Support Sojourners? I Decline.

You work for Believe Out Loud, a group which seeks to promote full LGBT equality within Christian churches. It’s approaching Mother’s Day, and you want to send a message saying that, whoever you are, you should be welcome in Church that Sunday. You put together an ad showing two women, holding hands, walking their smiling son down the aisle of a church. You want to promote it widely, so you buy up ad space on Sojourners, famed “progressive Christian” website and movement, and wait for your call for love, inclusion and acceptance to light up the web.

And Sojourners spits in your face. [Read more...]

When Atheists Attack: Reasonless Schism

Have you ever seen that movie “Piranha 3D”? It’s an idiotic horror film taking advantage of 3D film technology to provide jump-inducing super-piranha swarms (“they swim right at you!”) and gratuitous shots of girls in bikinis. It’s also what popped into my mind when observing the response of parts of the atheist community to an article by one of their own. [Read more...]

Representing Humanism: What do I Wear?

Stoles, robes and miters – oh my! Humanists have the worldview most solidly supported by evidence. We are masters and mistresses of the raised eyebrow, satire and wit streaming from our books and blogs. We are often decades ahead on the moral issues of the day.

But let’s face it: the religious have the best clothes. [Read more...]

American Humanism: Time to Cross the Threshold

On Sunday 10th the American Humanist Association’s 70th Annual Conference drew to a close. What did this convocation of American Humanists (and important visitors from around the world) reveal about the state of Humanism in America?

It showed that American Humanism is brimming with potential. And it showed that we must work hard to fulfill it. It is time for a full-throated Humanism with strong foundations. Prepare your voice, and prepare your hands: we have songs to sing, and communities to build. [Read more...]


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