"Secular humanist" seems to be one of the non-confrontational terms for Atheist lately, along with skeptic, non-theist, "none," and many more. I just found out there is such a thing as "Secular…Continue
"Here's a Happy Humanist for you. I wore a pin with this on it for years, but I lost it and haven't got around to replacing it. Nobody knows what it is, but when they ask I'm happy to tell them. I'd rather be…"
"Yeah, & all the big dinners were getting to be too much work & it felt like things were being celebrated every 5 minutes!
We were always atheist, but we did the solstice, colored & hid hard boiled eggs in April, our thanksgiving was near…"
"We do the winter solstice, but don't do any of the others.
We decided the stress, the expense, & the hassle of observing all these things as atheists was a waste of time & we could be doing something else more enjoyable.
I personally ceased to celebrate Easter, Valentine's Day and the like. Not for anti-theistic reasons but because I believe that you shouldn't need an excuse to do or be good. I might incorporate the birth of sir Isaac Newton…"
"This last Thursday, I gave a short announcement concerning the upcoming Openly Secular Day. I also professed my atheism to the fifty or so souls at a poetry open mic in Auburn, Alabama. About a dozen years ago, I was fired shortly after revealing my…"
"For the winter holiday season last year, Neil DeGrasse Tyson tweeted:
"On this day long ago, a child was born who, by age 30, would transform the world. Happy Birthday Isaac Newton b. Dec. 25, 1642."
Olivia Judson suggested a rationale for…"
"Thanks, Mark. Your comment makes me wish I lived in Amsterdam. I'm so bombarded with Xian evangelicals here in California. I like your t-shirt suggestions. Mandela Day is a great idea as well. I'll be looking…"
"Hi L Ross,
I think I can understand why they would have a separate day for Secularism in the US because it is a much bigger issue than it is, say, where I am from, which is Amsterdam. Maybe you could treat yourself to a good book, something that…"
"Just joined your group and discovered Lewis Black--funny guy! Anyone else here into Tim Minchin (atheist comedian/musician)? Or Roy Zimmerman (same)? I also like watching Bill Maher on YouTube. Know any others like…"
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"Secular humanist" seems to be one of the non-confrontational terms for Atheist lately, along with skeptic, non-theist, "none," and many more. I just found out there is such a thing as "Secular Day," which falls on Thursday, April 23, 2015. You can check it out on YouTube. I'm wondering if any of my fellow atheists are planning anything for this day, e.g. events, celebrations, music, entertainment, chat sessions, letting someone know you're an atheist... I also found out that my favorite…See More
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