the daily humanist.

a blog for the humanist, the freethinker, the atheist, the agnostic, the non-religious - and for anyone who simply wants to set the supernatural aside for a moment and celebrate humanity.

to read "Humanism and Its Aspirations," the third Humanist Manifesto, click below. you'll also find links to the AHA site and the UN World Food Programme's FreeRice game.

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Christians aren't being driven from public life -- they're just losing their unfair advantages

One of the prickly issues for a society that attempts to be liberal is how tolerant it must be of the intolerant. Writing in the last issue of this magazine, Cristina Odone says that she feels her rights as a taxpayer, a citizen and a Christian have been trampled on. She warns of a world around the corner in which religion will be a secret activity behind closed doors.

So, what is this dystopian vision of the future? A world where if you run a bed and breakfast, you cannot discriminate against gay couples, and you have to abide by the rules of the job you are contracted to do. That’s it, really.

Without a prayer: Politicians of no faith afraid to say so

WASHINGTON    — Many lawmakers feel a sense of pride when asked to give the invocation to open a House session, but state Rep. Juan Mendez of Arizona was gripped by a different emotion. “”I came in with a little bit of fear,— not wanting to let myself be known,”” said Mendez, a freshman Democrat from Tempe.“

Known,” that is, as an atheist.

Even as Americans become less religious and their tolerance for atheism is growing, there are still very few politicians who are openly nonreligious. [Cont’d]

keepingitskeptical:

it’s a pretty good explanation…

keepingitskeptical:

it’s a pretty good explanation…

Tagged #infographic  #islam  #peace  #gay rights  #judaism  #paganism  #taoism  #christianity  #atheism  #humanism  

Posted on 30 August, 2012
Reblogged from   

atheiskeptihumanist:

Contradictions in the Bible. by Project Reason.

atheiskeptihumanist:

Contradictions in the Bible. by Project Reason.

Tagged #bible  #contradiction  #religion  #christianity  #the bible  #atheism  #humanism  

Posted on 28 July, 2012
Reblogged from atheiskeptihumanist  

The Flock

dailyhitch:

Everything about Christianity is contained in the pathetic image of ‘the flock.’

Christopher Hitchens, Hitch-22, ‘10

Tagged #christianity  #christopher hitchens  #hitch  #hitch-22  #flock  

Posted on 19 June, 2012
Reblogged from literate-prick-deactivated20140  Source dailyhitch

atheistbase:

What some believe – What humanists think http://bit.ly/LfOtYH

atheistbase:

What some believe – What humanists think http://bit.ly/LfOtYH

Tagged #graphics  #quotes  #carlespie mary alice mckinney  #religion  #division  #control  #delusion  #faith  #belief  #christianity  #islam  #judaism  #atheism  

Posted on 24 May, 2012
Reblogged from humanistdan  Source ziadmu

Tagged #the bible  #graphics  #science  #wisdom  #religion  #atheism  #christianity  #humanism  #noah  

Posted on 14 May, 2012
Reblogged from thepositiveatheist  

Highly religious people are less motivated by compassion than are non-believers

hopefulheathens:

argumentative-atheist submitted:

“Love thy neighbor” is preached from many a pulpit. But new research from the University of California, Berkeley, suggests that the highly religious are less motivated by compassion when helping a stranger than are atheists, agnostics and less religious people.

I’ve already posted this, but I get the feeling you’ll get it further than I do :P 

These kinds of studies always fascinate me.  Sociology is really interesting.  I think it’s encouraging to know that there is a lot of evidence for people not needing a god to be good. Thanks for the submission!

-Allyson

Tagged #religion  #altruism  #compassion  #love thy neighbor  #christianity  #preach  #strangers  #belief  #atheists  #agnostic  #study  

Posted on 5 May, 2012
Reblogged from dawndrawsnear  


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