All Blog Posts Tagged 'humanism' (23)

We Are All Humanists

The purpose of this blog is only of the intention to lay the cards on the table so to speak in order to avoid any confusions or inconsistencies that may be assumed. 



Firstly I have always held the greatest deal of respect for the atheist community, especially for its opinions and stances on organised religion. I am still of the opinion that organised (or rather…

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Added by Nerdy Keith on April 12, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Atheists to Unveil Florida Courthouse Monument

Press Release: Atheists to Unveil Florida Courthouse Monument

Posted on: May 29, 2013

Stone Bench Featuring Secular Quotes Will Sit Beside Religious Tribute

Cranford, NJ—Following a settlement with Bradford County, Florida, American Atheists will unveil a new monument in front of the Bradford County Courthouse: a 1,500-pound granite bench engraved with quotations from Thomas Jefferson,…

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Added by Rob Klaers on May 29, 2013 at 2:11pm — 8 Comments

How do I begin my work day?

No need to pray, for nothing is going to hear me anyway. A quiet few moments in the car, driving down the road, listening to classical music before I arrive at work, is a great way to start my day. Also, while I'm at it...just looking around at nature, the sky, the beauty that is all around us, and the wonder of our world all around us. It is amazing that all this developed over such a long period of time, and that all the creatures that surrounds us all descended over billions of years from…

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Added by Tommy H. Yeargin, Jr. on February 4, 2013 at 6:09pm — 4 Comments

Eggs for the Kids at Kasese Humanist Primary School Fundraiser

I've been working with Bwambale Robert, the project director of the Kasese Humanist Primary School in Uganda on a way to get more nutritious meals to their young students

I'm pleased to announce the launch of a two-phase project to get a large secure coop built on the school!  Chickens mean eggs.…

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Added by Godless Poutine on July 17, 2012 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Freethought Social + Meetup!

Yesterday morning, representing the Houston Atheists, I joined roughly fifty other secular Houstonians for a freethought coffee social. The meetup was organized by the Houston Freethought Alliance, with a goal of bringing our groups together for secular fellowship.…

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Added by Emilyhasbooks on February 6, 2012 at 2:07pm — 1 Comment

Donating through Foundation Beyond Belief

Have you ever checked out the organization Foundation Beyond Belief? If not, I recommend it. In their own words: "Our purpose is to focus, encourage, and demonstrate the generosity and compassion of atheists and humanists in the interest of a better world. Of these, our primary purpose is to encourage each other to embody the highest principles of humanism, including mutual care and responsibility."



Currently they have a special link for donating specifically to provide aid related… Continue

Added by ungodlynews on March 13, 2011 at 12:05pm — No Comments

I Will Not Be Told: Stephen Fry's Speech at Harvard

Previously I mentioned I was going to see Stephen Fry live in Feb. Well, that was today. 

From my blog:



I just attended Stephen Fry's acceptance of the Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism, given by the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard.  His speech was quite different than the one he gave for the Intelligence² Debate.  The main…

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Added by Samuel H. Kenyon on February 23, 2011 at 12:00am — 6 Comments

What I *do* like about religions

It's a common misconception (not to mention a sweeping generalization) that all atheists hate everything about religion.  I for one can say that that isn't so.  So in hopes of building bridges--and being less of the "negative nancy" I seem to have been lately--I thought I'd write a list of things that I do like about various religions, and I encourage commenters to do the same.  After all, we're all sharing this tiny pale blue dot together.

 

  • I like…
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Added by Laura Foster on February 13, 2011 at 12:59pm — 4 Comments

I've given it a try, thanks, and it's just not for me.

A lot of believers, at least those with whom I've interacted, seem to feel that if I would just give their faith a try, I'd be sure to "come around" to their way of believing (namely, Christianity) and be happier, at peace, etc. I want to try to dispel some of that as honestly and compassionately as I know how; and I'm hopefull that those of you who run into the same situation may find something of use in it as well.



First--I'll make this as clear as I know how--I have… Continue

Added by Laura Foster on November 19, 2010 at 11:55am — 1 Comment

State of Formation - An Experiment in Interfaith Dialogue Including Atheists

Dear All,


I thought members of the Unbelievable Community would be interested in State of Formation, an online forum for emerging religious and worldview leaders to discuss matters of ethics, faith, religion and morality in a respectful and collaborative way, supported by the Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue. I'm a Humanist Contributing Scholar, and there are many atheists involved. Currently featured…
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Added by James Croft on November 12, 2010 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Prayer vs. Work

I've got an online friend who's been having it rough lately. Dialysis, loss of work, bills piling up, you get the idea. As a friend it's hard to see someone having a hard time, knowing that you can't fix it for them.… Continue

Added by Laura Foster on November 12, 2010 at 11:23am — 2 Comments

I fear nothingness

I fear nothingness





"After sleeping through a hundred million centuries, we have finally opened our eyes on a sumptuous planet, sparkling with

color, bountiful with life. Within decades, we must close our eyes

again." -
Richard Dawkins
Since I've entered the atheist blogosphere, I've come across a number of posts… Continue

Added by Raithie on September 19, 2010 at 1:10pm — 13 Comments

The existential philosophy behind the wisdom of King Solomon

Painting of King Soloman, 1872 or 1874, by Simeon Solomon, British 1840 - 1905.

Gift of William B. O'Neal, to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC 1995.52.170

Not on View - Public Domain…

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Added by D R Hosie on September 4, 2010 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

We Are Secular Humanists

According to secular humanists, human values should comprise the commitment to improve universal well-being. Ethical principles should be assessed by their effects on people, not by how well they conform to preconceived ideas of right and wrong.



Secular humanists reject that values and ethics are imposed from any deity. In that it echoes simple atheism. Secular humanism goes further challenging humans to develop their own values, and maintains that through a process of value inquiry,… Continue

Added by Monica McGee (Monicks) on July 25, 2010 at 11:23am — 1 Comment

I'd rather be a rising ape than a fallen angel.

Terry Pratchett on Religion



You can read the comments here:… Continue

Added by Monica McGee (Monicks) on December 23, 2009 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Advertising is not the reason for the season

First post here, and I'm not being completely original. This is (adapted) from my own atheist blog, but I think it's worth sharing over here.



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The American Humanist Association has a simple message to send out to people this year with their No God No Problem campaign. It advertises the need to be good for the sake of goodness and includes Humanist contact… Continue

Added by Monique Reimer on December 6, 2009 at 2:16pm — 5 Comments

Anthropa: Humanism in Action

Anthropa is a concept to bring a positive and active Humanism to the fore, somewhere between UUism and Humanism, where we can celebrate our several cultures that bind and enrich us with Humanism supplanting superstition; and with hope, to provide and enlightenment charity and outreach to the community at large. If you've been to far too many group meetings where the focus is on bashing the superstitious rather than celebrating life, love and nature,… Continue

Added by Darwin Penda on December 3, 2009 at 5:37pm — No Comments

Ten Humanist Commandments

I am re-posting this only because I think that everyone, regardless their beliefs or lack of them, should live by these rules.



TEN COMMANDMENTS FOR A GLOBAL HUMANISM





1- Proclaim the natural dignity and inherent worth of all human beings, in all places and in all circumstances.



2- Respect the life and property of others at all times.



3- Practice tolerance and open-mindedness towards the choices and life styles of others.



4- Share with… Continue

Added by Monica McGee (Monicks) on November 19, 2009 at 6:54pm — 4 Comments

"Good Without God" event in Cambridge tonight

The Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard invites all local non-theist and Humanist individuals and organizations to celebrate the UnitedCOR's Boston campaign launch.



On Nov. 2 HCH will honor the UnitedCoR for their historic 25-city coalition-building campaign, by making them the 2009 "Harvard Humanists of the Year". UnitedCoR director Fred Edwords and colleagues will deliver our 17th annual Alexander Lincoln Memorial Lecture, and talk about the responses they are receiving to the "Good… Continue

Added by Dave on November 2, 2009 at 9:03am — No Comments

The Atheist's Guide To Christmas

This was originally posted over at my blog, Cubik's Rube.




If you want to know what I think of the Atheist's Guide to Christmas, a book that's just been released, which was put together by the lovely Ariane Sherine (organiser of the Atheist Bus Campaign) and which features essays from many of the grooviest godless guys and gals of our time,… Continue

Added by Cubik's Rube on September 29, 2009 at 7:10pm — 1 Comment

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