Here I will be posting scary stories about totalitarian/dogmatic/irrational ideologies doing harm in our world under the heading “Fundy Watch.” I will also be posting stories of hope called “Hero Watch.”
International Humanist and Ethical Union Releases New Global Report on Discrimination Against the Nonreligious
Cadet Quits Due to Overt Religion at West Point
This is sad but hopefully it means change is coming to America’s terrifyingly theistic military. We don’t need the dudes with the guns thinking of the apocalypse or delusions of heaven.
Not All Fun and Delusions
As if the stupidity and credulity of it were not enough, the respectable U.S. government agency NASA felt compelled to respond to Mayan Apocalypse speculation in much the same way the CDC released a statement earlier this year that there is zero threat of a zombie invasion! At least the crazies, er, I mean open-minded folks keep things interesting.
The BBC has lots of great stories. Here are two:
No Country for Old Women: “Witches” in Africa
Russia’s Far Right
International Audience Drawn to Local Atheist Show
Here are some wonderful pamphlets and posters to hand out to the rationally challenged you might encounter.
Has a lot of great free brochures helping to inform the public on topics such as “Why the Religious Right is Wrong About Separation of Church and State,” Faith-Based initiatives, science and religion, tax exempt status, and “Is America a Christian Nation?”