Frreethought Blogs' writers as a group have been particularly good about encouraging folks to sign and share, and all of us here at CFI appreciate it. Please, please keep it up.

Pick out your Halloween costume and tune your six-string. It's time to get ready for CSICon 2012 in Nashville

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Mermaid Body Found?

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
July 24, 2012

Has the body of an actual mermaid been discovered? Well, no, but that very idea was launched by an Animal Planet “documentary” that proved to be a crockumentary—in this case a fictional story offered in the realistic style of The Blair Witch Project (1999).

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The Morning Heresy 7/24/12: If You Don’t Read This, You’re Hitler

The Morning Heresy with Paul the Morning Heretic
July 24, 2012

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Bye bye, Sally Ride (1951-2012).

Greta Christina has some words for Mitt Romney in response to his praise of Dr. Ride. 

CFI boss Ron Lindsay explores how one's politics are (and are not) informed by humanism in the latest Free Inquiry

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The Morning Heresy 7/23/12: Pray Away the Guns

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

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CFI's chief Ron Lindsay released a statement on Friday on the Aurora shooting.

CSI's Ben Radford picks apart the notion that the Batman movie was somehow responsible for the violence. 

Usually-risible Texas congressman Louis Gohmert says the shooting happened because the country doesn't place enough value in God. Hemant asks: "Who votes for someone like that?"   

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Being an Agnostic Isn’t so Simple Anymore

It’s Only Natural with John Shook
July 20, 2012

Are there really two kinds of agnostics amongst us?

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Real-Life ‘Dark Night’: Did Batman Inspire Killings?

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
July 20, 2012

A mass shooting at the premiere of the new Batman film has cast a pall on the franchise and raised questions about media-inspired violence.

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The Morning Heresy 7/20/12: Meatheads

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

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Kimberly Winston covers CFI's efforts on behalf of Alexander Aan, here in the Washington Post. We're hoping that this kind of mainstream media coverage helps inspire more people outside of our own movement to take part. We're over 3500 signatures now. Please keep this ball in the air, keep sharing the link with folks even outside the skepto-atheosphere.

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