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This post originally appeared on my personal blog, Temple of the Future. Zack Ford, an atheist LGBTQ blogger and activist, has written eloquently on many of these issues. Find his posts on this topic here.
Baltimore, MD. Charm City. Thousands of LGBTQ activists throng the halls of the Hilton, networking, strategizing and, let's be honest,…Continue
"For too many people, the choice is between a religious community, or no community at all." So said Kate Lovelady, leader of the Ethical Society of St. Louis, one of few thriving Humanist communities in the USA (and perhaps the world).
She's right. That's why the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard today launched the Humanist Community Project, an effort to bring freethinkers together to share resources, ideas, and…Continue
Put yourself in the shoes of a family member of a 9/11 victim, visiting the 9/11 Memorial for the very first time on September 11th, 2011. You wander through the eight-acre Memorial quadrant for a while, finding solace among the trees, a core of quiet within the Big Apple. You follow the sound of falling water to one of the twin reflecting pools, marking the footprints of the fallen Towers, and stand at the rim watching the water flow…Continue
I've always been a contrarian. Christopher Hitchens' Letters to a Young Contrarian is one of my very favorite books. I will take a position against any recognized orthodoxy, often arguing the opposite side of a case to the one I truly support if I feel strong opposition is lacking. I like to probe…Continue