Monthly Archives: June 2013

When Religion Probably Doesn’t Help

Question“A Rational Woman” is trying something a little different today for the blog. Here are two questions (that I made up to get us started).

Dear Rational Woman:

Q:  I read a study some time back that young people who are religious wear seat belts more often than the non-religious, smoke and drink less, eat better, and don’t commit as many crimes.  The conclusion of Read more

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Random Cultural Perspectives: Telephone Poles to Survivalism

Beijing snarl Photo by:  Ken Kilgore

Beijing snarl
Photo by: Ken Kilgore

In May 2013, I was in Tokyo for a business trip and had the chance to visit two of my Japanese cousins one weekend.  Chie and Miyo are sisters.  Since early childhood, we’ve been very close; I’m like a brother to them.  We spent the afternoon catching up, showing pictures of where we’ve been since the last time we … Read more

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13 Neat Things You May Not Know About Humanism

Humanist_earringsI’m going to share some humanist thoughts and resources I picked up at the 2013 American Humanist Association Conference that may be as new to you as they were to me.

First, though, in brief, what’s humanism? I don’t think I can summarize it better than this statement on the site of the AHA, which you’ll notice shares much in common with The Brights:

Humanism

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