Secular Invocation Delivered in Osceola County, Florida

Last night, David Williamson of the Central Florida Freethought Community delivered a secular invocation to open up a meeting of the Osceola County Board of County Commissioners (in Florida):

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Creationist Group Releases Trailer for Anti-Science Documentary “Evolution’s Achilles’ Heels”

The same small batch of Creationist Ph.D. scientists who make an appearance anytime you’re looking for critics of evolution are now featured in a new documentary produced by Creation Ministries International called Evolution’s Achilles’ Heels:

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Sen. Claire McCaskill Brings Down the Hammer on Pseudoscience-Purveyor Dr. Oz

We know Dr. Mehmet Oz pushes a lot of pseudoscience on his syndicated talk show. He went from being known as America’s most trusted doctor when he appeared on Oprah (and a very talented surgeon) to being known as a purveyor of quack medicine that has no basis in science.

Earlier today, he was called to testify before Congress at the request of Senator Claire McCaskill for one particularly egregious scam promoted, in part, by Oz:

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Roane County (TN) Officials Want “In God We Trust” on the Courthouse, but One Commissioner is Fighting Back

Turns out there’s one very brave commissioner in Roane County, Tennessee.

The problem is that he’s outnumbered by a bunch of conservatives who think it makes perfect sense to stick the words “In God We Trust” on the county courthouse:

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A New Book Tackles the Supposed Hypocrisy of Atheists

We’re used to Christian apologists trying to explain the logic of their faith — and atheists offering rebuttals that amount to “Christianity? Logic? HA!”

One of the more infamous books of that genre is I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist by Norman L. Geisler and Frank Turek. It was one of those books that I had to read with a red pen next to me, just so I could mark up all the errors. (It was slightly less challenging than a mid-week New York Times crossword puzzle.)

So when I heard Geisler, this time with Daniel J. McCoy, had written another book, I had to check it out. A new challenge!

Their book, out today, is called The Atheist’s Fatal Flaw: Exposing Conflicting Beliefs (Baker Books, 2014) and it focuses on the supposed hypocrisy of atheists.

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