Monthly Archives: November 2007

Book Review: The Golden Compass

Time is running out for those of you who want to read Philip Pullman’s The Golden Compass (available in several formats, including a cool audiobook narrated by Pullman himself, and a nice 10th Anniversary hardcover) before the movie adaptation hits theatres … Continue reading

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A Teddy Named Mo

Mohammed, that is.  A British schoolteacher has been sentenced by a Sudanese court to 15 days in jail for allowing her young Islamic students to name a teddy bear “Mohammed.”  Apparently the court could have sentenced her to a fine … Continue reading

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Catholic League “Unmasks” Golden Compass Agenda

The Catholic League has launched an aggressive campaign to “unmask” the agenda behind the upcoming film The Golden Compass, based on the first volume of Philip Pullman’s celebrated trilogy His Dark Materials.  To that end, they’ve made available a 31-page booklet … Continue reading

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FFRF Atlanta Billboard Update

Well, the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s second billboard campaign – this time in Atlanta, Georgia – is finally underway.  Here’s an early picture courtesy of David Driscoll.  We’ll see what kind of reaction this gets from the hoi polloi and … Continue reading

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Podcast #1 – Introductions

Recorded 11/24/2007.  Hosted by John C. Snider and David Driscoll. Show Notes: Introductions – Who are we and what’s this podcast all about? The Sam Harris “Problem with Atheism” Controversy – Author Sam Harris raised a ruckus with his October … Continue reading

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“Imagine No Religion” Billboard Debuts in Atlanta

PRESS RELEASE from the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) “Imagine No Religion” Billboard Debuts in Atlanta Area Nov. 25! Nov. 21, 2007 (MADISON, WIS.) The Freedom From Religion Foundation, which is the nation’s largest association of freethinkers (atheists and agnostics) … Continue reading

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Urgent Appeal: Please Help Protect Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Here’s a notice from author Sam Harris: Ayaan Hirsi Ali is the most prominent advocate of free speech and women’s rights in the Muslim world, and for this she must live under perpetual armed guard, even in the West.  Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Kite Runner

A sneak peak at the upcoming film and what its aftermath says about the current health of the Afghan nation. by John C. Snider © 2007 Khaled Hosseini‘s The Kite Runner is one of the most talked-about books in recent years.  … Continue reading

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Non-Theists Plan Rain-Prayer Protest in GA

As I reported before, Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue has organized a prayer meeting on Tuesday, November 13 at the Georgia Capitol to pray for rain to relieve the state’s severe drought.  Local non-theists have announced plans for a peaceful protest.  … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Flock of Dodos

by John C. Snider © 2007 Whether we like it or not, the Evolution/Creation Wars will be with us for a while.  The forces of Creationism are as determined as ever to challenge Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, especially as … Continue reading

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