Looking over the past blog posts I noticed that it has been awhile since a TED talk was posted. If you don't know what TED talks are or haven't spent much time on their site, I highly recommend checking it out when you have some free time.
What skeptical, scientific, or secular problems do you see in your community today? Do you want to try changing anything or advocating for a view or group of people? Well, here is your chance to do that, and to have help!
Jon Huntsman, former Utah Governor and a current contender for the Republican nomination, recently posted a tweet on his official account responding to Rick Perry's asinine comments regarding evolution and climate change at a campaign stop in New Hampshire. Here is the full text straight from his Twitter page:
I find the word polyamory0 — and the myriad relationship structures it can refer to — to be gratifyingly familiar to the freethought1 community: Friday night at the CFI Leadership Conference conversations pivoted excitedly about that evening’s same-sex marriage victory. As several took turns toward other widely demonized relationship models I suppose it was inevitable that open marriages and group marriages (very different things) would come to the fore. People were curious and skeptical but supportive nonetheless. I felt validated — inasmuch as a white, middle-class, straight cis male might be able to recognize it. (At Uni I’ve sensed less offense from my religious friends at my criticism of religion than from my conventional friends at my unconventional relationships.)
International Blasphemy Rights Day is an awareness day that is celebrated by showing support for free speech issues and learning more about blasphemy laws and censorship around the world. The United States' first amendment disallows any laws that make blasphemy illegal, but there are still free speech issues that we should be fighting here in the United States, and there are certainly people around the world that are not able to speak freely, including questioning religion and religious practices.