Category Archives: Reflections

Equality beyond belief

by Lindsay Shrewsbury With equal rights for the LGBT community front and center these days, I felt the pull to expand on a recent Facebook post of mine (in reaction to the Supreme Court’s hearings on Prop 8 and DOMA). … Continue reading

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“Crashing the Party”

by Clare Wuellner, board member of Foundation Beyond Belief I can’t remember where I read it, but sometime late last year, someone on-line posed the request: “Tell us about your non-theistic holiday traditions.” Our family has Christmas covered. My in-laws … Continue reading

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The Life and Times of My Freethinking Family

by Jessica Kelton My journey to Parenting Beyond Belief has been a long one, filled with questions, confusion, reason, logic, and finally—at least some degree of clarity. My husband and I have quite the task at hand in encouraging our … Continue reading

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Christianity and the pressure to believe

by Lisa Morguess My ten-year old son, Joey, announced to me a while back that he is atheist.  When he said that, it made me a little uncomfortable.  For some reason, it feels a little different to me to hear … Continue reading

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An Evolution of Our Own Making

by Kimberly Hansen, from the group Parenting Beyond Religion For some among the ranks of humanists and atheists, their secular world view has been lifelong. But for many more of us, we have transitioned from a religious worldview, full of … Continue reading

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To Cut or Not to Cut? Infant Male Circumcision

by Zachary Moore I suppose it’s never too early to begin embarrassing my son, so I’ll take this opportunity to talk at length about his penis. I didn’t think it would be such a hot topic so early in his … 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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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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Losing my religion, gaining myself

by Kiersten Brown, an administrator for Mothers Beyond Belief I used to believe. Even going to a liberal arts high school, and being taught great critical thinking skills by wonderful instructors, I used to believe that something higher had to … Continue reading

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