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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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Music Monday: Two Gallants - “Waves of Grain”

April 23, 2012 Cody Hashman

It snowed in Buffalo today. However, summer is almost here, and one of the greatest things about summer is being able to listen to music outside and enjoy life and all the good things about it. Every time I hear Two Gallants I can't help but think about summer. 

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CFI Supports Unite Women

April 16, 2012 Dren Asselmeier

Staff at Center for Inquiry recently learned of a group called Unite Women whose mission is to unite against the war on women's rights by orchestrating marches and rallies all across the country on April 28th. "We will be standing with women and men in every State making sure that our voices are heard!" I encourage you to read more about UniteWomen.org.

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Why this minister is kind of right, but also really wrong

April 10, 2012 Dren Asselmeier

During a recent trip to North Carolina to represent CFI at Duke University and at Rock Beyond Belief, I learned about amendment one. There were several activists on campus at Duke, and some people wearing “NO on Amendment One” shirts at the concert, so I asked them what that meant and they summarized it well. I looked into it further: “The measure would define marriage in the state as between one man and one woman. Same-sex marriage is already banned in the state of North Carolina. The proposed measure, however, would add the ban to the state constitution” (from Ballotpedia).

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