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November 27 in freethought history…

November 27, 1955 – Science educator Bill Nye is born in Washington, DC. He is best known for his children’s show Bill Nye the Science Guy, which aired from 1993-1998. He is the Executive Director of The Planetary Society, a … Continue reading

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June 21 in freethought history…

June 21, 1905 – Existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Satre is born in Paris. June 21, 1986 – First observance of World Humanist Day. Although WHD has yet to catch on, it is intended as “an opportunity for humanists and humanist organizations to publicize … Continue reading

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Podcast #92 – The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ

We discuss the latest novel from Philip Pullman (The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass), which re-imagines Jesus Christ as twin brothers named “Jesus” and “Christ.”  The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ is published in hardcover … Continue reading

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Philip Pullman in The Times

Novelist and outspoken atheist Philip Pullman (author of the controversial His Dark Materials trilogy, which consists of The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass) is interviewed by The Times this week.  My favorite Pullman quote: “I find … Continue reading

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The Subtle Knife -and- The Amber Spyglass

Now that the dust has settled (if you’ll pardon the pun) over The Golden Compass, the feature film based on the first installment of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy, here are reviews of the audiobook versions of books two … Continue reading

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Podcast #5 – Presidential Candidates on Faith

Recorded 12/31/2007.  Hosted by John C. Snider and David Driscoll. Politics and Faith: The Presidential Candidates and how their religious beliefs will affect the race for the White House.  We’ll listen to and comment on excerpts from several speechs and … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Golden Compass

Well, the holiday movie season kicks off with The Golden Compass, a high-octane, high-controversy fantasy film starring Dakota Blue Richards, Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig, based on the first volume of British novelist Philip Pullman’s trilogy His Dark Materials. Moviegoers now have … Continue reading

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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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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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