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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The Morning Heresy 3/19/12

The Morning Heresy with Paul the Morning Heretic
March 19, 2012

Welcome to a new feature of CFI's Free Thinking blog, "The Morning Heresy." There's so much going on in the news, both above and below the radar, that relates to the mission of CFI and its affiliate groups, so the management here decided it would be a good idea to get a kind of daily roundup of relevant items in order to keep everyone in the loop. Then it occurred to us, hey, this could be valuable to everyone in the secularist and skeptic movements...

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Is there Nothing Wrong with Being Religious?

It’s Only Natural with John Shook
March 17, 2012

Every time an atheist praises religious things, an angel gets his wings.

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Shouldn’t Arizona Scrutinize How Men Are Using Viagra?

No Faith Value with Ronald A. Lindsay
March 16, 2012

In the controversy over contraceptive coverage for women in health care plans, things get crazier by the minute. Arizona is considering legislation that would permit religious employers to require women who want reimbursement for the cost of contraception to submit a claim, supported by evidence, that the pills are not being used for contraception, but to treat some other medical issue. Incredible, right?

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Being Clear About Our Objectives

No Faith Value with Ronald A. Lindsay
March 14, 2012

Moving Secularism Forward, the joint conference of CFI and the Council for Secular Humanism, took place in Orlando a little over a week ago. The presentations at the conferences have generated a fair amount of commentary (for examples, see here and here). This is a good thing. One of the purposes of our conferences is to get people to think, to debate, and, in some cases, to look at issues from a different perspective.

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