Secular Ethos

Prometheus

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 Posted on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016
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Prometheus (Προμηθεν΄ς , meaning forethought in Greek) is perhaps one of the most intriguing gods of the ancient world. He was originally a titan, son of Themis, and brother to Atlas. Prometheus and his mother sided with Zeus in the battle for control of the cosmos. It was a fierce battle that carried on for […]

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Rethinking bigoted laws in the wake of the Orlando massacre

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 Posted on Tuesday, June 21st, 2016
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The recent tragedy in Orlando that claimed the lives of 49 people is on the minds of most of America and across the world. There are many standing in solidarity with the lgbt community, as this was clearly a hate crime. Even in states that have passed anti-lgbt legislation, we see groups holding vigils and […]

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God of the Week: Ma’at

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 Posted on Wednesday, June 15th, 2016
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The goddess Ma’at: Most of us would define truth as facts and information that can be proven or verified by evidence and reason. For the Egyptians, however, truth was embodied by the Goddess Ma’at. Ma’at was the goddess of truth, order, and justice. She was the one who brought order to existence and placed judgment […]

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The Socratic Method

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 Posted on Monday, June 13th, 2016
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The Socratic method as a teaching tool The Socratic Method or sometimes called Socratic dialog, is a very useful tool for teaching. It is especially useful to help people see errors in thinking. The Socratic Method is named for Socrates, the Greek philosopher found in the writings of Plato. In these writings Socrates would engage in […]

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GOTW: Shu the god of wind

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 Posted on Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
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Shu-god of wind Egyptians created gods for nearly every aspect of their lives. Concepts that were deemed important to their society, became represented through deities. The Egyptians lacked an explanation as to why the sky goddess Nut would not just fall onto the earth. To make sense of this separation, the god Shu was created […]

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Atheism: a movement divided

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 Posted on Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
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Reason Rally 2016 may have shown how fractured the atheist movement in this country has become. Or maybe fractured is the wrong word. Many atheists seem to be content with just living their lives free of dogma. Their lives may be in such a state where the chains of religion don’t directly present a challenge […]

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Thousands head to Washington for Reason Rally 2016

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 Posted on Friday, June 3rd, 2016
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As the weekend rolls in,  thousands of atheists, agnostics, and secular humanists descend on Washington. The message is clear equality and rational governance must reign over dogma and ancient ideology. The 21st century can no longer support laws built on ancient books. Like a tidal wave across the nation Reason Rally 2012 opened up the […]

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Wadjet

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 Posted on Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
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God of the week: Wadjet Egyptian gods and goddesses can be confusing to describe, due to the Ancient Egyptians’ tendency to combine new deities with existing ones. Wadjet is another example of Egyptian syncretism. Wadjet has been the eye, the cobra, and the lion.   Wadjets primary visage is that of a cobra. Her image […]

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