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CUFREE[masked] - HAPPY MONKEY

From: Phil F.
Sent on: Wednesday, December 24, 2008 1:18 PM
CUFREE ? Champaign Urbana Freethinkers.

Happy Monkey ? Everyone!

Events

Jan[masked]
Urbana Free Library 12 ? 3PM
We will downstairs in auditorium by the children?s department.
We will watch the new DVD from Julia Sweeney
Letting Go Of god

On December 15, in 1791, the Bill of Rights to the U.S. Constitution was ratified.
?Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.?
-- Article I (First Amendment), Bill of Rights


Links ? what a wacky world we live in!

Happy Monkey
The new Winter salutation
http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2008/12/happy_monkey.php

The Good
As Science advisor Obama nominates a ..... a.... Scientist!
http://www.aaas.org/news/releases/2008/1218holdren.shtml

The Bad
Obama chooses rick warren to do the invocation
How about this.... NO Invocation!
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/12/17/rick-warren-obama-invocat_n_151877.html

Hubble telescope finds carbon dioxide on planet around another star.
http://tinyurl.com/578k25

My friends in Little Rock AR get a ?Beware of Dogma? billboard
Look for link on left of the screen? ?Billboard causes controversy?
It is actually a well done story ? I?m impressed
http://www.fox16.com/mediacenter/local.aspx

Atheist Ad
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=db-6l2lnvwI


More cities adding ?in God We Trust?
http://www.fresnobee.com/local/story/1083348.html

A xmas tree that promotes Education!
http://tinyurl.com/6lohte

The ultimate video of Ken Ham's Creation museum
http://tinyurl.com/6lohte

Muslim cleric says Muhammad probably never existed.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122669909279629451.html

Federal court rules against South Carolina?s ?xtan? license Plate.
http://www.au.org/site/News2?abbr=pr&page=NewsArticle&id=10191

Want god to hear your prayers?
Use the New PrayerMAX 5000. New video from Ed current
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvM-6iiCFcw

After you stop laughing ? The Prayer MAX 5000
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVUfLJVSdjg&feature=channel_page

Saving child witches!
http://tinyurl.com/9undf6

A brief history of the millerites, A religious group that fell apart and formed....
The Seventh-Day Adventists, the Jehovah's Witnesses and the Branch Davidians
http://www.daylightatheism.org/2008/12/strange-and-curious-sects-iv.html

Great Blog - One Good Move.
go to Dec 12th and watch the Colbert piece on Atheists - WOW!
Then scroll down to Dec 11th and see John Stewart interview Mike Huckabee - ehhh- scary....
http://onegoodmove.org/1gm/

Bush: Bible 'probably not' literally true
what huh? is he turning Catholic?
http://rawstory.com/news/2008/Bush_Bible_probably_not_literally_true_1208.html

Christian leader forced to resign because .....he was almost tolerant of homosexuals
http://tinyurl.com/5h9nh8

Philadelphia puts up a tree of knowledge
http://friendlyatheist.com/6760/atheist-tree-of-knowledge-goes-up-in-philadelphia/

Vatican issues major new bioethics document
Paper renews opposition to stem cell research, left open embryo adoption
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28197514/

Science Born Again in the White House, and Not a Moment Too Soon
http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2008/12/stevenchu.html

Faith Healing Parents Assert Religious Rights
Is it OK to kill kids in the name of prayer?
http://www.abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=6436872

New Playboy has virgin mary on the cover ? wait what???
http://tinyurl.com/5wg9na

CFI starts a new Blog ? check it out!
http://www.centerforinquiry.net/

Interview with Judge John E Jones III. He ruled on The Dover creation vs evolution debate.
http://friendlyatheist.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/journalpgen1000297.pdf

Mekong a 'treasure trove' of 1,000 newly discovered species
http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/science/12/16/rat.mekong/index.html

Military Does Not Have To Credit Retiree's Religious Work, Federal Appeals Court Rules
http://www.au.org/site/News2?abbr=pr&page=NewsArticle&id=10197

CHURCH FIRED CHOIR DIRECTOR BOB GUNN FOR BEING GAY
http://tinyurl.com/835583

The art of Con ? The 3 card Monty
Great expose on how it works.
http://www.michaelshermer.com/2007/11/con-games-part-1/

Greta?s Blog?. (adult content)
Being an Atheist in the Queer Community
Or?
Being Queer in an Atheist Community
http://tinyurl.com/4rukdy

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