Seculars, Step Up!: The Benefits of Humanist Communities

This is an article by James Croft. It appears in the January/February 2013 issue of The Humanist. You can read other articles from this issue and subscribe to the magazine by going to their website.

Note: All URLs below are my own additions, because I thought they’d be helpful.

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260 Clergy Members in Illinois Call for Marriage Equality

Illinois legislators may legalize same-sex marriage next month — hallelujah! — and they just got a major boost from the unlikeliest of sources: 260 members of the clergy (PDF): [Read more...]

Support Foundation Beyond Belief in Our Year-End Drive!

Over the past year, you all have supported Foundation Beyond Belief and the Stiefel Freethought Foundation’s match for Light the Night with Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Their Light the Night team raised the 6th largest amount of any LTN team this year. [Read more...]

Helping a Fellow Atheist Blogger

Ed Brayton is one of the founders of Freethought Blogs and he just went through a pretty tough health scare:

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NRA President: Adam Lanza Was ‘Driven By Demons’

Last week, I wrote about the wrongheadedness of describing Adam Lanza, the perpetrator of the Newtown massacre, as “Evil.” The word “Evil” very often connotes not merely moral judgment, but divine judgment, so as much as secular people might want to appropriate the word for nonreligious ends, most Americans will inevitably associate it with hazy notions of sin, the immaterial soul, eternal punishment, etc.

On Friday, NRA president Wayne LaPierre went on a rambling tirade, some of which I quoted in a post. Here are another few telling lines: [Read more...]


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