By Phoebe Davies-Owen and Scott Douglas Jacobsen Humanism encompasses a range of beliefs including the theistic, such as Humanistic Judaism or Unitarian Universalism and the non-theistic, such as atheism, agnosticism, even deism or apatheism. More than a specific set of precepts, humanism is a lifestyle incorporating a worldview. An ethical and … Continue reading
By Scott Douglas Jacobsen *Audio interview has been edited.* Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Was there a family background in non-belief? Wendy Webber: Yes, and no. My dad was raised Catholic. My mom was raised Jewish. I am a mix of both of those coming from those families. We didn’t practice in my … Continue reading
By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Note: Dan is giving this interview as a SMART Recovery facilitator and not as a spokesman for the Veterans Administration.* Scott Douglas Jacobsen: You have an association with SMART Recovery. What is SMART Recovery? What is your relation with it as an entity? Dan Bowman: SMART, Self … Continue reading
Scott Douglas Jacobsen The Atheist Republic in Malaysia is under threat, as many know by now. It made national news, international ripples on the internet, and then caught the attention of the government, where the state has been looking to reason.
Humanism and ethical culture are not generally known. As many have experienced, anything not mainstream religious is sometimes termed in the atheist camps by vocal minorities of the religious, by default: “atheists,” “non-believers,” “infidels,” and so on. The lack of knowledge and the sometime negative emotional evaluation is a symptom … Continue reading