Category Archives: For the kids

Darwin Day 2013

Each year in early February or on Darwin’s birthday, February 12th, a global celebration of science and reason takes place. Is your group participating in any celebrations? Looking for an event near you? Check out the International Darwin Day Foundation’s … 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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A new book for secular families

by Kelly Mochel, One World, Many Beliefs Before I had kids, I always knew how fun holidays (especially Christmas) would be once I did – sharing the excitement, the baking, decorating, the build-up, starting our own traditions, the whole thing. … Continue reading

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Kids for Inquiry

by Zena Ryder, Centre for Inquiry – Okanagan The Centre for Inquiry is a Canadian non-profit organization that promotes and advances reason, science and secularism. (In the US, there is the Center for Inquiry.) Our local branch, CFI-Okanagan, is very … Continue reading

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Bullying: For They Know Not What They Do

by Larry Mathys [part 2 of a 2-part series on bullying] I mentioned in my previous post that it seems highly suspect to me that children and teens who bully others in the name of religion would have had the … Continue reading

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A Renewed Focus on Bullying

by Larry Mathys [part 1 of a 2-part series on bullying] On a typical morning a few days ago, my adorable 10 year-old niece approached my brother and his wife with something they never thought they would hear from her. … Continue reading

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Hell and A Happy Ending

by Steph Bazzle “One of my classmates told me today that I’m going to Hell,” says my son. He’s eight. Let me say that a different way. My eight year old child came home and told me that a classmate … Continue reading

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Celebrating Darwin

by Sharon Stanley, Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island I first heard about “Darwin Day” at the American Ethical Union’s Delegate Assembly in 2005. It when here that I first found out that many of our sister societies have celebrated … Continue reading

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