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The End of the Road for the Humanist Symposium?

Reading Time: 2 minutes The 57th edition of the Humanist Symposium has been posted at Unequally Yoked (a great concept for a blog in its own right!). Go check it out, link to it if you see fit, and thank the host for all her fine work. With that said, I have to say a few words about the […]

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The 39th Humanist Symposium

Reading Time: 3 minutes Welcome to the 39th edition of the Humanist Symposium! This is a blog carnival for atheists and agnostics with a mission: not considering yet more arguments for or against the existence of God, but taking that as settled, to demonstrate how nonbelievers find happiness and meaning in life, and how a rational perspective informs our […]

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The 113th Carnival of the Godless

Reading Time: 4 minutes Welcome, new visitors and regular readers, to the 113th edition of the Carnival of the Godless here at Daylight Atheism! I last hosted this gathering of the godless all the way back in July 2006, for its 44th edition, and nearly three years later, we’re still going strong. In fact, the carnival has grown considerably […]

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The 30th Humanist Symposium

Reading Time: 2 minutes In the fireplace, the flames are burning down to embers, casting flickering patterns of light and shadow on the walls and the wreaths of holly and evergreen that hang there. Outside the windows, the last snowstorm of the year is flurrying down, burying the slumbering earth in a peaceful carpet of white. The falling snowflakes […]

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The Humanist Symposium: Inaugural Edition

Reading Time: 4 minutes It is a brilliant spring morning, and the first-ever gathering of the Humanist Symposium has convened here in the Garden at Daylight Atheism. The crowd of attendees has gathered in a natural clearing delineated at one end by a vast, ancient oak, its upper branches dappled gold in the sun, great weather-worn stones embedded in […]

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Some Items of Note

Reading Time: < 1 minute Following my earlier announcement, I’m now very pleased to announce that the Humanist Symposium now has hosts for its first seven editions, up through September 2. My sincere gratitude goes out to everyone who stepped up to volunteer! Also, the carnival home page, linked above, now offers some graphic logos thanks to Intergalactic Hussy, proprietor […]

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Announcing the Humanist Symposium

Reading Time: 2 minutes Welcome, friends, well-wishers and regular readers! I have something to tell you all about which I’m very excited. There’s an issue that I’ve been mulling over for some time, and tonight I intend to announce its resolution. Specifically, I’ve been thinking about carnivals. The Carnival of the Godless, founded in March 2005 by Brent Rasmussen […]

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The 29th Carnival of the Liberals

Reading Time: 4 minutes Welcome, welcome, friends and fellow progressives, to the 29th edition of the Carnival of the Liberals! My name is Ebonmuse, my weblog is Daylight Atheism, and I’ll be your guide on this tour of some of the best progressive political writing on the Internet. As the glow of our well-deserved victory in the American midterm […]

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The 40th Skeptics' Circle

Reading Time: 6 minutes The doors of the Observatory are closed, and an eager crowd has gathered before them, milling about anxiously to await the unveiling of the newest Skeptics’ Circle. Your host, Ebonmuse, steps up to a podium beside the doors and addresses the crowd thusly: “Step right up, folks, to the Daylight Atheism Museum of Superstition and […]

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The 44th Carnival of the Godless

Reading Time: 4 minutes It is a glorious summer day in the Garden here at Daylight Atheism, and the 44th Carnival of the Godless has convened and is in session. Caravans and covered wagons bearing infidels and freethinkers from around the world have arrived and are drawn up in a circle on the green lawn. The sun beats down […]

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