Blasphemy laws are a global scourge even in our era, as a recent report demonstrates. And they have an unfortunately long history. As prehistoric tribes evolved into early civilizations, tribal shamans were succeeded by elaborate priesthoods claiming to represent hundreds of magical gods. Priestcraft became a complex profession and gained enormous power over societies. Temples […]
Let’s get you caught up on what FFRF has been up to these past couple weeks. As always, we’ve been busy fighting for your constitutional rights, and have been quite successful.
Through centuries, believers often killed scientific thinkers — but science always proved correct.
There is a clear pattern in all the reporting on religion: It’s fine for the media to reveal particular crimes within religion.
We did our bit for freethought and secularism this week here at the Freedom From Religion Foundation — and got some attention while doing so.
The past and the present, local, national and international — we at FFRF have been engaging with issues multidimensionally.
This week’s wrap will encompass the last two weeks of happenings at FFRF as a power outage in the Madison, Wis. area last Friday took our Internet down with it.
“Every great idea starts out as blasphemy.” ~Bertrand Russell [Note: since the drafting of this piece, the Irish police have happily announced that the investigation into Stephen Fry’s blasphemy has been dropped.] The British actor, author, and wit, Stephen Fry, was just investigated by the Irish government for blasphemy. The investigation, launched under a 2009 […]
It’s International Blasphemy Rights Day so exercise your right to criticize religion. Damn the gods you were taught to believe in or the irrational dogma you grew up in. And damn the pope, if only for Mr. Donohue.