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It’s Almost Like You’re Imagining It
November 20, 2018


This is something. Commercial artist Joe Reginella mounted an enormous hoax in New York City by making a fake monument memorializing an alien encounter by a tugboat crew that he made up. He also made a website, pamphlet, and a documentary about it. Why? “I made it as a social experiment, to enjoy that moment when …

Atheist 10 Commandments
November 20, 2018


11. Take a moment every day to be grateful
No matter how bad it gets, someone out there is worse off or dead. That’s the bottom line, isn’t it?
You, on the other hand (if you’re actually reading this and not merely in a coma), aren’t dead yet.

So there’s that.

It’s just got to be mentally healthy to shift your thinking from what’s wrong with the world (or your life) to what’s right — at least once in a while. Hope springs eternal.

I don’t know who the hell this Hope is, but I think she’s got the right idea… springing like she does… whatever that means.

Is Islam Compatible With Democracy and Human Rights?
November 16, 2018


Presented is an extensive look into Islam and Democracy from Ibn Warraq’s book, Why I Am Not a Muslim. Secular Islam was created by the Center for Inquiry to collect the writings, thoughts, and speeches of secular Muslims, Ex-Muslims, believers, doubters, and unbelievers, brought together by a great struggle, not between the West and Islam, but between …

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News & Announcements


TAKE ACTION: Stop the ‘Heartbeat’ Abortion Ban in Ohio! (Ohio Residents)
November 14, 2018

The Ohio House has scheduled a vote on one of the most restrictive abortion bills in recent years — and the Center for Inquiry (CFI) needs your help to prevent it from becoming law. The so-called “Heartbeat Bill” seeks to prohibit all abortions from the moment a fetus’ heartbeat can be detected, which usually occurs approximately six weeks into a pregnancy.

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Office of Public Policy
November 6, 2018

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October 2018 Office of Public Policy Update
Office of Public Policy
October 31, 2018

October was another busy month for CFI’s Office of Public Policy (OPP).

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Press Releases


Texas Secular Wedding Celebrants Challenge Religious Privilege in Solemnizing Marriages
November 6, 2018

In a lawsuit filed Monday with a U.S. District Court, the Center for Inquiry (CFI) is challenging Texas’s marriage law, which limits the authority to solemnize marriages to clergy and certain government officials. By granting this unconstitutional privilege to religion, the state is denying its nonreligious residents the opportunity to have their unions formalized by a …

CFI fears Supreme Court will use Maryland Cross case to breach wall of separation
Office of Public Policy
November 5, 2018

In an ominous sign that the wall between government and religion may soon be dismantled, the Center for Inquiry (CFI) expressed its alarm that the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday said it would hear an appeal involving a Christian war memorial on public land.

Trump Officials Callously Using Pittsburgh Massacre to Demonize Nonreligious, Advance Christian Privilege
October 30, 2018

The Trump administration’s response to the worst act of anti-Semitic violence in U.S. history has been disgraceful, said the Center for Inquiry, taking the president and his lieutenants to task for their eagerness to falsely assign blame to the nonreligious. On Saturday, a white nationalist, radicalized Christian man massacred eleven Jewish men and women at …