Coin Laundry is a new blog that I have recommended in the past. One of the things that I enjoy about it is that it comes from a lay person’s perspective and yet hits the nail squarely on the head. Plus she seems to find a lot of very interesting things to write about that I somehow miss.
As an active member of the Society for Humanistic Judaism, I more than appreciate her advocacy for that point of view. Check out her post about whether Secular Humanistic Judaism is really Judaism. Like me – and I believe few others in our small movement – she is surrounded by Orthodox Jewish family and acquaintances. This provides her with a strong basis for contrasting and comparing.
Since this post is nothing more than an unabashed effort to promote her blog, I’ll close with this great TED video that she found and posted. In it, philosopher Alain de Botton speaks about what atheists can learn from religion which is also the subject of his new book, “Religion for Atheists: A Non-believer’s Guide to the Uses of Religion”