The Brights

Think about your own worldview to decide if it is free of supernatural or mystical deities, forces, and entities. If you decide that you fit the description above, then you are, by definition, a bright!

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What is a Bright?

* A bright is a person who has a naturalistic worldview
* A bright's worldview is free of supernatural and mystical elements
* The ethics and actions of a bright are based on a naturalistic worldview

* We promote the civic understanding and acknowledgment of the naturalistic worldview, which is free of supernatural and mystical elements.
* We gain public recognition that persons who hold such a worldview can bring principled actions to bear on matters of civic importance.
* We educate society toward accepting the full and equitable civic participation of all such individuals.

Daniel Dennett talks about the Brights movement.

"Believing there is no God gives me more room for belief in family, people, love, truth, beauty, sex, Jell-O and all the other things I can prove and that make this life the best life I will ever have." -Penn Jillette, active Bright of "Penn and Teller" fame

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Discussion Forum

Demon Possession, the Apostle Paul, and Epilepsy

Started by Mark D. Zima. Last reply by Bill_Hicks_Worshipper Aug 21, 2014. 4 Replies

On my YouTube channel, I am beginning a series of videos exploring the hypothesis that the visions, hyper-religiosity, dramatic religious conversion, and perhaps even hypo-sexuality, of the Apostle…Continue

Tags: hyper-religiosity, epilepsy, hypo-sexuality, religiosity, visions

The Name "Brights"...

Started by MarkFL. Last reply by Reason Being Feb 14, 2012. 92 Replies

By definition I am a bright. However, I hate the name. Why are Brights not naturalists, which is more descriptive, accurate, and less cocky sounding. Where does the term come from and why do people…Continue

The Brights logo is interesting...

Started by Limber Lightfoot. Last reply by House Oct 27, 2011. 21 Replies

Hi All, Am I the only person who recognises the logo for this group as being very similar to the Egyptian Amarna period artistic representations of the sun god, the aten, around 1350BC. …Continue

Is anyone else going to the rally?

Started by Apeman Jim. Last reply by Charles Alexander Zorn Oct 28, 2010. 4 Replies

John Stewart is hosting a rally at the Capital Mall. I think it will be a lot of fun!   Continue

Brights Movement reported in Sacramento local paper.

Started by Davis Jacobson. Last reply by Davis Jacobson Aug 5, 2010. 1 Reply

The Brights Movement was featured in a Sacramento local paper.  There is a ton of good stuff in the article!<b>Feature Story</b> (link)The Bright sideIs atheism going mainstream? One…Continue

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Comment by Jennie on February 10, 2009 at 3:22pm
Dan Dennett is awesome. I saw his lecture at the 2007 AAI Conference. So great. I love the part where he talks about Supers and Murkies. :)
Comment by Joel on February 10, 2009 at 12:31pm
What do you think the odds are that Obama is a closet atheist?
Comment by Ian Mason on February 5, 2009 at 9:08am
How do theists feel about being called Supers? Do they object to that?
Comment by Steve Greene on January 20, 2009 at 6:58pm
Mymelody, when you go to your profile page ("My Page") you'll notice a little "Edit" button at the upper right of your Profile Information section (make sure you're logged in). Click on the Edit button. About the fourth item down the list is your Profile Photo. Click on that and you can change it.
Comment by Ryan Embrey on December 15, 2008 at 2:37pm
Hello lovely people.
Comment by Goodie Faithless on November 24, 2008 at 8:28pm
Wow, neat-o. Everybody in this group talks like Frasier and Lilith. And I agree, the name "Rationalist" does sound less hostile, but I like "Brights" anyway. It makes us sound like a secret group of intelligentsia who all stand around swilling sherry and munching bree canapes, bandying about clever discussions in a jaunty devil-may-care fashion.
Comment by Randall "Doc" Fleck on November 12, 2008 at 11:39am
Thanks for the invite to Brights. I'll make it a point to check in and join the discussions.

Comment by Scottishatheist15 on September 26, 2008 at 8:22pm
hi please join my facebook group

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