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Archive for the ‘Humanism’ Category

On Patriotism

December 14, 2007

I am a proud Englishman. Or, at least, I used to be. Today, I’m just a proud human being. In my late teens and early twenties I was passionately patriotic, with a huge St George’s Cross flag hanging menacingly from my bedroom wall, and England cups, towels and key rings never far away. I followed […]

Carnival Alert

October 14, 2007

The 9th Humanist Symposium is now up at Greta Christina’s Blog. The 77th Carnival of the Godless is available at The Skeptical Alchemist. Enjoy your Sunday reading!

Carnival Alert

September 23, 2007

The 8th Humanist Symposium is now up at Elliptica, and Lynet has done a really great job. One of my early posts, An Atheist’s Sonnett is included. Remember that I’m hosting the Carnival of the Godless a week from today, so please keep your submissions coming in. You can email me directly, or use the […]

Nonbelieving Literati, Lack of Writing, Nullifidian and Planet Humanism

September 15, 2007

I haven’t finished my homework, and I don’t even have a dog. I am thoroughly enjoying Julian, but a few things have come up in my personal life which have prevented me from finishing it in time. I have sent my apologies to the Exterminator (who posted his article on Julian today) personally, and offered […]

Carnival Alert

September 3, 2007

The 74th Carnival of the Godless is now up at Atheist FAQ. The 7th Humanist Symposium is also available, at Bligbi. Both include my article Holy Smoke.

The Humanist Symposium #6

August 12, 2007

Welcome one and all to A Load of Bright, and the 6th edition of the Humanist Symposium. The carnival has been growing in stature and, I have no doubt, will continue to do so. It is a pleasure and a privilege to be hosting an early edition which, I’m quite sure, will be followed by […]

Humanist Symposium Reminder

August 7, 2007

Remember folks, the 6th edition of the ever-growing Humanist Symposium is appearing right here at A Load of Bright on Sunday. I need your submissions in by Saturday, so get cracking! You can email Ebonmuse or me directly, or you can use the blog carnival submission form.

Carnival Alert

July 22, 2007

Two for the price of one! The 71st Carnival of the Godless, including my article The Engine and the Bushfire, is now up at Aardvarkaeology. Meanwhile, the 5th Humanist Symposium is on display at The Green Atheist, with my piece How Do You Know That? among the selection of writings on offer. The 6th edition […]

Count Your Blessings

July 19, 2007

In my article Everything Happens for a Reason, I made the point that when really bad things happen, there is nothing to be gained from trying to salvage one, measly thing that could have been slightly worse, and declaring a false victory. I stand by this point, but I think it’s worth clarifying that there […]

A New Planet in the Atheist Solar System

July 14, 2007

Planet Atheism has become part of the furniture in the atheosphere (if you’ll allow me to mix my metaphors!). It was a wonderful project that Pedro of Way of the Mind took on, and it’s been hugely successful, and rightly so. We are all very grateful to him. Having said that, we all tend to […]