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Liveblogging TAM2013: Saturday Morning Sessions

After Penn Jillette’s amazing doughnut and bacon party last night (Yes, I did eat two Krispy Kremes and about three pounds of bacon, thanks for asking) and some technical issues this morning, we’re back on track! As always, thanks to Michael Greiff for all of the great photos! You can follow him at Instagram at [Read More...]

He’s Been Exiled from His Home for More Than a Year… for Challenging a Catholic ‘Miracle’

Sanal Edamaruku is nicknamed “the Indian James Randi” for a good reason: He debunks ridiculous claims with perfectly reasonable explanations.

More than a year ago, Edamaruku was charged with “hurting the religious sentiments of a particular community” after he explained how a statue of Christ could be dripping water seemingly on its own (spoiler: It involves science). The “crime” was punishable with up to three years in prison in addition to a fine.

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Why is Canada’s Office of Religious Freedom Ignoring Atheists?

A couple of weeks ago, Canada opened up an “Office of Religious Freedom” with a three-pronged mandate:

  • protect, and advocate on behalf of, religious minorities under threat;
  • oppose religious hatred and intolerance; and
  • promote Canadian values of pluralism and tolerance abroad.

At the outset, that doesn’t sound too bad. Hell, Sanal Edamaruku and Alexander Aan and Alber Saber could use some help!

So where’s the problem? [Read more...]

The Winner of the 2012 Bad Faith Award Is…

As mentioned by Hemant back in November, New Humanist runs a poll every year known as the “Bad Faith Awards.” Readers vote for the person (or group) who has done the best to show the very worst of his/her faith over the past year.

Well, the votes are finally in and the 2012 New Humanist Bad Faith Award goes to (drumroll please!)… [Read more...]

Indian Rationalist Still in Hiding After Debunking ‘Miracle’

A couple of weeks ago, I posted an update to the story of Sanal¬†Edamaruku, head of the Indian based Rationalist International, who has been forced into hiding in Finland. In case you forgot, Sanal had debunked a supposed “miracle” at a Catholic church in Mumbai and faced arrest for “deliberately hurting religious feelings.” Sanal has [Read More...]


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