ACTIVISM & GODLESSNESS: Purpose-driven life and secularism.

The following is a guest post by Gleb Tsipursky (Co-Founder, President, and Chief Insights Officer at Intentional Insights, a new reason-themed nonprofit devoted to spreading rational thinking strategies to a broad audience). Purpose-Driven Life and Secularism Graphics by: Cerina Gillilan We need religion for a sense of purpose in life, at least according to the vast majority [Read More…]

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GODLESSNESS: Liberty Institute lied about the FFRF too. FFRF delivers swift, emotionless metaphorical backhand.

I wrote the other day about how the Liberty Institute named the five most dangerous enemies (their words) to Christianity in the United States.  Rob Boston at Americans United pointed out how their claims about AU (not unlike many of their other claims) weren’t exactly true. Now the FFRF has jumped in as well: It’s [Read More…]

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GODLESSNESS: Freethought advocate Avijit Roy has been murdered in Bangladesh.

Dr. Avijit Roy ran the website Mukto-mona, which connected freethinkers and atheists hailing from Bengali and South Asia.  He was also an accomplished author who was recently in Bangladesh celebrating the release of two of his books there: Avijit, a Bangladesh-born engineer, who was living in the United States, rose to prominence with his books on philosophy, [Read More…]

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GODLESSNESS: Half-naked atheism.

Boy, there’s a clickbait headline for the ages. Sadly, this post won’t be as salacious as some of you were hoping.  My friend at the Freedom From Religion Foundation, Andrew Seidel, had an encounter at the gym the other day and decided to write about it.  It was just so damn touching I had to [Read More…]

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GODLESSNESS & PERSONAL: I have to brag.

I feel like a pretentious ass, but I have to share this.  J. Michael Spencer is starting up an Oasis in Boston (fuck yes!) and has written about how the project came to be.  I’m in there, along with my wife: Over time, I began to read less and less of PZ’s blog and more [Read More…]

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FAITH & POLITICS: Prince Charles may intervene on Raif Badawi’s behalf.

I don’t like Prince Charles (anti-vax, supporter of alt-med, ugh), but I must give credit where it’s due.  It turns out even people we don’t generally like can be correct at times, and it’s just as important to make note of that as the multitude of times when they’re wrong.  This is one of those [Read More…]

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MUSIC & GODLESSNESS: Jaclyn Glenn covers “Take Me To Church.”

This is positively brilliant. If ever there was a godless music charity concert, who would you want to see there?  My dream lineup would include Dan Barker, Shelley Segal, Roy Zimmerman, Jaclyn Glenn, and Tim Minchin.  The times I’ve gotten to sing with them (except Minchin) have been some of my favorite musical experiences ever. Man, [Read More…]

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Not a religion.

I follow an Aussie on twitter who goes by @MrOzAtheist.  He’s possibly my favorite tweeter.  He says so much with so few words. The other day he was having a repartee with someone who was saying atheism required faith.  He responded with this lovely image: Beautiful.   [Read more…]

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Greg Abbott backs nativity scene in Texas Capitol

Literally a few hours after I post a story about how the vast majority of Americans support having religious holiday displays on government property, I find a story of a nativity scene going up in the Texas Capitol. On Monday, a very simplistic nativity scene (pictured above) was unveiled in the basement of the Capitol’s rotunda [Read More…]

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Berlin grants humanist students a holiday – with the day off and everything!

Berlin has enshrined World Humanist Day as what would pretty much amount to a federal holiday here in the States: Schools in Berlin have recognized World Humanist Day as a holiday on a par with All Saints’ Day, Yom Kippur and Eid al-Fitr. The decision means Berlin pupils who subscribe to humanism — a philosophy [Read More…]

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