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February 21 in freethought history…

February 21, 1677 - Philosopher Baruch Spinoza dies in The Hague, Netherlands, aged 44. A lens-grinder by trade, he is best known for his magnum opus Ethics. In 1656, he was excommunicated by the Jewish elders of Amsterdam for “abominable heresies” (which included … Continue reading

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Podcast #100 – Live at Dragon*Con 2010

It’s our 100th episode, and it’s live on the Podcast Track at Dragon*Con 2010!  Aside from reminiscing about our previous 99 shows, we present our usual potpourri of items.

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The latest on Rifqa Bary

As I reported a few days ago (see “An interfaith Springer moment“), Rifqa Bary is a 17-year-old, Sri Lanka-born girl from Ohio who converted from Islam to Christianity and ran away to Florida to live with the Reverend Blake Lorenz, … Continue reading

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Whatever happened to Wafa Sultan?

Wafa Sultan is a Syrian-born psychiatrist, a US citizen, and an outspoken critic of the backwardness and barbarity of 21st century Islam.  Most likely you know her from her 2006 appearance on Al Jazeera, in which she lets a Muslim … Continue reading

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