The Morning Heresy 5/3/12: Secular Coalition of Dubstep

The Morning Heresy with Paul the Morning Heretic
May 03, 2012

Your daily digest of relevant news and links from Paul Fidalgo

Happy National Day of Reason! In celebration, I will do some algebra problems. Kidding! I kid! 

Herb Silverman in WaPo on the big day:

Here’s one final difference between the National Day of Prayer and a National Day of Reason. Many secular groups plan to observe the National Day of Reason by advocating and performing community service projects or other good works.  

Oh, and there's something going on with Herb's organization, but I can't remember what it is.

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Sam Harris’s New Plan for the War on Islam

It’s Only Natural with John Shook
May 02, 2012

Sam Harris wants to screen everyone who looks Muslim. The Center for Inquiry and many other secular and civil rights organizations disagree.

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The Morning Heresy 5/2/12: Void on its Face

The Morning Heresy with Paul the Morning Heretic
May 02, 2012

Your daily digest of relevant news and links from Paul Fidalgo

The Romney campaign, pilloried by the religious right and its veto power over the GOP, is forced to let go of its openly-gay foreign policy spokesman who resigned yesterday 

Sarah Posner says the move is less about the advisor's orientation on its own, and more about the right's mistrust of Romney's anti-gay bona fides 

Ed Brayton on CFI's suit against the atheist-unfriendly Michigan country club that broke its contract with CFI-Michigan:

The fact is that if this was a Christian group that had this happen, no one would doubt that it was illegal. It is no less so here.

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My speech at the Unite Women rally

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
May 01, 2012

I spoke this past weekend at the Unite Women rally in New York City, part of a nationwide effort to band together people against the recent attacks on women’s rights. Here is the text of my address.

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The Morning Heresy 5/1/12: Too Long, Didn’t Read

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

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Oakland Press reports on CFI suit against Wyndgate for religious discrimination breach of contract, includes sentiment from CFI's Jeff Seaver and Steven Fox 

Kylie says the latest Point of Inquiry with M.G. Lord is even worth almost getting into a car accident to listen to (Note: please don't get into a car accident) 

Full video of Jacoby vs. D'Souza from CFI-Michigan  

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People Don’t Read, and Why It Matters to Skepticism

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
April 30, 2012

A lot of the time people simply don’t read--and this hold implications for both skepticism and public discourse. 

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The Morning Heresy 4/30/12: God Sounds Like Spock

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

Your daily digest of relevant news and links from Paul Fidalgo

I'm a little late getting the Heresy out today, making the "Morning" part of it suspect, but that's because we have a lot going on this morning. Specifically...

CFI is suing the Wyndgate Country Club in Michigan for breach of contract and religious discrimination in the cancellation of a Richard Dawkins event for CFI-Michigan.

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The Morning Heresy 4/27/12: Never Mention Rubber

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

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Must-Listen: NPR Intern blog interviews atheist Rep. Pete Stark, Dave Silverman and Herb Silverman -- some cool takeaways:

  • Herb reminds us that at least 27 other US Members of Congress are secretly atheist
  • Herb: "We promised we would not out them. My goal is for people to out themselves." 
  • Stark: "Reason is the antithesis of religion." 

Chris Mooney responds at length to Ron Lindsay's critiques of The Republican Brain 

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The Morning Heresy 4/26/12: Wake Me Up in 2038

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

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Council chief Tom Flynn reacts to the Mojave cross decision:

In case you were wondering, nonreligious Americans are still second class citizens. It's time to put aside that Reason Rally euphoria and face the harsh, sad truth: men and women who live without religion are still systematically discriminated against at the highest level.  

Michael De Dora breaks down exactly what we mean when we talk about a "war on women" as he prepares to address a Unite Women rally in New York on April 28

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The war on women

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
April 25, 2012

There has been a wide range of legislative actions against women's rights, much of it from religious lawmakers, and it's about time we all worked together to fight back. The upcoming April 28 marches and rallies organized by Unite Women provide a good chance to do so -- but we can't stop there. 

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