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DC Atheists Meetup Message Board › Secular Perspectives Update

Secular Perspectives Update

Don W.
Group Organizer
Washington, DC
Hi All,

It has been over a month since I last updated our members about the Secular Perspectives blog. The people who follow our WASH Facebook Page are informed of new posts as they happen. If you have a Facebook account and would like more current updates that is an option to be considered. We do not want to update our Meetup members that frequently because they would feel that their inboxes are being cluttered. The following is a very truncated list of the posts since the last update.

Note that the last item on this list is a blockbuster which you will not want to miss.

Americans: Not as religious as they think they are.­

Rick Gold, the President of Machar, has joined the Secular Perspectives blog. He is an ex-Foreign Service Officer. His first post is on Post-Revolutionary Egypt: Mubarak's Exit and Foreign Intervention.­

Is Internet access a human right? Gary explores this and related issues in the history of human rights in his post: Universal Declaration of Human Rights & People's Freedom.­

Robert has a rather impassioned Secular Perspectives post: An Open Letter to Progressive Voters­

Gary brings his skills as a cognitive psychologist to the dangerous designer memes of conservative politics: OK and Some Not OK Memes: The battle for Union Rights.­

Gary looks at secular spring holidays in a beautiful essay titled Earth Hour and 2011 Secular Spring Holidays. Enjoy! DW­

Rick has a wonderful first person report from the ground in Egypt: The Values of Tahrir Square. Let's hope he is right.­

Doug Drake argues that morality is a solely subjective phenomenon in his essay,

Of Morality, Objective and Subjective.­

Don Wharton responded to Doug arguing that an objective morality is possible in,

The Possibility of an Objective Morality.­

Andrew documents an anti-secular outrage from the military in this post.­

Gary has another of his very rich explorations of the human mind in his latest post:

Towards Understanding Rationality and its Limits Regarding Complex Issues.­

Gary has a delightful post on the cognitive science of morality - Studying the Development of Morality­

A recent study is predicting the end of religion in 85 regions. It it true? Will we have The End of Religion?­

Robert (rwahrens) disagrees with my skepticism about the decline of religion in his post - Hold Yer Horses, Pardner!


On Pascal's Wager. How would you wish to bet?­

Bill has an excellent essay on the thinking (or lack of it) from Francis Collins.

Francis Collins and the Language of God.­

Gangster's Lover, Bishop's Mistress – Part 1 (by Hos) DW­

People can sign in and select the menu option to 'Follow' the blog. For those who like to use RSS feeds or related technology an option is now included for that purpose. Recommendations, questions or possible essays to be posted can be emailed to

Join WASH here:­

Friend of WASH is only $10 per year.

Don Wharton

VP Washington Area Secular Humanists
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