The Morning Heresy 6/1/12: Jen McCreight, Call Your Lawyer

The Morning Heresy with Paul the Morning Heretic
June 01, 2012

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The Religious Congregations & Membership Study looks at which states are the "most Christian," and the award goes to Utah (if you count Mormons and UUs who self-identify as Christian). Least Christian? Why, that'd be my adopted home, Maine!

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The Morning Heresy 5/31/12: As Long as it’s Blue

The Morning Heresy with Paul the Morning Heretic
May 31, 2012

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It's true, a CFI Living without Religion billboard was defaced in Indiana. As far as I know, we don't know who did it or what their motivations were, though I presume the imagination reels.

CFI's Michael De Dora eviscerates the claims to morality made by Rep. Paul Ryan about his budget proposal, and the very notion religiously-motivated legislation

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Dr. Phil, Meet Bitter Psychic

Hollywood Reality Check with Jim Underdown
May 30, 2012

Skeptics are almost always at a disadvantage when doing major media appearances. Many talk shows seem to cater to heavily believer-based audiences, and seek to entertain more than to inform — despite presenting a façade of scientific or journalistic inquiry. Such was the case with my appearance on the Dr. Phil Show on May 25th.

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CFI On Campus: 2012 Spring Review

by Dren Asselmeier
May 30, 2012

Center for Inquiry, Council for Secular Humanism, and Committee for Skeptical Inquiry have participated in many regional and national events this spring. Here is a summary to let everyone know what we've been up to.

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Religious belief and budget debates

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
May 30, 2012

Recently there has been a prominent public debate between Congressional Republicans and religious figures over the new federal budget authored by GOP Rep. Paul Ryan. Unfortunately, once again, few people are stating the obvious: that it is completely inappropriate for a public policy debate to center on the religious reasons for or against a proposed law.

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The Morning Heresy 5/30/12: Heat Death of the Cosmos

The Morning Heresy with Paul the Morning Heretic
May 30, 2012

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You may not have noticed it, but yesterday, with his mainly ceremonial victory in the Texas primary, Mitt Romney passed the 1144-delegate threshold and became the first Mormon nominee for president by a major party.

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The Morning Heresy 5/29/12: Tax the Gambling Korean Monks

The Morning Heresy with Paul the Morning Heretic
May 29, 2012

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CFI on Campus need folks to help provide travel grants for students to be able to attend our leadership conference, and Richard Dawkins really wants you to chip in. At his site, he writes:

For the growth of secularism there is no more fertile ground than college and university campuses. The leaders who will shape not just the secular movement, but all of tomorrow’s policies and politics, our businesses and culture, are coming into their own right now. In the long term there can be no greater cause for us, who believe in science and reason, than to make sure we cultivate and nurture these leaders now, before they take their rightful places, making the future.

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The Morning Heresy 5/25/12: Born Outside the Fence

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

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Happy Towel Day!

CFI-LA's Jim Underdown goes toe-to-toe with some alleged psychics on the Dr. Phil Show today! The drama! The suspense! The credulousness! I can hardly stand it.

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Bitter Psychic?

Hollywood Reality Check with Jim Underdown
May 24, 2012

So when the Dr. Phil Show called CFI looking for someone to represent the side skeptical of psychic claims, I was pleasantly surprised. John Edward, whom I’ve written about in Skeptical Inquirer, appeared on Dr. Phil this past January, and now they were doing another show with skepticism being represented.

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The Morning Heresy 5/24/12: Poke Your Dog with Needles

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

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CFI chief Ron Lindsay looks at the real implications of victory for the Catholic Church's legal action against the Department of Health and Human Services, using a possible news headline of the future about a hypothetical Supreme Court case to make a troubling point (and Roberts and Thomas don't come out looking so great).

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