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Humanist book makes kindle best seller list in Parenting/Morals and Responsibility

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jennifer Hancock Jul 29, 2011. 6 Replies

Just wanted to share my exciting new. My book: The Humanist Approach to Happiness: Practical Wisdom - which was written for teens and young adults made the Kindle best seller list for…Continue

 

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Joan Denoo commented on Jennifer Hancock's blog post Teaching Humanism to the Military
"Jennifer, your content perfectly states what I think humanism involves. I especially like your focus on ethics, the use of critical thinking skills to solve problems, and concerning non-religious techniques.  The problem I have is your use of…"
Aug 16
Rich Goss commented on Jennifer Hancock's blog post Atheism isn't enough - and it isn't very satisfying
"Jennifer, I wrote down some thoughts on you intriguing and thought-provoking post. It's just some opinions as we all see the world in different ways, I couldn't post the entire reply so I broke it up; and placed it on my blog.  Hope…"
Apr 27
Michael Enquist commented on Jennifer Hancock's blog post Atheism isn't enough - and it isn't very satisfying
"This is a good start. It seems strange to me that a group of people who claim to hold critical thinking in high regard need to be reminded that atheism is not a world view. It is just a small part of many different world views, as Jennifer has…"
Apr 27
Jennifer Hancock commented on Jennifer Hancock's blog post Atheism isn't enough - and it isn't very satisfying
"Ruth - that's a very wise fear to have and I think it's probably the thing I worry about the most. Not knowing if what I think I know is actually so.  My transition from agnostic to atheist was very smooth. But I've been told…"
Apr 27
Loren Miller commented on Jennifer Hancock's blog post Atheism isn't enough - and it isn't very satisfying
"Ruth, the kind of fear you describe may indeed be the beginning of wisdom.  Being conscious of that and willing to admit that YOU DON'T KNOW is far better than committing to a pat answer based in dogma which may or may not have anything to…"
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Joan Denoo commented on Jennifer Hancock's blog post Atheism isn't enough - and it isn't very satisfying
"I share your fear, Ruth. From what did you convert? "
Apr 26
Ruth Anthony-Gardner commented on Jennifer Hancock's blog post Atheism isn't enough - and it isn't very satisfying
"I never needed to be weaned from supernaturalism or fears there wouldn't be a spare life (after death). Working out the nature of reality was my deconversion process. Humanism was always there, because caring for people was, long before…"
Apr 26
Alan Perlman commented on Jennifer Hancock's blog post Atheism isn't enough - and it isn't very satisfying
"Excellent discussion of issues that we all face and have to work out.  Every principled atheist has to find some satisfying, realistic substitute for religion's false comforts, bogus promises, and Imaginary Friends.   I made an early…"
Apr 26
Bertold Brautigan commented on Jennifer Hancock's blog post Atheism isn't enough - and it isn't very satisfying
"I agree with you, Loren - our species needs a lot more humility as to it's place in nature."
Apr 26
Jennifer Hancock commented on Jennifer Hancock's blog post Atheism isn't enough - and it isn't very satisfying
"Joan - The rage about the harm of religion is totally valid. The challenge is how to help people stop enabling that by helping them understand that the value they think they get from religion isn't really coming from religion. That's how I…"
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Loren Miller commented on Jennifer Hancock's blog post Atheism isn't enough - and it isn't very satisfying
"Certainly, atheism is not enough by itself, but it is essential in an environment where irrationality is an accepted practice which has the cover of a large portion of the population.  We deny the legitimacy of that belief system with reason,…"
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Joan Denoo commented on Jennifer Hancock's blog post Atheism isn't enough - and it isn't very satisfying
"Thanks for this information and handbook, Jennifer.  My challenge now is to learn a language of reason instead of rage about what religion has and is doing to children and to society. What individual adults do is none of my business unless and…"
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Atheism isn't enough - and it isn't very satisfying

I'm an atheist. Have been since I stopped being agnostic when i was a teen. I went through a 2 week existential depression and realized,  nope, don't believe and that was that. I literally cannot imagine what it is like to believe in supernaturalism never having experienced that with the exception of some dabbling with a ouiga board while a tween. I'm not shy about my atheism. It's part of who I am and part of my philosophical development. And that's key = it's part of my philosophic…See More
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Jennifer Hancock commented on Jennifer Hancock's blog post Why Humanism should matter to atheists
"I agree Michael - that's why it's so important we figure out how to help wean people off religion or at least from using religion for problem solving.  People have to want to learn it - or they won't."
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Teaching Humanism to the Military

Posted on August 16, 2016 at 9:05am 6 Comments

I have a serious question. The Vermont National Guard put out a request for sources - for a program that is a LOT like my Living Made Simpler program in terms of topics they want discussed. (see:https://humanistlearning.com/livingmadesimpler1/

Obviously - it's the military - a non-religious secular approach to a discussion of ethics and personal responsibility and the dignity and worth of each…

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Atheism isn't enough - and it isn't very satisfying

Posted on April 26, 2016 at 12:30pm 11 Comments

I'm an atheist. Have been since I stopped being agnostic when i was a teen. I went through a 2 week existential depression and realized,  nope, don't believe and that was that. I literally cannot imagine what it is like to believe in supernaturalism never having experienced that with the exception of some dabbling with a ouiga board while a tween. 

I'm not shy about my atheism. It's part of who I am and part of my philosophical development. And that's key = it's part of my…

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Why Humanism should matter to atheists

Posted on April 12, 2016 at 2:00pm 3 Comments



There is a lot of confusion about Humanism within the atheist community.

First, not everyone knows what it is. Those that do often think of it as a form of atheism. Some people think of Humanism as a nice way to say you are an atheist without triggering the negativity association with the word…

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Humanism and Self Help - Mutually Exclusive?

Posted on March 15, 2016 at 1:00pm 2 Comments

Self help has a bad reputation within the secular community. And for good reason. Much of what passes for self help is woo. 



Psuedo-science non-science causes real harm. But that doesn't mean Humanists should shy away from providing self help to people.

100s of millions of people look for help in the self help market each year. They need help on everything from depression and divorce to motivation and leadership skills. By ignoring their needs we:

1) Fail to…

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At 11:28am on November 7, 2012, Steph S. said…
Thanks for replying to my discussion! I agree with you completely - I will spread your website link you have me to others so they can read your book too.
At 8:22pm on November 15, 2011, Steph S. said…
Congrats on the success of your book! I also enjoyed it!
At 10:35am on November 13, 2011, Mark Johnston said…

I enjoyed you Humanist Thought for 11/8/2011.  Mentally preparing for the worst-case-scenario sounds morbid at first blush, but is a very good tool for dealing with worry. And since the worst case almost never happens, it helps us see that our lives are, in fact, quite good.

Keep up the good work.

At 1:35pm on September 3, 2011, matt warren said…

just saw the intrview for the book.

good  on ya.

I have refed my reviews on the vid over at atheist nexus.

cheers&aloha

Matt

At 12:52pm on August 13, 2011, Steph S. said…
Ok -- I just bought your book on iTunes and I am putting on my iPad.  Hope you are having a nice weekend.
At 12:43pm on August 13, 2011, Steph S. said…
Jennifer -- I am downloading your ebook.  Thanks so much for the link!  : )
At 10:17am on July 29, 2011, matt warren said…

I am not much for social wab sites actualy. thanx for writing the book. thats more important.

cheers&aloha

matt

At 8:35am on May 25, 2011, The Flying Atheist said…

Jennifer,  just listened yesterday to your interview with Swoopy on Skepticality.  I'm looking forward to purchasing your book and learning more about what you have to say.  You have such a great attitude and outlook on life and toward other people.  Carl

 

P.S.  I'm so jealous that you grew up in a secular household! 

At 12:59pm on May 18, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…
Greetings, Jennifer! I'd like to invite you to a group where we talk about anything on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D
At 10:21am on March 26, 2011, Brian Delaney said…

Hi Jennifer, thanks for accepting.  I hope you find lots of good ol' atheist friends here.

 
 
 

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