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October 24, 2018
Nikos Kazantzakis: Brilliant Skeptic
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August 13, 2018
An Atheist’s Moral Lessons for Children
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August 03, 2018
The Fountainhead: All You Need Is Love
Loving humanity means hating humans, and vice versa.
July 18, 2018
By James A. Haught I'm quite aware that my turn is approaching. The realization hovers...
July 11, 2018
The Search for Meaning
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January 22, 2018
It’s Chaos, Be Kind: A Humanist Sermon
In a chaotic universe, kindness is the only lighthouse we have.
November 06, 2017
The Chains We Make For Ourselves: A Humanist Sermon
It's true that millions of people are victims of circumstance, but it's equally true that...
June 28, 2017
Maybe dreaming of saving the world is too grand an ambition.
May 01, 2017
Photo Sunday: Sakura
After a rainy, gloomy week where I live, the sun finally came out and the...
January 16, 2017
When Should a Humanist Forgive?
Forgiveness has to be sought, and the defenders of bigotry and brutality in America haven't...
December 23, 2016
The Ashes: A Humanist Sermon
Despite the failure of our hopes, the mission to do good must continue.
November 25, 2016
Open Thread: Love & Kindness
The next few years are going to be a dark time. I like to think...
October 05, 2016
20 Things I’ll Teach My Son
Some life lessons that are just a little less obvious.
September 30, 2016
We’re All In This Together: A Humanist Sermon
We should structure society to reflect the reality that everyone faces challenges they can't solve...
June 13, 2016
Useless Money: A Humanist Sermon
Empty palaces, safe-deposit boxes in the sky and the futile quest for status.
May 25, 2016
A More Diverse Humanism Is a Stronger Humanism
Humanism is supposed to be a philosophy that appeals to and benefits all human beings.
February 20, 2016
Weekend Coffee: February 20
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December 22, 2015
Welcome Stranger: A Humanist Sermon
I've said in the past, and will have occasion to say again, that the world...
November 18, 2015
The Astounding Hypocrisy of Anti-Refugee Christians
With the Syrian civil war plodding through its fourth year, the country is being hollowed...
October 28, 2015
On Moral Superheroism
I have thoughts about this essay in the Guardian about extreme altruism, seen through the...
September 14, 2015
Is Assisted Dying Narcissism?
In a milestone, the California legislature approved an assisted-dying bill last week. Gov. Jerry Brown...
July 20, 2015
Pro-Gay Christians, Wouldn’t Atheism Be Easier?
I have to wonder what could possibly be motivating gay and gay-affirming Christians to stay...
April 27, 2015
When Would You Rather Be Alive?
Reading the news is always a marathon race between hope and despair, but that conflict...
April 08, 2015
On Financial Independence
Via this interview on Vox, I came across an intriguing blog by a writer who...
December 24, 2014
The Frozen River: A Humanist Sermon
Six years ago, this nation achieved a historic milestone when its people elected a black...
December 22, 2014
Book Reviews: Fighting Back the Right, Living the Secular Life
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October 12, 2014
Brighter Than Today: The 2014 Secular Solstice
In the depths of winter's darkness, human beings have a seemingly inherent need to celebrate...
September 23, 2014
Summer Twilight: A Humanist Sermon
On a night earlier this summer, a humid blue twilight in July, I stepped out...
August 04, 2014
You, Sir, Are No Robert Ingersoll
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