We transformed our meetinghouse into the Universe for Winter Festival, where we celebrated the solstice, stars, and humanity’s ability to reason and follow the light. Read More
As I See It: Finding Victory and Divinity on the Mountaintop
As Society President Jim Norman climbed Rattlesnake Mountain and as he took in the view from the top, reminders of divinity were all around him. He explains in this column.Read More
For a Friend Yet Unknown in Ukraine
Can words ever fill a hole where a bomb went off or fill the infinite void left by a dead child, or are we ultimately left with deafening silence, asks Leader Curt Collier in this column.Read More
The Thinker Who Inspired Me Most and His Relevance for Today
Humanist psychologist Erich Fromm’s philosophy of human potential and flourishing, including his fundamental view that human fulfillment is not an achievement but a process, greatly influenced our Leader Joe Chuman starting at a young age. In this column, he discusses Fromm’s relevance today, both personally and politically.
“Should We Trust The Experts?” talk by Massimo Pigliucci
“For every expert, there is an equal and opposite expert” – Arthur C. Clarke
For any subject, unless we are an expert ourselves (or an expert in expertise itself!), we have to figure out whom to believe, which experts we can trust, which should be ignored. This is not an easy and we are reminded of that in headlines almost every day about climate change, vaccinations, evolution, etc.
What Is Democracy and How Can We Reclaim It?
In his talk “What is Democracy and How Can We Reclaim It?”, Prof. Michael Thompson of William Paterson University took his audience back to a special time and place in history–Athens in 508 BC. He described the formation of the first democracy recorded in history, and democracy’s essential attributes.