A Humanist Revival

James Coley is a past president of the North Carolina Society for Ethical Culture. He has a master’s degree in philosophy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has taught medical ethics for many years. He recently spoke to the Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island. Part of his speech included the [Read More...]

How Do Humanists Celebrate the Holidays?

A story on NPR’s Weekend Edition today talked about Humanists and the holidays. It features discussion on the question: What do we do when there’s a Christian monopoly on the holidays? The story featured Harvard’s Humanist Chaplain Greg Epstein as well as members of the Harvard Secular Society. [tags]atheist, atheism[/tags] [Read more...]

Chicken Soup for the Atheist’s Soul

The most paradoxical, oxymoronic, never-going-to-be-written book… that I would love to read one day. I’m just curious what the stories would be like… [tags]atheist, atheism, Pharyngula, Christopher Hitchens, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Victor Stenger, Nica Lalli, Julia Sweeney, Dale McGowen, PZ Myers, Daniel Dennett[/tags] [Read more...]

Friendly Atheist Contest #12: ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

Last week, I ran this contest: What newspaper headline would atheists most like to read? Here are the Top 5 headlines (with submitters)! 5| Natalie Portman holding out for the atheist Mr. Right (Ben) 4| The Rapture is here. All dogs go to heaven. Christians confused. (Jeff) 3| One nation, indivisible (Rebecca) 2| Study shows [Read More...]

My Favorite Card… So Far

A friend who knows I’m an atheist gave me a holiday card where she had drawn a number of cartoons. Including this one: I love people who share my sense of humor about all this (Got anything to top that?) And many thanks to all those who made me smile by saying, “Hemant, have a [Read More...]