Blog Archives for April 2011

“Water for Elephants” (A Nickell-odeon Review)

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
April 29, 2011

Carrying water for "Water for Elephants"

A public dialogue on morality

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
April 28, 2011

Video of my recent discussion on secular and religious morality with Father Jonathan Morris is now in YouTube.

God is the Greatest Abortionist

It’s Only Natural with John Shook
April 27, 2011

Christians chant "Choose Life," but God hates babies.

9 Comments

Atheism, Humanism, and “Interfaith” Coalitions

No Faith Value with Ronald A. Lindsay
April 25, 2011

Nonbelievers should be very hesitant about embracing the term "faith"

28 Comments

Death by Chupacabra!

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
April 25, 2011

Rumors of my death are fictional.

1 Comment

Canadian Secularists Send Questions to Party Offices

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

Questions on church-state separation, free speech, charity status for religious orgs and other important matters sent

Three Dimensions of Morality

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

In what ways is humanist ethics superior to religious ethics?

6 Comments

The Bible Does Not Exist

It’s Only Natural with John Shook
April 20, 2011

Let's get skeptical about whether "The Bible" is even real.

17 Comments

Rep. Gohmert Proposes “Ten Commandments Weekend”

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
April 20, 2011

Republican from Texas introduces House resolution designating first weekend of May as "Ten Commandments Weekend."

3 Comments

“ Paul”  (A Nickell-odeon Review)

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
April 19, 2011

Off-the-planet humor.

Real-time, Real-Life Abduction Tests Psychics

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
April 15, 2011

A Tennessee woman was abducted yesterday, and dozens of psychics are on the case. How will they do?

4 Comments

Kevin Smith:  Attending a Catholic School Board meeting

True North Strong & Free Thinking with Justin B. Trottier
April 14, 2011

Guest post by Kevin Smith, CFI Canada spokesperson, on his defending gay student clubs banned at public Catholic schools

The Disappearing God

It’s Only Natural with John Shook
April 13, 2011

There is no God. And the signs are all around us.

8 Comments

Well Met: Loren Coleman

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
April 12, 2011

Different perspectives but much in common.

1 Comment

Sam Harris vs. William Lane Craig

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
April 11, 2011

Bestselling secularist author debates theologian on morality and God.

2 Comments

Don’t blame free speech for the murders in Afghanistan

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
April 08, 2011

Many people believe Terry Jones has legal and moral responsibility. I believe he has neither. Here is why.

7 Comments

Outsourcing Justice

No Faith Value with Ronald A. Lindsay
April 06, 2011

The decision to try the 9/11 conspirators in Cuba

2 Comments

Let’s be Clear about Spiritualism’s Fog

It’s Only Natural with John Shook
April 06, 2011

Deepak Chopra's name gets thrown around a lot. But you gotta see how truly dangerous he is.

1 Comment

The Business of Mothman

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
April 06, 2011

Mythical creature may attack wallets.

1 Comment

Supreme Court Thwarts Challenge of Religious School Subsidies; Taxpayer Standing Demolished

Reasonable Doubt with Derek C. Araujo
April 04, 2011

The Court's decision allows legislatures to circumvent the Establishment Clause by issuing tax credits instead of appropriations