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Music Monday: Low - “Murderer”

February 6, 2012 Cody Hashman

I have been told on multiple occasions by at least two different people that if God asked them to murder me, they would do it without question. I suppose this is all in a day’s work as a secular student activist, because my favorite instace of this was on Blasphemy Rights Day 2009 when a “mob of people” gathered in front of our school library, where I found myself in an impromptu debate in front of about 60 people. I always find it enlightening when people’s convictions overpower social pressures. Interestingly, this was the first thing I thought of when I was sent today’s Music Monday song of the week by a band by the name of Low called “Murderer”.

 

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Interviews on the Course of Reason

February 1, 2012 Dren Asselmeier

Welcome to another interview on the Course of Reason! This is the second installment of my series where I interview people who are making a difference for science, reason, and secular values. Thanks for listening!

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Music Monday: Frank Turner - “Glory Hallelujah”

January 30, 2012 Cody Hashman

Today's song comes from commenter Chris-pee who suggested a nice little tune by Frank Turner on last week's Music Monday

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This is home.

January 28, 2012 Adam Shannon

Photo credit: NASA/NOAA/GSFC/Suomi NPP/VIIRS/Norman Kuring

The image above is home. It is the place where all but five hundred of the over ten billion humans have lived and will live their entire lives. It is the only place we know of that contains our scale of life. This place is amazing to us, for it gives us physical locations of shelter, warmth, chilling, cyclical seasons, and the chance for us to learn about its inner-most workings.

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Evil Little Things

January 27, 2012 Samuel Shore

If you've recently been hiding under a rock (or not reading r/atheism), you might have missed the amazing story of 16-year-old Jessica Ahlquist and her recent lawsuit to remove a prayer banner in her public high school. Just last week, a federal judge ruled in her favor and it looks like the school district will take down the banner rather than continuing to futilely challenge the Constitution with taxpayer money.

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