Before I Deconverted: I Saw My First “Secular Humanist” On TV

In the Christianity I grew up with in the ’90s, humanism was a dirty word. Reading the monthly alarmist political propaganda newsletter from Focus on the Family which came to our house, I remember most distinctly learning about the secular humanist monster Norman Lear. Norman Lear, I learned, was the television writer and producer most responsible [Read More...]

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Chances to Learn Empathy–or Bigotry

What could inspire church kids to try to bully a man in a wheelchair? [Read more...]

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“The Closet Game!”

ZJ responds to Steve King’s oblivious and cruel suggestion to the effect that the Employment Non-Discrimination Act would not be necessary if only gays, lesbians and the transgendered would stay in the closet: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

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Biblical Scholar—Western Ethics Come From The Greeks, Not The Bible

Biblical scholar and professor emeritus at the University of Sheffield, Philip Davies writes that the idea that religion bestows ethical value on human life is the most ridiculous thing he’s ever heard.  First he lays into the divine command theory throughout the Torah and proverbs as genuine routes to proper (or even defensible) moral motivation [Read More...]

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