Religious Fundamentalism means Authoritarianism and Prejudice

It’s Only Natural with John Shook
June 11, 2011

Yet another large study shows how rigidly religious people more likely to be people who are prejudiced, authoritarian, and militaristic. 

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Carla Baron Complains About Fake Psychics

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
June 11, 2011

A high-profile psychic failure last week has many psychics, including Carla Baron, complaining about the damage done by 'fake' psychics. Baron is also concerned that America is in the midst of a modern Salem Witch Trial. 

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Much Ado About Foreskins

No Faith Value with Ronald A. Lindsay
June 09, 2011

On the ballot in San Francisco this November will be a proposal to make it a criminal offense to perform a circumcision on a male under the age of 18. Should secular individuals — who obviously have no religious motivation to carry out such a procedure — support the ban? No. The proposed ban is a singularly bad idea.

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Video posted: Secret Footage of “Faith Healer” Peter Popoff in Toronto last month

True North Strong & Free Thinking with Justin B. Trottier
June 08, 2011

We bear witness (as does our footage) as disgraced faith healing fraud Peter Popoff engages in laying on of hands "healings", hosts testimonials and requests large sums of money. We show him asking attendees to put "their best seed" into envelopes he passed out, as well as close up of a sick man being turned away by security staff for appearing too ill to be credibly cured. We also describe a dispute where - rather ironically - the organist for this "faith healer" wished us death by cancer.

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Goodbye (For Now)

Reasonable Doubt with Derek C. Araujo
June 08, 2011

Later this month I will leave CFI's employment to pursue graduate studies in physics.  Thank you to my friends and colleagues for a wonderful four years.

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The Legacy of Jack Kevorkian

No Faith Value with Ronald A. Lindsay
June 07, 2011

Dr. Jack Kevorkian died Friday. To say that Kevorkian was a controversial figure would be an understatement. Controversy was what he sought, and he was not disappointed.

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“Incendies” (A Nickell-odeon Review)

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
June 07, 2011

Based on a play, Scorched, by Lebanese emigrant to Montreal Wajdi Villeneuve, Incendies is at once an intriguing mystery, a compelling evocation of human values and choices (humanists take note) during a horrific war, and an utterly stunning drama about the quest for familial completeness—a drama that harks back to the ancient Sophocles tragedy, Oedipus Rex.

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Legislating morality

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
June 06, 2011

What does it mean to legislate morality, and it is proper?

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The Beast of Gévaudan— In New Orleans?

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
June 03, 2011

Attend CSICON 2011 to learn more.

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Religious People really are more Dogmatic and Conservative

It’s Only Natural with John Shook
June 01, 2011

There are many advantages to having a flexible mind.

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