Enlightened is as enlightened does
Blogger Staks Rosch at Philly Atheist Examiner has it pretty much right, I think, when he offers Paul Kurtz’s urging (for humanism) to present a positive worldview. Check it out here.
Stacks, the blogger, also touches on the Human Light celebratation. Especially important, I think, is the exercise that went on at the celebratory luncheon in Philly on the 19th. Basically, attendees were invited to come up with their wish for the world–then, to say what they could do to make it happen.
Both the wish and the action suggested are very much in keeping with the spirit of this new blog.
Staks also offers in his post a link to a Neil DeGrasse Tyson video that is well worth anyone’s attention. I sent it to a Christian that’s dear to me as an offering of insight into where I’m coming from.
Many of us, godless in the Bible Belt for short, carry a lot of baggage with/for Christianity. After all it gave us our start or restart, re-birth, renaissance, enlightenment. I can’t help but reflect on the words of the young Christian that I spoke of elsewhere. He wanted those around him to be better off because there was a Christian in their midst.
We should at least strive to equal that goal and sentiment.
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