The agnostic Presidential candidate Eugene V. Debs went to prison for over ten years primarily for a 1918 speech in Canton, Ohio. Debs's speech points out difficulties related to the power elite of 1918. Nearly, 100 years later, the issues Debs raises sound familiar.
November 9th is the birthday of Carl Sagan (1934-1996), an American astronomer, astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, science popularizer, and science communicator in astronomy and other natural sciences. He is best known as creator and host of the seminal science TV show Cosmos: A Personal Voyage (1980). Sagan was known as a skeptic and freethinker.
Sam Harris recently published Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion. I appreciate seeing books on the subject of what goes into quality experiences of living but found Waking Up to be a disappointment in a number of ways.
The Humanist Community of Central Ohio is seeking a part-time Coordinator. The Coordinator will report directly to HCCO's elected President, and will be responsible for coordinating membership activities and furthering the mission of the organization. She or he will also be responsible for participating in fundraising with the cooperation of the board. Many duties will be delegated to volunteers, and the Coordinator will be responsible in part for recruiting and assisting these volunteers.
Greta Christina is an LGBT, atheist, sex-positivist, freethought activist, speaker and blogger. She has been writing professionally for over fifteen years, with an output that is both considerable and influential. She has written several books and is one of the most popular and respected bloggers on atheism and sexuality.
Many writers have given their reasons for not believing, but in the autobiographical “Black Boy,” Richard Wright (1908-1960) uses his talents to vividly portray his experience of life as a nonbeliever in a religiously and racially privileged America where women and the poor get taken advantage of.
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