Cody Hashman is a member of student outreach at the Center for Inquiry. He graduated from the University of Northern Iowa, with a degree in Psychology, where he was the co-founder and president of the UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers. He is now pursuing a PhD in Cognitive Psychology at SUNY Buffalo where he is involved with the UB Freethinkers.
Yeah, I read The Hunger Games. Yeah, I was excited for the movie. Yes, I’m excited for the next installment of the trilogy (November 11, 2013). However, I was more than pleasantly surprised with the soundtrack for the motion picture. The first track from The Hunger Games: Songs From District 12 and Beyond was by none other than the Montreal-based indie group responsible for the heretical 2007 album Neon Bible. For the indie hipsters out there, I am of course talking about Arcade Fire. The rest of the album is quite good too, but the first track “Abraham’s Daughter” is an ode to the forgotten and/or nameless warriors out there who fight oppression and religious fanaticism simply because it is the right thing to do.
Originating from the hometown of CFI's very own Debbie Goddard, the Drexel Freethought Society has been spreading freethought on the Drexel campus and in the Philidelphia area since 2009. We were able to ask the current president, David McDevitt, a few questions about the group.
Dessa is a badass. And the self-described atheist is on tour promoting her newest single "Warsaw." While she may best be known for her participation in the Minneapolis based indie hip hop collective Doomtree, Dessa has an extensive collection of solo tracks including today's Music Monday song of the week, "Poor Atlas" from her 2010 album A Badly Broken Code.
Once upon a time there was a peaceful man that went by the name Cat Stevens (O.K. that is kind of a lie, his old old name was Steven Demetre Georgiou) who, as far as I know, didn't think that people should be killed for writing blasphemous books. He made a lot of money singing about a lot of things, but one of the songs he was most known for, "Peace Train," had a truly humanistic message.
So, I had the pleasure of seeing Josh Ritter this past weekend, again. And again it was in the old Delaware Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church (side note: churches have amazing sound!) that has been turned into the location of Ani DiFranco's Babville and Righteous Babe Records. Coincidentally, DiFranco is a self-identified atheist.