Responsible Reading

Dialogue

I’ve been thinking about something for a while. What I’ve been thinking is this: that readers have responsibilities as well as writers. More precisely, effective communication is not entirely the responsibility of an author or speaker: the people reading a work, or in the audience of a talk, also have responsibilities they must meet if the encounter [Read More...]

Standing On Principle

I’m just now getting back to my ongoing discussion with Stephanie Zvan of Almost Diamonds. You can see previous posts in the series here: Temple Talk Definitely Diamonds The Value of Defiance Because We Need Power A Coalition is Not a Community The Difference Between Goals and Values In her most recent post Stephanie also [Read More...]

Humanism in a New Key

A (long) response to Crommunist regarding the supposed dangers of group singing. [Read more...]

The Difference Between Goals and Values

This is part of my ongoing discussion with Stephanie Zvan on the establishment of humanist communities. Here I draw a distinction between goals and values, and suggest we need values-based communities as powerhouses for the soul. [Read more...]

Because We Need Power

My second entry in an ongoing blog dialogue with Stephanie Zvan of Almost Diamonds over at Freethought Blogs, answering the question “Why do Humanists need organized groups?” [Read more...]

What About the Gays?

On the heels of the discussion of the problem of ensuring women feel respected, welcome and safe at freethinking conferences, I’d love to discuss how we can do the same for queer people. [Read more...]

Definitely Diamonds

The first part of a dialogue with Stephanie Zvan of Freethought Blog Almost Diamonds, sparked by a late-night conversation at the Freethought Festival. Jump in and discuss! [Read more...]


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