The Morning Heresy 4/2/12: Pill-Popping Mouth Breathers

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

Your daily digest of relevant news and links from Paul Fidalgo

CFI's "Living without Religion" campaign wins Favorite Atheist/Agnostic Ad of 2011 at About.com! High fives all around.

Ron Lindsay on the long road for atheists in America 

Bill O'Reily's traveling sidekick Jesse Watters tries to make fun of the Reason Rally, does a poor job, and tells his boss that the atheists were mean to him.

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And Why The Reason Rally Was But One Step Forward On A Long Road

No Faith Value with Ronald A. Lindsay
March 29, 2012

The Reason Rally showed the secular movement has come a long way—but much remains to be accomplished.

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A Brief Recap of The Reason Rally

No Faith Value with Ronald A. Lindsay
March 29, 2012

The Reason Rally was a wonderful event—rain and all.  The Reason Rally was rightfully billed as a “coming out” party and a celebration.  We showed our fellow Americans that we have the numbers and the commitment to be taken seriously—and we had a great time doing so.  The speakers were eloquent, the entertainers were funny and engaging, and the crowd was uniformly upbeat. 

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The Morning Heresy 3/29/12: Homeopathic Job Search

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

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20-year-old Iraqi Faisal Saeed Al Mutar in Big Think: "I didn’t become a Secular Humanist because of my hatred for organized religion but because I understand them. Secular humanism is not a way of revenge but a way of life that all humanity needs."  

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The Morning Heresy 3/28/12: What’s In *Your* Wallet?

The Morning Heresy with Paul the Morning Heretic
March 28, 2012

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CFI's Michael De Dora cautiously applauds the lack of anti-blasphemy language in UN Human Rights Council declaration

Speaking of which: Reuters - Kuwaiti government arrests Twitter user for "the abusing of social networks . . . to offend basic Islamic and spiritual values"

The Consumerist: Capital One rejects atheist symbol on customized credit cards, has no problem with Jesus, Jesus, Jesus

I am newly honored with my first dissing from right-wing faux-media watchdog outlet Newbusters   

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UN Human Rights Council Again Adopts Resolution on Religious Intolerance Without Defamation Language

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
March 27, 2012

The United Nations Human Rights Council for the second year in a row has adopted a resolution aimed at combating religious intolerance that does not include language referring to the harmful “defamation of religions" concept.

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The Morning Heresy 3/27/12: Get Off My Lawn

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

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More Reason Rally coverage, reaction, and aftermath

Fox-DC TV package is fair and positive, does give unnecessary attention to Cthulu protester guy (oh, look what I did there.)

Sarah Posner in the Guardian: Rally is first show of potential "political muscle" for seculars (This article also features my favorite picture so far from the rally) 

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In Praise of Falling Birth Rates

Advocatus Diaboli with Tom Flynn
March 26, 2012

A recent column by Froma Harrop makes a point I've repeatedly alluded to in FREE INQUIRY -- the demographic contraction that comes from years of falling birthrates is not only survivable, but could portend a more pleasant and sustainable future.

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The Morning Heresy 3/26/12: Post-Rally Stupor

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

Your daily digest of relevant news and links from Paul Fidalgo

This will have to be a quick one today folks. Yes, there's an enormous deluge of Reason Rally coverage, but I just lost hours of work on this morning's Heresy because, yes, I didn't hit "save." And I am crushed. So this was going to be longer, but I think I can still give you the important stuff.

And by the way, it was so great to meet and reunite with so many of you this weekend. I'm very proud of us.

To the news!

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The Morning Heresy 3/23/12: In Transit

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

The quick-and-dirty, in-transit-to-the-Reason-Rally edition! 

Your daily digest of relevant news and links from Paul Fidalgo -- LIVE FROM THE PORTLAND, MAINE JETPORT!

Rick Wingrove of Beltway Atheists gets op-ed in WaPo: "Reason Rally will show that all the cool people are atheists now and that the days of consent by silence are over." Hell yes. 

Washington Times coverage of Reason Rally press conference with Dawkins, Silverman, Galef, Bey 

NPR piece on Reason Rally 

Hemant in WaPo: "Even though there may not be a physical building where we can meet, atheists have discovered communities online that weren’t around a decade ago." 

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