Reading Time: 4 minutes All worldviews aren’t created equal. How do you tell from the inside if yours is in accord with reality?
Reading Time: 3 minutes As a stripper, people often assumed I was dumb. Outside of the club, I loved proving that assumption wrong. That stereotype and others are one of the reasons I started writing in the first place. It’s not that I’m a MENSA member, but I don’t think I’m nearly as dumb as some people have thought […]
Reading Time: 6 minutes Hey, kids! Have you wondered why school imposes the drudgery of learning to make coherent, convincing arguments? You’ll be scared straight with today’s example.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Taxonomically, my family is Freethinker (including atheists, skeptics, agnostics), my genus is Humanist (including the religion-based), and my species is Secular.” — John Rafferty ECONOMY, n. Purchasing the barrel of whiskey that you do not need for the price of the cow that you cannot afford. Amrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary Economics is understandably a […]
Reading Time: 7 minutes Humans can be pretty nifty. When something goes wrong, when there’s a crisis in need of immediate redress, many of us are right there on the frontlines, trying to help. And sometimes knowing how to help is easy! Show up here. Sign the petition there. Contact your government representatives (always). But in many situations, the […]
Reading Time: 10 minutes It was about 15 years ago, at Pitzer College, a small liberal arts institution in California, in my Sociology of Religion class. The morning’s lecture was “The Origins of Mormonism.” A main point of the lecture was to illustrate the way in which this recently-established world religion emerged not because of any supernatural magic, but […]
Reading Time: 13 minutes Humanists know that there is so much to do in our hurting world. It’s frustrating when a given cultural moment nevertheless compels us to dwell on toxic religious turf instead. Every time we do? We’re not working together to mitigate the impacts of climate change. Not grappling with rising environmental and war refugeeism, and reshaping […]
Reading Time: 10 minutes Across the length and breadth of Christendom, discernment means the ability to tell if something is divine, earthly, or demonic in nature. As one might expect in an ideology consisting of nothing but false claims, Christian leaders all have their various ways of teaching this system to their followers. Pope Francis is no exception to […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes Child Evangelism Fellowship is now distributing indoctrination booklets to already-traumatized kids and families in Uvalde
Reading Time: 8 minutes In 2008, a Macedonian court found a bear guilty of damaging beehives. Since it had no owner and belonged to a protected species, the state was made to pay the fine instead. Legal history abounds with stories of animal trials, especially in the Middle Ages and early Enlightenment, when both secular and Ecclesiastical variants played […]