The Art of Social Protest

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Protest is an art form: a way of bringing to the surface structural inequality and injustice so that people can glimpse, if only for a moment, the invisible cage which constantly imprisons oppressed people. Artful protests reveal inequalities in surprising and provocative ways while remaining non-violent and invitational, inspiring people to think and act differently rather [Read More...]

Humanism: Creed of the 21st Century

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The Ethical Culture Society of St Louis – a non-theistic congregation of impressive size and beauty – has just posted audio my recent talk: “Humanism: Creed of the 21st Century” (yes, I love overblown titles!). You can listen by clicking the link here. Here’s the blurb: At the start of the 21st Century, non-belief is [Read More...]

American Atheists Lose 9/11 Cross Lawsuit

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I am not at all surprised to report that American Atheists have lost their lawsuit against the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. Associated Press reports: U.S. District Judge Deborah Batts rejected the arguments of American Atheists…Batts wrote that the cross and its accompanying panels of text “helps demonstrate how those at ground zero coped [Read More...]

My Philosophy – A Rough Sketch

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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...]


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