Blog Archives for March 2011

Blasphemy in Pakistan, Blasphemy Here

No Faith Value with Ronald A. Lindsay
March 30, 2011

Events in Pakistan remind us of the importance of the right to blaspheme

Sound and Fury Signifying Nothing: A Visit to the Body, Soul & Spirit “Alternative Thought” Expo

True North Strong & Free Thinking with Justin B. Trottier
March 30, 2011

Mr. Eradicator, negative ion bracelets, sound reiki, the Kaballah and more!

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How to be an Accommodationist

It’s Only Natural with John Shook
March 30, 2011

Of course we have to help accommodate religious believers to the naturalistic worldview.

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Mothman: The Continuing Saga

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
March 28, 2011

Monster or owl? You decide?

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UN Human Rights Council Abandons “Defamation of Religions” Concept

Reasonable Doubt with Derek C. Araujo
March 26, 2011

In a welcome change, a UN HRC resolution on religious freedom makes no mention of the so-called "defamation of religions."

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Should We Care Whether Others Believe in God?

No Faith Value with Ronald A. Lindsay
March 24, 2011

A discussion of the extent to which religious belief is important

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Belief in God Remains a Stumbling Block in Moral Debate

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
March 24, 2011

Criticism of CFI's recent ad campaign shows belief in God is a problem for those who desire constructive moral discourse.

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Sign Your Name to CFI’s Wal-Mart Homeopathy Statement

Reasonable Doubt with Derek C. Araujo
March 24, 2011

Join CFI in telling Wal-Mart: Stop Lying to your Customers about Homeopathy

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The Great Chupacabra Memory Experiment & Contest

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
March 23, 2011

Dozens of people remember hearing about the chupacabra decades ago: truth or false memory?

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Public Reactions to the Chupacabra Solution

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
March 22, 2011

I solved the mystery of el chupacabra and I was curious to see what the public's reaction would be...

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Which Kinds of Secularism does Atheism Endorse?

It’s Only Natural with John Shook
March 22, 2011

Not all secularisms are alike. Atheists should be clear about their secular hopes.

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Meeting Margaret Fuller

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
March 22, 2011

A modernist of over 160 years ago.

Another Crazy Night at the Spiritualist Church!

True North Strong & Free Thinking with Justin B. Trottier
March 21, 2011

Following up on a trip to the Britten Memorial Spiritualist Church that I reported a month ago, this time we returned in force

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Something to Fear?

No Faith Value with Ronald A. Lindsay
March 21, 2011

Two recent studies discuss susceptibility to fear and religious belief

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Basketball, Sex, and Honor Codes

No Faith Value with Ronald A. Lindsay
March 18, 2011

Comments on BYU's understanding of "honor"

CFI, IHEU Collaborate to Oppose Blasphemy Laws at UN

Reasonable Doubt with Derek C. Araujo
March 16, 2011

CFI and the International Humanist and Ethical Union delivered a joint statement this week at the UN opposing blasphemy laws.

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A different kind of moral relativism

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
March 16, 2011

Some thoughts on philosopher Jesse Prinz's case for moral relativism.

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Baker’s “Miracle” Minions

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
March 14, 2011

The lack of critical thinking continues.

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To refute or promote?

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
March 10, 2011

The debate between secularists over whether to refute religious belief or promote moral values is a mistaken one.

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Christians Love Hell More Than Heaven

It’s Only Natural with John Shook
March 09, 2011

Let's look again at the Christian way to "objectively" find morality.

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New Skeptical Cryptozoology Books!

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
March 08, 2011

2011 and 2012 will bring more skeptical books on monsters than ever before....

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Father Baker’s “Miracles”

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
March 07, 2011

Not so miraculous.

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Meeting Mr. Lincoln

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
March 04, 2011

What a likeable fellow!

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Religion is Not Really About Hope

It’s Only Natural with John Shook
March 03, 2011

When believers say that God’s heaven is so loving and consoling, don’t believe them.

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What Would You Ask Hitchens?

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
March 03, 2011

I'll be interviewing the famed journalist and author the evening of March 8 at Stony Brook University.

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You don’t need God—to hope, to care, to love, to live.

No Faith Value with Ronald A. Lindsay
March 01, 2011

Millions of people have rewarding, fulfilling lives without religion

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