Sunday, October 19, 2014

Who's your favorite secular spokesperson?

At today's Hickory Humanist Alliance meeting, the topic came up about whether the Four Horsemen are always the best spokespersons for the secular movement (yes, Richard Dawkins' Twitter feed and Sam Harris' recent comments about Islam on 'Real Time with Bill Maher' were mentioned). There's certainly a long list of others to choose from (not that we need one), but I wanted to highlight five of my favorites. They may not be as "active" in the "movement" as others, but I think they all do a great job of representing my own secular, skeptical, humanist values and awe of nature. Who are some of your favorites?

I'll start with the ladies, all still living...

For more details on Ann's views on science and religion, watch Cosmos! Seriously!

For more details on Carolyn's views on science and religion, start with this video.

Now for the dead white guys...

And of course, last but certainly not least...

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Why I support the #NormalizeAtheism Campaign

I was going to write about why I am supporting this campaign, but I think some of the tweets do a better job explaining it than I can...

Finally, a special thanks to Mark Nebo for starting this campaign!

And I'll leave you with a few of my own contributions...

Saturday, September 20, 2014

The Sunday Assembly is Coming to Charlotte

One of the difficulties many people experience when leaving their religion is the loss of community and shared experiences. Social gatherings fill the need for some people, but others want more - with moving music and inspirational speeches. Enter the Sunday Assembly - a "church for the godless." Sunday Assemblies are an increasingly popular way to leave your religion but find a community.

According to their website, 35 towns across the world will launch new Sunday Assemblies on September 28. And Charlotte is on the list! The Sunday Assembly of Charlotte, the most recent addition to the Charlotte Coalition of Reason, will meet at 2424 Davidson St, Suite 110H, at 10 am. Get your FREE tickets now via Eventbrite!

Note: To find other local secular events, check out the Charlotte CoR calendar.

Charlotte CoR Groups