Blog Archives for February 2010

What Constitutes A Church?

No Faith Value with Ronald A. Lindsay
February 25, 2010

Is a bad boys' club for legislators entitled to tax-exempt status?

6 Comments

Was That Fishers of Men or Fighters of Men?

No Faith Value with Ronald A. Lindsay
February 25, 2010

Turn the other cheek, and then throw a devastating punch

2 Comments

CFI’s Day in Church - Audio Recording

True North Strong & Free Thinking with Justin B. Trottier
February 25, 2010

Audio recording of CFI spokesperson Kevin Smith's discussion at the Metropolitan Community Church in Toronto

Ghost Hunters International Team Finds Evidence of Fictional Character’s Ghost!

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
February 24, 2010

Ghost Hunters International team finds evidence of a ghost of a woman who never existed

12 Comments

CFI Gets the “Calling” to go to Church! (by Kevin Smith, CFI Canada board member)

True North Strong & Free Thinking with Justin B. Trottier
February 23, 2010

Gay pastor Brent Hawkes invited our Kevin Smith to inaugurate his Questions to God Series. Then we all went for drinks.

2 Comments

Secular Reason vs. the Sky King

It’s Only Natural with John Shook
February 23, 2010

Will secular society come crawling back to God eventually?

2 Comments

Shakespeare and Co

Dino from the Sands with Ibn Warraq
February 23, 2010

How much we owe Shakespeare.

1 Comment

Scientologists Hire Famed Reporters to Investigate Enemies

Reasonable Doubt with Derek C. Araujo
February 22, 2010

The Church of Scientology is paying journalists to "investigate" a paper that has reported on the church's activities.

2 Comments

Another Real-World Example of Eyewitness Unreliability

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
February 19, 2010

If you think eyewitness reports are accurate, you otter read this.

3 Comments

Skepticalisms

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
February 17, 2010

A word is coined for skeptical remarks.

2 Comments

Assault on Public Education

Freethought from the Heartland with Reba Boyd Wooden
February 17, 2010

Public education in the United States is being unfairly attacked.

5 Comments

A belief in science: Dalhousie Atheist Community receives warm coverage, interesting comments follow

True North Strong & Free Thinking with Justin B. Trottier
February 16, 2010

CFI's affiliate campus group at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada, has been among our most active and dynamic

2 Comments

Follow Up on 11 February. What actually happened.

Dino from the Sands with Ibn Warraq
February 16, 2010

How did the confrontation of 11 February finally turn out?

4 Comments

Racism is linked to Religious dogmatism

It’s Only Natural with John Shook
February 16, 2010

A new analysis of religious attitudes shows how the devout are more prejudiced

26 Comments

Texas Police Blotter: Drunk Man “Running from Chupacabra”

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
February 15, 2010

Police near Abilene, Texas, who responded to a prowler report found a drunk man "running from a chupacabra."

Apocalypse How?

Reasonable Doubt with Derek C. Araujo
February 15, 2010

The Virginia House has passed a bill meant to save humanity from "mark of the beast" microchip implants.

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Those Haunted Aykroyds

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
February 12, 2010

Peter H. Aykroyd (father of Dan) writes A History of Ghosts.

Promoting CFI at HASTI

Picture taken by Steve Duerr.

Freethought from the Heartland with Reba Boyd Wooden
February 11, 2010

Promoting and networking with science teachers--our natural allies.

1 Comment

Morality evolved first, long before Religion

It’s Only Natural with John Shook
February 10, 2010

Religion is an artificial way of enforcing humanity's natural morality.

10 Comments

Bloody Thursday? Tehran 11 February.

Dino from the Sands with Ibn Warraq
February 09, 2010

The Iranian Regime is bracing itself for a demonstration of possibly three million Iranians demanding freedom and justice.

2 Comments

George W Bush Celebrates Life in Indy

Freethought from the Heartland with Reba Boyd Wooden
February 06, 2010

Right-to-lifers will go to any expense to interfere with a woman's right to choose.

5 Comments

New Chupacabra Documentary: More Speculation than Investigation

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
February 05, 2010

Radford reviews early footage of a film on the chupacabra monster, finding more speculation than investigation.

5 Comments

The Geert Wilders Trial

No Faith Value with Ronald A. Lindsay
February 04, 2010

We should be concerned about this attempt to punish free speech

The Masked Librarian

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
February 04, 2010

CFI Libraries director Tim Binga has a dramatic role.

Religious freedom is self-contradictory?

It’s Only Natural with John Shook
February 02, 2010

Friends of religion apparently need another lesson about defending religious freedom.

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“Hijab is not a ticket to heaven”

Dino from the Sands with Ibn Warraq
February 02, 2010

To veil or not to veil? Hijab-less Kuwaiti women supported by Kuwaiti Constitution.

1 Comment

Another Cancer Hoaxer Preys on Goodwill

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
February 01, 2010

Another tragic story of battling a horrible disease turns out to be made up—either for profit or simply attention.

3 Comments

CBS Shows Ideological Bias in Accepting Super Bowl Ads

Reasonable Doubt with Derek C. Araujo
February 01, 2010

CBS has chosen its Super Bowl ads. Ads for gay dating are out; Religious Right anti-abortion commercials are in.

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