Author Archives: Rebekah

Seeking Ritual, Seeking “Special”

by Janina Chamberlain My children are, at this very moment, writing and rewriting New Year’s Resolutions that they hope will shape their upcoming 2013.  In their lifetimes, neither I nor their father have ever made resolutions.  I’m sure I have … Continue reading

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Inoculating Children Against Supernaturalism

by Kevin Zimmerman Protecting our children from religion and its symptoms—such as dichotomous thinking, the externalization of blame, and perpetual guilt—may be one of the greatest gifts that we can bestow. Some freethinking parents feel uneasy sharing their skepticism of … Continue reading

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More For Your Holiday: Try Chalica

by Evan Austin Christmas is in just a few weeks. That simple phrase about one of the most widely-celebrated holidays in the world can thrill us with sugary imaginings, wet our eyes with tender memories, choke us with consumer anxiety, … Continue reading

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Gift Books for Secular Families

by Mindy Rhiger Thanksgiving is over, and the holiday season has officially begun.  In another week or so, we will put up our Christmas tree, and I’ve already started thinking about gifts for my friends and family.  To be honest, … Continue reading

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It’s not easy being mean

by Heather Minter There was a moment when I turned around, and god was not there. It wasn’t weak faith. It wasn’t temptation from the devil. It wasn’t anger. It was a glimmer of light shining in through the cracks … Continue reading

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Parenting with Humanistic Integrity

by Rabbi Adam Chalom, Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation Having worked as a Humanistic community leader for 15 years, I have answered many questions about beliefs from adults and children. In 2004, I wrote an article called Dealing with the God … Continue reading

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It’s alive!

It may almost be Halloween, but this rebirth doesn’t involve a zombie or a Frankenstein creature — it’s the resurrection of a parenting podcast! Parenting Within Reason (link: www.parentingwithinreason.org) (PWR) was an excellent secular podcast targeted toward secular parenting that … Continue reading

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One last chance to help Foundation Beyond Belief!

18 hours left to go! We’ve already come so far, but we’ve got to stick the landing. We’re currently ranked 48th with 2,463 votes, having dropped from 45th yesterday. With a strong final push, we’re confident we can have a … Continue reading

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A couple clicks, and a big check

In between checking your email and the latest updates on your Facebook wall, do you have a couple minutes (and clicks) to spare? You can help Foundation Beyond Belief earn a BIG grant by participating in the Chase Community Giving … Continue reading

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Faith in Science and Humanity

by Tucker Wright I am a person living with Tourette Syndrome, married to a man with Tourette Syndrome, and we have an eight year old son with Tourette Syndrome. We are a very twitchy, socially awkward little family, and we … Continue reading

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