What Funerals Should Be About

James Croft on Humanist funerals and what they are about: First, a recognition of an individual’s life, a marking of it, an assertion of its significance. Second, the chance to consider together what a life has meant, a collective moment of storytelling to bring a community together to make sense of a life. Third, the [Read More...]

James Croft on Humanist Values, Opposing Religion, and Supporting Gay Marriage as Sacred

James Croft will be on the Camels With Hammers Show on Sunday morning at 10am EST. In this post, I put up two excellent speeches he gave this year. In one he explains how Humanists historically have, and in the future can, play a special role as moral reformers. In another he attempts to give a morally and politically influential speech–and succeeds. Along with the videos, I quote an illuminating section of an interview I conducted with him last summer. [Read more...]

“Atheism+” =/= “Humanism”. Sign Me Up For “Atheism+”.

Why identify with “Atheism+” rather than just with Humanism? I was skeptical and confused about this at first but I have been wholly impressed and convinced by Ashley and Heina on this topic [Read more...]

A Contemporary Case For Humanism

It’s astonishing how much we take for granted what human reason has achieved since scientists have committed themselves rigorously to the scientific method.  The evidence of our rational potential with science vs. what it was without science but with faith is really indisputable: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

The Meaning Of The Parthenon

Camels With Hammers regular (and my former student at Fordham), Evangelos has revived his blog and has a fascinating post which weaves together all the various things that Greece has stood for, both to Greeks and to the rest of the West at various times and places, and which explains how the competing attempts to [Read More...]


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