Secular societies, organizations, and political action

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Secular societies, organizations, and political action

Postby hyksos on March 6th, 2017, 1:05 pm 

For those of you living in the more Bible-belty regions of the world, your secular humanism can become a source of discord in your life. The religious around you may try to isolate you, punish you, or even "disown" you on the basis of your philosophy about the universe and human life. This can create turbulence with your parents or friends. When people begin taking sides, it can turn sibling against sibling.

The purpose of this thread is to show you in the loudest way , that you are not alone. Below is a compilation of secular humanist organizations and atheist political action groups. In some cases, their website contains an interactive map to help you find your local chapter.
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Postby -1- on July 21st, 2018, 6:46 am 

I thought this might be of particular interest... read it in a poetry book.

The Oxford Divine

We watch your sister, the Oxford Divine,
On her marble couch, her gentle recline
Her alabaster legs, crossed on her ottoman
And the grapes fed to her by poet laureates, from vine.

Your sister, who wanted to see her god from Earth
And gain certainty, as for her it was the only thing of worth
She watched her little brother, as he toyed with atheism
Seeing this, her soul twisted like lemon, her faith got more resolved

She became more theo-gnostically involved,
Her views became more abstractly absolute.
She's strong in the faith that began in her youth
Convinced to spend her life devoted to a truth.

Now the sister and her flesh-and-blood brother
Stand on two sides of an abyss, far and wide apart
Divided by different inclinations for faith
Yet tied to the other by love, according to Darwinian fate.
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Postby Braininvat on July 21st, 2018, 11:53 am 

Thanks, 1. Can you post the author's name, please? When you post someone else's work, this forum requires you make attribution.
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Postby -1- on July 21st, 2018, 4:14 pm 

Braininvat » July 21st, 2018, 11:53 am wrote:Thanks, 1. Can you post the author's name, please? When you post someone else's work, this forum requires you make attribution.

Author of poem: Andrew Szemeredy.

Thanks for the gentle reminder.

The poem was handed out at a small poetry club meeting some time ago.
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