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Proudly I Am The Fool

May 8, 2012 Seth Kurtenbach

The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. -Psalm 14:1

Sometimes theists say this to me. They mean to call me a fool. Of course, it’s not them saying it; they are merely quoting the bible. If I weren’t properly medicated, that sort of thing might hurt my feelings. I used to just tell myself, “Nah, it’s not true, Seth. You’re not a fool.” But maybe I am a fool. After all, it says so in the bible.

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Music Monday: Josh Ritter - “Galahad”

May 7, 2012 Cody Hashman

This isn't the first time Josh Ritter has made an appearance on Music Monday. That is no accident. As mentioned before, I have been a long time fan of Mr. Ritter's music.

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Evidence Based Education

May 2, 2012 Dren Asselmeier

I was recently contacted by a writer who goes by the name Donovanable and blogs at Pervasive Goodness. She is a psychology student who has grown tired of woo and superstition within the field of psychology and wanted to get other skeptical students to review their programs and let people know what they might expect from psych programs all over the country. I know a lot of students in CFI On Campus affiliates are psychology students, and I think that this is a great idea, so I wanted to share some things about her project. The database site is Evidence Based Education, and you can read more about it below.

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Music Monday: Tool - “Opiate”

April 30, 2012 Cody Hashman

Out of all of the songs that I have accumulated in my Music Monday arsenal, none fit the bill more so than Tool's song "Opiate." It contains one of my favorite lyrics is all of music, "Open my eyes, blind me with your light now." 

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Discourse Across Belief: Respecting the Ethics of the Other

April 27, 2012 Olivia James

I recently saw a blog post that said “God loves good atheists more than evil Christians”. This may seem really logical to the people reading this blog, but it garnered some anger from a few of the religious blogs I follow. They responded with something along the lines of “why would God love someone who doesn’t worship him or give him his due or even acknowledge his existence?” This may seem like one of those places where atheists and believers are just talking past each other, never to really meet, but I’d like to address some of the ways in which atheists and believers can truly acknowledge and respect the good things that the other side does.

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