The main purpose of this link is to explore the differences between atheism and agnosticism, and the relations between them.
Humanism was “codified” by 34 of its leaders in 1933. Although many other versions of humanism have appeared before and since, click to view some excerpts from the original Humanist Manifesto
An award-winning news magazine and online community that creates original journalism and amplifies the best of hundreds of other independent media sources. Its aim is to inspire action and advocacy on the environment, human rights and civil liberties, social justice, media, health care issues, and more
Statement of Purpose: Ethical Culture is a humanistic religious and educational movement inspired by the ideal that the supreme aim of human life is working to create a more humane society.
Supporting civil rights for Atheists, and the Separation of Church and State.
(American Humanist Association)
No, we are not alone. There are many Secular Humanists and Free Thinkers out there, across the country.
(American United for Separation
of Church and State)
Membership, public meetings, speakers, forums and action on church-state issues.
Although all skeptics in some way cast doubt on our ability to gain knowledge of the world, the term “skeptic” actually covers a wide range of attitudes and positions. There are skeptical elements in the views of many Greek philosophers, but the term “ancient skeptic” is generally applied either to a member of Plato’s Academy during its skeptical period (c. 273 B.C.E to 1st century B.C.E.) or to a follower of Pyrrho (c. 365 to 270 B.C.E.).
We all remember this famous curmudgeon, who left us in 2011. Hear what he had to say in a Humanist interview.
(Atheist Alliance International)
A Global Voice for Atheism. Established in 1991 as a democratic network of US-based atheist organizations plus one non-US organization. Over time Atheist Alliance expanded to include more non-US members and changed its name to Atheist Alliance International (AAI) in 2001.
Do Atheists Really need a church? There's song and fellowship in London's First Atheist Church. But are these non-believers just having it both ways? Read the Salon article.
Is Your Worldview Naturalistic? Understanding the naturalistic worldview, free of supernatural and mystical elements. This link might make it easier.
Believe it or not, this confidential online community for active and former clergy who do not hold supernatural beliefs. The Project launched on March 21st, 2011.
An offbeat collection of notable individuals who have been public about their lack of belief in deities.
Their mission is to foster a secular society based on science, reason, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values.
A nonprofit, progressive, nonpartisan citizens\' organization founded in 1997 by political activists Craig Brown
and his late wife, Lina Newhouser
can't get along without it.
What are you looking for in a congregation?
offers Social Camaraderie,
Jewish History & Culture,
Jewish Music & Humor
(Council for Secular Humanism)
If you’ve rejected traditional religion (or were never religious to start), you may be asking, “Is that all there is?” It’s liberating to recognize that supernatural beings are human creations … that there\’s no such thing as “spirit” - that people are undesigned, unintended, and responsible for themselves.
(for Reason and Science)
Their mission: to support scientific education, critical thinking and evidence-based understanding of the natural world in the quest to overcome religious fundamentalism, superstition, intolerance and human suffering.
Got something to say? FIF lets you say it. Meet with other Free Thinkers
to discuss the topics of today.
Modern-day slavery. This topic was discussed at a HUSBAY lecture in December, 2014.The link is to the Human Trafficking Hotline (see something, say something).
An approach in study, philosophy, world view or practice that focuses on human values and concerns. It is an outlook or system of thought attaching prime importance to human rather than divine or supernatural matters. In philosophy and social science, humanism is a perspective which affirms some notion of human nature, and is contrasted with anti-humanism.
Hancock vows to leave the world a better place.
Raised as a Humanist, Jen continues to carry on in her parent's tradition.
Her website features a blog, access to her books, and the ability to sign up for her newsletter.
For Critical Inquiry and Social Concern
Applies Humanism’s natural and democratic outlook informed by science, inspired by art, and motivated by compassion to broad areas of social and personal concern.
They also do a monthly 1-hour podcast.
Search history for famous Humanists, from Isaac Asimov to Mary Wollstonecraft (Mother of Mary Shelley), and much more.
A typical episode of the HH podcast features interviews, commentary, news, and music. Notable guests have included Sir Salman Rushdie, Prof. Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens, E.O. Wilson, Alan Dershowitz, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Andy Rooney, Greg Graffin of Bad Religion, Holly Near, Dar Williams and Julia Sweeney. It's hosted and produced by American Humanist Association
Promoting freedom and democracy by using reason and science to create a more compassionate society. Their focal issues are democracy, science, education and community.
Explore their website and see photos of some well-known Humanists, including Carl Sagan, who was an outstanding proponent of Humanism.
It is known more commonly in North America as 'nudism.' Many people who practice this way of life prefer one term over the other, and they will argue tirelessly the merits of their preference. The link will provide you with more information.
Justice is not just about punishing the guilty.The Innocence Project of Florida (IPF) began in January of 2003 in response to 2003 filing deadline for post-conviction DNA motions. Beginning with two advocates (Jennifer Greenberg and Sheila Meehan) working out of a hallway at the FSU College of Law, IPF has been screening, investigating, placing and litigating innocence cases ever since. We have to date received thousands of inquiries and/or requests for assistance.
The LGBT Humanist Council of the American Humanist Association is committed to advancing equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families.
One of our members has brought this to our attention. It refers to rural school building program for African American children. It’s a short PDF.
(Military Association of
Atheists and Freethinkers)
A community for atheists, humanists, and other non-theists in the military.
They are the last unprotected minority. Humanists, atheists, agnostics, freethinkers, or other non-theists have a home with MAAF. It provides a unique service in building community for atheists and humanists in the military. Whether you are a MAAFer or just looking for information, this is the site to go to.
America Needs a Day of Reason. With the religious right’s influence in Congress, and with the threat to our Judiciary looming large, there has never been as important a moment in which to affirm our commitment to the Constitutional separation of religion and government, and to celebrate Reason as the guiding principle of our secular democracy.
This year’s event was in May. Check back around the first of the year to see what’s in store for 2017.
Science Vs Superstition: Educating the public about the principles and necessity of skepticism and critical thinking in our society, debunking paranormal myths, and more.
It's the London based magazine of the Rationalist Association, promoting reason, debate and free thought since 1885.
Includes archives going back more than a decade, their blog, author blogs, and a newsletter.
Open About Your
Secularity? Their mission is to eliminate discrimination and increase acceptance by getting secular people - including atheists, freethinkers, agnostics, humanists and nonreligious people - to be open about their beliefs.
Rationalism is an attitude that accepts the primacy of reason and aims at establishing a system of philosophy and ethics verifiable by experience, independent of all arbitrary assumptions of authority.
Following this link would be the rational thing to do.
Can't we just get along?
It is often said that science and religion can never collaborate, since science deals only with the physical world, whereas the soul, along with the point at which it intersects the conscious personality, i.e. the spiritual sense, are either too intangible or too arbitrarily defined to be measured in the laboratory.
Edge.org was launched in 1996 as the online version of "The Reality Club" and as a living document on the Web to display the activities of "The Third Culture".
It’s a syndicated radio show and podcast that broadcasts weekly across North America. We are a long-format interview show that explores the connections between science, popular culture, history, and public policy, to help listeners understand the evidence and arguments behind what's in the news and on the shelves.
Online webinars, forums, and workshops are now convenient and affordable, on important topics vital to nonreligious people and leaders advancing the secular movement. We welcome course suggestions.
Representing secular Americans in our nation's capital, this group is a 501(c)(4) advocacy organization whose purpose is to amplify the diverse and growing voice of the nontheistic community in the United States.
Webinars, forums, and workshops are now organized and easy to find, on topics of interest to the secular side of society, all designed to be engaging, enlightening, and empowering. Glance through course announcements.
Their Fellows are the heart of the Secular Policy Institute. They are distinguished scientists and scholars dedicated to the idea that policymaking should be informed by scientific evidence. They represent the world’s leading thinkers.
Get ‘em when they’re young, just like religions do.The Advisory Board to the Secular Student Alliance (SSA) is a multi-faceted, multi-functional body of representatives from various fields of expertise, recognized and valued as distinguished contributors to the secular movement.
It’s owned and operated by Internet Infidels, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization dedicated to defending and promoting a naturalistic worldview on the Internet.
Without miraculous interventions into nature from a spiritual realm, neither prayer nor magic are more effective than a placebo.
(Aging with attitude)
Online since 2006 and relaunched in Fall 2012, Senior Planet celebrates aging by sharing information and resources that support aging with attitude, with a particular focus on technology’s role in helping adults 60 and up connect, stay healthy and enjoy life.
Who knew that aging is something to celebrate?
Examining extraordinary claims and promoting science,they are an educational organization of leading scientists, scholars, investigative journalists, historians, professors and teachers.
Their mission is to investigate and provide a sound scientific viewpoint on claims of the paranormal, pseudoscience, fringe groups, cults and claims between: science, pseudoscience, junk science, voodoo science, pathological science, bad science, non science and plain old nonsense.
A collection of smart and often sarcastic blogs focused on science and critical thinking. The original site is Skepchick.org, founded by Rebecca Watson in 2005 to discuss women’s issues from a skeptical standpoint. The Network now also includes Queereka (LGBTQ issues), School of Doubt (education), Mad Art Lab (art, obviously), and Teen Skepchick (just like Skepchick but without the profanity). There are also sites for speakers of Spanish (Esceptica.org), Swedish (Skepchick.se), and Norwegian (Skepchick.no).
Since 2006, the weekly Skeptoid podcast has been taking on all the most popular myths and revealing the true science, true history, and true lessons we can learn from each. The Internet stream has 160,000 weekly listeners, plus many more on syndicated radio. The web site and podcast are nonprofit and listener supported.
(A non-religious alternative to AA)
Unlike Alcoholocs Anonymous, this organization helps members achieve sobriety success without supernatural assistance.
The local S.O.S. group meets Wed. 6-7 p.m. and Fri. 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Prospect House, a division of Mental Health Community Centers, Inc. 240 South Tuttle Ave. Sarasota, 34237. Call J.D. at 941-922-0532 or email SOS.firstname.lastname@example.org All meetings are open and visitors are welcome.
(Suncoast Partnership to End Homelessness)
Adam Tebrugge is doing just that. He spoke before our group at our well-attended Dec. 10, 2012 lecture with some positive information on what can be done about this growing problem. Follow the link to see what you
Whether you are skeptical about the paranormal, superstition, the supernatural, pseudoscience, or any other form of ‘woo,’ we would love to meet you
Skeptics are people who ask questions. They inquire. They don’t believe something just because everybody else does. They investigate. Not to be confused with denialism, our goal is to find the facts and discuss them, not to deny reality because we don't like it.
Check out their newsletter, and catch up on all the latest information and activities of the many partners of their coalition.
Located in Sarasota, it's a church for Free-Thinkers and unlike any other. Map
(Read All About It!)
Your guide to the best of health and wellness. Forums on this site include: General Wellness, Wellness for Women, Wellness for Men,Family & Parenting, Exercise & Fitness, Diet & Nutrition, Relationships & Sex, Environmental Wellness, Personal Development, Pet Wellness.
(Read All About It!)
Can critical thinking save you from disaster? This site is designed to make a point about the danger of not thinking critically. Namely that you can easily be injured or killed by neglecting this important skill. We have collected the stories of over 670,000 people who have been injured or killed as a result of someone not thinking critically.