These Are the Non-Religious Vows We Used at My Wedding

I’ve heard from a lot of people that it’s tough to have a non-religious wedding. You have to find an officiant who’s not a priest. You have to use (or write) a ceremony script and vows that don’t bring God into the mix. And, perhaps most importantly, you want to do it in a way that doesn’t draw attention to the fact that God’s not in there (because it might bother some of your guests).

That’s what we was going for, anyway. With the help of our officiant, my wife and I were able to create something that made both of us very happy. (And by “create,” I mean we swiped things heavily from the Internet.) In case anyone wants to know what a secular ceremony script looks like, though, this is pretty much what we ended up using. (Special thanks to Adam Lee for giving us the idea for the first reading.)



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Please Support the Work We Do Through This Site

Over the past couple of years, what began as a personal blog has turned into a hub with several contributors and multiple posts per day. I like to think the quality of posts has gone up significantly along with the increase in quantity and I’d like to expand the reach of this site. That means bringing on additional writers in various niches. In addition to this site, I’ve also started making YouTube videos, a new world for me, and the reception has been overwhelmingly positive, but those also take a lot of work to put together.

I’m ready to explore new ideas and additional methods of outreach that I’ve put aside because of other obligations. I don’t plan on stopping what we normally do — I just want to do even more while the opportunity is here. There’s no reason to keep those ideas on a perpetual backburner.

That’s why I’ve created a page at Patreon.



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“Atheist” is the Worst Trait for a Presidential Candidate to Have, Says New Study

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses a new survey that says “Atheist” is the worst trait for a presidential candidate to have:



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A New Pay-What-You-Want Book About Putting Our Humanist Values to Work

How do our Humanist values manifest themselves in the real world?

That’s the question Chris Stedman and Zachary Cole are attempting to answer in a new ebook called Values in Action:

The book’s contributors discuss actual projects they did to help their communities, the benefits and drawbacks to interfaith cooperation, and the resources offered by the Foundation Beyond Belief and its Beyond Belief Network.

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I Guess This Christian Apologist Learns Nothing from Women

Frank Turek, a Christian apologist who has written plenty of easily-debunkable books about why the Bible is *totally* true, just released his personal list of the “Top 20 Christian Apologists” — the people who have influenced him the most.



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