All Blog Posts Tagged 'humanism' (50)

Atheists and Agnostics Making a Difference in the World III: Daniel Loving and The Kasese Humanist Primary School in Uganda

This is the follow-up post to Bwambale Robert and The Kasese Humanist Primary School in Uganda. It is also the third in a series of personal profiles of Atheists, Agnostics and Humanists who are helping to make the world a better place.

I am focusing on people who are making a difference for others. They are…

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Added by Godless Poutine on June 13, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Jewish Atheist takes on sacred cow -- forgiveness

The latest eruption of forgiveness worship almost made my breakfast erupt from my stomach.  Dear Abby (Keene NH Sentinel, 3/7/12) printed DECIDE TO FORGIVE in its entirety, and to give the enemy his due, I will do the same:

Decide to forgive, for resentment is negative. Resentment diminishes and devours the self. Be the first to forgive, to smile, and take the first step And you will see the happiness bloom on the face of your human brother or sister. Be always the…

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Added by Alan Perlman on June 8, 2012 at 2:11pm — No Comments

Atheists and Agnostics Making a Difference in the World I: Bwambale Robert and The Kasese Humanist Primary School in Uganda

This is the first post in a new series of personal profiles of Atheists, Agnostics and Humanists who are helping to make the world a better place.

Over the next few weeks I will focus on people who are making a difference for others. They are examples of…

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Added by Godless Poutine on May 22, 2012 at 3:53pm — No Comments

An Obvious Observation

Recently, a co-worker gave me a set of religious CDs on the topic of sin and morals.  She is trying to convert me, and while that's never going to happen until she can prove there is a god, it gives me an excellent opportunity to check out the materials that Christians think are important in the discussion of religion.  After listening to these CDs, I walked away with one truly over-powering observation:

Every shred of Christian morality are essentially Humanist concepts wrapped in…

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Added by The Antic Atheist on March 13, 2012 at 10:25am — No Comments

Latest from Kasese Humanist Primary School,Uganda

The school is now in its second year of operation.

The school now runs classes from Nursery - Primary Seven.

The number of students enrolled at the school has increased from 245 at the close of last year to 331 at present in First Term 2012.

The school now has a page on Facebook and wellwishers and friends of the school can visit and like the page through this link…

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Added by Bwambale Robert on March 3, 2012 at 11:29pm — 5 Comments

Pen Donation from Pen for kids UK arrives at Kasese Humanist Primary School

Kasese Humanist Primary School pupils on 21st February 2012 had smiles on their faces as they were supplied with Brand New Pens from Pen for Kids Organization based in the United Kingdom. The shipment of pens amounted to 4000 enclosed in 4 separate boxes with each containing a 1000 pens.

The pens were received by the School Project Director Mr Bwambale Robert  and the shipment had been sent by TNT World Express who delivered the shipment to Entebbe and later after clearance with the…

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Added by Bwambale Robert on February 22, 2012 at 3:51am — No Comments

Freethought Social + Meetup!

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Yesterday morning, representing the Houston Atheists, I joined roughly fifty other secular Houstonians for a freethought coffee social. The meetup was organized by the Houston Freethought Alliance, with a goal of bringing our groups together for secular fellowship.…

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Added by Emily Dietle on February 6, 2012 at 1:06pm — 1 Comment

The glory of sin!

      Timothy Keller informs us that we can get that true happiness by acknowling that we are sinners! God would then take away that guilt of sin and make us truly happy. We must never tempt Him by sinning, but we'll sin and get that absolution. When bad things happen, we can still have happiness as knowing that He loves and protects us.

        As His own  son,  [amongst His others who had children by…

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Added by mlg.lamberth on August 30, 2011 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

A Ugandan Pastor visits the school and donates school supplies

On Tuesday 31st May 2011, we hosted a local pastor at the school who was moving from school to school conveying the "good news" to students, he said that he visits schools, prisons,hospitals speaking out the news to all people.

As a Humanist School we are tolerant to people's beliefs and okayed him to speak to the children. You can follow what transpired at the meeting here…

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Added by Bwambale Robert on June 1, 2011 at 3:50am — 1 Comment

Second Term at Kasese Humanist Primary School opens on 23rd May 2011

The school is re-opening for second term on 23rd May 2011

The general public, the international community are hereby informed about this date and the parents of our children are encouraged to pay school dues in time because a lot of school running costs need to be met. Also the international community most especially friends of our school should fundraise for the school in their areas such that we have a good pool of funds to run and maintain the…

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Added by Bwambale Robert on May 18, 2011 at 9:23am — No Comments

My record as an Atheist Activist (Your opinions sought....)

I have been, in the past, accused of endlessly whining about religion generally and Christianity specifically and not doing more about it. I respond usually that my activism has included going on marches and writing to my MP.

 

Here is an example of a recent exchange between me and my MP on the reform of the house of lords which proposes an increase in the religious representation and not as I would prefer the removal of this anachronistic oddity and the advance of a secular…

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Added by Richard Healy on May 12, 2011 at 12:43pm — 2 Comments

Opening date for Second Term at Kasese Humanist Primary School

The school is re-opening on 23rd May 2011.

Some simple paintings and general renovations is going on and also some of our students from Primary 4 up to Primary 6 are having holiday coaching lessons where they are studying half day. This is being done to keep the brains of our students warmed up so as to catch up with the rest of the students in other well performing schools.

The international community is requested to donate any thing for the sustainability of the school for a…

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Added by Bwambale Robert on May 10, 2011 at 12:18am — No Comments

Skeptical Research

--It is worth noting that this is the second draft of a research paper I am writing, and not all of the information has been properly cited yet.…

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Added by Jacob Martin Arbogast on November 26, 2010 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

Tithing for Reason

One of the big advantages that religion has over the greater atheist/Humanist community is money. Christians are used to supporting and funding the propagation of their message. Many Christians even donate “their last dollar” to further “God’s Work.” In this world, money talks and so we need to start tithing for reason.



In the free market of ideas, there is little doubt that Humanist ideas are vastly superior to religious ideas. Religious people know it too and that is why it has… Continue

Added by Staks Rosch on May 21, 2010 at 10:25am — 8 Comments

Sunday Sacrilege: Put the Pope on a Bench



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For his involvement/complicity in the Catholic priest sexual abuse scandals, the Pope should be sent to his room without dinner. In the least. Maybe he should be made to sit in a corner during mass for an entire month. And be forced to wear a dunce cap all the while. Oh wait . . .

Legal prosecution? Nope. For HE sits on a throne.

I say put the MAN on a bench. Among all the other men of the earth. Treat him as you would all other…

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Added by Andrew Bernardin on April 18, 2010 at 9:26am — No Comments

FAN MADE VIDEO FOR FREETHOUGHT M.C. SONG,"MODERN HUMANOLOGY" - 2009

Thank you to the fan in Germany - who has chosen to have their name withheld - for using my pictures and creating this wonderful masterpiece. BRILLIANT!!

By the way, that verse WAS done intentional; I did not mess up and there was no edting error. That verse goes: ...."wake up and enjoy my life each and every single day; said I'm gonna wake up and enjoy my life every and each single day...(that's my own Humanology...)". I "flipped" the words, just because it sounded… Continue

Added by FREETHOUGHT M.C. on January 24, 2010 at 1:54am — No Comments

Gay & Lesbian Humanist now online

The latest issue of Gay & Lesbian Humanist is now online, and I'm posting this on behalf of Mike, the editor. We hope you'll look in, perhaps send us a letter if there's anything you like – or even don't like! Happy Christmas from all of us to all of you.



Here is the news release that went out yesterday:



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To see the latest issue of G&LH, go to… Continue

Added by Andy Armitage on December 23, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Anthropa: Humanism in Action

Anthropa is a concept to bring a positive and active Humanism to the fore, somewhere between UUism and Humanism, where we can celebrate our several cultures that bind and enrich us with Humanism supplanting superstition; and with hope, to provide and enlightenment charity and outreach to the community at large. If you've been to far too many group meetings where the focus is on bashing the superstitious rather than celebrating life, love and nature,… Continue

Added by Darwin Penda on December 5, 2009 at 10:33am — No Comments

The Atheist's Guide To Christmas

This was originally posted over on my blog, Cubik's Rube.




If you want to know what I think of the Atheist's Guide to Christmas, a book that's just been released, which was put together by the lovely Ariane Sherine (organiser of the Atheist Bus Campaign) and which features essays from many of the grooviest godless guys and gals of our time,… Continue

Added by Cubik's Rube on September 29, 2009 at 6:13pm — 1 Comment

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