All Blog Posts Tagged 'labels' (5)

Dr. DeGrasse-Tyson, I presume.

If you read my blog, you know that I have been struggling with a label.  Am I Humanist?



I've been reading and watching and thinking and musing and whatnot and, sure, I agree with so much of the tenets of those who call themselves Humanist or Secular Humanist.  So what.  I realize it's not that big of a deal.



The other day I was listening to a podcast that had a wonderful interview with Neil DeGrasse-Tyson talking about this EXACT THING.



Like, isn't it amazing… Continue

Added by Karen Loethen on September 19, 2011 at 11:12pm — 2 Comments

Heathen - pejorative or nomenclature?

Like every other group of people with common interests at heart over the ages, we, too, have our own label - "atheists". Whether one likes it or not, we just have the need to label everything. But, labels eventually spawn counterparts - slurs, insults, slang, name(calling). Ours, though not directed at atheists in particular, would be "heathen".



heathen, noun -

1
: an unconverted member of… Continue

Added by Ari MacIsaac on March 26, 2010 at 4:04pm — 4 Comments

Responsible Party

I was thinking about how so many of the things that athiests/agnostics/skeptics are called seem to have a negative spin in people's minds. For example the label "Brights" instantly makes the people who just couldn't get an A+ average or even an A average feel like tearing things apart with their teeth. Something that doesn't have an arrogant or perjorative ring to it is needed... but what?

And I was also thinking... Democratic Party, Republican Party, Libertarian Party... hmmm. How about… Continue

Added by Bitsy Haywood on September 16, 2009 at 8:30pm — 12 Comments

A non-issue

no32209091 I simply can't stand us. Really I can't. We crack me up.



I've written before about the endless obsession of the freethought community with labels: atheist vs. humanist, atheist vs. agnostic, humanist vs. secular humanist, nonreligious vs. nonbeliever vs. Bright.



I don't mind someone saying why they choose one over another, or why they switch back and forth in different situations. What I've had enough… Continue

Added by Dale McGowan on February 17, 2009 at 11:24am — 7 Comments

Neat New Labels

This post was imported from Livejournal on 2008.07.18



We all love labels. Who doesn't? It's a way to tell someone a lot of information about a person without having to explain a lot. This can get us into a lot of trouble when labels are ambiguous or in transitional states. For example, atheism/theism/agnosticism. The zeitgeist right now seems to be the following:

-Atheists actively believe there are no gods.

-Agnostics aren't sure if there are any gods, but are open… Continue

Added by Jim Craft on September 26, 2007 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

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