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Are there emotional no-go areas where logic dare not show its face?

Are there emotional no-go areas where logic dare not show its face?

Source: Richard Dawkins Foundation. I fear that some of us may be erecting taboo zones, where emotion is king and where reason is not admitted; where reason, in some cases, is actively intimidated and…

Biologist warn of early stages of Earth’s sixth mass extinction event

Biologist warn of early stages of Earth’s sixth mass extinction event

Source: ScienceDaily. In a new review of scientific literature and analysis of data published in Science, an international team of scientists cautions that the loss and decline of animals is contributing to what appears to…

Opinion

Can the West Weather the Islamist Storm?

Can the West Weather the Islamist Storm?

Three short years ago, we were being assured that a wonderful new Middle East was dawning. Arabs would no longer be downtrodden by cruel and unjust rulers. Intellect and conscience were said to be at…

Former president of Ireland: asking bishops’ advice on family life ‘bonkers’

Former president of Ireland: asking bishops’ advice on family life ‘bonkers’

Source: The Irish Times. Former president Mary McAleese has described as “completely bonkers” Pope Francis’s plan to ask a synod of bishops to advise him on whether church teaching on the family should change.…

Reproductive Health Abortion Decisions Only Made Difficult By Anti Secular Attackers NOT Women

Abortion Decisions Only Made Difficult By Anti Secular Attackers NOT Women

Since over 40 million abortions occur globally every year, abortions are not exactly rare events.…

Pro-Life Group Asks Progressive Politician To Help Stop Abortions; He Sends Back Condoms

Pro-Life Group Asks Progressive Politician To Help Stop Abortions; He Sends Back Condoms

Source: Addicting Info. James Woods (no, not that James Woods) is an openly atheist progressive…

Abuse in the Church For Nuncio Accused of Abuse, Dominicans Want Justice at Home, Not Abroad

For Nuncio Accused of Abuse, Dominicans Want Justice at Home, Not Abroad

Source: The New York Times. The case is the first time that a top Vatican…

St. Louis Archbishop Says He Didn’t Know It Was Illegal For Priests To Have Sex With Kids

St. Louis Archbishop Says He Didn’t Know It Was Illegal For Priests To Have Sex With Kids

Source: BuzzFeed. An archbishop from St. Louis testified last month that he “wasn’t sure” if…

Right to Die Ex-Archbishop of Canterbury: I support assisted dying

Ex-Archbishop of Canterbury: I support assisted dying

Lord Carey, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, is supporting moves to legalise assisted dying, it…

Belgium gives ill children of any age the right to die

Belgium gives ill children of any age the right to die

Source: Dawn.com. Despite opposition from the Church, which called the move “a step too far”,…

Population Stress

Climate Change is Driven by Human Overpopulation

Climate Change is Driven by Human Overpopulation

Charles Mann should have at least mentioned Alan Weisman’s 2013 book Countdown or Jared Diamond’s 2005 book Collapse or the…

Among Climate Threats, Military Leaders See Population Growth, Natural Resources as Key Factors

Among Climate Threats, Military Leaders See Population Growth, Natural Resources as Key Factors

Source: New Security Beat. As the world’s population and living standards con­tinue to grow, the projected climate impacts on the…

Will Religious Tribalists or Most Economists Ever Understand Human Growth Dangers? Not Likely

Will Religious Tribalists or Most Economists Ever Understand Human Growth Dangers? Not Likely

While we all had high hopes for Pope Francis to reform and reposition the Catholic Church on issues such as…

Christian Right Watch
Rick Wiles: ‘Ebola Could Solve America’s Problems With Atheism And Homosexuality’

Rick Wiles: ‘Ebola Could Solve America’s Problems With Atheism And Homosexuality’

Source: Right Wing Watch. A Christian radio host who enthusiastically looks for signs the world…

Study Shows Children Raised With Religion Find It Challenging To Judge Fact From Fiction

Study Shows Children Raised With Religion Find It Challenging To Judge Fact From Fiction

Source: BuzzFeed. A study published in the July issue of Cognitive Science determined that…

Immigration
Lynn, Massachusetts Just The Beginning – Immigration Becoming Key Issue Nationwide

Lynn, Massachusetts Just The Beginning – Immigration Becoming Key Issue Nationwide

Lynn, Massachusetts suffering a fiscal downgrade is an apt symbol for what mass immigration has done…

Islam Watch
Antisemitism on rise across Europe ‘in worst times since the Nazis’

Antisemitism on rise across Europe ‘in worst times since the Nazis’

Source: The Guardian. Experts say attacks go beyond Israel-Palestinian conflict as hate crimes strike fear into…

Freedom of Speech
Sympathetic Abortion Film Ads Shunned by NBC

Sympathetic Abortion Film Ads Shunned by NBC

Sad there is still much resistance to honest efforts to bring the treatment of the contentious…

Belief
Creationists are dishonest about their own beliefs and these 10 claims prove it

Creationists are dishonest about their own beliefs and these 10 claims prove it

Source: Patheos. Creationists in the US are relentless. They act as though their belief system is…

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