Atheists, Come Out! – A Song

Evangelizing

David Beadle of The Secular Human has just released a new single encouraging atheists, agnostics, and Humanists to come out and be open about their beliefs! You can listen to it free here, and buy it on iTunes here. Check it out – it’s good fun! [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...]

Welcome, Adam – Let’s Fight!

Dialogue

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...]

Forward Thinking – What Does Civic Responsibility Mean to You?

Forward Thinking

 My response to the first prompt in the values development project begun by Libby Anne and Daniel Fincke, Forward Thinking: What does civic responsibility mean to you? Civic responsibility, for me, stems from two facts: the fact we are all human beings, and therefore morally valuable, and the fact that what we do affects other [Read More...]

Susan Jacoby: Humanist Champion

Books

I love Susan Jacoby: I think she’s one of the finest advocates for Humanism on the planet today. She has an infectious passion for freethought which fills people with excitement and brings the Humanist vision alive. In this NPR interview with Tom Ashbrook she conveys the excitement and freshness of Robert Ingersoll’s thought like no one else [Read More...]

Honing Humanism – What Use is Humanism?

Dialogue

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

Dialogue

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...]


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