Blog Archives for March 2012

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

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

Your daily digest of relevant news and links from Paul Fidalgo

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."  

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

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

Your daily digest of relevant news and links from Paul Fidalgo

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

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

Your daily digest of relevant news and links from Paul Fidalgo

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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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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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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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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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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