Secular Blog

October 12, 2012 - 4:39 pm

How do we successfully organize around nonbelief?Finding a way to wield the power of growing numbers is the difference between being a part of a socially liberal coalition and being a leading political movement. What’s key in changing our potential into action is to convince nontheists to identify as nontheists, rather than social liberals who happen to be non-believers.

October 3, 2012 - 10:57 am

It can be difficult to find victories in the Secular Movement. From Florida’s proposed Amendment 8 to the Missouri legislature’s override of a gubernatorial veto of a bill that would prohibit women’s access to contraception on religious grounds, it can seem like losing is the name of the game.

October 2, 2012 - 11:16 am

Private schools have long had a place in educating America’s youth. Indeed, for many years there were only private schools. However, looking at the makeup of today’s “private schools”, Secular Americans have every right to be concerned about the final destination of taxpayers’ dollars.

September 5, 2012 - 5:18 pm

The Democratic National Convention has begun in Charlotte, NC and already religion has become a flashpoint in the coverage. Or rather, the lack of religion in the Democratic Party platform has.

August 29, 2012 - 4:19 pm

Two weeks ago a gunman opened fire at the offices of the Family Research Council, a right wing group that lobbies against marriage equality, supports the unscientific definition of life as beginning at conception, and pushes a false definition of "religious liberty."

August 22, 2012 - 11:38 am

As a humanist I don’t like saying this, but it’s true: By any objective standard, the religious right has been an enormous success. Since Jerry Falwell’s Moral Majority first came on the scene in 1979, politically engaged conservative Christians have steadily become more influential, and this has shifted the landscape of American public policy.

August 21, 2012 - 11:13 am

The past causes the present and the present causes the future. 

That in a nutshell explains the importance of history to our lives. Studying history helps us understand how we came to be where we are. It helps us map our future by comparing our paths to the successes and failures of past civilizations.

August 17, 2012 - 1:56 pm

This summer has been record-breaking not only in terms of temperature but also in the number of times “religious liberty” has been mentioned in the media.

August 15, 2012 - 10:22 am
Governor Mitt Romney’s most recent campaign ad focuses on one issue: President Obama and his relentless “war on religion.” As a Mormon, Romney should be able to recognize such a “war” when he sees one.
August 10, 2012 - 12:54 pm

I’ve attended countless atheist and humanist conferences and never heard anyone justify sexual harassment. But I’ve heard heated discussions about what sexual harassment is. Alas, the god is in the details.

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