If we’re to grow up as a species, we need to address the systems that infantilize us.
I recently posted a question to Steve Shives for his “You Had to Ask” series, wherein I asked for his thoughts regarding population growth and the problem it poses for our continued existence on this planet. No great surprise, Steve had no solutions among his musings, but he noted importantly that, as a problem, population growth is far more obvious and blatant than…
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…Continue
If you can’t tell by my attached photo gallery, I absolutely love the horror and supernatural genres of entertainment. Alfred Hitchcock, Vincent Price, George Romero, Quentin Tarantino, Boris Karloff, and Peter Cushing? Cannot get enough. I love the macabre art inspired by all things dark and taboo. Little coffins decorated with favorite…Continue
I was reminded last night why I don’t go out to socialize much: because people are stupid. This is something I realized early on in childhood when I found I couldn’t relate to my peers because they were dumbasses who believed in Santa and other magic sky-people, and who would tell me that my family and I were going to imaginary-fire-prison-in-the-ground if we didn’t go with them to a stupidly expensive building some other idiots built to talk to imaginary sky-people and ask for their…Continue
There's more fantastic non-crazy news here in Quebec when it comes to secularism to brighten your Monday. The head of the regional health agency forced Narconon, a …Continue
(Relax. The title's a joke.)
I lived in Saskatchewan for seven years during my elementary and high school days and it seemed like a fairly normal place. A little too normal - okay, maybe a little on the boring side. It certainly wasn't overrun with demons when I lived there.
Well last week a story ran about a man who carved the…Continue
So, I'm in the process of transferring some of my blog posts from my other blog to here because they're of sufficient merit--in my estimation anyway--to warrant reproduction here. Also, they happen to tease out some of my personality and thoughts on matters people skimming my newly minted presence here might find useful in the way of understanding my disposition on certain matters. Here is a post I wrote about a month ago on an interview between Abbie Smith (ERV from…Continue
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