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    Rules Are for Schmucks: Trump, Church, and State

    The American Humanist Association does not endorse or oppose political candidates, and I’m not going to do that here. However, the candidates’ positions on issues related to church and state and to tolerance are things I can talk about and are certainly of interest to many AHA members. With the election less than two weeks […]

    The Cartoon History of Humanism, Episode 46

    View all episodes in the Cartoon History of Humanism series. He Wasn’t There: Nella Larsen and the Harlem Renaissance’s Great Atheist Novel Quicksand, Nella Larsen’s first novel, is one of literature’s profound mysteries. It is an undeniable masterwork detailing a complicated story of racial identity, personal despair, and fundamental religious skepticism from an author who […]

    Religious Right Persecution Complex Celebrated at Pulpit Freedom Sunday

    Religious institutions have a longstanding tradition of politicking. Just looking back as far the Catholic Roman Empire shows the papal seat was far more a political position than a religious one, with candidates vying for the role rather than being divinely anointed by God. The papacy and the Vatican then represented total power, with the […]

    Why Every Humanist Should Care about Criminal Justice Reform

    People identify as humanists because they care about remediating societal ills and helping humanity to progress. Choosing to live as rationally and compassionately as we can while rejecting the supernatural as a form of truth is just a given. This ethic of care means that as humanists we ought to address the US criminal justice […]

    Film Review: The Atheist Delusion

    Christian evangelist Ray Comfort asks the big questions. Well, one question (and it kind of has to do with the small): Is DNA intelligently designed? In the words of PZ Myers, the answer is, “No.” Comfort’s newest film, The Atheist Delusion (now available on YouTube), hopes to explain “why millions deny the obvious”—namely Comfort’s version […]

    Science & Religion in the Rough

    Jared Diamond looks at the ways human evolution and the multitude of extrasolar planets complicate the idea that we're special.

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