The Happy Human
Is This You?
At your best. Challenging. Challenged. Loving. Loved. Growing. Giving. Gifted. Gleeful. Sober and silly. Intelligent and intuitive. Cerebral and sensual. Forgiving and demanding. Mindful, mirthful. Willfully wonderingly one with the world.
This is the you we celebrate. The you who can access all facets, all faces, all folds, flaws and faults; the cracks that open to the gleaming glory of your molten core. HUMANITY is the ground we are planted on, the sky we reach for.
Superbly Natural: Earth, Cosmos, and Secular Spirituality
by Roger Kimmel Smith - April 2023 “We believe in the God that people who don’t believe in God believe in.” These are words that Reverend Billy — the character formerly known as the performance artist Bill Talen — used to drop into his sermons for the Church of Stop...
(How To Have) Impossible Conversations Club
(How To Have) Impossible Conversations Club There is a way to have open minded open hearted conversations with people who believe very different things than you do. These skills have existed for 2,300 years. The Socratic method is a way of talking to people so that...
Stuff that is too funny and brilliant. We'd never forgive ourselves if we didn't tell you about it Letters From Earth by Mark Twain Mark Twain's Claymation Satan Hail Satan? Documentary About the Satanic Temple Religulous Documentary by Bill Maher Julia Sweeney's...
Letter To A Seeker At Recovering From Religion
Roxanne: wow. Thanks. I have been down a similar path because, as I suspect — given that you and I have submitted to ExCommunications — we are similar creatures. On that basis I’m going to presume to give you some unasked for advice. Its unlikely that you will ever...
How Do I Regard Christians Collectively?
How do I regard Christians, collectively. Am I better than them are they better than me? No and no. Is a person bad just because they believe bad things. (Such as queers are abominations before the Lord.) Well, I’m going to save us a lot of trouble and spill it right...
What Do I Believe Essay 2007
by Vincent Downing 2007 What do I believe God and Religion God probably exists, but is irrelevant because if it exists or not my task is to live an ethical life. We do not need to know God for meaning or morality, but we do need to know ourselves and the world....
Polyamory Education Project
Vincent Stands Up For Straight Men (Wait. What?)
I wrote this in response to an essay by Pete Williams https://medium.com/the-authentic-eclectic/men-need-more-competition-not-less-5644b92cdbfb I summarize most of the points in his essay that I comment on but I urge you to read the above. For context: I have for the...
Letter to an Incel
This is an essay i wrote after following a thoughtful fellow (on the Medium platform) who called himself an incel. On the one hand I’m so far removed from all this that I have to admit I don’t even know what this red pill movement is. And I find incels hilarious. We...
PupTrebleNYC Explains R.A.C.K.
by PupTreble NYC Pup Treble Explains what R.A.C.K. is Risk Aware Consensual Kink
We envision a world guided by reason, inspired by compassion, and informed by experience, in which human civilization can survive sustainably and thrive in humble co-existence with wild nature amid healthy ecosystems. We are humanists against human supremacism.
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