Contributions

The “End of Philosophy” and the Start of Humanism
April 9, 2009


The philosophy of humanism is only strengthened by evolutionary studies of morality.

Freedom of Speech and the Right to Criticise Religion
April 4, 2009


My right to criticise your religion outweighs your desire to not be offended.

The Humanist Life is the Aesthetic Life
March 30, 2009


Aesthetic appreciation is important for life. Does the humanist life essentially involve artistic expression?

Could Atheism Prove that God does not Exist?
March 20, 2009


Maybe atheism should not take on a burden of proof that rightly belongs to the religious believer.

American Nonbelievers are now Third behind Catholics and Baptists
March 9, 2009


The just-released 2008 American Religious Identification Survey shows that nonbelievers make up 15% of the American population.

Obama ready to undo Bush medical conscience clause
March 2, 2009


Obama will reverse a Bush regulation letting health care workers avoid duties that they find religiously objectionable.

A Theologian’s Confused Response to New Atheism
February 23, 2009


Catholic theologian John F. Haught has some confused responses to the New Atheism that are nevertheless worth pondering.

How Does Humanism Find Moral Value
February 16, 2009


Humanists agree that we have ethical obligations to everyone, but how can we tell what has moral value?

How would Humanism guide Environmentalism?
February 6, 2009


A careful definition of humanism is needed from the start.

Should Secular Humanists be Environmentalists?
January 20, 2009


Are there ethical principles of secularism to help decide whether to be environmentalists?