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Ronald A. Lindsay

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Ronald A. Lindsay is president and CEO of the Center for Inquiry. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Georgetown University and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. Both his admirers and his detractors agree that his abilities as a philosopher match his skills as a lawyer. Among other works, he is the author of Future Bioethics: Overcoming Taboos, Myths, and Dogmas (Prometheus 2008) and the entry on “Euthanasia” for the International Encyclopedia of Ethics (Wiley Blackwell 2013). His next book, The Necessity of Secularism: Why God Can’t Tell Us What To Do, will be published by Pitchstone Publishing, with a release date of November 2014.

Commemorate Blasphemy Rights Day—Have a Bake Sale or Read the Bible

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
September 26, 2010
Commemorate Blasphemy Rights Day—Have a Bake Sale or Read the Bible
International Blasphemy Rights Day is September 30

Is Religion A Good Thing?

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
September 21, 2010
We'd like to hear from you on the question of whether religion is, on balance, beneficial for humanity.

The Pope’s Sales Pitch

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
September 19, 2010
The Pope’s Sales Pitch
Benedict denounces secularism as he tries to market the Church

The (Canceled) Burning of the Koran

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
September 9, 2010
Don't burn books; read them

If You Want an Enhancing Experience, Be in Philadelphia in December

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
September 3, 2010
A forthcoming conference on human enhancement technology

Adult Reasoning About Embryos

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
August 27, 2010
Adult Reasoning About Embryos
Religious dogma obstructs research ... again

Onward Christian Soldiers

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
August 20, 2010
Onward Christian Soldiers
The military requires spiritual exercises

That Mosque

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
August 16, 2010
That Mosque
The government should keep its distance from this controversy

Being Moral: A Humanist (and Humean) Perspective

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
August 12, 2010
Being Moral: A Humanist (and Humean) Perspective
The responsibility for choosing to act morally ultimately lies with us

Perry v. Schwarzenneger

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
August 4, 2010
A federal district court rules in favor of equal rights for gays and lesbians

Which of the Founders Was a Deist? Who Cares?

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
August 4, 2010
Which of the Founders Was a Deist? Who Cares?
It's what the Founders did that was important, not what they thought about Jesus

Truly Offensive Speech

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
July 22, 2010
Truly Offensive Speech
Even idiots have a right to free expression

Impossible Music Sessions—Striking the Right Note

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
July 7, 2010
Impossible Music Sessions—Striking the Right Note
Banned musicians get an opportunity to perform, at least by proxy

Religion Creep

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
June 24, 2010
Religion Creep
Let's subcontract everything to the churches

What Is the Purpose of Morality?

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
June 19, 2010
What Is the Purpose of Morality?
A consideration of what we should be trying to achieve through our moral norms

Should We Shield the Religious from Offensive Forms of Expression?

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
June 3, 2010
Any claim about reality is fair game for examination and criticism

Should we support SHARE?

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
May 22, 2010
Should we support SHARE?
A discussion of secular giving

A Clarification

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
May 20, 2010
A clarification of one of last week's posts

Irresponsible Criticism of CFI

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
May 13, 2010
Irresponsible Criticism of CFI
Comments on Paul Kurtz's Latest Critique

Should We Sit Down for Humanism?

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
May 13, 2010
Should We Sit Down for Humanism?
How should we deal with public ceremonies that reference God

Humanism and Atheism

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
April 22, 2010
Humanism and Atheism
Secular humanism: if it's not broken, don't fix it

CFI: Home to Both Atheist Fundamentalists and Religion-Loving Wankers?

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
April 14, 2010
Comments on a PZ Myers blog post

Sometimes The Market Works

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
April 13, 2010
Sometimes The Market Works
A pharmacy should not be a pulpit

Thank You Justice Stevens

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
April 9, 2010
Thank You Justice Stevens
A great jurist and defender of church-state separation retires

Atheist Money Is Terrifying

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
April 1, 2010
We have made some progress, but we still have a long way to go

Atheism, Humanism and the Neo-Humanist Statement

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
March 22, 2010
Perhaps the Neo-Humanist Statement is a diamond in the rough, but it certainly needs polishing

Religious Dogma and the Health Care Debate

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
March 18, 2010
Religious Dogma and the Health Care Debate
Catholic bishops and their allies may abort health care

That Swedish Cartoon of Mohammed Was Offensive ...

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
March 11, 2010
That Swedish Cartoon of Mohammed Was Offensive ...
Islam deserves no protection from sharp criticism, but neither do other religions

No National Day of Prayer? An Impartial Texas School Board? Yes, It Is Possible

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
March 4, 2010
No National Day of Prayer? An Impartial Texas School Board? Yes, It Is Possible
Two recent developments provide some hope to supporters of church-state separation

What Constitutes A Church?

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
February 25, 2010
Is a bad boys' club for legislators entitled to tax-exempt status?

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