How Do We “Do” Humanism?

It seems we nontheists go by many names—atheist, secularist, freethinker, humanist, secular humanist, rationalist, agnostic, and so on—as if these differences actually mean something. I’ve heard people imply that there is some sort of ideological... Read More

A Bad Month for Atheists?

Following the January 8, 2011, mass shooting in Tucson, Arizona, that killed federal judge John Roll along with five others and injured fourteen people, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, I found myself, like many other... Read More

It’s Not Just Evolution They’re Attacking The religious right has expanded its war on reason to include the science of climate change.

With Darwin Day approaching, now is a good time to point out that there is more to the religious right’s attacks on science in the United States than just their attempts to suppress the teaching... Read More

Why Should Humanists Organize?

"What do you organized humanists do, and why should I care?" At the American Humanist Association, we sometimes receive variations of that pair of related yet distinct questions from Christians and humanists, critics and sympathizers... Read More