Author Archives: The Militant One

To The Victor Go The Spoils – Sometimes

This past Sunday, there was a pretty disgusting op-ed piece in the Post-Gazette entitled “The Left Won the Culture War” by Barton Swain. Barton Swain, as you may or may not know, was the conservative speechwriter for that paragon of … Continue reading

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8th Annual CFI Canoe Trip and Picnic

Recently, the weather has been pretty nice – and you know what that means: it’s time to start thinking about and planning for summer fun activities. Of course, the highlight of the summer festivities for the Pittsburgh secular community, is … Continue reading

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Reason Rally 2016

It is just barely three months until Reason Rally 2016 on June 4th.  So now is the time to start making plans to attend. And if you have any leanings whatsoever towards nonbelief or a commitment to critical thinking, this … Continue reading

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Antonin Scalia – Idealogue on the Court

If you are a news junkie like I am, it has been nearly impossible to miss all of the tributes to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia over the last few days. And I suppose that the tributes are somewhat justified … Continue reading

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Iowa Holds Its Caucus

Pretty much everyone who knows me knows that I have a penchant for referring to believers, especially fundagelicals, as “delusionals”. I use that both as a pejorative and a descriptor – displaying my utter contempt for the lack of rationality … Continue reading

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A Major Announcement From The Center For Inquiry

As many of you are probably aware, CFI’s president and CEO Ron Lindsay announced earlier last year that he was stepping down at the end of the year. This was to allow the Board of Directors enough time to launch … Continue reading

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Conversation with Lucien

Lou and I have had an ongoing discussion for the past eight or nine months about the topic of religious belief. He posed the question: “what is the harm if someone has a religious belief that makes him feel good … Continue reading

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Thank You Kim Davis

I’d really like to thank Kim Davis for providing us with yet another wonderful illustration of why the religious are woefully unfit to hold public office. Like her and her champion, Mike Huckleberry, all too many of them are unable … Continue reading

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CFI’s Monthly Lecture Meeting for June

When: Wednesday, June 24th, 2015, 7:00pm Where: First Unitarian Church (Shadyside) Schweitzer Room, Ellsworth and Morewood Aves, Shadyside The title of this months talk is “Evolutionary Psychology” and it is almost an imperative for anyone thinking about having or raising … Continue reading

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Why I Dislike Christians – Reason Number 7,622

As we have for the past five or six years, CFI-Pittsburgh marched and tabled at Pridefest. The hope is that we will make contact with rational people who, like us, have an evidence-based worldview but are not aware that there … Continue reading

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