What is Humanism?

For awhile after leaving faith-church-god, I wasn’t sure what to call myself.  “Ex-Christian,” “Former Minister,” “Atheist,” “Non-Supernaturalist”?  I settled on “Freethinker” since Freethought is an honored secular tradition and primarily…

Sacred Profanity

Do words like “sacred” and “holy” (or “profane”) have any meaning anymore?  Did they ever? The Sacred, the Holy and a little profanity I recall climbing the long stone stairs…

Walt Whitman at 200

Whitman was born 200 years ago this month (May 31, 1819). Today’s column in the Citizen-Times (page one; page two) presented his resounding voice as it needs to be heard, calling…