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A Humanist Response to Proposed Infanticide

A medical ethicist at an Ivy League university supports infanticide. Humanists should strongly oppose his position.

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Humanistic Global Economy Needed

The need for a global economy with less emphasis on corporate profits and more concern for human needs is explored in U.S. Senator Byron L. Dorgan’s 2006 book Take This Job and Ship It: How Corporate Greed and Brain-Dead Politics Are Selling Out America.

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Morality Without Religion

The claim is often heard that morality cannot exist without belief in God. But most nonbelievers have strong reasons for behaving ethically.

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More Focus Needed on Academics than on Athletics

The chances of becoming a professional athlete – with or without a long and financially rewarding career – are extremely low. For this reason, young people need to concentrate mainly on academics and not sports.

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Purposes of a Local Humanist Chapter

In communities fortunate enough to have a local Humanist chapter or other freethought organization, some Humanists decline to join or become involved. There are several important reasons for Humanists to affiliate with those groups.

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Should Humanists Avoid the Word “Atheist”?

Because Humanists often use the word “atheist” in a sense that the public misunderstands, and because the commonly understood meaning of the word has negative connotations, a Humanist marketing campaign might do better by avoiding the term.

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Social Environment Contributes to Crime

Syndicated columnist Cal Thomas argued in 2002 that crime is caused by human flaws and not external factors. But he ignored a huge amount of evidence that social environment contributes to crime.

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Some Reasons Why Humanists Reject the Bible

Humanists are convinced the Bible was written solely by humans in an ignorant, superstitious, and cruel age. This article gives some of the arguments supporting their position.

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Sports Doesn’t Always Build the Right Character

Organized sports is often promoted as a character-building activity for young people. But based on a civil trial held in 2003 between two former Ohio State University football players, questions arose about the type of character being built.

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