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Tag: Critical Thinking

Why Rationalism Works For Me
August 1, 2012 • no comments • 399 views
Freethought

I sort of dodged a discussion today about the difference between the rational and the spiritual approach to understanding the universe. I didn’t want to engage in the discussion then because it was a derailment of an otherwise interesting topic. Instead I decided to write down some thoughts here. Firstly, I am a scientist, well a student […]

Video: The Intersection of Non-theism and Feminism
June 7, 2012 • 2 comments • 327 views
Feminism, Freethought

Posted by @center4inquiry on Twitter today. Moderator: Annie Laurie Gaylor Speakers: Sikivu Hutchinson, Rebecca Watson, Ophelia Benson, and Jennifer McCreight Filmed at the Center for Inquiry’s 2012 Women in Secularism Conference. www.centerforinquiry.net www.womeninsecularism.org Copyright 2012 Center for Inquiry Video produced by Adam Isaak with assistance from Bill Goodwin.

The “No True Creationist” Fallacy
May 8, 2012 • no comments • 320 views
Freethought

I was once upon a time a Christian, and I had creationism – what passes for science in fundamentalist Christian circles – pushed on me from an early age. When I was a young adult and the internet came around, I spent a lot of time on websites like talkorigins.org and various creationist sites as well […]

Easter Message: “Pro Life”
April 7, 2012 • no comments • 338 views
Freethought

The fundamentalist’s crusade against Planned Parenthood and what they so ironically call “pro life” has been appearing a lot in my news feed lately. Last Sunday some of the more extremist of these people even bombed a clinic in Wisconsin, USA. It isn’t the first time. Of course, they are not all crazy lunatics. Some […]

Easter Message: Religion and Secularism
April 6, 2012 • no comments • 390 views
Freethought

It’s Easter. That celebration the Christians co-opted from the Jews like they co-opted our winter solstice celebration and turned it into Christmas. I have a few things I want to say about religion, or mainly Christianity which is the one I was brought up in. This weekend seems to be appropriate – and I have […]

Belonging Nowhere?
March 5, 2012 • no comments • 670 views
Feminism, Freethought, LGBT

All communities have their problems and their conflicts. Sometimes belonging to several communities that don’t always overlap can be a bit of a problem. Natalie Reed experienced this recently when she wanted to write a post titled “God Does Not Love Trans People” addressing the sentiment that god loves everyone and thus religious people who […]

Worth Reading – Part III
January 30, 2012 • no comments • 344 views
Worth Reading

Time for another list of interesting articles and posts from my RSS feed. Since I’ve been busy for well over a week, I have nearly 700 entries to go through in my reader! Here’s a few number of highlights: Atheism Several flower shops refused to deliver flowers to Jessica Ahlquistwho recently won a lawsuit against […]