North Dakota Secularists File Lawsuit Against City of Fargo

From Ed Brayton: The Red River Freethinkers have filed suit against the city of Fargo, North Dakota over their refusal to allow a monument citing the Treaty with Tripoli to be placed near the Ten Commandments monument on city property. The Treaty with Tripoli, negotiated under George Washington and signed by John Adams in 1797, … Continue reading

Have you been expelled from pro-Expelled media (e.g., blogs)?

I was recently prevented from expressing dissent on a pro-Expelled blog. I know that I am not the first person to have been expelled for disagreeing with IDists, and will surely not the be last. PZ Myers of Pharyngula has been banned from commenting on a number of pro-ID blogs (e.g., Uncommon Dissent) and was prevented … Continue reading

So, I was Expelled from a Pro-Expelled Blog…

Initially, I wasn’t going to post on this out of consideration for the blogger that took my posts down – or didn’t let them go through in the first place. But given the importance of the issue, the fact that I know that I am not the only one who has been silenced in this … Continue reading

On personal spiritualism and liberal religiosity

A little while back a friend asked me if I thought that recent violent acts by religious fundamentalists have stained the benefits of interiorized spirituality. Since this is a good question and one at the heart of much of my thinking on religion and “spirituality” (I’ll explain the shutter quotes later), I figured I’d make … 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

TFP Readables

Here are a few readables from around the blogosphere: Today, I stumbled across a fairly indepth review of the Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed Leaders Guide – a guide for those who want to take the propaganda out of the theatre and into the community. Thus far, I’ve only read about 60% of it, but what … Continue reading

TFP Must Reads

The following articles are must-reads: In the wake of the release of Ben Stein’s Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, Science After Sunclipse writes an absolutely excellent piece (so excellent, in fact, that it was prominently linked on PZ Myers’ Pharyngula, which is, to my knowledge, the world’s most read science blog) on the depressing track record of … Continue reading

Expelled Exposed: National Center for Science Education review of Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed NOW AVAILABLE

What do Jesus, Mohammed, Budai, Buddha, Ganesha, & XENU have in common?

I JUST KICKED ALL OF THEIR ASSES!!! And there’s more: I AM GOD AND SO CAN YOU! You can be (as well as fight) God in this game! You can also be or fight Jesus, Mohammed, Buddha, Budai, Ganesha and Xenu!  Step into imagination land and test your mettle against some of the most revered and/or feared mythical … Continue reading

Richard Dawkins on Bill Maher (April 11, 2008)

Dawkins and Maher discuss the popularity of books such as Dawkins’ “The God Delusion”, as well as other recent anti-faith books by authors such as Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens, the brightness of Francis Collins – evangelical Christian and esteemed geneticist, and the possibility of a death-bed conversion by Dawkins.