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Why British Television Isn’t All Bad

Reading Time: 2 minutes For one thing, Britain’s Channel 4 aired the Richard Dawkins documentary The Root of All Evil?, a film which would never see airtime in America. Besides that, British blogger Nicole says this about a BBC show called Waterloo Road about a struggling school: A recent storyline involved the school receiving funding from a local businessman, […]

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Center For Inquiry Student Leadership Conference 2007

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Center For Inquiry is hosting their Student Leadership Conference this summer from June 15-17 at CFI’s headquarters in Amherst, NY (near Buffalo). If you’re a secular college student, a leader in a secular organization, or would like to start a group up on your campus, you are encouraged to attend. Registration, food, and lodging […]

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The Atheists Stand Alone

Reading Time: 3 minutes Quick: What name comes to mind when I say the word “atheist”? . . . I’m guessing most of you think of Richard Dawkins or Sam Harris. What name comes to mind when I say “Christian”? . . . Knowing the audience that reads this blog, maybe you thought of James Dobson, Jerry Falwell, or […]

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The New Humanism Conference

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard University along with the Secular Student Alliance are teaming up for a once-in-a-lifetime conference. The conference will take place on the Harvard campus on April 20 and 21. Speakers include: Novelist Salman Rushdie 2002 International Humanist of the Year Amartya Sen 1999 American Humanist of the Year E.O. Wilson 2006 […]

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Hein v. Freedom From Religion Foundation

Reading Time: 4 minutes I wrote about this lawsuit a couple months ago. And you can read more about it here. Basically, it begs the question of whether taxpayers have standing to sue the government when it supports religion in violation of the Establishment Clause (like with the Office of Faith-based Initiatives). The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) says […]

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Meeting of the Atheist Minds

Reading Time: < 1 minute This Saturday, for the third year in a row, the leaders of nearly all the major atheist/humanist organizations in the country will be meeting in Washington D.C. to discuss ways to collaborate, share resources, and decide best methods to share our message with others. Participating organizations include: American Atheists American Ethical Union American Humanist Association […]

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Are Atheists Less Charitable?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Yes, says Jonah Goldberg, Editor-at-Large of National Review Online. Read his article here. They printed this column in the commentary page of yesterday’s Chicago Tribune. It ruined my breakfast, I tell you. Goldberg says the following: The further to the left you are — particularly to the secular left — the less likely you are […]

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CFI Office of Public Policy

Reading Time: 2 minutes On Tuesday, November 14, the Center for Inquiry (CFI) will hold an event at the National Press Club entitled “Science and Secularism: Defending America’s True Values.” This will be the inaugural event for the Office of Public Policy (OPP). So far, the OPP already has three employees and is trying to raise nearly $1,000,000 for […]

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