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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.

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?

Was That Fishers of Men or Fighters of Men?

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
February 25, 2010
Was That Fishers of Men or Fighters of Men?
Turn the other cheek, and then throw a devastating punch

The Geert Wilders Trial

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
February 4, 2010
The Geert Wilders Trial
We should be concerned about this attempt to punish free speech

Be Careful What You Call God

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
January 28, 2010
Be Careful What You Call God
Allah is not for everyone

You Can’t Make This Stuff Up—Bible Verses on Gun Sights

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
January 21, 2010
Jesus is packing heat

One Cheer (Amid a Chorus of Boos) for Pat Robertson

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
January 14, 2010
One Cheer (Amid a Chorus of Boos) for Pat Robertson
Pat's God is the God of the ordinary believer and we should not pretend otherwise

Two Cheers for Google

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
January 14, 2010
Two Cheers for Google
Google takes a principled stand for free speech and against the Chinese government

God and Sex, Part 2

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
January 7, 2010
Full-body scanners may have an unexpected benefit

God and Sex, Part 1

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
January 7, 2010
The power of God's loving embrace

Great News from Montana Regarding Assisted Dying!

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
December 31, 2009
The Montana Supreme Court has ruled that Montana law does not prevent the terminally ill from receiving assistance in dying

A Provocative Critique of Religious Beliefs—from Believers

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
December 31, 2009
A Provocative Critique of Religious Beliefs—from Believers
Some religious understand the importance -- and legitimacy -- of blasphemy better than some humanists

Merry Christmas: Liu Xiaobo Will Be Sentenced Tomorrow

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
December 24, 2009
Liu Xiaobo and the struggle for freedom in China

Was Oral Roberts Sincere? Does It Matter?

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
December 17, 2009
Was Oral Roberts Sincere? Does It Matter?
Not all ignorance is excusable

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