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Leo Igwe should be an inspiration to us all. He is a Nigerian Humanist who stands up to religious extremism (both Muslim and Christian) and tries to protect children from religious-inspired child ...
by mole333
Comment Count 90 comments on Fri Aug 13, 2010 at 02:03 PM PDT with 407 Recommends
Are you an atheist, agnostic, humanist, freethinker or some such who cringes at the thought of people being given the Four Spiritual Laws along with disaster relief? Do you think that promoting "...
by ValerieTarico
Comment Count 595 comments on Wed Jan 06, 2010 at 08:39 AM PST with 378 Recommends
It is all the same problem. Militarization of the police, violence against women, against minorities, against the environment: all related to the invention of this beehive. I’m a beekeeper, so ...
by jbmjack
Comment Count 179 comments on Thu Feb 26, 2015 at 07:46 AM PST with 300 Recommends
I mourn thee Mr. Nimoy. Once again, we measure our own time in this life relative to those who we respect and idolize and how the latter inevitably leave us in our and their mortality. Star Trek ...
by chaunceydevega
Comment Count 120 comments on Fri Feb 27, 2015 at 03:22 PM PST with 255 Recommends
Thanks to many of your Rec's, you may have heard about this recent controversy : In a TIME cover story on service Joe Klein writes about the Oklahoma tornadoes and disaster relief volunteers. He ...
by pierre9045
Comment Count 64 comments on Thu Jun 27, 2013 at 10:58 PM PDT with 162 Recommends
Yesterday, an Arizona State Rep named Juan Mendez opened the Arizona House of Representatives afternoon session with a Godless, Secular invocation for the first time in state history. Most prayers ...
by pierre9045
Comment Count 120 comments on Wed May 22, 2013 at 05:46 PM PDT with 151 Recommends
Peter Schiff, the CEO of Euro Pacific Capital, recently summed up the conservative position about the value of human life : I'm not going to say that we're all created equal... you're worth what you'
by Eric Stetson
Comment Count 192 comments on Thu Jan 30, 2014 at 03:48 PM PST with 133 Recommends
While purchasing a lottery ticket at the deli this evening, the proprietor made a joke about me giving him the dollar instead and all of my sins would be forgiven. I've known him for a while. He's a ...
by lucid
Comment Count 264 comments on Tue Apr 22, 2014 at 10:36 PM PDT with 129 Recommends
Corporations bent on privatizing education seem to be reading straight out of the Koch brothers’ ALEC playbook these days – manufacturing all kinds of “crisis” ...
by SecularSchoolTeacher
Comment Count 93 comments on Sun Nov 02, 2014 at 09:44 AM PST with 69 Recommends
A famous painting, /The Incidence at Teplitz/. The man on the left, bowing to the Austrian Emperor's family, is the poet ...
by Dumbo
Comment Count 115 comments on Thu Jan 05, 2012 at 06:23 PM PST with 69 Recommends
This is going to be a long diary. The first part will be about how I came to be an Atheist and the second section will discuss some of the differences between two major branches in Atheism the Ayn ...
by jusjtim35
Comment Count 112 comments on Tue Aug 14, 2012 at 08:01 PM PDT with 55 Recommends
The official defining statement of World Humanism is: Humanism is ethical. It affirms the worth, dignity and autonomy of the individual and the right of every human being to the greatest possible ...
by jusjtim35
Comment Count 26 comments on Thu Jan 15, 2015 at 09:19 AM PST with 53 Recommends
Like a lot of you, I've been hearing the word "hippies" a lot lately. It seems to have been adopted by the punditerati as a catchall dismissal for protesters in general and the OWS movement in ...
by Crashing Vor
Comment Count 48 comments on Tue Oct 25, 2011 at 03:51 PM PDT with 43 Recommends
All my life, I've found true inspiration in only one source: Science fiction , especially its literary form. When everything else in the world seemed pointless, vapid, and nihilistic, I would ...
by Troubadour
Comment Count 71 comments on Sun May 12, 2013 at 12:36 PM PDT with 39 Recommends
Yesterday, during break, one of my classmates told me that they thought abortion was 'killing' and that they supported a ban on it for everyone. This is my reply.
by Mikesco
Comment Count 25 comments on Tue Nov 19, 2013 at 10:43 AM PST with 38 Recommends
Update : I talked with an editor for the JTA , "The Global News Service of the Jewish People," who asked me, "Why is this news? It's from a year ago." But then, the story was ...
by samdiener
Comment Count 43 comments on Tue Oct 28, 2008 at 02:24 AM PDT with 36 Recommends
I know the point of Markos’ snippet in the mid-day open thread yesterday was geared more towards intellectual wankery than Marx specifically, but I bristle at the sad fact that Marx has become ...
by lucid
Comment Count 73 comments on Thu Jan 18, 2007 at 10:27 PM PST with 35 Recommends
I've seen more than I'd like of misanthropic attitudes on all sides of politics - people who see humanity not as a beautiful thing whose best qualities have to be nurtured, but as a vicious beast ...
by Troubadour
Comment Count 49 comments on Sat Jul 31, 2010 at 05:31 PM PDT with 34 Recommends
It is a supreme pleasure in my life when I encounter something that says what I want to say, or have said, or thought I was saying, in such an elegant way that its saying has escaped me. Mind you, ...
by lucid
Comment Count 24 comments on Fri Jun 13, 2014 at 12:03 AM PDT with 33 Recommends
Just because these guys are both male, one is Beiber, one is black, and both are criminals does not make this funny. Men suffer deeply from sexual objectification too.
by LoriRose
Comment Count 24 comments on Sat Jan 25, 2014 at 09:44 PM PST with 33 Recommends