Category Archives: Humanism

The Bonobo and the Atheist Book Review

This book review was originally posted in societyofepicurus.com. Today I’m reviewing the amazing book The Bonobo and the Atheist by Dutch anthropologist Frans de Waal. The author takes a soft, humanist approach to atheism and morality, focusing on the study of … Continue reading

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A Boricua Ponders the Rise of White Supremacy

Hatred never ceases through hatred. Hatred only ceases through love. This is the eternal rule. – Siddhartha Buddha, in the Dhammapada The man who best knows how to meet external threats makes into one family all the creatures he can; … Continue reading

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Happy Twentieth! – On Nature’s Alphabet

Tomorrow is International Mother Language Day–I’ve written previously on my general interest in languages, and specifically my interest in the international language Esperanto–so I thought I’d share an interesting observation that I made while studying De Rerum Natura.  In it, … Continue reading

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The Denaturalization of Morality

See Will to Power Reasonings I, II, III and IV At the heart of Nietzsche’s thought is the problem of where people get their values from. This includes a critique of the denaturalization of morality and of values, and therefore a … Continue reading

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Raif Badawi, on Saudi Arabia’s Notorious Intolerance

We should not hide that fact that Muslims in Saudi Arabia not only disrespect the beliefs of others, but also charge them with infidelity. – Raif Badawi, imprisoned Saudi secular blogger

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Raif Badawi, on How Awful Life is in an Islamic State

“States based on religious ideology have nothing except the fear of God and an inability to face up to life.” “States which are based on religion confine their people in the circle of faith and fear.” – Raif Badawi, imprisoned … Continue reading

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Happy Twentieth! – Shall we Banish the Ego?!

Peace and Safety on this Twentieth to all Epicureans and Humanists everywhere! It gets parroted so often and by so many people seemingly in positions of moral authority, that many people never quite shake off the insinuation that the ego … Continue reading

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