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March 30, 2017


David Breeden, A Message from the President (UU Humanists) read

Humanist Disaster Recovery teams read

Luis Granados, Rules Are for Schmucks: The Censored UN Report read

Suzanne Paul, “Wasn’t I the Lucky One?” Memories of a Humanist Institute Graduate read

Scott Douglas Jacobsen, Secular Activism and Latino Nones: An Interview with Dr. Juhem Navarro-Rivera read

David Breeden, Dreaming White read

Yasmin Rehman named Secularist of the Year 2017 (UK) read

Dale DeBakcsy, The Cartoon History of Humanism, Episode 52 Gods, Words, and Other Invasive Species: The Work of Daniel Dennett, Querysmith read

Bob Bhaerman, Barbara G. Walker’s Man Made God read

David Breeden, Bad Theology=Bad Politics read


The Russia Connection A Conversation with Anne Applebaum (with Sam Harris) listen

March 4, 2017



Charles Chu, Isaac Asimov: How to Never Run Out of Ideas Again read


Gleb Tsipursky, Collaborative Truth-Seeking read


Gleb Tsipursky, Preserving Our Democracy on Valentine’s Day read


James Croft, Justice Without God read


Lois Lee, GlobalPlus: The nonreligious in the world today read


Common Ground, new UU site, downloadable pamphlet read


Richard Flory, The changing nature of America’s irreligious explained read


Mary Troyan , Congress passes bill to protect non-believers for first time read


Robert Price, The Devil’s Work read


cfi, Cause & Effect (Merger is complete) read


David Breeden, #Humanism, Specism, and the Baggage of Words read


FBB announces changes to Humanist Giving program read


Natasha Lennard and Cary Wolfe, Is Humanism Really Humane? Posthumanism, animal rights read


Maria Popova, Simone de Beauvoir on Atheism, the Ultimate Frontier of Hope, and the Need to Move Beyond the Simplistic Divide of Optimism and Pessimism read


Jason Blum, Bad things happen for a reason, and other idiocies of theodicy read


IHEU, The Freedom of Thought Report 2016 read


Colin Marshall, Henry David Thoreau on When Civil Disobedience Against Bad Governments Is Justified: An Animated Introduction watch


Five myths about Frederick Douglass read


Steven Rose, From Bacteria to Bach and Back by Daniel C Dennett review – consciousness explained? read


Carole Cadwalladr, Daniel Dennett: ‘I begrudge every hour I have to spend worrying about politics’ read


Devindra Hardawar, Transhumanist politician wants to run for governor of California read


British Humanist Association. many links to lectures read



Ricky Gervais and Ste[hen Colbert on “God” (4M) watch

The Humanist Hour #227: Gleb Tsipursky on the Rational Politics Project listen

Charles Chu, Isaac Asimov: How to Never Run Out of Ideas Again read

The Humanist Hour #227: Gleb Tsipursky on the Rational Politics Project listen

Gleb Tsipursky, Collaborative Truth-Seeking read

Gleb Tsipursky, Preserving Our Democracy on Valentine’s Day read

James Croft, Justice Without God read

Alain de Botton int. by Krista Tippett on love and relationships watch

Joseph Goldstein with Sam Harris on meditation watch

British Humanist Association. many links to lectures read

Eugenie Scott: What would Darwin say to today’s creationists? (2015 Darwin Day Lecture) watch

The Darwin Day Lecture 2016, with Jerry Coyne | Evolution and atheism: best friends forever? 

Is humanity heading back to the dark ages? Professor Maggie Smith gives first ever Leeds Darwin Day Lecture watch

2,000 attend BHA Darwin Day Lecture on ‘cosmic natural selection’ given by Lawrence Krauss read

February 10, 2017



Village Atheists: How America’s Unbelievers Made Their Way in a Godly Nation, by Leigh Eric Schmidt. rev. by Seth Perry “…a cultural landscape in which “the struggle over God, revelation, and religious affiliation unfolded at the grassroots, rather than in universities or literary bohemias.” Perry: “Self-censorship in the face of overwhelming cultural pressure is as much a part of the American atheist experience as irreverent provocation….Compared with the violence wrought along lines of race, gender, and class, the challenges faced by atheists can seem minor, or quaint, or even funny. And the University of Miami will soon run a search for an endowed chair in “the study of atheism, humanism and secular ethics.” It took the donor more than 15 years and $2.2 million to get the university to agree to use the word “atheism” in the title, but the term might soon be an everyday presence.” read


David Breeden, The True Origin Story read


David Breeden, Ay Caramba! Decolonizing the Mind read


David Breeden, Outsourced Morality read


David Breeden, O Peugeot of many names read


David Breeden, The Mindfulness of Stoicism, Part 3 read Part 4 read Part 5 read


David Breeden, Ganesha, Nietzsche, Truth, Consequences read

Sanal Edamaruku : The Dangers of Dissent read


Atheism and Muslim Countries: A Conversation with the Moroccan Atheist Kacem El Ghazzali read


Derek Beres, Understanding (and Refuting) the Arguments for God (on Michael Shermer) read


CFI Secular Celebrant Program read


Secular Rescue : Center for Inquiry read


Faith to Faithless read


Herb Silverman, From Jefferson to Trump read


TCP Co-Founder Adam Mann Steps Out of the Atheist Closet read


Alana Massey, Will a New Dawkins Foundation-Sponsored App Help Atheists Talk to Believers? read


Trav Mamone, Intolerant theists forcefully cancel an atheist meet in India read


David Breeden, One Hundred Years of Humanism read


Sean Illing, Can we be religious without God? Alain de Botton on “atheism 2.0.” read


David Breeden, The War of Positions and Communities of Resistance read


Pew, America’s Changing Religious Landscape read


Valerie Tarico, Addicted to Christianity? Former Christians Say Yes and No read


Thomas Gounley, Looking Back on Liberal, the Midwest’s Failed Atheist Utopia read


Andrew Sullivan, I Used to Be a Human Being read


Peter Boghossian,James Lindsay,Phil Torres, How to Fight Extremism with Atheism read


A Portrait of America’s First Atheists read


Thomas Nagel, How They Wrestled with the New (rev. Anthony Gottlieb’s new book on he Enlightenment) read


Valerie Tarico, The God Drug: When Religion Becomes an Addiction read


Dan Arel, Study finds that children raised without religion show more empathy and kindness read


Richard Dawkins: The Rational Revolutionary by Intelligence Squared read


“What Would Jesus Do?” Is a Question for Atheists Too, Says Penn Jillette read


Steven Nadler, Why Spinoza still matters read


Batya Ungar-Sargon, Undercover atheists read


Pat Green, I’m Sorry For My Part In Creating The Monster And I Hope You Forgive Me read

Owen Jones delivers the Holyoake Lecture 2016 read


Foundation Beyond Belief, read


Roy Speckhardt, What Unites and Divides Humanism read


John Dietrich, Thoughts on God read


David Breeden, One Hundred Years of Humanism read


Greta Christina, Ageism Is Wasted on the Young and Old read


Jennifer Hancock, Humanist Videos on Amazon Prime. read


David Breeden, Theology is Words, Words Matter read


David Breeden, Sharing in the Anthropocene read


cfi, The Virtue of Failure read


David Breeden, Humanism: Without God, Not Anti-God read


U.S. House Scorecard, 114th Congress — Center for Freethought Equality read

Carl Sagan on Moving Beyond Us vs. Them, Bridging Conviction with Compassion, and Meeting Ignorance with Kindness read


The Conversation, Here are 5 big reasons why Americans are turning away from religion — according to science read


Richard Flory, The changing nature of America’s irreligious explained read


David Breeden, Alternative Facts and Reason in Religion read



Stephen Law. “What, if anything, makes an all-good god less absurd than an all-evil one?Philosophy for our Times” (4 min) watch

Intercepted Podcast: The Clock Strikes 13, and Donald Trump Is President:

Join host Jeremy Scahill and guests Seymour Hersh, Naomi Klein, Betsy Reed, and Glenn Greenwald for the first episode of our new podcast, Intercepted. listen

The Future of Humanism, 100 years of Dietrich. Part 1 (26 m) watch Part 2 (29m) watch Part 3 (30m) watch Part 4 (29m) watch

An Evening with Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris (2) listen

Sara Silverman devastated by Christopher Hitchens (4 min) watch

The legend of Christopher Hitchens (Pt. 1, 21m) watch

Sam Harris and Bill Maher (12m) watch

The Holyoake Lecture 2016, with Owen Jones | Towards a humanist politics listen



Janurary 2, 2017


James A. Haught, The Long, Slow Death of Religion “All those factors undoubtedly play a role. But I want to offer a simpler explanation: In the scientific 21st century, it’s less plausible to believe in invisible gods, devils, heavens, hells, angels, demons — plus virgin births, resurrections, miracles, messiahs, prophecies, faith-healings, visions, incarnations, divine visitations and other supernatural claims. Magical thinking is suspect, ludicrous. It’s not for intelligent, educated people.


Significantly, the PRRI study found that the foremost reason young people gave for leaving religion is this clincher: They stopped believing miraculous church dogmas…..For decades, tall-steeple mainline Protestant denominations with university-educated ministers tried to downplay supernaturalism — to preach just the compassion of Jesus and the social gospel. It was a noble effort, but disastrous. The mainline collapsed so badly it is dubbed “flatline Protestantism.” It has faded to small fringe of American life.” read


Mikki Morrissette’s site, Attainable We read


†he Freethough Trail read


Great news : Our merger with the Center for Inquiry is complete read


Mark Oppenheimer, The Evangelical Scion Who Stopped Believing (Bart Campolo) “He loved everything about Christian ministry except the Christianity. Now that he had crossed the bridge to apostasy, he needed a new vocation. ….Atheists and agnostics have long tried to rebottle religion: to get the community and the good works without the supernatural stuff. It has worked about as well as nonalcoholic beer.” read


Valerie Tarico, Should Atheists Pray? read

The God Loophole 

Gleb Tsipursky, 3 Steps to Intentional Living 


David Breeden, #Resolutions and Diseases of the Soul read


Dale McGowan, Welcome to Patheos Nonreligious read


Sam Dresser, Great news: pleasure is the purpose of life. Bad news: moderation is key (Epicurus) (6m) watch


Naomi Golder, In Place of Prejudice “In the absence of metaphysical guarantees – whether in gods, the universe, or an essentially social self – each of us faces a task to construct, rather than discover, ideals by which to live. The process of construction will be contingent, messy, political. Will we be strong enough to engage in such construction honestly? Will anything like a universal social morality emerge? In the debate at 2015’s HowTheLightGetsIn festival I defended the interest of these questions, but I didn’t pose any answer. As I see it, the questions are empirical, and still open.” read



Peter Singer & Richard Dawkins – Living Ethically, Vegetarianism, Abortion, Charles Darwin (43m) watch

Steven Pinker – The Genius of Charles Darwin: The Uncut Interviews(1h 8m) watch


The Psychology of Religion – Steven Pinker (41m) watch


Sam Harris on Veganism (22m) watch


Sam Harris’ Greatest Anti Religion Speech EVER!! (10m) watch


Sam Harris Explains Religions (30m) watch


Sam Harris on religious belief (Full) (55m) watch


Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris in Conversation on Religion, Atheism and Morality (1:17)   watch


The Four Horseman – Hitchens, Dawkins, Dennet, Harris [2007] (1:57) watch


Christopher Hitchens – Last Public Appearance – Dawkins Award [2011] (29m)

Christopher Hitchens – Mother Teresa: Hell’s Angel (23m)


Christopher Hitchens on the CIA, Ayn Rand, Atheism, Drug Decriminalization (1996) (55m) watch


Was Henry Kissinger a War Criminal? Christopher Hitchens on the Controversy (2001) (1:29) watch


Christopher Hitchens on Nelson Mandela (1985) (55m) watch


Christopher Hitchens on Barack Obama (53m) watch


‘The Hitch’ A Christopher Hitchens Documentary (1:15) watch


Richard Dawkins: The Rational Revolutionary (1:33) watch


Sam Harris & Neil deGrasse Tyson On Race (17m) watch


IDIOT PROOFING Veganism (7m) – Sam Harris watch


Sam Harris Answers Why TRUMP Won – Nailed It (7m) watch


Vegan lifestyle is morally superior – Richard Dawkins (3m) watch


Jerry DeWitt – “Hope After Faith” (48m) watc


Jennifer Hancock has 4 videos at Amazon watch


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