Mind is Matter Why Meditation Is More Humanist than You Might Think

A lot of atheists, humanists, and other nonbelievers are leery or dismissive of meditation and mindfulness. Some see it as an irretrievably religious or spiritual practice, and want no part in it. Others are put... Read More

In Praise of Frivolity

“How can life have meaning without God?” Pretty much every atheist or humanist I know has gotten this question. It’s often asked in a smug, passive-aggressive way by religious believers who seem to think it’s... Read More

Compassion for the Religious

“These people bring it on themselves.” “Their hijinks should be held up as an example.” “We can’t be soft on these people.” These are some of the reactions I got when I posted a piece... Read More

Humanism in a Shitstorm

“There are no atheists in foxholes.” I’m sure you’ve heard this more times than you care to remember. I’m sure you’ve heard religious believers dismiss secular humanism as a shallow, breezily hedonistic philosophy that dries... Read More