August 3, 2022

Women of Color Beyond Belief 2022: Disrupting religious fascism and respectability Peter Bjork TheHumanist.com

During a virtual union meeting I attended as a shop steward in the spring, one of the facilitators launched into a prayer midway through the session, spewing “Father God” this and “Father God” that in full Sunday revival mode. After she finished, I expressed my objection as a secularist and humanist. Needless to say, my …

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Representation Matters: Representative Lois Galgay Reckitt Peter Bjork TheHumanist.com

This is part of The Humanist’s monthly series highlighting openly nonreligious elected officials across the nation. Because of the work of the Center for Freethought Equality, the political and advocacy arm of the American Humanist Association, there are now ninety elected officials at the local, state, and federal levels who identify with the atheist and …

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FFRF cheers the protection of abortion rights in Kansas lauryn@ffrf.org (Lauryn Seering) News Release Archives – Freedom From Religion Foundation – Freedom From Religion Foundation

Read More News Release Archives – Freedom From Religion Foundation – Freedom From Religion Foundation Thank you, Kansans, for restoring the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s “faith” in our nation’s commitment to individual liberties. Kansas voters yesterday resoundingly rejected the anti-abortion referendum on their ballot. Voters were put to the task to either preserve the 2019 …

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Music cartoon video to lift secular spirits, compliments of FFRF lauryn@ffrf.org (Lauryn Seering) News Release Archives – Freedom From Religion Foundation – Freedom From Religion Foundation

Read More News Release Archives – Freedom From Religion Foundation – Freedom From Religion Foundation In honor of one of secularism’s many talented voices, the poet Rupert Brooke (1887-1915) — whose birthday is today, Aug. 3 — the Freedom From Religion Foundation is sharing the animated music video we produced featuring his charmingly irreverent poem, …

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Conspiracy theories give the illusion of control, in a system that leaves people feeling powerless Aaron Rabinowitz The Skeptic

Last month, I wrote about the Better Way antivaxxer conference, including a list of what I felt were genuine problems that speakers raised alongside their antivaxxer conspiracism. These included: U.S. pharmaceutical companies can legally advertise directly to consumers across all mediums, contributing to problems like the opioid epidemic.Survivors of abuse often have little recourse because …

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Atheist Republic News Summary: How Muslims Praying in a Mall Became a Ma… P-admin Atheist Republic

Read More Atheist Republic How Muslims Praying in a Mall Became a Major Controversy in India https://www.atheistrepublic.com/news/how-muslims-praying-mall-became-major-controversy-india Location: India On July 15th, several men were booked with a police complaint (FIR) after a video of them offering the Muslim prayer, or namaz, inside a recently opened shopping mall in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, went viral. The …

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Reason—within Reason Nicole Scott Free Inquiry

Atheists, agnostics, infidels, freethinkers, nonbelievers, secular humanists. There are many labels. But if there is one thing dissenters from supernatural religion have in common, it may be reasoned doubt. We don’t see good reason to believe in gods and demons. We trust reason rather than revelation. Historically, however, human reason has usually ended up endorsing …

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Ethnographic Evidence for Unbelief in Non-Western Cultures: Unbelief in Greek and Roman Civilization Nicole Scott Free Inquiry

Early classical scholars such as John Burnet made the Ionian, Pre-Socratic philosophers out to be wholly secular and naturalistic far more than they actually were. The Pre-Socratics certainly “laid the foundations for the decline of the old mythological conception of the gods and of traditional religion,” according to James Thrower in Western Atheism: A Short …

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Discovering the Real Mary Magdalene Nicole Scott Free Inquiry

Of seven women named “Mary” in the New Testament, one—called “Mary Magdalene”—has evolved into a figure of great mystery. Once assumed to be a repentant prostitute, she was otherwise cast as a probable madwoman then invented in turn as Jesus’s favorite disciple, his wife, and even the mother of his child—portrayals so fascinating they have …

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