As I watch the SpaceX launch and contrast it with the deaths of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery, I am reminded of a quote in a story about the 1968 Kerner Commission that examined the causes of the 1960’s race riots. “When John F. Kennedy declared that an American would reach the moon by the […]
Humanism is advancing the human story Being Human Church Humanism enjoys a variety of definitions an outlook or system of thought attaching prime importance to human rather than divine or supernatural matters (Google definition) a philosophical and ethical stance that emphasizes the value and agency of human beings, individually and collectively, and generally prefers critical thinking and evidence (rationalism and empiricism) over […]
Let’s talk about forgiveness and why religions seem to be so big on it. Venkatesh Rao explains, in great detail and using an esoteric technical example, why forgiveness has to be built in to our culture going forwards. Basically, technology will make it impossible to forget, which means we will have to be able to […]
The phrases “choose your battles” and “don’t die on that hill” and “live to fight another day” are all getting at the same thing. Whatever is important at the moment probably isn’t important enough to die for. Events happen whether or not anyone is alive, but events don’t mean anything unless someone is alive to […]
Andrew Sullivan wrote in The Intelligencer that “It is impossible not to have a religion if you are a human being…By religion I mean…a way of life that gives meaning…We are a meaning-seeking species.” However, he seems to mean that it is impossible not to seek meaning, but that it is possible to fail to […]
By Matt Maier We get asked a lot: “why a church”? It’s a fair question. Who starts a new church anyway? The idea sounds crazy, or at least grandiose. Humanity First We want to prioritize the best interests of Humanity above anything else. Humanity first. What kind of organization does that? Our scope is broader […]
A group of humanists walk into a bar … well, actually the Port Grill restaurant, but it has a bar! Anyway, we were there for a night of fun, food, and comedy. The evening is going well, and the local comedians led by Molly Hiers are putting on a good show. We’ve seen most of […]
We are all in this existence together – we are all human.