The Do’s and Don’ts of Discipline.
Why corporal punishment doesn’t work.
Not only am I a Humanist, I’m also a Humanist Parent, the author of The Bully Vaccine and an experienced animal trainer. I want to address the issue of corporal punishment because there is a religious book, To Train Up a Child which purports to explain how to use corporal punishment to discipline a child and some of the fans of this book have been beating their children to death. Literally. (See: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/pastor-corporal-punishment-advice-scrutinized-child-deaths-160004793.html)
I wanted to address this because not only is the idea of corporal punishment stupid, it’s counterproductive and no good animal trainer would endorse what is in that book. Why? Because it doesn’t work! I’m going to address this topic as an animal trainer first, and as a humanist parent second.
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Commentary: Burning books is stupid
Ok – so this weekend, an extreme Christian pastor is planning to burn some Qu’rans. He is so extreme that a right wing Christian militia that likes to pretend they are medieval knights in their spare time is opposed to it. What I think we can all agree on is that burning books, any book, is stupid.
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Humanist Thought of the Week: 6 15 2010
Thinking about the Future
Humanism is a philosophy of the future.
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Hitchens on the 10 Commandments
We Humanists and liberals tend to have a love/hate relationship with Hitchens. I happen to love him (see my other article on him to understand why). His latest video from Vanity Fair is a classic example of why, despite how angry we get at him, we keep coming back. And it is why I love Hitchens. Enjoy
Humanist Thought of the Week: July 21 2009
Human Based Morality
Both religious and human based moralities tend to focus on the same things, compassion and responsibility.
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The Values and Ideals of Humanism
7/19/09 : Part 4 of the Introduction to Humanism. Finally.
The remainder of the series can be found at: my youtube page.
Humanist Thought of the Week: June 16 2009
Love and Marriage
Today is my anniversary.
I have been happily married now for 9 years.
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Humanist Thought of the Week: March 3 2009
The True Holy Trinity
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Humanist Thought of the Week: 10 21 2008
Matching Corelle Ware
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Humanist Thought of the Week: Oct 30 2007
Please Think Responsibly About Suicide
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