I know not all atheists identify as secular humanists, but for those that do—for the nonbelieving individuals and groups who, like me, contend for secular rights and ethical reasoning conducive to the wellbeing of all humans—I need you.
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As a racially polarized nation awaits the grand jury decision on the officer who killed unarmed teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, atheists and Humanists must step up on addressing STEM segregation and racism.
Why does Richard Dawkins, an experienced communicator who once served as Oxford’s Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science, say that he feels misunderstood and muzzled?
True religious freedom won’t be accomplished by platitudes. It requires a comprehensive and balanced approach that’s all too often missing from the field.
What we celebrate when we recognize Carl Sagan Day is not only Sagan himself. We are really celebrating this amazing cosmos in which we live—and our capacity within it to experience beauty, make meaning, and find purpose.
“It feels as if there is no consistency in the decisions being made—and as such, it rings alarm bells in my mind,” Dr. Jason Heap, the first Humanist chaplain applicant for the U.S. Navy, tells RNS.
“There is a very powerful minority—about 19 percent—of military personnel representing evangelistic and anti-atheist constituencies in the military.” Former U.S. Army Captain and President of the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers Jason Torpy speaks with RNS.
In a time when more and more atheists are encouraging their fellow nonbelievers to be “openly secular,” I wonder if Boghossian sees any parallels between the celebratory spirit of LGBTQ pride and the joy many atheists find in being honest about what they believe.
Author Thomas Page McBee tells RNS about the religious themes of “Man Alive,” the influence of his agnostic mother, religion and the transgender community, and how men can address their own privilege.