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“Forced to Use Transgender Pronouns”

That was the breathless headline in RT (Russia Today) on October 4. But other news outlets started hyperventilating, as well, in characterizing the decision of the Birmingham employment tribunal of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) as anti-religious discrimination.

Posted in Law, Rant, Religion, Science

Too Blind to See What Isn’t There

This conversation dates back to January 2014, I think, and it happened on a PM exchange with a recently accepted Facebook friend. Mind you, we had just met. I hope I handled his query respectfully. Or maybe he got more

Posted in Psychology, Religion, Science, Theology

December 27: Louis Pasteur

Pasteur believed “the idea of God is a form of the idea of the Infinite, whether it is called Brahma, Allah, Jehovah, or Jesus.” This is hardly orthodox Christianity.

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Posted in Famous Freethinkers, Science

December 26: Exorcism

The behaviors of the possessed resemble very closely the behaviors of those with electrochemical, neurochemical or other physical or emotional disorders.

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Posted in Film, Religion, Science

August 26: Joseph-Michel Montgolfier (1748)

It was on this date, August 26, 1740, that French paper-maker and chemist Joseph-Michel Montgolfier, was born, one of 16 children of a prosperous paper manufacturer. With his younger brother Jacques-Étienne, the Montgolfier brothers conducted experiments with paper and fabric

Posted in Science

July 22: Gregor Mendel

Abbot Gregor Mendel was a freethinker who entered a monastery to study science.

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Posted in Famous Freethinkers, Religion, Science

June 4: Susan Jacoby (1945)

It was on this date, June 4, 1945, that American writer and independent scholar Susan Jacoby was born. A journalist for the Washington Post and other publications for over 25 years, and author of the Post’s weekly column, “The Spirited

Posted in Famous Freethinkers, History, Journalism/Media, Politics, Religion, Science, Writer
John Mill