Inquiring Minds That Don't Want to Know

The Center for Inquiry Quashes All Religions but Its Own


In 1976, atheist author and publisher Paul Kurtz founded the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal, later renamed the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI). Four years later, he founded the Council for Secular Humanism, and in 1991, the two merged into the Center for Inquiry (CFI). In 2016, it merged with the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science, making CFI the largest expressly secular organization in the U.S.

CFI states its mission as "defending science and critical thinking in examining...


 is Deputy Editor of Salvo and writes on apologetics and matters of faith.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #61, Summer 2022 Copyright © 2024 Salvo |


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