Mississippi Bill Targets Biology Books
January 10, 2009


Last week the Mississippi state legislature took up an anti-evolution bill that would require the State Board of Education to place disclaimer stickers in every textbook that discusses evolution.    House Bill No. 25 , introduced by state representative Gary Chism, sets forth a lengthy required disclaimer that states, in part: "This textbook discusses evolution, …

State Attorneys General Oppose Challenge to Inauguration Ceremony
January 9, 2009


An update on the   recently-filed lawsuit challenging the use of prayer and the addition of the words "so help me God" at this month’s Presidential Inauguration:  yesterday all 50 state Attorneys General,   led by Texas AG Greg Abbott and joined by the AG for the Virgin Islands, filed an amicus (friend-of-the-court) brief defending …

Africa Needs More Human-Centered Thought and Activism
January 7, 2009


Norm R. Allen Jr. responds to the idea that missionary work and Christianity are essentially benign.

Humanism and the Faith that Unites
January 2, 2009


Can humanism promote an active faith in ethical ideals, without falling into the religious divide of dogmatic faith?

Should Nonbelievers Challenge Inaugural Oath and Invocation?
December 31, 2008


Should atheists and nonbelievers sue to prevent the inaugural benediction and the use of the words "so help me God" when Barack Obama takes the oath of office on January 20th?    According to Michael Newdow’s website , more than two-dozen individuals and organizations – including the American Humanist Association and the Freedom From Religion …

Science, Reason, and the Obama Administration
December 24, 2008


Kendrick Frazier’s Commentary to appear in the March/April 2009 Skeptical Inquirer

Seasonal Wishes from…a CFI Supporter?
December 23, 2008


Or, not. A special note to CFI just in time for Christmas.

Evangelical Lobbyist Resigns Amid Civil Unions Flap
December 19, 2008


Proponents of the popular   religion-as-guardian-of-civil rights narrative have some rethinking to do.   According to the     New York Times   , Richard Cizik, the longtime Washington lobbyist for the National Association of Evangelicals, has resigned after revealing his support for civil unions for gay couples.  That’s right: not gay marriage, but the …

Paul Kurtz on the Current Economic Recession
December 18, 2008


CFI Founder Paul Kurtz discusses the current economic recession with CFI VP of Communications Nathan Bupp

One God or Many Universes?
December 17, 2008


Should atheists use the “multiverse” hypothesis to offer an alternative to supernaturalism?