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"There was a time when nontheist organizations wouldn't appropriately address unethical conduct of their leaders, seeming to prioritize outspoken secularism over all else," stated AHA Executive Director Roy Speckhardt. "But I'm pleased that some progress is apparent with the nontheist movement waking ...
While DoD has recognized chaplains for religious groups that are non-theist (for example, the Buddhist Churches of America is non-theistic, but does believe in a transcendent reality, which is a religious belief), it has not extended the chaplaincy to philosophical belief. The distinction between the two has ...

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is the nation's largest nontheist advocacy organization. It promotes the separation of church and state and has sued municipal governments over religious displays on public property. News of the church directory got the attention of attorney Charles LiMandri, who ...
The Freedom From Religion Foundation is the nation's largest non-theist advocacy organization. They promote the separation of church and state and have sued municipal governments over religious displays in public property. News of the church directory got the attention of Charles LiMandri, the lawyer ...
According to nontheistfriends.org, a non-theist "may reject all understandings of God, may embrace certain non-theistic understandings of God, may find God language useful and rich in trying to describe their experience of the world but not true in a literal sense, may believe in certain non-material, ...
The ruling came after a coalition in Brevard sued the county, after the Commission declined to allow atheists, agnostics and other "non-theists" to be part of the invocation rotation. Jocelyn and David Williamson are the co-founders of the Central Florida Freethought Community. They'll be speaking at 6:30 ...

A few Sundays ago, a 93-year-old Christian gentleman attended a discussion, sponsored by Humanists of the Treasure Coast, regarding a proposal from Florida legislators to mandate the posting of "In God We Trust" on public school buildings. This gentleman suggested the posting would motivate children ...
That student's non-theist parents said they felt "alienated" and "stigmatized" by the school's endorsement of Christianity during their daughter's graduation held at the chapel of North Greenville University. The Greenville County School District in court filings said that official prayer is unconstitutional and ...
I try to edge Ernie into the non-theist camp, but he just cries every time he thinks about what happened to me. He isn't hurting anyone, so I don't prod too hard. He has a grandchild who is a transgendered male, and Ernie stands up to the bullies who were once his friends who tell him his grandchild is going ...
This morning, Donald Trump spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast, the same event at which he once promised a repeal of the Johnson Amendment (which never happened) and trashed Arnold Schwarzenegger. He didn't make any promises this time, and he stuck to the prepared remarks, but that didn't ...
Federal Court Rules Brevard County Commission Cannot Discriminate Against Non-Theists ... released late Saturday, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida struck down the Brevard County, Fla., Board of County Commissioners' exclusion of nontheists from giving pre-meeting invocations.
"Though the starting point for theists and nontheists might be different, we come to the same conclusion: that we only have religious freedom when all people do," Tyler noted. American Atheists and the Center for Inquiry recently joined with two other nontheist groups to call for increased dialogue with ...
As a secular person I was curious if this welcoming extends to nonbelievers. Mark responded, "There are many nontheists in our congregation, probably a majority, though it's hard to say. It's not a litmus test either way for us. The whole notion of what we call God, the divine, the holy, to my mind, is a lot more ...
According to nontheistfriends.org, a non-theist "may reject all understandings of God, may embrace certain non-theistic understandings of God, may find God language useful and rich in trying to describe their experience of the world but not true in a literal sense, may believe in certain non-material, ...
Mark responded, "There are many nontheists in our congregation, probably a majority, though it's hard to say. It's not a litmus test either way for us. ... My own membership in The Clergy Project helps me understand how a religious leader could be a non-theist and still serve in ministry. Unitarians seem to be ...
The ruling came after a coalition in Brevard sued the county, after the Commission declined to allow atheists, agnostics and other "non-theists" to be part of the invocation rotation. Jocelyn and David Williamson are the co-founders of the Central Florida Freethought Community. They'll be speaking at 6:30 ...
A few Sundays ago, a 93-year-old Christian gentleman attended a discussion, sponsored by Humanists of the Treasure Coast, regarding a proposal from Florida legislators to mandate the posting of "In God We Trust" on public school buildings. This gentleman suggested the posting would motivate children ...

That student's non-theist parents said they felt "alienated" and "stigmatized" by the school's endorsement of Christianity during their daughter's graduation held at the chapel of North Greenville University. The Greenville County School District in court filings said that official prayer is unconstitutional and ...
That student's non-theist parents said they felt "alienated" and "stigmatized" by the school's endorsement of Christianity during their daughter's graduation held at the chapel of North Greenville University. The Greenville County School District in court filings said that official prayer is unconstitutional and ...
I try to edge Ernie into the non-theist camp, but he just cries every time he thinks about what happened to me. He isn't hurting anyone, so I don't prod too hard. He has a grandchild who is a transgendered male, and Ernie stands up to the bullies who were once his friends who tell him his grandchild is going ...
This morning, Donald Trump spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast, the same event at which he once promised a repeal of the Johnson Amendment (which never happened) and trashed Arnold Schwarzenegger. He didn't make any promises this time, and he stuck to the prepared remarks, but that didn't ...
... wrote that Brownback should learn about and defend non-theists, particularly because many countries have "blasphemy laws" or even the death penalty for atheists. "Now more than ever, the United States needs to be a beacon of hope for persecuted religious minorities and Nontheists around the world," ...
Carol Christine Fair, who according to her facebook page and twitter account, is on the left of politics and a feminist non-theist, is being sued by #german police in Frankfurt, Germany after she called them "#nazi's" when they told her that she could not take any liquids in her luggage through the #Security ...
Do we non-theists have an epistemic right to judge Christians, to assign moral value to their actions? Are we throwing around accusations of harm without having our own foundation upon which to base them, as many Christians claim? There are three things to say in direct answer to this question. First ...
With supporters saying the motto is a "foundation" of the state and country, a House panel Tuesday approved a bill that would require the message "In God We Trust" to be displayed at all public schools. "In God We Trust" is included in state law as Florida's official motto. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Kimberly ...
I don't know if Forum cartoonist Steve Stark is a liberal, but Mr. Sheldon seems to think liberal is an insult. Liberals are Christians, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhists and non-theists. In fact, Rob Port, the Forum's conservative columnist, is a non-theist. Perhaps a small history lesson about liberals might help.
I don't know if Forum cartoonist Steve Stark is a liberal, but Mr. Sheldon seems to think liberal is an insult. Liberals are Christians, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhists and non-theists. In fact, Rob Port, the Forum's conservative columnist, is a non-theist. Perhaps a small history lesson about liberals might help.
The IRFA was amended in 2016 by the Frank R. Wolf International religious Freedom Act. The bill, among other things, expanded the scope of the IRFA to certain nonstate Actors, increased the role of the Ambassador at Large, and extended the Act's protections to non-theists. (For a more detailed summary ...
Questioning Christians or non-theists with a curiosity for New Testament tales may take the most interest in Loveness' portrayal of Lucifer and Judas as simply cogs in a grand machine. Devotees may take issue with the glossing over of the finer details of Judas' story, particularly Biblical implications that he ...
Herington Elementary school, located in Kansas, has consented to end the school's annual Bible giveaway tradition. The public school permitted Gideons International, a Christian organization, to give away Bibles for free within its school grounds. The decision to stop the Bible giveaway was made after the ...
The Conference Interview Committee for the United Church's Toronto Conference ruled 19-4 in September 2016 that Vosper was unsuitable to serve as a minister because "she does not believe in God, Jesus Christ or the Holy Spirit." Vosper has remained active in the nontheist movement since the release ...
In the past, Herington Elementary school allowed the Christian organization The Gideons International to distribute free Bibles to fifth-graders once a year. But the school recently received complaints from local parents and the American Humanist Association, an advocacy organization for nontheists.
Christmas! Time again to argue amongst ourselves about the right to freely express our spiritual beliefs in public. non-theists will pull out the "separation of church and state" box of secular ornaments for their winter solstice tree. That the phrase is not in the Constitution and thus invalid for court ...
As a former Evangelical Christian, now a spiritual non-theist, I don't necessarily think of that as a bad thing, but Christians should. Some reformers are attempting real change from within evangelicalism. Tony Campolo, Rachel Held Evans, Rob Bell and John Pavlovitz, to cite a few are fighting hard to save ...
For years atheists, humanists and other nontheists have been accused by conservative Christians of immorality. This thinking largely comes from the assumption that nontheists are prone to acts of extreme hedonism and evil because they don't ascribe to a holy book of instructions or fear an eternal ...
Federal Court Rules Brevard County Commission Cannot Discriminate Against non-theists ... released late Saturday, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida struck down the Brevard County, Fla., Board of County Commissioners' exclusion of nontheists from giving pre-meeting invocations.
"Though the starting point for theists and Nontheists might be different, we come to the same conclusion: that we only have religious freedom when all people do," Tyler noted. American atheists and the Center for Inquiry recently joined with two other nontheist groups to call for increased dialogue with ...
cosmic non theist One trend I have noticed in spiritual direction over the past ten years is persons describing themselves as non-theists coming for spiritual guidance. There are non-theistic strands in almost all world religions. A non-theist is someone who may or may not believe in God or a higher power.
I think this vignette fairly captures the contempt that Mayor Rees has for me and for all non-theists who live in Winter garden. His unwillingness to call for order or remind the public of the rules of decorum in this situation speaks volumes. I have no doubt that if anyone else were heckled for their views by ...
Three organizations and five individuals sued the county in 2015 after the commission declined to allow atheists, agnostics and other "non-theists" to take part in the invocations. A judge on Nov. 29 issued an order prohibiting the county from requiring "theistic content in opening invocations." Judge John ...
This week, the non-theist advocacy group won its appeal and now will enter into court-ordered negotiations with the district over the policies. U.S. District Judge Bruce Howe Hendricks has asked both to come up with a compromise to guide how she might amend a previous order from two years ago that ...
Three organizations and five individuals sued the county over the invocation practice in 2015 after the County Commission declined to allow atheists, agnostics and other "non-theists" to be part of the invocation rotation. The lawsuit was filed in Orlando Division of U.S. District Court for the Middle District of ...
U.S. Rep. Jared Huffman during a townhall meeting at the Petaluma veterans Memorial Hall in March 2017. Creative Commons, photo by ...
The secular advocate uses the term nontheist, rather than atheist. There's an argument that agnostics are by definition atheists, but using ...
A major atheist convention that was to feature prominent non-theists like Richard Dawkins and Sir Salman Rushdie has been canceled due to ...
"This memorandum is tantamount to a declaration of war on the LGBTQ community, women, Nontheists and religious minorities," all of us ...
For years atheists, humanists and other nontheists have been accused ... This thinking largely comes from the assumption that nontheists are ...
... County Commission Cannot Discriminate Against non-theists ... Fla., Board of County Commissioners' exclusion of nontheists from giving ...
"That non-theists are now recognized as a protected class is a significant step toward full acceptance and inclusion for non-religious individuals, who are still far too often stigmatized and persecuted around the world," Speckhardt said. "Legislators are finally recognizing the human dignity of humanists and ...
Michael Haggerty, who contacted the Freedom From Religion Foundation, suggested the 1963 decision to install the cross was a Cold War statement against the nontheist Soviet Union. "I fought for religious freedom," Haggerty said, adding he had no religious preference on his Air Force dog tag. "I did not ...


 

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