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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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
I don't hide my Humanism. I have learned over the years of being out that I do harm by hiding my values. People want and need to learn about this secular philosophy, so every time we hide our humanism and talk about something else, we prevent these people from finding a philosophic home that will not only help them live better, but it will allow them to finally through off the last vestiges of religious thought.
There are a lot of different ways people come to Humanism. Some…
Added by Jennifer Hancock on March 8, 2016 at 2:36pm — No Comments
So, here we are in our nexus, discussing things that interest us and I wanted to post something about the need to not preach to the choir. We all know that we don't believe, but how do we reach the folks who also don't believe but don't care enough about the fact they don't believe to get involved? Does it even matter?
Of course, we all think it matters, otherwise we wouldn't be actively involved in groups that express and promote our non-belief. We are almost all passionate…