Secular Humanists

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On religious atheists

When I was six, I began Hebrew School as an Orthodox Jew because that’s what my family was and that’s … Continued

The invisible secular humanists: A response to Joe Klein

In the wake of the April 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech, Dinesh D’Souza wrote an opinion piece asking why atheists … Continued

COMMENTARY: The revolution is upon us

Religious historians say that every 500 years, Christianity goes through a “massive transition,” as noted religion writer Phyllis Tickle puts … Continued

The boogeyman approacheth

AUSTIN, Texas — Conspiracy theories like those accompanying the Benghazi and IRS-Tea Party foul-ups come and go in American political … Continued

Hey atheists: You’ve got a friend

While there is such a thing as atheists who prefer to antagonize the religious of every stripe-and that’s certainly their … Continued

Secularists see ‘HumanLight’ as new December holiday

Add another holiday to the December dilemma — HumanLight. In addition to Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, secular humanists have added … Continued

In invoking ‘Judeo-Christian values,’ Ryan is stunning in his hyprocrisy

When the going gets tough the tough get going. In this case it was Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan. … Continued

Hopeful for

Getty Images Ccombination of file pictures shows Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaking during the American Legion 94th National Convention … Continued

Mass. Supreme Court to hear case against’under God’ in Pledge of Allegiance

Massachusetts’ Supreme Judicial Court has agreed to hear the appeal of a non-religious family that’s challenging the mandatory daily recitation … Continued

Dawkins: Don’t need God to be good … or generous

AFP/GETTY IMAGES British author and scientist Richard Dawkins attending the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2007. Freethinkers, atheists, agnostics, secular humanists … Continued

What atheist groups learned from the Christian Coalition

Clem Britt AP In this file photo, Rev. Pat Robertson, center, talks to attendees at a prayer breakfast at the … Continued

Should atheist chaplains serve the military?

PETER PARKS AFP/GETTY IMAGES TOPSHOTS US soldiers from 3rd Battalion 2nd Marine Regimental Combat Team 8 return to Camp Pheonix … Continued

Obama is pandering to religion

The Spirited Atheist, like a great many secularists at this political juncture, is feeling somewhat dispirited. President Obama’s “how-I-came-to-know-Jesus” speech … Continued

Let’s all fast during Ramadan

Today’s guest blogger is Gail Rosseau, MD, is a neurosurgeon from Chicago, Illinois. She and her family are engaged in … Continued

Protecting earth a moral duty

Q: The catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is a widening environmental, economic and political crisis. Is it … Continued

Free speech or foul behavior?

A few days back, small groups of college students at Northwestern, Illinois and Wisconsin – angry that Comedy Central had … Continued

Happy National Day of Prayer?

Prayer is good. But perhaps I should qualify that observation by admitting that I am not taking a position on … Continued

A new sexual ethic

By Rev. Debra W. Haffnerexecutive director, Religious Institute On Faith recently posed a provocative question to its panelists: “Can religion … Continued

Paducah goes to India

By Eboo Patel and Becca Hartman I started my morning at the corner of Muhammad Ali Blvd. and Thomas Merton … Continued

Beyond aggressive atheism

By Eboo Patel and Samantha Kirby Five years ago, atheism was all aggression. From Christopher Hitchens to Richard Dawkins, the … Continued