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Submitted by: Tom Cara, Director, FFRFMCC As we are now officially one month into a new Presidency, the FFRFMCC roundly condemns the bigoted, anti-religious, and unconstitutional actions of this administration. As non-theists, it is without question we often have very vocal opinions regarding religion – and not all of them are positive to say the […]
Submitted by: Sanford Morganstein February is an especially good time to think of the scientific method and its deep connection to truth. It’s also a good time to think about the relationship of science to the citizen’s role in emphasizing truth. Charles Darwin was born on February 12, 1809. Galileo Galilei was also born […]
FFRFMCC Commentary Submitted by: Tom Cara, Director, FFRFMCC —————————————————————— Perhaps CBS News decided this was the best question and should be saved for the end. But for awhile, it looked as though we would be able to get through two full general election debates before religion was brought to the table. Unfortunately we were not […]
FFRFMCC Commentary Submitted by: Tom Cara, Director, FFRFMCC As we quickly approach the 2016 general election, it has become very apparent that religious organizations are viewing the presidential campaign as yet another opportunity to snub their pious noses at rules and regulations they feel should apply to everyone else but them. Religious leaders are becoming […]
FFRFMCC Commentary Submitted by: Tom Cara, Director, FFRFMCC Since taking effect In January, 2016, Illinois became the fourth state, in addition to the District of Columbia, to pass a much-need ed ban on gay conversion therapy, sometimes called “reparative therapy,” for LGBT individuals under the age of 18. These ridiculous and harmful techniques were condemned […]
“You know that Daniel Radcliffe has declared himself an atheist? I’m serious. What a weird thing. Why would a guy who had all that success, just – I mean what the hell’s wrong with him? To become a declared atheist – I mean – I don’t know why you would even say that. But anyway, […]
Submitted by: Tom Cara, President, FFRF Metropolitan Chicago Chapter Copyright: October 8, 2014 The first time I heard the words “Atheist church,” my first reaction was: “Ugh! Why would any atheist want to be associated with that word?” But as critical thinkers, we should never automatically discard an idea simply because it generates a bad […]
Submitted by: Rich Pope Member, Freedom From Religion Foundation Metropolitan Chicago Chapter (On) 6/25/14, I shared on FB a post by John Loftus, a former minister and now and atheist and the brain behind the “Debunking Christianity” website/FB page and several books. The post quoted several horrendous scriptures from the Bible on slavery. With […]
Submitted by: Tom Cara President, FFRF Metropolitan Chicago Chapter Another winter holiday season is here, and Christmas can certainly be a troublesome issue for some ex-Christians to deal with. I am an atheist now, but was raised a Christian – baptized and confirmed a Lutheran to be exact. So like many brought up in […]
Are We Atheists Not Playing the Odds? By: Tom Cara, President, FFRFMCC – (Copyright 2013) – 6/1/13 One question many non-believers find the most vexing when asked by those of religious faith is: “Why not just believe in God? Why take the chance of being sent to hell when it’s so easy to just believe?” […]