This week we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr Day (third Monday in January) and also his birthday (January 15, 1929). Seeing that he was a minister, and did a great deal of work within churches, it might be questioned why I might discuss him on a Humanist blog. Although MLK’s beliefs were centered around a god and religion, his actions were based on his values, ethics and sense of justice. And his actions were centered on the absolute morality of human rights and the absolute immorality of the Viet Nam War. So while his beliefs were thei Read more about MLK and Humanism »
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Last night the Concord Area Humanists held their monthly meeting with Ellery Schempp giving a presentation on the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling outlawing Bible reading in the public schools (Abington vs Schempp). During the Q and A session that followed, the question was raised why so much more money is given to spend by the irrational groups (including Fundamentalists) attempti Read more about PASSION »
As a new member to HUUmanism (Pronounced "HU-U-manism"), I received a welcome packet including two issues of their journal “Religious Humanism”. Read more about Community in UU, Humanism, and HUUmanism »
Isaac Asimov and Humanism
In 1984, Isaac Asimov was named “Humanist of the Year” by the American Humanist Association. He was one of the world’s most prolific writers by writing over 500 books and over 9,000 letters. Following are several quotes by him which I gathered from multiple sources.
The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not “Eureka!” but That’s funny …” Read more about Isaac Asimov »
I just came across this version of “The Night Before Christmas” written as a parody and celebrating the Court decision of Kitzmiller v. Dover that established the unconstitutionality of teaching Intelligent Design (ID). Josh Rosneau and Glenn Branch are with the National Center for Science Education. I found this originally in an NPR.org article and the original was a Facebook post by the Center. Read more about The Morning After the Night Before »