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Abortion Opponents – Power, Control, and Hypocrisy

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While Evangelical Christians and Republican Presidential Candidates tout superior morality as a rational for their opposition to abortion, the history of religious views on this issue and its use to gain political power and control reveal morality places a distant third. The Bible’s Support of Abortion and Killing Fetuses The Christian Old Testament is replete […]

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7 Reasons Why We Need More Secular Men

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Good men can be found in all walks of life, but there is one group of men whose qualities set the standard for our evolving modern world. Who are these men and what assets to they bring to the table of humanity? Here are 7 reasons why we need more secular men in America: Secular […]

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Black Women and the Jonestown Massacre

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This guest post by Sikivu Hutchinson discusses her research and motivation for writing a novel about the experience of African American women in the Jonestown Massacre. Sikivu Hutchinson is the author of Godless Americana: Race and Religious Rebels and Moral Combat: Black Atheists, Gender Politics, and the Values Wars. On November 18, 1978, over nine hundred members of […]

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Secular Sex Advice for Daughter

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  This is a guest post by Dan Dana, PhD, retired president, Mediation Training Institute International, regarding advice for soon-to-be sexually active young women from a secular humanist perspective. See also sex advice for young men. This page supplements the short, free ebook The Reason Revolution, available here. Please read it as you consider the following […]

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Ten Reasons Humans Developed Religion – Part B

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This blog post illustrates the last of ten reasons why humans developed religion. Enjoy! To create a compassionate practice Neanderthal, a precursor to modern humans, lived from 400,000 to about 40,000 years ago.[1] A skeleton, referred to as Shanidar I, shows an individual that had clearly been disabled long before his death.[2] Others must have […]

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Ten Reasons Humans Created Religion – Part A

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  To make sense of their world Humans are meaning seeking beings. They want answers to questions: why did the sky erupt in fire? Why did the sun go dark? Why did my newborn daughter die? And the list goes on. For many of these occurrences, early humans felt pure terror. Even when we know […]

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I am an Atheist* Day

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*Includes Agnostics… Purpose: To make atheists more visible in their communities and to provide resources for people seeking to leave religion. Background: There are many organizations representing atheist, agnostics, freethinkers, and secular humanists throughout the United States. Some of these organizations focus on the separation of church and state and others create local groups to […]

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Who highjacked the word feminist?

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  When my marketing guru Dennis Lewis from GreenLight Digital suggested the name Faithless Feminist for my blog, I jumped on it. I had probably referred to myself as a feminist since the late 1960’s. What I did not know is how much pushback there is currently to the word feminist. A poll conducted in March […]

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From Grain Goddess to Catholic Saint

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One of the most important transformations in human civilization occurred when someone, perhaps a woman who did the gathering, recognized that seeds tossed on the ground would sprout into plants. The advent of agriculture completely transformed the nomadic life of our hunter-gatherer ancestors. People became more sedentary and settled together first in villages and then […]

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Virginity and Sex

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There are unlikely any two memes in Christianity that have done more to subordinate women than the issues of virginity and sexual desire. From the story of Eve’s bite of fruit in the Garden of Eden to the gospel stories of Jesus’ virgin birth, these two issues have been intertwined for 3,000 years to the […]

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