Tag Archives: secular

Islam and Secularism

I am concluding my blog series after reading the Qur’an discussing secular values. In recent days, the wife of imprisoned Saudi blogger Raif Badawi has tried to generate awareness of the fact that there is now an Islamic Party 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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Authors and Books at #ahacon16

I had the pleasure of participating yesterday in an author panel at the American Humanist Association‘s 75th annual conference. I have written previously for a publication known as The Humanist, and my book Tending the Epicurean Garden was published via Humanist Press, … Continue reading

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Review of Sam Harris’ Waking Up, Part I

The following is a review of Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion, by Sam Harris. I generally consider Sam Harris to be the right kind of intellectual for our generation, even if at times I do not agree with … Continue reading

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The Closing Chapter of Histories

As some of my readers know, I’ve been reading The Good Book: A Humanist Bible for over a year now, and have written a few reviews of its books as well as a general review for Society of Epicurus. I … Continue reading

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Kim Davis is in Jail! Yaaaay!

What an entertaining set of historical events we’ve had so far this year! After the gay marriage ruling, the media circus around Kim Davis was to be expected. For a moment I felt sorry for her, but then I remembered … Continue reading

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April 13 is Hitchens – Jefferson Day

In solidarity with fellow blogger Secular Super-Humanist and with other followers of Epicurean intellectuals, I’d like to wish everyone a Happy (upcoming) Hitchens-Jefferson Day! Adrian Fort’s original idea for the secular holiday was for people to give their friends copies … Continue reading

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Poverty: Secularism’s True Enemy

In recent weeks, there has been huge controversy surrounding issues of religiosity in the public sphere.  A recent judicial decision that vindicates public prayer as constitutional has greatly polarized the country.  There are political currents, particularly within the religious right, … Continue reading

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