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- The Skeptic's Dictionary, "The Skeptic's Dictionary is a website and a book. Each features definitions, arguments, and essays on topics ranging from acupuncture to zombies, and provides a lively, commonsense trove of detailed information on things supernatural, paranormal, and pseudoscientific."
- The Skeptic's Annotated Bible, which covers these topics in regards to the Holy Bible: Absurdity, Injustice, Cruelty and Violence, Intolerance, Good Stuff, Contradictions, Science and History, Family Values, Interpretation, Misogyny, Sex, Prophecy, Language, Boring Stuff, Politics, and Homosexuality. They also have the Koran/Quran and Book off Mormon!
- Infidels.org: The Secular Web, "dedicated to defending and promoting a naturalistic worldview on the Internet".
- Iron Chariots, a counter-apologetics website with arguments for and against the existence of God, and information on Atheism in general.
- (AXP Link) Atheism FAQ, sponsored by the Atheist Community of Austin, TX.
- (AXP Link) The Atheist Experience, "The Atheist Experience is a weekly cable access television show in Austin, Texas geared at a non-atheist audience. Every week we field live calls from atheists and believers alike, and you never know what you're going to get! Sometimes it can get quite feisty indeed! You don't want to miss it." (These are the guys that did Iron Chariots, above.)
- (AXP Link) The Atheist Experience (Blog), "This blog features contributions from current and former hosts and co-hosts of the show."
- (AXP Link) The Non Prophets, a radio podcast by the Atheist Experience crew.
- Atheist Nexus, the "Facebook" of Atheism.
- The James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF), "The James Randi Educational Foundation was founded in 1996 to help people defend themselves from paranormal and pseudoscientific claims. The JREF offers a still-unclaimed million-dollar reward for anyone who can produce evidence of paranormal abilities under controlled conditions. Through scholarships, workshops, and innovative resources for educators, the JREF works to inspire this investigative spirit in a new generation of critical thinkers."
- Reddit.com's r/atheism, "the web's largest atheist forum. All topics related to atheism, agnosticism and secular living are welcome."
- Penn's Sunday School, an atheist podcast run by libertarian Penn Jillette, of Penn & Teller fame.
- Operation Clambake (Xenu.net), nothing to do with clams. ;) This site is the ultimate debunking of Scientology.
- Talk Origins, "Exploring the Creation/Evolution Controversy".
- Miscellaneous Links: Christianity Disproved,
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HUMANISM AND ITS ASPIRATIONS
Humanist Manifesto III, a successor to the Humanist Manifesto of 1933*
Humanism is a progressive philosophy of life that, without supernaturalism, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that aspire to the greater good of humanity.
The lifestance of Humanism—guided by reason, inspired by compassion, and informed by experience—encourages us to live life well and fully. It evolved through the ages and continues to develop through the efforts of thoughtful people who recognize that values and ideals, however carefully wrought, are subject to change as our knowledge and understandings advance.
This document is part of an ongoing effort to manifest in clear and positive terms the conceptual boundaries of Humanism, not what we must believe but a consensus of what we do believe. It is in this sense that we affirm the following:
Knowledge of the world is derived by observation, experimentation, and rational analysis. Humanists find that science is the best method for determining this knowledge as well as for solving problems and developing beneficial technologies. We also recognize the value of new departures in thought, the arts, and inner experience—each subject to analysis by critical intelligence.
Humans are an integral part of nature, the result of unguided evolutionary change. Humanists recognize nature as self-existing. We accept our life as all and enough, distinguishing things as they are from things as we might wish or imagine them to be. We welcome the challenges of the future, and are drawn to and undaunted by the yet to be known.
Ethical values are derived from human need and interest as tested by experience. Humanists ground values in human welfare shaped by human circumstances, interests, and concerns and extended to the global ecosystem and beyond. We are committed to treating each person as having inherent worth and dignity, and to making informed choices in a context of freedom consonant with responsibility.
Life's fulfillment emerges from individual participation in the service of humane ideals. We aim for our fullest possible development and animate our lives with a deep sense of purpose, finding wonder and awe in the joys and beauties of human existence, its challenges and tragedies, and even in the inevitability and finality of death. Humanists rely on the rich heritage of human culture and the lifestance of Humanism to provide comfort in times of want and encouragement in times of plenty.
Humans are social by nature and find meaning in relationships. Humanists long for and strive toward a world of mutual care and concern, free of cruelty and its consequences, where differences are resolved cooperatively without resorting to violence. The joining of individuality with interdependence enriches our lives, encourages us to enrich the lives of others, and inspires hope of attaining peace, justice, and opportunity for all.
Working to benefit society maximizes individual happiness. Progressive cultures have worked to free humanity from the brutalities of mere survival and to reduce suffering, improve society, and develop global community. We seek to minimize the inequities of circumstance and ability, and we support a just distribution of nature's resources and the fruits of human effort so that as many as possible can enjoy a good life.
Humanists are concerned for the well being of all, are committed to diversity, and respect those of differing yet humane views. We work to uphold the equal enjoyment of human rights and civil liberties in an open, secular society and maintain it is a civic duty to participate in the democratic process and a planetary duty to protect nature's integrity, diversity, and beauty in a secure, sustainable manner.
Thus engaged in the flow of life, we aspire to this vision with the informed conviction that humanity has the ability to progress toward its highest ideals. The responsibility for our lives and the kind of world in which we live is ours and ours alone.
For historical purposes, see preceding Humanist Manifestos: I and II