In today’s (January 6, 2015) The Guardian, there is an editorial entitled “If Peace On Earth is Our Goal, Atheism Might Be the Means to That End” by Adam Lee. It is a great article revealing several results of various polls on religious societies and non-religious societies throughout the world. The comments are sufficient themselves to press their points so I am just going to excerpt quotes from it. Read more about World Peace Promoted Most by Non Religious »
A popular movie musical that has just come out is “Into the Woods” with lyrics by Steven Sondheim. It is always good to see humanistic thoughts and values which are expressed by popular media that is outside the realm of the Humanist community.
Part of the storyline tells of how a witch has taken a child, Rapunzel, and raised her as her own. Rapunzel says to the witch who has raised her in isolation in her tower:
“I am no longer a child. I wish to see the world.” Read more about Humanism and the musical “Into the Woods” »
I don’t have children and so I only have heard “Let It Go”, from the movie “Frozen”, one time – when I saw the movie when it first came out. However I have heard that others, especially parents, have heard the song so many times that they are actually sick of it. I read an article the other day that the producer of the movie actually felt the need to apologize for the success of the song to the point where it has gone far beyond the amount of appreciable saturation by the normal adult. Read more about "Let It Go" – A Humanist’s Perspective »
Where I am coming from
To be honest, I have become disenchanted with even modern progressive religion, including Unitarian Universlism. I hope the following provides some constructive perspective. These are my honest thoughts on the needed role of religion considering the state of my mind and of the planet. They might be considered radical or revolutionary. They might also be considered essential. Perhaps all three (my view). This is a shot at what it would take for religion to be a meaningful part of my life. Read more about Thoughts on what (progressive) religion might be doing to matter personally – and to meet the needs of future generations and our ailing planet »