Asa Philip Randolph (April 15, 1889 – May 16, 1979) was a leader in the African American civil-rights movement, and the American labor movement. He organized marches on Washington DC that led to integration in war industries during World War II, integration in the armed forces at the end of the 1940’s, and the 1964 Civil Rights Act. He was named Humanist of the Year in 1970 by the American Humanist Association and he signed on to the Humanist Manifesto II in 1973. Continue reading →
In the decades I’ve been involved in the atheist and Humanist movements, I’ve seen many “inner-party” battles over policy, plans, and actions. Many atheists I know are very vocal to the point they piss off many of my Humanist friends. So-called strident atheists never bothered me because of simple points I keep in mind that lowers my threshold of annoyance. I wish more in the freethought community would keep these hints in mind. Continue reading →
Humanism is a strange collection of individuals in a stew of rationality, all of us looking for the truth for our world view. We, as Humanists, know we must work with believers and other theists to find common ground with the goal of bettering the human condition. Andy Norman, writing for the Humanist Network News, an e-zine of the American Humanist Association, tries to offer tips for dialogue on Humanism to non-humanists but does so by giving up honesty in the process. Continue reading →
Been a long time since my last post. I’m still a Secular Humanist and very concerned about the efforts of the religious right to impose their beliefs on all of us.
What prompted this post is to let you know about a change in the web host of this blog and and something new I found on the internet humanists might be interested in – well not real new but newish.
Change of Hosts
Humanists.net the long time host of iHumanism.org announced it was getting out of the web hosting business. Over 200 groups like iHumanism would need to find a new host by 12/31/2008.
It is sad that Humanists are losing a good service. As I wrote in my response e-mail:
The internet is a great leveling of the playing field against all the non-humanist clap trap we have and I can’t understand why Humanist groups can’t be more willing to provide services like all the other theistic centered groups out there.
Update of WordPress
WordPress – the software I use to present this blog had a major update since my last post so for awhile the basic theme that comes with it will be shown. I plan on making tweaks and other improvements as I go along.
I plan on writing more posts more often than previously. I took some time off from being vocal about my Humanism but with an election coming up I have renewed my interest in speaking out.
Institute for Humanist Studies and American Humanist Association have teamed up to produce and sponsor a podcast for Humanists. It is a monthly production and includes news and interviews.
Recent podcasts have included interviews with Richard Dawkins and