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Donate to Secular California Wildfire Relief Efforts

Reading Time: 2 minutes For anyone who thinks there are no atheist charities… From Jim Underdown, Executive Director of the Center for Inquiry — Los Angeles: We are deeply concerned about the hardship and suffering caused by the wildfires here in Southern California. We want to help, so the Center for Inquiry—Los Angeles is launching an effort through SHARE […]

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The Davids React to Sam Harris

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ellen Johnson, president of American Atheists, already responded to Sam Harris questioning the use of the label “atheist.” A couple other prominent atheists are also joining the fray. David Koepsell, Executive Director of the Council for Secular Humanism, supports Harris: Now mind you, we do face some clear political and social challenges from the deeply […]

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The Nonbelievers in Boston Globe Magazine

Reading Time: 5 minutes In today’s Boston Globe Magazine, you can read David Abel‘s cover story on “The Nonbelievers” (you may have to register with the newspaper to read it). I had a bad feeling about it when I saw the cover… it misrepresents atheists right off the bat with the headline “There is no God” (a phrase atheists […]

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Dr. Francis Collins on Point of Inquiry

Reading Time: < 1 minute If you haven’t heard it yet, Dr. Francis Collins, head of the Human Genome Project and an Evangelical Christian, was on Point of Inquiry with DJ Grothe to discuss his work, his faith, and his book The Language of God. DJ asked the questions that most stand out in my mind (especially regarding how Collins […]

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Atheists in South Carolina

Reading Time: 4 minutes Weekly Surge magazine has a positive article on atheists in South Carolina. There are a lot of quotations from notable atheists and a summation of what it’s like to be non-religious in the state. The first part of the article talks about Eric Heyd, the atheist who (stupidly) wrote “Fuck the skull of Jesus” on […]

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One of These Things is Not Like the Others

Reading Time: 2 minutes Usually, conferences have positive, forward-looking themes. Here are some recent and upcoming examples in the atheistic/skeptical world: American Humanist Association, 2008: E Pluribus Unum: Reclaiming Humanist Values Atheist Alliance International, 2007: Crystal Clear Atheism James Randi Educational Foundation, 2008: The Amaz!ng Meeting 6 Harvard Humanist Chaplaincy, 2007: The New Humanism Which is why I’m surprised […]

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What Should the Focus Be?

Reading Time: 2 minutes With the atheist books hitting bestsellers lists and national secular organizations growing in membership, what should we be focusing on: Creating new atheists or getting those who are already atheists to speak out as such? A recent article in the (Canadian) National Post used the backdrop of the Center for Inquiry – Ontario to discuss […]

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Atheism as Civil Rights Issue?

Reading Time: 4 minutes A few years ago, DJ Grothe (host of the Point of Inquiry podcast) and Austin Dacey, both of the Center for Inquiry, wrote an article in Free Inquiry magazine (got all that straight?) that has re-emerged among science/atheist bloggers recently. Grothe and Dacey argued that atheism was not a civil rights issue. … is it […]

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Point of Inquiry Interview

Reading Time: < 1 minute I am guest on the most recent Point of Inquiry podcast! Point of Inquiry is a weekly online radio show put out through the Center for Inquiry. You can download the MP3 through this link. Or better yet, subscribe to the show through iTunes and just listen to them each week. It’s the best podcast […]

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Atheist Organizations Chart

Reading Time: < 1 minute There are dozens of national/international organizations out there for non-religious people. For a newcomer to the scene, it’s often hard to keep track of which groups there are and how they are connected to each other. August Brunsman, Executive Director of the Secular Student Alliance, made a chart (a first draft, anyway) to help you […]

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