"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
"Next scheduled day to celebrate being secular seems to be May 7, National Day of Reason. Wish we had more days of reason and fewer days when mass delusions dominate in the US! Hooray for Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, Tim Minchin, Roy…"
"I agree completely. I really like the positive connotation. "Atheist" (no-god person) does sound negative, now that you mention it. I guess that's one reason I liked the Secular Day idea. It seems odd that in…"
"I really appreciate your courage and conviction to combat secular prejudice, even to the point of losing your job. All I've lost so far by coming out atheist was my old dentist! Can you post your presentation here or on…"
"I really like these logos, especially the purple atomic "A" and the invisible pink unicorn. Did you photoshop these? I'd love to get the circular unicorn, but with "I Don't Believe in Your Invisible Pink…"
"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…"
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