30 October, 2019 09:02

Ben Wood, A Short Course on Humanism (UK)

HUMANISM 101 | Predicting the Future by Making It. BY MICHAEL WERNER. “We can never surrender to the forces of chaos and despair because it violates everything we humanists care about on this one precious planet and the one life we have.”

Richard Dawkins & Michael Shermer on Outgrowing Religion

Vi La Bianca,, Atheists Are Not Inherently Better Than Christians
“As I like to remind to my readers, it is not your job to debate religious people or help them deconvert. That is emotional labor that can’t be demanded of you, high ground or no. But if you are willing to reach out your hand, please do so with compassion and egalitarianism. We’re all on this godforsaken planet spiraling at a breakneck pace through the frigid depths of space together.’

Nicholas Kristof,, We’re Less and Less a Christian Nation, and I Blame Some Blowhards

Morgan Meis, Philip Pullman’s Problem With God

Patricia S. Churchland: The Nature of Moral Motivation

Ken Ham, Ending Religion—It’s a Bad Idea … Says Richard Dawkins? “Dawkins may think the masses need to maintain a belief in God for social order, but there’s a much more important reason to believe in God, and his Son, Jesus Christ: to respond to the gospel and receive eternal salvation.”

lwhite, New Survey Finds That the Values That Matter to Most Americans Have Shifted

David Breeden, Humanism and Widening Circles of Compassion

Ryan P. Burge, American Religion in 2030

Barry Kosmin, Why an Aware Homo Secularis Is Paramount. Kosmin coined “nones” and directs American Religious Identification Survey. Here is his acceptance of the AHA 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award.

Figs In Winter, Epic Battles in Practical Ethics: Stoicism vs Epicureanism

Rick Snedeker, Nonreligious Americans can now access U.S. Secular Survey online

Stephen Dinan, ‘Organized destruction’: William Barr blasts ‘militant secularists’ over assault on religion

David Breeden, Humanism: We Are Gathered Here Today . . . because . . . “A “changed human being” committed to a naturalistic worldview, universal human rights, and the conviction that human beings must take responsibility for human problem.
This is the essence of what Humanism is about. The rest . . . is only containers.”
pewforum. In U.S., Decline of Christianity Continues at Rapid Pace. Many useful graphs.

Ed Simon, Struggling With the Legacy of Harold Bloom, Brilliant but Deeply Flawed Critic (1930-2019)


Carol Tavris, The Skeptics Society & Skeptic magazine

David S. Wallace, “Why Should I Venerate?”: Walt Whitman at 200

Maria Popova, Walt Whitman’s Advice on Living a Vibrant and Rewarding Life

Juhem Navarro-Rivera, The Importance of Organized Secularism in Politics

David Breeden, Humanism and Definitions

Norm R. Allen, Racism in Organized Nontheism — Kurtz Institute

Amanda Poppei, NEWSLETTER : Some Updates from the UUHA

Gretchen Mullen, Misrepresenting Sam Harris

Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins, Has Capitalism Become Our Religion?

Michael Werner, HUMANISM 101 | Predicting the Future by Making It

Donald J. Robertson, Stoic Mindfulness

Jerome Braun, Thomas Paine’s Common Sense for Our Time

Rick Snedeker, Secular website helps doubting or atheist clergy re-imagine their lives

Rick Snedeker, Everyone says young Americans are fleeing faith. Wait, not so fast.

Phil Zuckerman, What It Means to Be Moral. “Underlining is Zuckerman’s belief that humanism is what makes agnosticism and atheism moral. Humanist principles that empathize human worth and dignity can provide the foundation of secular moral orientations.”

Jennifer Bardi, Connections: Humanism in South India and Beyond. “[E.V. Ramasamy] Periyar is revered in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu for championing humanism and challenging the caste system.”

Barry Duke, Indian court rules in favour of ‘no God’ inscriptions on Periyar statues

David Breeden, Humanism, Object-oriented Ontology, and What’s Other

skeptic.com, Michael Shermer and Neil deGrasse Tyson

Massimo Pigliucci, Anger is temporary madness: the Stoics knew how to curb it

Freethought Matters: Philosopher Daniel Dennett

Katie Fitzpatrick, Change the world, not yourself, or how Arendt called out Thoreau

Andrew L. Seidel. The Story of ‘In God We Trust,’ Our Christian Nationalist Motto [Part 1]

Andrew L. Seidel, The Religious Motto That Isn’t Religious: How ‘In God We Trust’ Remains Constitutional [Part 2]

Maria Popova, How to Grow Old: Bertrand Russell on What Makes a Fulfilling Life

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