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Secular Woman

Secular Woman, Inc. is a non-profit organization incorporated in the state of Georgia in June of 2012. 

The mission of Secular Woman is to amplify the voice, presence, and influence of non-religious women.

Website: http://www.secularwoman.org
Members: 67
Latest Activity: Jan 12

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Comment by Donna Darko on May 20, 2013 at 2:52pm

Does anyone have any information about a young woman named Mary Pine who has become an over-zealous, religious, opponent of abortion somewhere in Florida, even to the point of stepping out in front of cars to make them stop so she can hand them anti-abortion materials.  I can't find anything about her on the Internet that isn't connect strongly to the right-wing nuts.  Thanks for any info.

Comment by Mundify the Epigastrium on May 17, 2013 at 2:53pm

Secular women rock, I should know, I have been married to one for 27 years.

'People are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by religion'.

Keep fighting the good fight...

Comment by Bobbi Cadence on May 8, 2013 at 7:52pm

Hi there! I am new to Atheistnexus, and I am not online much.

I am also on FB, Ravelry, and I have a wordpress-blog.
http://Unitesense.wordpress.com
I do not consider myself a "weak" Atheist simply because I am NOT 100% Sure that God-Gods-Goddess Exist or not. I simply say I don't know, but I live my life according to the "natural laws" of this planet, NOT the bible written thousands of years ago when people "knew" the earth was flat.

Comment by TNT666 on November 28, 2012 at 11:44pm

Odd isn't that that atheists and agnostics are excluded from that last paragraph... or isn't it? In certain circles people say Humanism=atheist, which is patently false.
Also notice how in that Wikipedia page, the first paragraphs are completely unreferenced, which is a very big no-no in Wikipedia policy. This means that all the initial material is strictly the personal opinions of a couple of people, and has no claim to being factual. This is a classic example of a type of text one must be weary of in Wikipedia. In addition the initial text indicates reason, whereas later on we are told that the Dalai Lama, one of the least logical/rational people on the planet, can give guidance regarding these "secular ethics"!!! the man who believes in reincarnation and linking energy fields between people no, this text makes no sense at all and I shall flag that Wikipedia page as "original research", something prohibited in Wikipedia. No matter how a couple of people wish to define some sort of particular set of secular ethics, the idea behind secularism is best reflected by those dictionary quotes, need not be atheist or agnostic to be secular. So in essence, the name of the group invites all religious women to be members, it does seem odd. Now mind you, I will cease and desist at this point since I'm not of that region and wouldn't join this organisation anyway. I only came here to point out the flaw in terminology if the intent of this group is to gather non-religious people. Remember, France is still a highly Catholic country, yet, most of its citizens are "secular".

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 28, 2012 at 11:07pm

It seems dictionary definitions had some trouble defining secular; depending who is doing the defining, Roman Catholics, Christians, Mormons, Muslims, Jews, atheists, humanists, etc. 

Abortion is a good example. For this one, I would be in a conflict with any of the definitions made by church institutions and would not rely on supernatural definitions; rather, I would rely on logic, reason or moral intuition, and be in conflict with all those religious. 

sec·u·lar

1 a : of or relating to the worldly or temporal <secular concerns>

b : not overtly or specifically religious <secular music>

c : not ecclesiastical or clerical <secular courts> <secular landowners>


2: not bound by monastic vows or rules; specifically: of, relating to, or forming clergy not belonging to a religious order or congregation <a secular priest>


3 a : occurring once in an age or a century

b : existing or continuing through ages or centuries

c : of or relating to a long term of indefinite duration <secular inflation>

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/secular

"Secular ethics is a branch of moral philosophy in which ethics is based solely on human faculties such as logic, reason or moral intuition, and not derived from purported supernatural revelation or guidance (which is the source of religious ethics). Secular ethics comprises any ethical system that does not draw on the supernatural, such as humanismsecularism and freethinking."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secular_values

Comment by TNT666 on November 25, 2012 at 3:47pm

So which of your "personal" "moral" values don't you fight for in a societal context????? I fight for all my moral values in a societal context, whether it's women's rights, animal rights, society's rights. The idea of calling your opinion a personal view is antithetical to any democracy. I think abortion is the correct approach in our overpopulated world and it's a component of a women's body, that is my opinion on the matter and I am fighting for this to be all of my society's law, it's not just a "personal view" that I'm ok with other people spitting on. Whatever I think makes for a better human in a better ecosystem, I fight for that socially. There is no such thing as personal, not in values. Different societies entrench different sets of values. In my opinion I think it's innapropriate for women to be forced to cover themselves, and I'll fight for that, it's not just personal, what I think strongly is what I desire for society. We live in a society, we give ourselves rules to live by, these rules apply to all, not just those who chose.

Comment by Cortney Howard on November 24, 2012 at 8:03pm

TNT secularism isn't unrealistic at all. People can believe their religious views are moral while realizing that it is wrong to govern everyone by their personal views.. a good example would be a catholic woman who views abortion as immoral because her church says so but understands it would be just as wrong for her to tell others they can not have abortions as it would be for an Islamic woman to say we should force all women to cover themselves because allah says to.. yes people will still have their religious views in a secular society but they will understand that it is best for the society if no one force their religious laws on others majority or no majority. Also they mean "Secular women" to mean women who believe in secular values.. I think everyone should be able to grasp that. 

Comment by TNT666 on November 15, 2012 at 8:09pm

This is a weird choice for a name. Secular is a characteristic of a society, not of an individual. There's an additional misunderstanding of the term secular, it in no way means non-religious. There are a great many people who are religious and secular, take France for example, a vast majority of that society is religious, but they prefer a secular state. Mind you, France is very unique in this regard, secularism is usually pretty unrealistic, a person of faith lives by their faith, they do not turn it off when it comes time to partake in society's decisions...

Comment by Kandice Goldenbeld on October 18, 2012 at 3:27pm

Wow!!! I just looked at your website. I'm very proud of all the women that are here now, and are continuing to join. This is an amazing group!

Keep up the good work girls!!!! :)

Comment by Ava Wilson on September 6, 2012 at 7:05am

Not many secular women here in western Pennsylvania either. Hiya.

 

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