Christian nationalism, National Prayer Breakfast, Thomas Paine & Ron Reagan
There have been a lot of exciting things going on at the Freedom From Religion Foundation recently. We are releasing at a special media event next Wednesday a report (crafted by us in collaboration with the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, an unlikely but wonderful partner) on the role that Christian nationalism played in […]
Being a seeker, not a finder
I knew a spunky old doctor who held a philosophy discussion circle in her home. Once a month, members gathered to ponder and debate the baffling riddles of existence. Some sessions employed tape recordings or videos by university scholars. When she finally had to move into a care home, the group met in an assembly […]
Humanism is about helping people
Humanism means helping people — and secular humanism means doing it without supernatural religion.
Existentialism: a philosophy for secular humanists
Our lives are just brief blips in the enormous span of human history. We could have been prehistoric primates — or medieval serfs — or people centuries in the future — serving our short stays, then gone.
Human decency moves civilization forward
Human decency is the lifeblood of civilization. Abraham Lincoln poetically called it “the better angels of our nature.” And decency slowly is winning.
Humanist hero booed from Guatemalan Congress
Guatemala is an officially secular country with constitutional protection for religious freedom. However, since 97% of the people are deeply religious—with 65–70% Roman Catholic and the rest mainly evangelical Protestant—most of the population and the leadership think “religious freedom” means “the freedom to be religious.” They don’t think it means “freedom from religion.” A bill […]