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. Atheist Nexus - The World’s Largest Coalition of Nontheists and Nontheist Communities! I Am An Atheist. Category:Secularism organizations. Anti-religion Quotes. anti-religion Quotations Interactive Database. Positive Atheism's Big List of Quotations. Bienvenue chez Anti-scientologie. The faithful must learn to respect those who question their beliefs. Outward displays of belief in God have become a proxy for trustworthiness in the US.
Atheist Revolution. Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. 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. Parodie de religion. Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre.
How Important is "Objective Truth" to You? - Not The Religious Type. 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. BILL MAHER. 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 The Gallup poll has the broadest definition of irreligion: the question "Is religion an important part of your daily life? " was asked; the "no" answer is represented below. Countries By population Countries with the greatest number of people without religion (including agnostics and atheists) based on the total population of each country as of 2004 and the percentage of nonreligious people according to Zuckerman: 600+ Atheism vs. Theism Debates. Stephen Fry on Catholicism, from the Intelligence Squared debate. 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.
This group does not at all agree with my vision of American society… Atheist: 39.6% Muslims: 26.3% Watch Daniel Dennett’s ‘How to Tell You’re an Atheist’ speech. 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. Part 1/5 - The Intelligence Squared Debate Christopher Hitchens. Atheist Alliance International - Welcome! Council for Secular Humanism. Atheist, Agnostic & Humanist T-shirts, Stickers and Gear. Atheist Resources, Blogs & Links.
Atheist Quotes. Agnostic & Humanist Quotes. Book Discussion on [The God Problem: How A Godless Cosmos Creates] Atheists of Silicon Valley. Atheists of Silicon Valley: Debate & Dialogue. Secular Web: Atheism, Agnosticism, Naturalism, Skepticism and Secularism. Atheist or Agnostic? I'm Both. GodBlock - Protect your children. Religion May Cause Brain Atrophy. Faith can open your mind but it can also cause your brain to shrink at a different rate, research suggests.
Researchers at Duke University Medical Centre in the US claim to have discovered a correlation between religious practices and changes in the brains of older adults. The study, published in the open-access science journal, Public Library of Science ONE, asked 268 people aged 58 to 84 about their religious group, spiritual practices and life-changing religious experiences. Changes in the volume of their hippocampus, the region of the brain associated with learning and memory, were tracked using MRI scans, over two to eight years. Protestants who did not identify themselves as born-again were found to have less atrophy in the hippocampus region than did born-again Protestants, Catholics or those with no religious affiliation. Although the brain tends to shrink with age, atrophy in the hippocampus has been linked with depression and Alzheimer's disease.
Sam Harris. Why Militant Atheism is Necessary - Immortal. Why Militant Atheism is Necessary Apr 4, 2011 Militant Atheism is necessary as a force to counteract the unbalanced political and social power that popular religious belief systems have wielded for too long through their powerful standardising of beliefs.
It is impossible to persuade people to change their point of view when their point of view is not actually their own and they don’t care about the subject matter. As such, the only option left is to challenge the foundation of the belief structure itself so as to undermine the authority of the people who decide what their followers should and should not believe. Introduction To Activistic Atheism. Unreasonable Faith: A reasonable blog on atheism, religion, science, and skepticism. Did Jesus exist? Welcome to Enlightenment! – Religion: the Tragedy of Mankind. Articles by Kenneth Humphreys.
Covert Messiah - 19 October 2013. Skeptic's Annotated Bible / Quran / Book of Mormon. Born Again Pagan - A Smorgasbord of Skepticism: Movies, Comics, Photos, Stories For Atheists Everywhere! The God Problem: How A Godless Cosmos Creates. Athéisme - L'homme debout. Vivre sans dieu, religion et croyances. A Magazine of Critical Inquiry and Social Concern. American Humanist Association.