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Landmark High Court win for UK humanism

Reading Time: 4 minutes A recent High Court judgment recently found in favor of a humanist, and Kent County Council will not appeal the decision. This has been seen as a landmark ruling. The event might ignite discussions of whether or not humanism should be designated a religion. When looking at the definition for humanism as per the Humanists […]

Posted inParenting & Family

When evolution is a bad word

Reading Time: 6 minutes (Part 1 | Part 3) Quick recap. My 9-year-old daughter won a national Evolution and Art contest. Her school’s assistant principal, Ms. Warner, said the principal would interview her about it on the school’s morning news program. But they wouldn’t be calling it an Evolution and Art contest, just an “Art” contest – because evolution […]

Posted inEducation

How Jesuits did and undid me

Reading Time: 12 minutes Like me, Voltaire was educated by men in the Society of Jesus, the Jesuits. Like Voltaire, I’ll salute my Jesuit educators and do it using Voltaire’s own words in a letter to one Father Latour, 1746: I was educated for seven years by men who took unrewarded and indefatigable pains to form the minds and […]

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