Games ARE “Growing Up”!

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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

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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...]

Welcome, Adam – Let’s Fight!

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You will perhaps have noticed that Adam Lee of Daylight Atheism has recently joined our little network here – go him! His blog is great: his writing cogent and lively, his views well-formed, and his speeches interesting and feisty  So, obviously, I’m going to pick a fight with him. Well, not a fight exactly: let’s say [Read More...]

Honing Humanism – What Use is Humanism?

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In my previous “Honing Humanism” post I discussed in broad terms two different ways in which the term “Humanism” can be understood: as an interconnected set of values constituting a lifestance, and as a tradition of thought and practice in which those values are of primary importance. Critical to understanding Humanism is recognizing that it is a [Read More...]

There Are Humanist Funerals

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Zachary Bos of the MA Chapter of the Secualar Coalition for America put me onto an article by Peter Berger at The American Interest asking “Why are there no humanist funerals?”, questioning what Humanism has to offer in the aftermath of a crisis like the Newtown shootings. He ends with the following: Yes, community helps people cope [Read More...]

Honing Humanism – Is Humanism “a Philosophy”?

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Over the past two days I’ve been embroiled in a running debate with fellow Patheos blogger Leah Libresco, NonProphet Status blogger Vlad Chituc, and Vlad’s evil twin Alex. I’m also greatful to Dan Linford of Libere and Michael DeDora, who participated in these discussions and offered insights of great value. They have been plying me [Read More...]

Beating Up on Lazy Anti-Humanism: Leah Libresco on Atheist Groups

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Fellow Patheos blogger Leah Libresco (former atheist, now Catholic) yesterday responded to Susan Jacoby’s excellent recent article New York Times article“The Blessings of Atheism.” She first critiques the article, suggesting that while Jacoby speaks in general terms about the consolation which can be garnered from an atheistic philosophy, she “never talks very much about what kind of consolation [Read More...]


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