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

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

Could we hold the ultimate atheist conference?!

Hemant Mehta, the Friendly Atheist, best known for having sold his soul on eBay, has opened discussion on the topic of having a MAJOR atheist/nontheist/secularist/humanist/freethinker conference in 2010. The conference would bring people from across the continent together to meet, network, exchange ideas, establish new directions and concerns for secular activism, and show Washington, the … Continue reading