Deepak Chopra and the failure of Quantum Mysticism

Suffering from conceptual confusion and metaphysical mental cramps, Deepak Chopra argues for an empty god in a vain attempt to preserve the superstitions of the theist.Promoting his new book, The Future of God, Chopra, writing for Huffington Post, argues that god makes more sense than atheism. He is wrong. In fact, properly understood, many of Chopra’s assertions serve as arguments for atheism and against theism.What is god?Chopra says: “God is a journey in consciousness.” But wait, t … [Read more...]

Humanist Service Corps going to Ghana to aid women accused of witchcraft


Volunteers wanted: Humanists are going to Ghana to aid women living in witch camps, settlements where women accused of witchcraft are forced to flee to in order to avoid being killed by neighbors.Applications are currently being accepted for the secular mission: Beginning in the summer of 2015, the Humanist Service Corps will work with Songtaba and other Ghanaian human rights organizations to address the causes and the consequences of witchcraft accusations in the Northern Region. Humanist … [Read more...]

Being Thankful without God on Thanksgiving Day

On Thanksgiving Day one can be thankful, without thanking a god.One may appreciate friends and family, good food, good health, the simple pleasures of life, without paying homage to an imaginary deity.Thanksgiving is a time when Americans come together, to feast, to commune with one another, and to appreciate the many gifts and challenges that life has bestowed upon them.On Thanksgiving Day we reflect upon and appreciate the gift of one another, the gift of life, and the gift of … [Read more...]

Marlo Thomas tells Today Show: ‘It’s not a miracle, it’s science’

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Giving credit where credit is due: Marlo Thomas corrects Today Show host by explaining that boy’s cancer cure was not the result of a miracle, but science.On Wednesday’s edition of the Today Show, Marlo Thomas made an appearance with Colin Hayward Toland and his family to discuss how they discovered Colin had a brain tumor at two years old, and how after an emotional recovery, he is now cancer-free after receiving treatment at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.Introducing the live seg … [Read more...]

Maryland elected official declines to swear oath on Bible

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Secular hero: When newly elected city council member Jessica Fitzwater takes her official oath of office, it will not be on the Bible.Fitzwater just won a seat on the Frederick County Council in Maryland, and says she is thinking of taking the official oath of office on the Frederick County charter or some other government document that will represent her commitment to public service.According to The Frederick News-Post, Fitzwater said: “I think it’s more appropriate to swear my oath on … [Read more...]

Turkish President claims women are not equal to men

Islam means misogyny: Claiming “Our religion has given women a station: the station of motherhood,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declares men and women cannot be equal.Speaking at a meeting in Istanbul on women and justice, Erdogan offended all reasonable people after arguing that women are not equal to men because men and women are created differently. As a result, according to Erdogan, women cannot be expected to undertake the same work as men.Erdogan, a devout Muslim, often c … [Read more...]

Atheism and the necessity of anti-theism for social justice


Seeking freedom from the tyranny of religious superstition, the atheist and the anti-theist are always on the front line in the fight for social justice and cultural transformation.In a recent article for Salon, Reza Aslan, religious scholar, Muslim apologist, and Defender of Christ, accuses Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and other “New Atheists” of being anti-theists, as if being an anti-theist is a bad thing. It is not.In fact, wherever there has been substantial moral progress one will f … [Read more...]

Texas approves textbooks with Moses as Founding Father

Christian conservatives win, children lose: Texas textbooks will teach public school students that the Founding Fathers based the Constitution on the Bible, and the American system of democracy was inspired by Moses.On Friday the Republican-controlled Texas State Board of Education voted along party lines 10-5 to approve the biased and inaccurate textbooks. The vote signals a victory for Christian conservatives in Texas, and a disappointing defeat for historical accuracy and the education of … [Read more...]