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Ronald A. Lindsay

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Ronald A. Lindsay is the president of the Center for Inquiry. Prior to joining CFI, he was in private legal practice in Washington, D.C. for twenty-six years. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Georgetown University and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. Among other works, he is the author of Future Bioethics: Overcoming Taboos, Myths, and Dogmas (Prometheus 2008), the entry on “Euthanasia” for the International Encyclopedia of Ethics (Wiley Blackwell 2013), and The Necessity of Secularism: Why God Can’t Tell Us What To Do (Pitchstone Publishing 2014).

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

A Door Closing ... or Opening?

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
December 9, 2009
A Door Closing ... or Opening?
Comments on D.J. Grothe's departure

Religion Gets Good Results

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
December 3, 2009
Religion Gets Good Results
God is too important for nonbelievers to ignore

Health Care and Human Rights

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
November 19, 2009
Health Care and Human Rights
Fiscal responsibility is one aspect of moral responsibility

Humanism and Hugs

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
November 12, 2009
Humanism and Hugs
Humanism shall not interfere with the free exercise of hugs

Another Day, Another Dispute Over Religious Symbols

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
November 11, 2009
Another Day, Another Dispute Over Religious Symbols
The "I believe" license plate encounters a judge who believes in the Constitution

Petitioners and Privacy

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
November 5, 2009
Petitioners and Privacy
There is no need to disclose the names of petitioners to the public

Half-Measures on Gay Rights?

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
October 29, 2009
Gays and lesbians are entitled to equal protection under the law, not just inclusion in hate crimes legislation.

Have “Atheist Fundamentalists” Taken Over CFI?

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
October 21, 2009
Have “Atheist Fundamentalists” Taken Over CFI?
The only dogma at CFI is that there is no dogma

Celebrity Rape and Justice

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
October 8, 2009
Celebrity Rape and Justice
Polanski should receive his next award in prison

Oh, God! Yet More About Blasphemy Day?

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
October 2, 2009
Why CFI Commemorated Blasphemy Day

Two Different Understandings of Blasphemy—Two Different Visions of CFI

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
September 29, 2009
Two Different Understandings of Blasphemy—Two Different Visions of CFI
Ronald A. Lindsay Defends CFI's Commemoration of Blasphemy Day -- Against CFI Founder Paul Kurtz

The Importance of Blasphemy

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
September 23, 2009
The Importance of Blasphemy
Religion should not be immune from examination and criticism

Atheists and Religious Garb

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
September 16, 2009
Atheists and Religious Garb
Clothing is a form of expression; let the religious wear what they want

When Should We Prohibit Offensive Speech?

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
September 4, 2009
When Should We Prohibit Offensive Speech?
All speech must be allowed -- the good, the bad, and the repulsive.

How Religion May Affect Your Medical Care

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
August 28, 2009
How Religion May Affect Your Medical Care
Some pharmacists want their religion to trump your medical needs

Humanism and Health Care

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
August 25, 2009
Humanism and Health Care
The contributions humanism can make to the health care debate

Therapy to Support Your Faith—and Suppress Yourself

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
August 6, 2009
The APA endorses therapy to suppress the sexual desires of gays and lesbians.

The Koran-The Official American Version

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
July 30, 2009
The Koran-The Official American Version
Uncle Sam shouldn't be deciding which religious text is best.

Humanist, Atheist, Agnostic? Share Your Story

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
June 22, 2009
Spread the good news of disbelief.

The Importance of the Voices of Others (A Personal Story)

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
June 19, 2009
Protecting the right of others to speak preserves opportunities for us to change.

Religion and Politics—A Taxing Issue

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
June 10, 2009
God wants your vote -- and campaign contributions

Obama’s Supreme Court Nominee—Let’s Avoid Surprises

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
May 19, 2009
Obama's best choice for the Supreme Court?

Religious and Secular Cults: Leaders and Followers

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
May 13, 2009
Cults: Let Beloved Leader do your thinking for you.

The Big M

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
May 1, 2009
Ronnie does NOT explain it all for you.

Politics, Hypocrisy, and Torture

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
April 23, 2009
The Democrats' hands are not exactly clean when it comes to torture.

The Numbers Game

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
April 21, 2009
Counting nonbelievers -- does it matter? Why?

The Premature Burial of the Religious Right

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
March 26, 2009
The Premature Burial of the Religious Right
Ever the optimist, Ron Lindsay perceives a vigorous heartbeat in the left-for-dead religious right.

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