"There seems to be a terrible misunderstanding on the part of a
great many people to the effect that when you cease to believe
[in god/s] you may cease to behave." --- Louis Kronenberger,
There are damn few Secular Humanists in the world, though their
numbers are very slowly growing. The world needs more of them:
- Humanist Manifestos I And II American Humanist Association.
- What is humanism? by Frederick Edwords Executive Director, American Humanist Association.
- Dealing with "scientific" Creationists by Frederick Edwords, American Humanist Association.
- A humanist declaration of peace Throughout the ages, people of conscience have pondered the brutalizing character of war and the denial of human worth which it occasions.
- Freethought challenges of the '90s by Frederick Edwords Executive Director, American Humanist Association.
- The Declaration of a Global Ethic The world is in agony. The agony is so pervasive and urgent that we are compelled to name its manifestations so that the depth of this pain may be made clear.
- Visit the birthplace of Robert G. Ingersoll by Fred Edwords.
- Humanism with a capital "H" "Has 'humanism,' like 'motherhood,' peace,' 'brotherhood,' and 'democracy,' become so honorific a term that it is avowed even by those who do not believe in it? And, in being co-opted, will it then be undermined?".
- Letter to teenagers making love embryos Imagine a World of Wanted Children. Happiness comes easier to those who avoid being self-destructive; seldom will anyone hurt you more than you hurt ourself.
- Without God, how can one be moral? The human basis of laws and ethics. By Frederick Edwords.
- Myth and symbol in the pattern of truth The same myths, the same symbols, can have vastly different meanings at different times and places. Myths and symbols need not be viewed as unchanging.
- Creationism is not dead By Frederick Edwords.
- The religious character of American patriotism. It's time to recognize our traditions and answer some hard questions. By Frederick Edwords.
- The Vatican and world population policy An Interview with Milton P. Siegel, by Stephen D. Mumford.
- Positive Humanism By Gerald A. Larue, Ph.D. There is a certain aspect of Humanism that inspires a Humanist to debunk the superstitious and simplistic assumptions of pseudoscience and organized religion.
- The Promise of Humanism By Frederick Edwords. Every religion has its promise, the special reward it offers to the faithful. Such a promise is often the main feature that attracts outsiders in. As such, it can become a primary selling point and motivator.
- Getting Out "God's" Vote "Pat" Robertson and the evangelicals, by Frederick Edwords and Stephen McCabe.
- School Board Elections Countering the Fundamentalists, by Frank Prahl.
- To all TV and Radio reporters and talk show hosts Is Secular Humanism a threat or an opportunity? Well, there's only one way to find out. ASK A REAL, LIVE SECULAR HUMANIST! Ask Bill Jacobsen.
- I Was Suckered Into A Debate-- And Survived! By Fred K. Parrish. .
- Reasons Some Reasons Why Humanists Reject The Bible. By Joseph C. Sommer.
- Life is to be lived now: a vital, personal Humanism That the focus of discussion of Humanism has been largely on the Manifestos is unfortunate, since such discussion hides the vital and personal Humanism that means so much in the individual lives of so many.
- On the issue of why bad things happen. By David B. McCalmont. When people who believe in the existence of a kind, all-knowing, and all-powerful god are asked why such a god permits so much cruelty, torture, murder, and war on Earth, the usual answer is that god did not wish to create men and women who were automatons, that s/he wanted human beings to have free will.
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