The Freethinkers’ Political Textbook – Distinguishing the Epistemic and the Persuasive

Evangelizing

The Freethinkers’ Political Textbook is a guide to evidence-based activism for atheists, agnostics, Humanists, and all freethinkers, designed to help us communicate better. Current posts in the series include: The Freethinkers’ Political Textbook – Evidence-Based Atheist Activism Go for the Gut – On the role of emotion in persuasion Framing for Freethinkers - Introducing Lakoff’s concept of [Read More...]

The Freethinkers’ Political Textbook – What Do I Mean by “Evidence”?

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The Freethinkers’ Political Textbook is a guide to evidence-based activism for atheists, agnostics, Humanists, and all freethinkers, designed to help us communicate better. Current posts in the series include: The Freethinkers’ Political Textbook – Evidence-Based Atheist Activism Go for the Gut – On the role of emotion in persuasion Framing for Freethinkers - Introducing Lakoff’s concept of [Read More...]

The Freethinkers’ Political Textbook – Evidence-Based Atheist Activism

Evangelizing

This is a repost from the Humanist Community Project website, a project designed to host useful materials to help non-theist communities around the country develop and grow. It introduces the Freethinkers’ Political Textbook, my effort to bring together mountains of research into effective activism and persuasion into a mini book specifically dedicated to the challenges of [Read More...]

Should Alan Turing Be “Pardoned”?

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Today Alan Turing, computer science pioneer, inventor of the “Turing Test”, and Second World War Hero, was pardoned by the British crown. The pardon repeals his conviction for “gross indecency” – he admitted to having a homosexual relationship after his house was burgled by an acquaintance of his lover, and was promptly prosecuted and plied [Read More...]

Help Ben “SweaterVest” Blanchard, Humanist Hero!

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Donate to help Ben become a Pathfinder! I’ve known Ben Blanchard, a young microbiology/pre-med Humanist known or his penchant for Sweater Vests, for quite some time, and as well as being a charming gentlemen he is one of the most committed young students in the Humanist movement I know. That’s why I’m so excited Ben is [Read More...]

Why I Do What I Do

Humanism - Reason, Compassion, Hope

This summer, I have run myself ragged. I have traveled the country visiting countless atheist and Humanist groups and conferences, and my schedule is no less grueling in the coming weeks. I have spoken, I have sung, and I have conducted workshops. I have been interviewed, written articles, and blogged, all the while putting my [Read More...]

Why Would Atheists Want To Attend an Interfaith Service?

Compassion

In the aftermath of the bombs which recently tore through Boston, the governor’s office organized an interfaith service to attempt to begin the healing process of the city. In my last post I detailed how representation for Humanists and atheists in the service was denied – a fact which has generally been decried by the Humanist and [Read More...]


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