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It's just not the same...
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A great essay from a former Nigerian Christian minister who is now a humanist.
I was born in Nigeria and brought up by staunchly Christian parents who, with strict discipline, imposed upon me their Christian values and ideals. When I was a child, my parents, particularly my father, read Bible passages out loud to me every evening during family devotions. This was always the worst time of the day …
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culture of fear is a minefield humanity must disarm - philosopher breaks down current crisis facing humanity http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/talktojazeera/2016/07/zygmunt-bauman-world-crisis-humanity-160722085342260.html
Polish philosopher Zygmunt Bauman frames the upheaval across the globe as symptomatic of the diffusion of fear.
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'false prophets aren't offering themselves, they're sacrificing you' - for the humanist playlist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXTEKtP4f08
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Asimov invites us to conclude that any conversation about human morality must take into account human reality
Published in 1957, Earth is Room Enough is a collection of short stories by America’s greatest science fiction writer and former president of the American Humanist Association, Isaac Asimov. This is no arbitrary collection. A single theme runs through all of the works gathered in the book, namely the futility of unrealistic human aspiration—whether in …
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Fewer Americans are turning to church for the solutions to social problems.
A majority of U.S. adults still say religious institutions contribute either “a great deal” (19%) or “some” (38%) to solving important social problems, but the combined figure of 58% has fallen significantly in recent years.
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We need more secular activists like Cidney Fisk.
Standing up for what’s right, especially when doing so involves speaking out against the status quo, is never easy. But it’s particularly difficult for high school students, who often face tremendous peer pressure to fit in. For one brave teenager in Delta County, Colorado, however, defending the separation of church and state was worth the …
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The social consequences of behavior we're all subject to beyond what the second amendment protects is pretty straightforward.
Last week, for the first time ever Twitter banned a user. Abuse and bullying are common in many online communities, but this time Milo Yiannopoulos went too far for Twitter. Yiannopoulous, an advocate of #GamerGate, the harassment campaign against women in the gaming industry, had been temporarily banned in the past for similar behavior. This …
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Live forever through your legacy.
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They are pioneers for development of wisdom of mankind
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Bit of simple tech can be fascinating (8m for 20k light bulb brightness) http://motherboard.vice.com/read/watch-this-guy-turn-on-a-20000-watt-light-bulb
I’m pretty sure this is what it looks like when you die.
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We must fight for civil liberties, especially the freedom of and freedom from religion, for prisoners and for all Americans.
The humanist movement has long fought for the rights and dignity of incarcerated people. But for far too long, humanists in federal prison were not even able to identify as such, meaning that they were denied rights granted to theistic prisoners. That all changed nearly a year ago when the American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist …
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In 1988, Kurt Vonnegut wrote a letter to the people of 2088 with some advice.
Fascinating letters. Interesting correspondence.
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Fighting for the Freedoms We Defend
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Vision - Equal Rights for Nontheists
A military where nontheist service members are accepted, valued, and afforded equal rights

Mission - Community, Education, and Advocacy
To provide a supportive community for nontheistic service members,
To educate military leaders about nontheism, and
To resolve insensitive practices that illegally promote religion or unethically discriminate against nontheism

Who We Are
The Military Association of Atheists & Freethinkers builds community for atheists and humanists in the military. MAAF connects military members from around the world with each other and with local organizations. In addition to our community services, we take action to educate and train both the military and civilian community about atheism in the military and the issues that face us. Where necessary, MAAF identifies, examines, and responds to insensitive practices that illegally promote religion over non-religion within the military or unethically discriminate against minority religions or differing beliefs. MAAF supports Constitutional State-Church Separation and 1st Amendment rights for all service members. We also coordinate with other national organizations who hold the same values. The Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers a DC Nonprofit Corporation and all donations are fully tax-deductible.