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A couple weeks ago I wrote that “Humanism makes belief in God irrelevant.” I ended that essay stating,
So while being a humanist doesn’t really mean you need to be an atheist, it doesn’t leave much room for any god worth believing in.
Since writing that piece, I’ve done quite a bit of thinking about this topic and have realized that I was mistaken. This thinking has been motivated by two sources.Read more
I was at Skeptics in the Pub at the Billy Bishop and was asked a question that took me off guard for a second.
After more thought, I finally have my answer.
The question was posed by someone I later learned was a Christian who was checking out the skeptics group. He asked me, “do you have to be an atheist to be a humanist?”Read more
In my view of humanism, compassion and a desire to minimize harm serve as human moral foundations.
It is for this reason, I consider Gloria Taylor and the BC Civil Liberties Association’s victory in the BC Supreme Court to be a profoundly good thing. The ruling strikes down a ban on doctor-assisted dying.Read more
This past weekend, around 250 atheists, agnostics, humanists, heretics, freethinkers, and apostates gathered at the Kamloops Convention Centre for more than 2 days of heresy and community building. The entire event was a rousing success, thanks to the tireless efforts of Bill and Kathy Ligertwood of the Kamloops Centre for Rational Thought.
I’ll give a brief overview of each of the presentations below, in program order.Read more