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...]

Three Things Holding Humanism Back

Humanism - Reason, Compassion, Hope

Clay Farris Naff, writing for the Huffington Post, argues that “Humanism’s Moment of Opportunity [is] Going to Waste”: The evidence is in, and it is clear: New Atheists have been a media success and a societal failure. They know how to sell books, how to debate, how to sneer, skewer, and satirize — in short, [Read More...]

In Defense of Atheist “Churches”

Dialogue

Godless congregations. Atheist “churches”. Humanist communities. Few topics seem so divisive among atheists. For instance, Siana Bangura of The Heresy Club describes experiments like the London Assembly as “the first step in the wrong direction”, “tasteless at best and ridiculous, if not dangerous at worst”. “This”, she confers, “sounds like a cult”. I encounter similar [Read More...]

Chris Stedman’s ‘Faitheist’ Adds Needed Voice to the Culture Wars for Atheists and the Religious, by John W. Morehead

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I have for some time wanted to post a review of Chris Stedman’s recent book “Faitheist“. However, since I work so closely with Chris, and have a great friendship with him, I did not feel it appropriate initially to review the book myself. Therefore, when Evangelical Christian John W. Morehead approached me and asked if [Read More...]

My Philosophy – A Rough Sketch

brain

This brief (though not as brief as I had hoped!) outline of my general philosophical commitments was spurred by this challenge from fellow Patheos blogger Leah Libresco. It is a snapshot of my philosophical views at this time and subject to continuing revision for clarity, as well as for content if arguments arise which demonstrate [Read More...]

Games ARE “Growing Up”!

Dialogue

David Cage, video game designer, is annoying me again, whining about how games need to “grow up” - and my friend Paul Fidalgo at Freethought Blogs has been taken in! Let me tell you something Mr. Cage: I grew up with video games, and they’ve grown up with me. My parents used to sit with us [Read More...]

Honing Humanism: Evangelical and Humanist Views Different as Chalke and Cheese

Dialogue

A new entry in a series of articles exploring the Humanist worldview and tradition in an attempt to clarify what it is, how it is distinctive, and what value it has. The recent revelation that Pastor Steve Chalke, a prominent evangelical minister in the UK, has embraced as legitimate monogomous same sex relationships, has incensed [Read More...]


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