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If You Don’t Read This, You’re Hitler
July 24, 2012


Your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities. 

Bye bye, Sally Ride (1951-2012).

Greta Christina has some words for Mitt Romney in response to his praise of Dr. Ride. 

CFI boss Ron Lindsay explores how one’s politics are (and are not) informed by humanism in the latest Free Inquiry

Pray Away the Guns
July 23, 2012


Your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities. 

CFI’s chief Ron Lindsay released a statement on Friday on the Aurora shooting.

CSI’s Ben Radford picks apart the notion that the Batman movie was somehow responsible for the violence. 

Usually-risible Texas congressman Louis Gohmert says the shooting happened because the country doesn’t place enough value in God. Hemant asks: “Who votes for someone like that?”   

Statement on the Events in Aurora, Colorado
July 20, 2012

Press Releases

A statement from Ronald Lindsay, President and CEO of the Center for Inquiry, on the shooting that took place early today in Aurora, Colorado.

Meatheads
July 20, 2012


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Kimberly Winston covers CFI’s efforts on behalf of Alexander Aan, here in the Washington Post. We’re hoping that this kind of mainstream media coverage helps inspire more people outside of our own movement to take part. We’re over 3500 signatures now. Please keep this ball in the air, keep sharing the link with folks even outside the skepto-atheosphere.

Humanism with a Pulse: Free Inquiry Explores Secularism’s Compassionate Side
July 20, 2012

Press Releases

Nonbelievers are embracing community service and activism with a brand of compassion that arises not from religious belief but from a humanistic worldview. This growing phenomenon is explored in-depth in a special cover feature of Free Inquiry.

Keeping Your Powder Dry
July 19, 2012


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As of this moment, we have over 2700 signatures in our petition to the White House for Alexander Aan, and we must make it to 25,000 by August 16! My personal thanks to all those who have blogged, tweeted, facebooked, emailed, and pestered their friends and social network connections to sign. We still have a ways to go, so we need to keep pushing so we can attain a snowball effect. PZ commands you!  

The Promise of Doughnuts
July 18, 2012


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Yesterday we began our drive to gather electronic sigantures for an online petition to the White House on behalf of Alexander Aan. It’s off to a strong start as we near 1400 signatures, but we badly need folks to do more than sign, and actively share the petition and encourage folks to do the same. We have to build momentum.

Gesundheit!
July 17, 2012


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This is important: Today the Center for Inquiry submitted a petition to the White House to ask the president and the administration to publicly address the plight of jailed Indonesian atheist Alexander Aan, as well as that of religious dissidents and nonbelievers in Indonesia.  

URGENT: Tell the President to Speak Out for Jailed Atheist Alexander Aan
July 17, 2012

News

CFI has begun a petition at the White House website asking the Obama administration to call upon the Indonesian government to immediately release Alexander and better protect the rights to freedom of expression and belief for religious dissidents and nonbelievers.

Funny Things about Socrates
July 16, 2012


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The exciting news over the weekend for us was that Alexander Aan, persecuted and jailed for his atheism in Indonesia, has written a letter to his supporters from prison, thanking them for their efforts and reasserting his commitment to “humanity and science.” Atheist Ireland’s Michael Nugent was first with the news. 

CFI’s Michael De Dora has two posts on this development: The first catches us up with the story so far and posts the letter in full. The second gives a comprehensive list of things that you can do right now to lend Alexander a hand (like write back to him!).