A review of the atheist, humanist and secularist themes in the 2018 theocratic dystopian novel Vox, written by Christina Dalcher. Set in an undefined near future in which the USA has become a Christian theocracy, it is clear from the front cover onwards that Vox is startling and high concept. Women have been relegated toContinue reading “Silence can be deafening, review of Vox”
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Happy humans and atheist ‘A’s; the symbolism of AHS+
As an amateur graphic design enthusiast and doodler, I’ve been thinking about common symbols used by different atheist, humanist and secularist groups, what they communicate and why they are or aren’t successful.
The transphobia problem in AHS+
Many atheist, humanist and secularist groups loudly and proudly proclaim their trans-inclusivity. But if religious fundamentalists are the major drivers and funders of organised transphobia, why does it remain so prevalent in AHS+ spaces? Facts don’t care about your feelings Many of us in the AHS+ community rightly dismiss people’s feelings when they are usedContinue reading “The transphobia problem in AHS+”
The UK’s humanist ecosystem: AHS+ space
The ‘humanist ecosystem’, or ‘AHS+ space’ is a way of thinking about the loose collection of atheist, humanist, secularist, skeptic, freethought, rationalist and similar groups that make up our movement. In my experience, a lot of these groups have a crossover of members or followers. But the different groups reflect different approaches, priorities, and styles.Continue reading “The UK’s humanist ecosystem: AHS+ space”
What is AHS Plus?
AHS+ is a catchall covering atheist, humanist, secularist, and similar groups, of various nonreligious and irreligious types. It recognises both the overlapping and distinct identities within our movement.