The Edger: The Next Big Thing in Online Secular Activism

In what is just my second post in a long time, I’m making a point of encouraging everyone to check out The Edger. The Edger is a new and extremely well-produced secularism and atheism activism website. I had the privilege of helping to develop this site, and the people commandeering the operation are all very talented … Continue reading

Cult of Scientology Conspired to Destroy Skeptic Organization CSICOP

In the late 1970s, the Cult of Scientology conspired to discredit and silence the Committee for Scientific Investigation of the Paranormal, CSICOP, an organization headed by world-renowned Humanist leader Paul Kurtz, who also heads the Center For Inquiry. The 1977 order from the top level of the “Church” of Scientology outlining the plan, entitled Program: Humanist … Continue reading

Paul Kurtz, Center For Inquiry: Expelled is anti-science propaganda and anti-intellectualism at its worst

As a member of the Center For Inquiry, the world’s leading secular and rationalist advocacy organization, I received the following message in an email from CFI today: CFI’s Paul Kurtz Joins the Chorus of Critics Dismissing Ben Stein’s “Expelled” as Anti-Science Propaganda Paul Kurtz, founder and chairman of the Center for Inquiry, has called the new … Continue reading

Gonna be in/around Oshawa, ON on Friday afternoon? Go see Tom Flynn

In addition to speaking at the Centre For Inquiry (Toronto) on Friday evening, Tom Flynn of CFI Transnational will be speaking at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Oshawa from 2-4 PM. Flynn will be speaking on his upcoming publication The New Encyclopedia of Unbelief. For a complete rundown of the event, click … Continue reading

Tom Flynn in Toronto at Center For Inquiry, this Friday

Centre for Inquiry‘s CELEBRATION OF SCIENCE AND FREETHOUGHT ATHEISTS, HERETICS and UNBELIEVERS have fought at the forefront of every major civil rights movement of that last 300 years, including the Enlightenment, universal suffrage, abolitionism and minority civil rights. As the aggressive ‘New Atheists’ make headlines, the public tends to forget the legacy from which they … Continue reading

The Secular Conscience | Dr. Austin Dacey speaks in Toronto this Friday

THE SECULAR CONSCIENCE:  WHY BELIEF BELONGS IN PUBLIC LIFE,  with Dr. Austin Dacey.  The first Canadian book tour stop!  Do ethics presuppose religion? Are objective morals incompatible with  secular liberalism? Do questions of religion & values belong in public  life?

Atheists/agnostics and religion-unaffiliated make up 4 and 16.1% of Americans, respectively (Pew, March 3, 2008)

The US Religious Landscape Survey from the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life shows that 16.1 % of Americans have no particular religion, making the religion-unaffiliated the second largest faith-related group in the country, trailing only Roman Catholics who comprised 23.9% of the 35,000 survey respondents. The study also shows that the proportion of … Continue reading

Another frustrated Humanist review of the Whitby “Decide for Yourself” religion debates

Terry Price, the Humanist I wrote about in my review of the event (who was asked to stop distributing Humanism pamphlets), has written a review of his experiences at this event. This is very worth reading. Having not attended on Friday, and having been in the audience for the Frank Sherwin talk rather than manning … Continue reading

Cafe Inquiry: Can we be good without God?

The next University of Toronto Secular Alliance event is this coming Wednesday. The event is a part of the ongoing program entitled Cafe Inquiry. Cafe Inquiry is modeled after Cafe Scientifique, a grassroots endeavor to provide an opportunity for citizens both within and especially outside of the university community to learn about and discuss important issues … Continue reading

Renowned scientist Stuart Kauffman in Toronto TONIGHT (CFI Ontario)

For more information on tonight’s event, see: This should be very interesting.