Hnn | HNN Articles

Letters to the Editor

 

HumanistNetworkNews.org
July 1, 2009

Send a Letter to HNN, Call HNN

To send a letter to HNN, look for "Letter to the Editor" link in the small box in the upper right-hand corner of every article in HNN.

 

The Latino Invitation

When are you going to start activities in Spanish? The multitude of Spanish-speaking people coming to this country cannot be ignored. They may become the religious movement of the future. You owe to us (Latinos) the message of reason, rejection of dogma, and liberty.

I came in 1982 and have a college degree in civil engineering. Can I help ? You don't even advertise your magazine PENSAR,

Carlos Diaz, Franklin Park, Pa. 

 


 

 (Re: Abortion: Morally Equivalent Doesn't Mean Politically Equivalent,  Humanist Network News, June 17, 2009.)

Words can have an effect on how people think. They are often twisted to support of condemn a specific viewpoint. A case in point is the term "pro-life." I have a problem with this because as more of one species (ours) increases others decrease. After all we are not the only life form on this planet. To be honest the term should be pro human life.

 Jack Pedigo, Seattle, Wash.

 

 (Re: Abortion: Morally Equivalent Doesn't Mean Politically Equivalent,  Humanist Network News, June 17, 2009.)

I think that Klein may be making a small error when he claims that 'The pro-choice position is "I'll behave according to my morality, and you behave according to yours." The anti-choice position is "I'll behave according to my morality, and you must behave according to mine, too."

We all believe in telling others what's right and what's wrong. Ethics is that area of inquiry where we just do get to tell other people what to do. That's what ethics essentially is. We all agree that if someone steals, we have a right to tell them not to, even when that means using force.

Likewise with violence, and so on. Not even the pro-abortion crowd would allow someone to exercise their interpretation of morality if it meant infringing on the rights of someone else. That's what the real question in the abortion debate is: does a fetus have rights? And, if so, do the rights of a fetus exceed the rights of the mother?

Of course, most humanists reject the claim that fetuses have rights, especially since the supernatural is usually given as support for that claim.

Aaron Smith, Salt Lake City, Utah

 


 

(Re:  Attorney General Turns into a Preacher,  Humanist Network News, June 17.2009.)

Terry Sanderson is the president,  not vice-president, of the NSS, and has been so for quite a few years. And the hyperlink http://www.secularism.org.uk/newsline.html  <NSS Newsline> should link to NSS Newsline  not the homepage.

Adam Tjaavk, London, England

(Editor' Note:  Thanks for providing us with this information. We will correct these two items in future editions.)

 

 

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

American Humanist Association

Today is Ask an Atheist Day! Have a question about atheism, humanism, or non-bel...

3 days ago

American Humanist Association

Could we see an open Humanist in Congress in 2016? It seems Maryland Senator Jam...

3 days ago

American Humanist Association

This week on The Humanist Hour #146: A Conversation with Lisa Montoya, Seminary...

4 days ago

American Humanist Association

Mother's Day is right around the corner! If you are shopping for that special la...

4 days ago

American Humanist Association

The world's most and least religious countries.

4 days ago

American Humanist Association

Shortly after we ensure that teachers won't pass out Bibles to their students at...

5 days ago

American Humanist Association

Robert Ray, President of Humanists of North Puget Sound, delivered a humanist in...

5 days ago

American Humanist Association

Don't miss Kelly Carlin, daughter of atheist comedian George Carlin, at AHA's 74...

5 days ago

American Humanist Association

What should the humanist response to terrorism be? Clay Farris Naff has some pro...

5 days ago

American Humanist Association

Are you a high school or college student interested in joining us at our 74th an...

6 days ago

American Humanist Association

"Let us give a toast to Christopher Hitchens on what would have been his 66th bi...

6 days ago

American Humanist Association

After a letter from our Appignani Humanist Legal Center, a public school distric...

6 days ago

American Humanist Association

It's time for another episode of the Cartoon History of Humanism!

8 days ago

American Humanist Association

Thank Godfolk It’s Friday! Religious Funnies from around the World!

9 days ago

American Humanist Association

The Secular Coalition for America will hold its annual Lobby Day & Secular Summi...

9 days ago

American Humanist Association

According to a recent Reuters/Ipsos poll, 52 percent of Americans support allowi...

9 days ago

American Humanist Association

School nurse refuses care for kid who opted out of Pledge. AHA to the rescue!

10 days ago

American Humanist Association

What will the world's religious landscape look like in 2050?

10 days ago

American Humanist Association

The US ranked 16th overall for social progressiveness. Does that surprise you? W...

10 days ago

American Humanist Association

Don't miss sessions on humanism, science, community building, pre-conference wor...

10 days ago

American Humanist Association

The Madison city council recently voted to add atheists to the list of protected...

11 days ago

American Humanist Association

Is there room for difference of thought in the same church? Many think there is...

11 days ago

American Humanist Association

This week on the Humanist Hour Podcast, Bo chats with graphic novelist, Sean Mic...

11 days ago

American Humanist Association

APPLY TODAY! Become a professional advocate. Form a meaningful community. Build...

12 days ago

American Humanist Association

Come to Denver and hang out with all of our wonderful guests! Need to register?...

12 days ago

American Humanist Association

Public education varies around the world. Culture influences education more than...

12 days ago