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Syracuse’s “Haunted” Ancestors Inn
August 16, 2018


It is closed now but in September 2002 I stayed at a “haunted” mansion in Syracuse known as Ancestors Inn at the Bassett House. It was Friday the Thirteenth. The mansion is located in Liverpool, NY, near Syracuse  (where—courtesy of Central New York Skeptics—I was speaking at both the Museum of Science and Technology and …

A Break from Oblivion
August 16, 2018


Jack Phillips, the Masterpiece Cakeshop guy who likes to discriminate against gays, is suing once again because he also likes to discriminate against transgender folks, and the Colorado Civil Rights Commission JUST WON’T LET HIM RELIGIOUS-LIBERTIZE. CFI’s own Nick Little confronts the systemic implications of the soul-sickening revelations about child sex abuse in the Pennsylvania Catholic …

Atheists for Aretha, Hell? Please…, A Zero Golf Score
August 15, 2018


Hell doesn’t scare me. I played football in Chicago in August. Please… hell would be a cool breeze compared to 95 humid degrees in full pads.
Anyway, did you ever wonder why God designed us with so many flaws, then built hell to punish us for those flaws? Seems a bit circular, doesn’t it?

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FREE INQUIRY is the bimonthly transnational magazine of the nonprofit Council for Secular Humanism. It is the world’s largest-circulation English-language magazine for and about men and women who live value-rich lives without religion. Founded in 1980 and published bimonthly (six times per year), FREE INQUIRY (circulation averaging 30,000) features leading thinkers and activists who explore issues of critical importance to all who seek to live the good life ... in this life.

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Point of Inquiry is the Center for Inquiry's flagship podcast, where the brightest minds of our time engage in deep conversation about the big questions in science, religion, politics, and culture.

Since 2005, some of the show's remarkable guests have included Ta-Nehisi Coates, Brian Greene, Susan Jacoby, Richard Dawkins, Ann Druyan, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Eugenie Scott, Adam Savage, Bill Nye, Howard Fineman, Sam Harris, and Francis Collins, among many, many others.

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