Chinese Government Wants to ‘Liberate’ People from Superstition… Should We Be Worried?

Reuters has a fascinating article about the efforts of Wang Zuoan, head of the State Administration of Religious Affairs, to weed out superstition in order to achieve and maintain state stability.

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Country Club Forced to Pay ‘Undisclosed Sum’ to Center For Inquiry After Breaking Contract for Richard Dawkins Event

Back in October of 2011, Richard Dawkins was scheduled to make an appearance at the Wyndgate Country Club in Rochester Hills, Michigan to promote his new-at-the-time book The Magic of Reality.

In April of 2011, CFI filed a lawsuit against the country club.

Yesterday, it was announced that CFI came out on top: [Read more...]

Egyptian Atheist Alber Saber Convicted and Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Blasphemy

Egypt has struck a major blow to the fundamental human right to freedom of expression, and unjustly stripped an innocent man of his freedom, as Alber Saber, the 27-year-old atheist activist and blogger, was convicted today of blasphemy and sentenced to three years in prison. [Read more...]

What is the Greatest Obstacle to Faith?

The Ottawa Citizen runs a feature each week called “Ask the Religion Experts” in which representatives from religious backgrounds are invited to comment on general religion-related questions. They also ask an atheist to join in so that there’s at least one rational answer in the mix.

This week’s question: What is the greatest obstacle to faith? [Read more...]

A Campaign for Free Expression

The Center for Inquiry has launched a “Campaign for Free Expression” to defend the right to free speech. This brief video showcases the problem: No person should face social or legal punishment simply for speaking about his or her beliefs in public. And no topic should be off limits — especially religion, which has such [Read More...]


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