Ask Shirley 5 – General Culture and Social Pathologies

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Shirley Rivera is the Founder and President of the Ateístas de Puerto Rico. The intent is to learn about Puerto Rican atheism and culture, as an educational series. Here we talk about general culture and social pathologies. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Some sensitive topic to some in several … Continue reading

Interview with Dean Smith – Founder, Freethought Society of the Midlands

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Dean Smith is the Founder of the Society of the Midlands. Here we talk about him and some of the work of the society (FSM). Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What is the family background? How is this important for understanding the context of family life? Dean Smith: … Continue reading

Why Alain de Botton annoys me

By Ian Bushfield — On the About Us page: “The British Columbia Humanist Association has been providing a community and voice for Humanists, atheists, agnostics, and the non-religious of Metro Vancouver and British Columbia since 1982. We support the growth of Humanist communities across BC, provide Humanist ceremonies, and campaign for progressive and secular values. We are a … Continue reading

Do we get offended or join?

By Ian Bushfield — On the About Us page: “The British Columbia Humanist Association has been providing a community and voice for Humanists, atheists, agnostics, and the non-religious of Metro Vancouver and British Columbia since 1982. We support the growth of Humanist communities across BC, provide Humanist ceremonies, and campaign for progressive and secular values. We are a … Continue reading

Skeptics Are Smarter

By James Haught James Haught is editor of West Virginia’s largest newspaper, The Charleston Gazette, and a senior editor of Free Inquiry. He is 87-years-old and would like to help secular causes more. This series is a way of giving back. — Several research studies find that skeptics are brighter than religious believers.  More … Continue reading

Press Release: Atheists Release Report Highlighting the Discriminatory Practice of Prayer in the BC Legislature

By British Columbia Humanist Association (Vancouver, BC) — Today, BC Humanist Association (BCHA) released a groundbreaking report entitled “House of Prayer: An Analysis of Prayers in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, 2003-2019.” The report details the discriminatory and exclusionary nature of prayer in the BC Legislature, and is part … Continue reading

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