List of secularist organizations Secularist organizations promote the view that moral standards should be based solely on concern for the good of humanity in the present life, without reference to supernatural concepts, such as God or an afterlife. The term secularism, as coined and promulgated by George Jacob Holyoake, originally referred to such a view. Secularism may also refer to the belief that government should be neutral on matters of religion, and that church and state should be separate. The term is here used in the first sense, though most organizations listed here also support secularism in the second sense. Secularists, and their organizations, identify themselves by a variety of terms, including agnostic, atheist, bright, freethinker, humanist, nontheist, naturalist, rationalist, or skeptic. Despite the use of these various terms, the organizations listed here have secularist goals in common.
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De ne pas comprendre comment les adeptes de scientologie sont détruits psychiquement pour arriver à ne plus décider librement de leurs actes. De tolérer un mouvement qui vend une pseudo-thérapie qui présente des dangers pour la santé et de plus sans le moindre diplôme de médecine. De tolérer sur le territoire Suisse une organisation américaine qui diffuse des règlements criminogènes et qui possède une justice parallèle illégale qui l'autorise à édicter des fatwas à l'encontre de nos concitoyens. De dire aux victimes qu'il suffit de déposer une plainte pénale ! (Comment croire que des citoyens dépouillés et détruits psychiquement par un tel mouvement puissent arriver à faire condamner une telle entité ? La scientologie est connue pour être procédurière et pour avoir des moyens financiers colossaux.) Bienvenue chez Anti-scientologie
The faithful must learn to respect those who question their beliefs | Lawrence Krauss | Science Outward displays of belief in God have become a proxy for trustworthiness in the US. Photograph: Matt Rourke/AP Issues of personal faith can be a source of respectful debate and discussion. Since faith is often not based on evidence, however, it is hard to imagine how various deep philosophical or religious disagreements can be objectively laid to rest. As a result, skeptics like myself struggle to understand or anticipate the vehement anger that can be generated by the mere suggestion that perhaps there may be no God, or even that such a suggestion is not meant to offend.
There are too many social networks out there for me to possibly keep up with, and this is why I've been focusing my efforts on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. I just don't have the time to keep up with much more than that. I use Facebook and Google+ primarily as ways to give people additional ways to follow and interact with content. That means that what I post here will end up on my Facebook and Google+ pages, and not much else finds its way there. Atheist Revolution
Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster The Holy Colander, blessed of His Noodlyness because He Boiled for Us inside it, has once again confirmed its rightful place among the Holiest of religious head garments! Aaron Williams, an Egg Harbor NJ Pastafarian and Sauced Beyond Marinated, has paid tribute to the just Licencing Laws of New Jersey and honoured Lord Glob by wearing the Holy Colander for a renewal photo. Joining Niko Alm with the desire to etch his devotion to the One True Monster in perpetuity, Aaron insisted that the Colander did not breach the Licencing Law. Despite Aaron Spreading the Truth, the Unenlightened, dedicated as they are to the Law of New Jersey, were compelled to refer this Holy Matter to the State.
Parody religion A parody religion or mock religion is an imitation belief system that challenges spiritual convictions of others, often through humor, satire, and/or burlesque (literary ridicule). Often created to achieve a specific purpose related to another belief system, a parody religion can be a parody of several religions, sects, gurus, cults, and or new religious movements at the same time or a parody of no particular religion, instead parodying the concept of religious belief. In some parody religions, emphasis is on making fun and being a convenient excuse for pleasant social interaction among like-minded, e.g. the Church of the SubGenius. Other parody religions target a specific religion, sect, cult, or new religious movement. One approach to parody religion aims to highlight deficiencies in particular pro-religious arguments — the thinking being that if a given argument can also be used to support a clear parody, then the original argument is clearly flawed.
Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Une parodie de religion peut parodier une religion, une secte ou un culte. Elle peut parodier plusieurs religions, sectes, gourous ou cultes à la fois. Parfois, l’activité sur des réseaux informatiques (comme Internet ou Usenet) de ces fausses religions est très importante. Voir aussi[modifier | modifier le code] Notes et références[modifier | modifier le code] Parodie de religion
A comment from Mike in the "Do Evangelicals 'Hate Jesus?'" post got me thinking. He winningly bemoans his use of doomsday statistics to build his case in sermons or lectures. His comment makes me wonder about the value of spending too much time thinking about allegedly "objective truth" at all. There's a certain treasonous quality to a pastor saying this. How Important is "Objective Truth" to You? - Not The Religious Type
Irreligion by country World nonreligious population by percentage, Dentsu Institute (2006) and Zuckerman (2005) Irreligion, which may include atheism, agnosticism, ignosticism, antireligion, skepticism, freethought, antitheism, apatheism, non-belief, secular humanism, and deism, varies in the different countries around the world. About 16% of the world population (1.1 billion people) are estimated to be nonreligious. Methodology
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Research Finds that Atheists are Most Hated and Distrusted Minority Intolerance is a bitter beast. There are many groups in America that are subject to discrimination and prejudice, but none are more hated than atheists. Research conducted a couple years ago at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis found that atheists are more distrusted than muslims or homosexuals in the US. Austin Cline from about.com writes, “Every single study that has ever looked at the issue has revealed massive amounts of bigotry and prejudice against atheists in America. The most recent data shows that atheists are more distrusted and despised than any other minority and that an atheist is the least likely person that Americans would vote for in a presidential election. It’s not just that atheists are hated, though, but also that atheists seem to represent everything about modernity which Americans dislike or fear.
May 28, 2012 This past year at the Global Atheist Convention in Melbourne, famed American cognitive scientist, philosopher and atheist, Daniel Dennett, delivered a speech entitled “How to Tell You’re an Atheist.” Dennett, along with Richard Dawkins and the late Christopher Hitchens, might best be described as the Holy Trinity of atheism. Where Hitchens was a brilliant, militant and supremely eloquent orator, able to logically eviscerate believers left and right, and Dawkins was the scientist provocateur of the three, Dennett has been the more subtle tactician, combining the best of Hitchens and Dawkins without as much attention. Dennett looks rather like a hybrid of a college philosophy professor and Santa Claus dressed in business-casual attire, which works to his favor: his grandfatherly, non-confrontational approach might be better able to convince the faithful to entertain atheism than Dawkins and Hitchens’ militancy. Watch Daniel Dennett’s ‘How to Tell You’re an Atheist’ speech
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Atheist Alliance International - Welcome! Among other things, the proposed charter of values emphasizes the separation between religion and government in Quebec. For instance, public sector workers would not be permitted to wear overt religious symbols while at work under the proposed charter. According to a report compiled by the government and released today by Bernard Drainville, the architect of the charter, 68 percent of Quebecers are mostly in favour of it (with 47 percent in complete support), while only 18 per cent were mostly against it. Drainville explained that 47 per cent of Quebecers who participated in the consultation said they completely supported the charter, while 21 per cent said they were in favour of the charter, with modifications. The most popular modification requested by 21 percent of those who "mostly" supported the proposed charter was to remove the crucifix from the national assembly.
Council for Secular Humanism If you’ve rejected traditional religion (or were never religious to start), you may be asking, “Is that all there is?” It’s liberating to recognize that supernatural beings are human creations … that there are no such things as “spirit” or “transcendence”... that people are undesigned, unintended, and responsible for themselves. But what’s next? For many, mere atheism (the absence of belief in gods and the supernatural) or agnosticism (the view that such questions cannot be answered) aren’t enough. Atheism and agnosticism are silent on larger questions of values and meaning.
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"In the 'bullshit department' a businessman can't hold a candle to a clergyman." - George Carlin "Truth in matters of religion is simply the opinion that has survived." - Oscar Wilde I don't believe in God because I don't believe in Mother Goose. - Clarence Darrow "I'm sickened by all religions. Atheist Quotes. Agnostic & Humanist Quotes | The Atheist T-shirt Shop
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