Day: September 1, 2021

Michigan Court Prioritizes Four Students’ Religious Beliefs over 20,000 Students’ Lives American Atheists American Atheists

Read More American Atheists Grand Rapids, MI—On Tuesday, a federal judge blocked Western Michigan University’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement that applies to all student athletes. District Judge Paul Maloney granted a temporary restraining order on behalf of four soccer players who claimed they deserve special rights as religious students. Judge Maloney also scheduled a hearing for …

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FFRF: Supreme Court inaction an ominous harbinger for abortion rights lauryn@ffrf.org (Lauryn Seering) News Release Archives – Freedom From Religion Foundation – Freedom From Religion Foundation

Read More News Release Archives – Freedom From Religion Foundation – Freedom From Religion Foundation Millions of Texans woke up today in a state where abortion not only suddenly became illegal, but where they can be sued for performing an abortion or assisting a loved one in obtaining an abortion. This “Handmaid’s Tale” situation is …

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“Goodbye Roe, hello violence,” warns FFRF’s Seidel lauryn@ffrf.org (Lauryn Seering) News Release Archives – Freedom From Religion Foundation – Freedom From Religion Foundation

Read More News Release Archives – Freedom From Religion Foundation – Freedom From Religion Foundation Yet again, the country has been rocked by unwelcome news about the U.S. Supreme Court and abortion rights. FFRF Director of Strategic Response Andrew L. Seidel hammers the court’s abrogation of its sworn duty in a new op-ed. Religion Dispatches …

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MRFF Board Member John Compere, Advisory Board Member James Currie, and supporters Rabbi Joel R. Schwartman and Mike Challman respond to anti-Semitic hate mail: “you did not win MRFF” MRFF Admin Military Religious Freedom Foundation

Read More Military Religious Freedom Foundation From: (name and email address withheld)Subject: you did not win MRFFDate: September 1, 2021 at 8:31:09 AM MDTTo: Information Weinstein <mikey@militaryreligiousfreedom.org> To the Military Religious Freedom Foundation.You all think that you “won” by forcing our brave Army to take away the Cross of our Savior Jesus Christ from that …

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Thank You MRFF Admin Military Religious Freedom Foundation

Read More Military Religious Freedom Foundation From: U.S. Army Soldier’s Name Withheld <xxxxxxxx@hotmail.com>Subject: Thank YouDate: September 1, 2021 at 7:28:44 AM MDTTo: “mikey@militaryreligiousfreedom.org” <mikey@militaryreligiousfreedom.org> Having spent Basic and AIT at Ft. Dix, I thank you for the successful removal of the cross. (U.S. Army Soldier’s Name Withheld)

The Comics Section: Motivated Reasoning and Out of Date Objections,Peter Bjork,TheHumanist.com

The latest from Jesus and Mo and Cagle Cartoons!         Pfizer Approval by Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News, NY   The post The Comics Section: Motivated Reasoning and Out of Date Objections appeared first on TheHumanist.com. The latest from Jesus and Mo and Cagle Cartoons!         Pfizer Approval by …

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AHA Grants Bringing Humanism Online and to the Streets,Peter Bjork,TheHumanist.com

The COVID pandemic isn’t stopping our local groups from finding compelling ways to introduce new audiences to humanism and put humanist values into action for communities in need. The American Humanist Association (AHA) is proud to help fund their work with our annual chapter grants. In 2021, we awarded nearly $10,000 in grants to support …

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Philosopher’s corner: where a false claim becomes a nonsense claim,Julian Baggini,The Skeptic

This article originally appeared in The Skeptic, Volume 15, Issue 2, from 2002. There are only two things I disbelieve as a matter of principle: things that are false and things that are nonsense. The difference between the two is important, and is giving me a headache. One useful philosophical principle that can help us …

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Closing the information gap on GM technology means addressing fear, as well as ignorance,Natália Pasternak,The Skeptic

Science communication is a challenge in itself. It demands training, practice, and a good deal of patience. There are some issues that are hard to communicate even for natural-born talents or seasoned, trained professionals. Being a bacterial geneticist and having worked with genetic modification in the lab, genetics is both my favorite scientific subject to …

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