Ask Richard: Anticipating a Religious Funeral for a Gay Secular Humanist

Last week, an old college friend of mine died. He was only 32 years old. When I met him, he was a Christian and over the course of our friendship, he became a Secular Humanist. He also came out of the closet as a gay man. His family is still really religious and I have [Read More…]

Significance Junkies

Seth MacFarlane — Family Guy creator, 2011 recipient of the Harvard Humanist of the Year award, and executive producer of the upcoming Neil deGrasse Tyson-hosted remake of Cosmos — was on NPR’s Fresh Air a few days ago. There was one portion at the end that was absolutely fascinating to hear because it comes from [Read More…]

Non-Prophet Charity Week Draws Near in the UK

Over in the UK, the National Federation of Atheist, Humanist and Secular Student Societies (AHS) is gearing up for Non-Prophet Week During Non-Prophet Week AHS societies are encouraged to raise and give money to charity (not that you’re discouraged at other times of the year!). This year we will be encouraging UK societies to raise [Read More…]

An Atheist Asks How To Care for the Mentally Ill

Spencer Troxell is an atheist social worker (a rare breed!) and he explained why he chose this line of work earlier this year: The spirit that led me to my current station was the realization that there was no other kingdom, and there was no greater glory to be found in the needless suffering of [Read More…]

Don’t Let This Become a Texas License Plate

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles is looking for input on a couple of proposed “specialty license plate designs” and this is one of them: Can’t let that happen. Go here and tell them you “don’t care for it.” While you’re at it, CNN would like to know if you think Texas should “allow the [Read More…]