Your daily digest of relevant news and links from Paul Fidalgo
20-year-old Iraqi Faisal Saeed Al Mutar in Big Think: “I didn’t become a Secular Humanist because of my hatred for organized religion but because I understand them. Secular humanism is not a way of revenge but a way of life that all humanity needs.”
New Point of Inquiry episode, hosted by Indre Viskontas, features David Morrison. Listen before an asteroid hits us this year.
Via Hemant: Gallup says 32% of US is nonreligious??? Huh? This US?
We’re underrepresented in prison. Can you say “growth opportunity”??
The homeopathic solution to the unemployment problem
NYT: Rising tensions in France for Muslims after Toulouse killings
Justin Griffith of Rock Beyond Belief at Fort Bragg in a press release: “Commanders at the military base have decided not to allow atheists to collect food for local homeless veterans.”
Hooray for The Oatmeal: I wonder if the atheist extremists will shake those beers until they explode
Canadian paper: UFO community suffers “staggering blow” in effort to uncover US government’s conspiracy by not gathering sufficient signatures
Luckily, this guy is writing a book about a New Mexico UFO landing that the military covered up in 1948
Dallas movie theatre spooked from running atheist ads
NY Post: Psychics and their astounding influence: “I run their marriages, help them make money…People have changed careers, left relationships or adopted children because I told them to.”
Blag Hag: This rally sign isn’t funny (agreed).
Houston Chronicle talks to Anthony Pinn about The End of God-Talk
Christian Post op-ed: Dawkins instructs atheists to “bully” believers
Sasquatch is hiding behind trees in Pennsylvania
Quote of the Day
Ed Brayton, countering a Fox News anti-rally op-ed
One can criticize a viewpoint and still defend the right to hold and express that viewpoint, and nearly all secularists do exactly that. Indeed, the freedom of religion is far safer in the hands of secularists than it is in the hands of religious fundamentalists.
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