This is a guest post written by Anonymous.
[Note: Among the many things conservative radio broadcaster Paul Harvey was known for was his essay "If I were the Devil," versions of which you can see here. This piece is a rebuttal to Harvey's essay.]
If I were the Prince of Darkness I would want to engulf the world in the darkness of ignorance; I would use this ignorance to cause divisiveness among men, and my success would give me control of every nation in the world. [Read more...]
Last year, 7-year-old Lylah saved more than $200 by doing chores and donated it all to Toys for Tots. This year, she has a new focus with her giving:
This year I have been saving all year for the Uganda Humanist Schools Trust. My goal is to pay tuition for two kids to attend school for four years. This includes meals and uniforms. I would also like to fundraise to help with improvements. I am reaching out for your help, please donate and lets change the life of someone in need.
In “No Ordinary Violence,” a new article on his site, Sam Harris tries to classify those who commit mayhem and murder.
His attempt was inspired by a media question:
After the Boston Marathon bombing, a journalist asked me, “Why is it always angry young men who do these terrible things?” She then sought to connect the behavior of the Tsarnaev brothers with that of Jared Loughner, James Holmes, and Adam Lanza. Like many people, she believed that similar actions must have similar causes. But there are many sources of human evil.
Harris sees four main groups of perpetrators (though he readily admits that one perp can have more than one psychological “driver”).
Since a lot of people aren’t able to attend an atheist conference in person for a whole variety of reasons (costs, kids, etc.), there’s a growing effort to bring the conferences to people wherever they are, whether that means putting the talks up for free on YouTube afterwards, holding the conferences entirely online, or allowing viewers access to the conference from home.
The Humanists of Florida Association is taking that third approach, live-streaming its upcoming conference (Nov. 2-3) for $12, hoping to reach those who are interested in hearing the speakers but who can’t make it there live: