Posts Tagged ‘humanist’
We Are Equal, But Not The Same
In my recent support of the new #HeForShe gender equality campaign, I find myself re-fighting a battle I have been working for over a year to win – the discussion of whether or not chivalry and equality can co-exist. People urge me to choose a side. They tell me that if I am going to…Read More
The Importance Of Having The Right People In Your Life
One of the things that makes life so fulfilling, is the people we encounter and build relationships with along the way. Any sort of relationship, from a simple chat with our daily mail carrier – to the first meeting of our future spouse, can give us either a moment or a lifetime of happiness. It…Read More
The DOMA Ruling – A victory for progress.
I would be lying if I said there wasn’t some satisfaction in seeing all of these religious fanatics utterly devastated about the DOMA ruling today. Comments like “The DOMA ruling has now made the normalization of polygamy, pedophilia, incest and bestiality inevitable. Matter of time.” from American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer and statements that the…Read More
Kindness is Magic (Heartwarming video)
Earlier this morning, I came across this video on my Facebook newsfeed, and I’m glad I watched it. This video is an amazing display of human kindness towards the animal world. You will see a stray dog named Rosie being rescued, along with her 5 newborn puppies who, were it not for this man, very…Read More
The Pale Blue Dot, a moving account of our place in the universe.
If you are unfamiliar with the late astronomer, astrophysicist, cosmologist, and author Carl Sagan, there are some incredibly profound thoughts about the world and life that you are missing out on reading or hearing. I have included one of my personal favorites, the pale blue dot. Carl eloquently illustrates our place in the universe in…Read More
My path to Secular Humanism.
It’s a well-written post–a typical example of “conversion” from religion, but nonetheless one I’m happy to have read about. – Richard Dawkins, Evolutionary Biologist. http://www.RichardDawkins.net Hi, my name is James, and I’m a Secular Humanist. I’m also a regular person, just like you. (Cue: Hi, James!) Humanism is a progressive philosophy of life that, without…Read More
(Amazing) A Message For All of Humanity – Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin’s inspirational final speech in “The Great Dictator” One of the most inspirational speeches in recorded history was given by the famous Charlie Chaplin in the movie “The Great Dictator.” This is the only time I’ve ever heard him speak, and what a memorable experience it is… Certainly a piece of media worth sharing,…Read More
The beauty of not knowing (Warning: Controversial opinion inside).
This is kind of long so I don’t expect many to read it, but I wanted to write it anyway. Also, some will find this controversial – my intention is never to offend, but to spark thought and discussion. If we are friends on Facebook, many of you have probably seen (and possibly been annoyed…Read More
Why thinking for yourself is the truest freedom.
There is a famous quote by the late Steve Jobs, which I’m sure we have all heard: “Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.” Read this quote to most people, and they are sure to agree with it – however, do they really understand it? Let’s…Read More