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by JanF
Comment Count 181 comments on Wed Oct 10, 2012 at 07:00 AM PDT with 32 Recommends
For a long while, I’ve been contemplating the notion of group discipline and how it has evolved over time. What form does it take today? Discipline seems to vary considerably depending on ...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed Aug 29, 2012 at 06:40 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
To me, it would seem that the creation of life by some omnipotent entity that can simply will anything at all into being is no greater a feat than the doodles of a child with a crayon. No. To me it ...
by NGUinBuffalo
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri Aug 24, 2012 at 04:03 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
First National Organization for Atheist Women Mobilizes ~Leadership Development Drives Mission www.SecularWoman.org Mission: The mission of Secular Woman is to amplify the voice, presence, and ...
by VPOutreach
Comment Count 9 comments on Wed Aug 15, 2012 at 08:46 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
(Cross-posted on http://coloradoconfluence.com/) One of the great paradoxes of American history and society is that we are simultaneously a country founded by religious zealots committed to the ...
by Steve Harvey
Comment Count 8 comments on Sun Mar 11, 2012 at 05:27 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
Religion and politics have worked throughout history hand in hand to control the populous and share power. This has probably been true since the dawn of humans, religion and politics. I will not ...
by notdarkyet
Comment Count 18 comments on Sun Mar 11, 2012 at 07:15 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
Christmas is a shining growth in the social institutional landscape, a holiday rich in various heritages, colorful, good-humored, and devoted, for most, to a sentiment of universal goodwill. As a ...
by Steve Harvey
Comment Count 1 comments on Sat Dec 24, 2011 at 10:35 PM PST with 3 Recommends
From TSM Contributor Lex Kahn: SECULAR: not religious, or not connected with religion – Macmillan Dictionary Online which is the kind of government we supposedly have. Clearly enshrined ...
by TheSolipsisticMe
Comment Count 9 comments on Wed Oct 12, 2011 at 06:35 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
Another day, another pie fight. Actually, last I checked in on the highly-rec’d diary that has spent most of the day on the wreck-list, it wasn’t much of a pie fight. It was mostly atheists, ...
by RickinStLouis
Comment Count 63 comments on Wed May 11, 2011 at 09:09 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
As one who is deeply immersed in the culture wars, I sometimes surprise people when I tell them that I do indeed celebrate Christmas. How can an activist humanist (whose national secular group last ...
by Ahadave
Comment Count 9 comments on Wed Dec 22, 2010 at 07:30 PM PST with 3 Recommends
Glenn Beck and those on the Republican Right feel that America is based on Judeo-Christian values and identity. But this is a lack of deep historical understanding. Democracy was birthed in ...
by pangeaprogress
Comment Count 2 comments on Wed Sep 01, 2010 at 07:42 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
The Secular Coalition for America has released a simple, five-question questionnaire to aid voters ...
by RandomActsOfReason
Comment Count 28 comments on Thu Aug 05, 2010 at 01:31 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
Noah Efron's reveling piece in Foreign Policy gives us a close up look at the fault lines inside Israeli society.
by Lefty Coaster
Comment Count 58 comments on Thu May 20, 2010 at 09:57 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
The recent tragedy in Haiti, and the many ways in which we are able to donate money and supplies to help those so horribly affected, got me to thinking about the issue of charitable giving and the ...
by rfall
Comment Count 68 comments on Sun Jan 17, 2010 at 04:52 PM PST with 14 Recommends
I've been having a thought that goes something like this: I feel like the "religious right" has the right questions but the wrong answers, and that the "secular left" has the right answers but the ...
by greywolfe359
Comment Count 31 comments on Thu Jan 14, 2010 at 06:28 PM PST with 1 Recommend
There has been and will continue to be debate about the formation of a "3rd" Party, and whether or not Palin and the vocal minority that support her are in the process of firing one up. Essentially,
by LeahLB
Comment Count 17 comments on Sun Nov 01, 2009 at 12:25 PM PST with 9 Recommends
I do apologize if this turns into a rant, though it may have been one in my head from its inception. I also apologize for my bad writing skills and hope I don't come off as arrogant. The purpose ...
by adamsmo
Comment Count 280 comments on Thu Oct 22, 2009 at 08:54 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
Those of us in the liberal Catholic press owe a great debt to Bill Donahue and those who publish him for providing us with something to write about. The Washington Post published his latest screed ...
by Michael Bindner
Comment Count 7 comments on Wed Oct 21, 2009 at 10:34 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
The tweets, the facebook updates, the youtube clips are all unanimous: The election was a fraud, the opposition won. However a critical analysis can determine that if ...
by rogue robot
Comment Count 91 comments on Thu Jun 18, 2009 at 08:59 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
Recent reports tell us that for the first time in America, the non-religious are being recognized as a significant political constituency. The ...
by Valerie Tarico
Comment Count 72 comments on Wed Mar 18, 2009 at 06:47 PM PDT with 19 Recommends