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    Andrew Cummins once said, in a quote often misattributed to Christopher Hitchens, that Islamophobia is “a word created by fascists, and used by cowards, to manipulate morons.” It can be that word—we’ve certainly seen the word used as a conversation-stopper in any and all discussions about Islamic theology, and we’ve seen it used as a protective […]

    With Four July Victories, No Summer Lull for AHA’s Legal Team

    July tends to be a slow month in the legal field, but not this year for the American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center (AHLC). There’s been no summer lull at the AHLC, where the litigation docket has seen a string of July successes. The first came from Florida, where a federal magistrate issued an […]

    Why Historically Black Colleges Are Still Relevant

    Recently in the realm of higher education, there has been an ongoing discussion about historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and their relevance. In the past three decades, several HBCUs, including St. Paul College in Virginia, Mary Holmes College in Mississippi, and Bishop College in Texas have had to close their doors due to financial […]

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    We humanists pride ourselves on being rational. This focus on reason seems especially prominent amongst humanists who were previously entrenched in religious communities. In defiance of their religious upbringings, they espouse a worldview based on scientific evidence, sound logic, and critical thinking. But what if their imaginations, not their rationality, led them to leave religion? […]

    Planned Pan of Planned Parenthood

    Planned Parenthood has never been a stranger to haters and politicians on the conservative Christian right. Recently, one group made a bold yet unsurprising move in an effort to destroy Planned Parenthood’s image amongst it pro-choice supporters. The Center for Medical Progress, a seemingly legitimate organization that describes itself as composed of “a group of […]

    The Humanist Hour #160: The Art of Debate, with Matt Dillahunty

    Click to download an audio file of this podcast. In this episode, Bo Bennett speaks with Matt Dillahunty, host of the Atheist Experience cable access television show broadcast from Austin, Texas. The discussion covers many aspects of debate and common Christian argument, along with some suggestions on how to respond and how not to respond. […]

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