Humanist Thought of the Week: Dec 1 2009
Wooohoooo – Christmas is Coming!
It’s Dec 1st and that means we are officially in the Christmas season.
Every once in a while a Humanist somewhere gets the great idea of compiling a set of Humanist commandments to replace the famous 10 commandments in the Bible. The latest version is by Dr. Rodrique Tremblay who has a new book coming out, The Code for Global Ethics: Ten Humanist Principles. The book is by Prometheus Press and is available at Amazon.com.
I have come to the conclusion that we need to get out of Afghanistan. I just don’t see what good can come of our continued presence there. Of course, I say this knowing full well that we haven’t even pulled our troops out of Iraq yet – and that still needs to happen.
I sure hope not! Yes – some members of the Family (see other article on why these guys screw up everything) managed to insert an anti-abortion amendment into the house bill. Yes, it will effectively prevent women getting their insurance through the exchange from getting health insurance that covers abortions except in cases on incest, rape or if the woman’s life is at risk. No – this is not a big deal. And here’s why.
I write for a couple of other websites including my own Happiness through Humanism blog. There are two articles I want to share here, mostly because I struggled before deciding which website to post them on. And since I want my Sumogirl audience to read these, I thought, rather then reposting, I figured I would simply link. That way you can also check out my new blog. Anyway – here they are:
Living Demon Free – an article about why living in a demon haunted world is so horrible and
Why Logic Matters – a review of O’Reilly’s rant against science as viewed through traditional rules of logic.
Humanists don’t live in a demon-haunted world.
You have to believe in demons for that.