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I?ve Never Seen ?The Americans? and I?ve Been Too Ashamed to Admit It - Daily Beast

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I?ve Never Seen ?The Americans? and I?ve Been Too Ashamed to Admit It
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“There is a philosophical bent to the enlightenment in the 18th and 19th century, and that's what I focussed on: the rise of humanism,” says Miller. “It provided me with the sensibility that all is in transformation and everything can change. It was ...

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29 January 2015 | 4:15 am

Indie Music Trade Body IMPALA Releases a 10-Point Plan to Curb 'Abuses' - Billboard


Indie Music Trade Body IMPALA Releases a 10-Point Plan to Curb 'Abuses'
There's also a call for the EU to revisit the "rules of engagement" for how companies engage online, "from respecting people's data, property and privacy, to fair search, to ensuring 'digital humanism.'" In a press release, IMPALA uses this issue to ...

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28 January 2015 | 9:07 pm

Nejm Benessaiah - Daily Maverick

Nejm Benessaiah
Daily Maverick
When legalism replaces humanism. Nejm Benessaiah. Nejm.jpg. Nejm Benessaiah. Nejm Benessaiah is a doctoral candidate in anthropology, specialising in power, religion and ecology in the North African region. 27 Jan 2015 11:16 (South Africa). Share on ...

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27 January 2015 | 9:30 pm

Humanism essential to good religion - London Free Press

Humanism essential to good religion
London Free Press
In our time of political correctness, we are hesitant to state that some religions are better than others. Yet if we are honest with ourselves, many of us agree that we favour some religions over others for exactly this reason. While humanism is not a ...

23 January 2015 | 10:44 pm

Faith Healer, Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh, review: 'cruelty, despondency and ... -

Faith Healer, Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh, review: 'cruelty, despondency and ...
The play has been compared to Beckett's Endgame, on account of its combination of cruelty, despondency and humanism. However, there is, both in Friel's writing and in John Dove's staging, a concern with temporal and geographical verisimilitude which is ...

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21 January 2015 | 3:01 pm


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Religious humanism, the centre of Stephen Gill's novel The Coexistence, is largely a modern concept that presents solutions to contemporary problems, concerning fanaticism, terrorism, dogmatism, minorities, and intolerance. Focusing on democracy ...

20 January 2015 | 1:52 am

WATCH: Star Trek: 50 Years of Humanism -

WATCH: Star Trek: 50 Years of Humanism
Under a Creative Commons license, YouTube user Brandon Fibbs recently produced and posted a video entitled “Star Trek: 50 Years of Humanism”. The video compares and contrasts the human relationships of the Star Trek universe with our own, through ...

15 January 2015 | 5:12 am

Algeria's Lyes Salem: 'Humanism Distinguishes Us From the God Crazy Folk' - Variety


Algeria's Lyes Salem: 'Humanism Distinguishes Us From the God Crazy Folk'
In “The Man From Oran,” Hamid, an idealistic fighter, degenerates into a minister whose decisions are made for self-enrichment or the mere maintenance of power. You also show the regime rewriting history. In a sense, the film – in a humanistic fashion ...

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13 January 2015 | 6:20 pm

Japanese photographer Shin Noguchi presents his country's culture with beauty ... - The Independent

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Japanese photographer Shin Noguchi presents his country's culture with beauty ...
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Shin Noguchi has been documenting his native Japan for more than a decade, capturing unusual events and remarkable instances throughout its cities. Now based in Tokyo and Kamakur, 30 miles to the south-west of the capital, the 38-year-old was first ...

4 January 2015 | 12:00 am

Think of God, think of a crying infant - Mail & Guardian Online

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Think of God, think of a crying infant
Mail & Guardian Online
After all, the story of God becoming a human being is one of the deep wellsprings of European humanism. Instead of presenting us with a booming voice from the mountain top, or some universal expression of cosmic power, Christmas Christianity insists ...

31 December 2014 | 9:59 pm


Who are the people across the top of the subreddit?

Who are all the people that run across the top of the screen? Where can I learn more about them?

I recognize Sagan, Einstein, Asimov, Fry, and Nye, but I don't know any others. I didn't see an FAQ, so I thought I'd ask here.

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25 January 2015 | 8:01 pm

Why Poor Places Are More Diverse
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22 January 2015 | 11:18 pm

Why are leaders of humanist groups so indifferent to humanism?

I recall listening to an interview with Andrew Copson, the executive of the BHA. He became involved in organized humanism because... a passion for the humanist philosophy? Nope! He became involved because he wanted to oppose faith schools.

In the view of Roy Speckhardt (of the AHA), humanism is apparently part of "the nontheist movement", see for example this: Humanism is little more than just a label for non-religious people to wear if it's convenient.

Humanists, or the leaders of their organizations at least, seem to be pretty indifferent to humanism. They are interested in various causes that they work for under the humanist banner. It seems then that humanism has no USP, as there are already other groups working directly to address these issues. There are already groups working for secularism, or for the rights of the non-religious, without even mentioning humanism.

It alos leads to the question that if leaders of humanist organizations are so indifferent about humanism, why should anyone else be passionate about it?

Consider for example the skeptic movement. Steven Novella is clearly passionate about skepticism, participating in three blogs related to it, as well as running the SGU podcast, and also helping organizing the NECSS conference every year. He is clearly passionate about skepticism. Does any currently living humanist come close in such a passion for humanism?

Consider also the many skeptics in the pub groups that exist in cities across the (Western) world. How many humanists in the pub groups are there?

Paul Kurtz was passionate about humanism, and yet look where he ended up. He was ousted by the CFI over it, an organization he founded.

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22 January 2015 | 9:31 pm

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RELIGIOUS education in public schools is looked at by many people the same way as in the United States.

28 January 2015 | 9:00 pm

Win Passes To See Two Days, One Night
For the first time, the Dardenne Brothers have teamed with a major international star, Academy Award ® winner Marion Cotillard, and the result is another masterwork of humanism. Sandra (Cotillard) has just returned to work after recovering from an illness.

27 January 2015 | 5:18 pm

‘Bob and the Trees’: Sundance Review
Diego Ongaro’s debut feature boasts an authentic, nonprofessional cast and striking Berkshire Mountain locations. read more

26 January 2015 | 11:53 pm

Article only served to deceive people
It was sickening to read the article in The News-Gazette on Jan. 23 which read "Probe hints at 'key to life' in comet core." It contained very unscientific propaganda intended only to deceive people into the religion of humanism using the fable of Evolutionism. They found no "key to life." read more

25 January 2015 | 1:27 pm

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 31 January 2015 | 12:00 am

Hello folks, running the Fundie of the Year awards over here.

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 28 January 2015 | 4:08 am

I want to publicly thank popular atheist, Jaclyn Glenn, for the exposure she has given to "Evolution Vs. God." Her first review

Al Mahan, Friendly Atheist
 28 January 2015 | 4:06 am

Wow, a whole web site of people bragging about being "former christians" who now stand up and shake their fist to the heavens

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 28 January 2015 | 4:06 am

D-bag, you are not relevant and now want publicity, good for you, grow a pair and find your own fame. The newsboys were not a "big&

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 28 January 2015 | 4:05 am

I’m not sure gun control is even all that relevant to the situation. It’s just a push to do something to finally secure that

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 28 January 2015 | 4:02 am

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Atheists Banned From Public Office in 7 States
If you're an atheist living in Arkansas, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, or Texas, you're technically not allowed to hold public office. Those states have articles in their constitutions requiring public officials to believe in God—in fact, in Maryland, even jurors and witnesses are technically required to...

13 December 2014 | 9:22 pm

Pope: Europe Is 'Elderly and Haggard'
Pope Francis has been rather nice to gays and atheists , but Europe, look out. The Wall Street Journal reports that the pope took Europe to task today during a speech at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, calling the continent "elderly and haggard" and "no longer fertile and vibrant"—not...

25 November 2014 | 10:37 pm

Oil Exec Uses Full-Page Ad to Apologize for Wife's Rant
Some Facebook posts are costlier than others. After the wife of a co-founder of Lucas Oil posted a diatribe against "minorities," her husband took out a full-page ad in the Indianapolis Star today to apologize, reports WRTV . This is the original post by Charlotte Lucas that prompted Forrest Lucas to...

9 October 2014 | 9:49 pm

'Godless' Churches Open Doors
Apparently, atheists are yearning for their crack at potluck dinners and picnics: There's no church in the traditional sense, and no steeple, but what opened its doors in Rochester, NY, this past Sunday is no less than an atheist church. Dubbed the Sunday Assembly , the group skipped the pastor and...

1 October 2014 | 10:00 pm

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