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The Professor Who Thought He Knew Bigotry When He Saw It

The Professor Who Thought He Knew Bigotry When He Saw It

Charles Negy, a psychology professor at the University of Central Florida, thinks he knows bigotry when he sees it. The blistering email he wrote on it to some 500 students has now gone viral. One key paragraph uses the word “bigot” no less than eight times (the whole is quoted in the UCF student newspaper): Students in my class who openly proclaimed that Christianity is the most valid religion, as some of you did last class, portrayed precisely what religious bigotry…

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Two Views of Reality, Completely At Odds

Two Views of Reality, Completely At Odds

Two articles that showed in my RSS reader today: Godlessness is the last big taboo in the US, where non-believers face discrimination and isolation. [From Atheism in America – FT.com] and The InterVarsity Christian Fellowship chapter at the State University of New York at Buffalo has three weeks to come into compliance with the school’s nondiscrimination policy or risk losing its status as an official campus group. A committee formed to investigate allegations of discrimination announced Sunday that InterVarsity’s constitution,…

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Hatred Leading to a Firing

Hatred Leading to a Firing

This just happened to a friend of mine: Dr. Frank Turek was fired as a vendor for his political and religious views, even though those views were never mentioned or expressed during his work at Cisco. [From The Cisco Kid – Mike Adams] Nothing wrong with his job performance; nothing wrong with anything he said to anyone. It’s just that a homosexual manager found out on the web that Frank believes it’s best to maintain the historic legal definition of…

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Sam Harris Contra Francis Collins as NIH Head

Sam Harris Contra Francis Collins as NIH Head

I was thinking of writing a response to Sam Harris’s recent bleat against Francis Collins. Collins, a world-class researcher, is also a medical doctor to whom my family owes considerable gratitude; when he was actually practicing medicine years ago, he treated one of our family members. But that’s not why I would want to respond to Sam Harris. It’s because there’s so much that needs to be said. David Heddle beat me to it with all the best responses. Still…

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