With Covid driving the shift to online meetings I have been to a larger and wider range of atheist, humanist, and secularist groups than in any time since my student activist days. I’ve been thinking about the different types of spaces which are needed to serve our communities.
A review of The God Delusion hardly qualifies as a hot take. However, when deciding to launch this blog and considering the small contribution I could make it made sense to revisit the book which helped launch the modern atheist movement.
Blunt force reasoning from first principles may work for the narrow question of gods’ (non)existence but the truly difficult questions require deeper engagement with atheistic, humanist and secularist philosophy.
A review of the atheist, humanist and secularist themes in the 2018 theocratic dystopian novel Vox, written by Christina Dalcher. Set in an undefined near future in which the USA has become a Christian theocracy, it is clear from the front cover onwards that Vox is startling and high concept. Women have been relegated toContinue reading “Silence can be deafening, review of Vox”
As an amateur graphic design enthusiast and doodler, I’ve been thinking about common symbols used by different atheist, humanist and secularist groups, what they communicate and why they are or aren’t successful.
Many atheist, humanist and secularist groups loudly and proudly proclaim their trans-inclusivity. But if religious fundamentalists are the major drivers and funders of organised transphobia, why does it remain so prevalent in AHS+ spaces? Facts don’t care about your feelings Many of us in the AHS+ community rightly dismiss people’s feelings when they are usedContinue reading “The transphobia problem in AHS+”
‘AHS+ space’ is a way of thinking about the loose collection of atheist, humanist, secularist, skeptic, freethought, rationalist etc groups that make up our movement. In my experience, a lot of these groups have a crossover of members or followers. But the different groups reflect different approaches, priorities, and styles. I have compiled a listContinue reading “AHS+ space in the UK”
AHS+ is a catchall covering atheist, humanist, secularist, and similar groups, of various nonreligious and irreligious types. It recognises both the overlapping and distinct identities within our movement.