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Abortion, Philosophy, and Godlessness: Part 3, the Argument from Rights

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Abortion, Philosophy, and Godlessness: Part 3, the Argument from Rights

Some people make the claim that all human beings have rights. This being the case, they go on to say that to abort an embryo is to violate that human being’s right to life. Thus, they conclude, it is wrongful to practice abortion. I find great problems with this line of thinking. So, for part three, I wanted to discuss the issue of rights. Previously we discussed my belief that what matters about someone is not their mere humanity (in terms of their being biologically human) but their personhood, which comes about subsequent to their humanity. Human-being, under the proper conditions, gives...

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Jessica Ahlquist – Activist for Separation of Church & State

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Jessica Ahlquist – Activist for Separation of Church & State

Name:  Jessica Ahlquist Born: 1995 Location: Cranston, Rhode Island Organization Affiliation:  Secular Student Alliance and American Atheists Label: Atheist, Humanist Jessica Ahlquist decided to take on her high school in Cranston, RI over a prayer banner in her school.  It was a religious prayer that everyone had to view anytime they were in the gym.  It had been a gift from a former class a very long time ago.  To find out more click...

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Teresa MacBain – Public Relations Director, American Atheists

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Teresa MacBain – Public Relations Director, American Atheists

Name: Teresa MacBain Born: 1967 Location: Cranford, New Jersey Organization Affiliation: American Atheists (AA), The Clergy Project- Executive Director, Humanists of Florida Label: Atheist, Humanist Former Religious Affiliation: Methodist Teresa MacBain is a former Methodist Pastor from Tallahassee, FL.  In March of 2012 at the American Atheist Convention she came out as an atheist.  She was met with a lot of backlash, death threats, and hateful comments.  But her husband and son kept their heads up and moved to New Jersey for her new job as the Public Relations Director at American...

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James Croft – Humanist Community at Harvard

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James Croft – Humanist Community at Harvard

  Name:  James Croft Born: 1983 Location: Cambridge, MA Organization Affiliation:  Humanist Community at Harvard, Spirit Series, The New Humanism, & Harvard Graduate School of Education Label: Humanist &...

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Kris Leeds

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Kris Leeds

Name: Kris Leeds Born: 1978 Location: Philadelphia, PA Organization affiliation: GSHM, UAA, WAA Label: Atheist, Antitheist, Humanist, Secularist, Constitutionalist (Yes, I just made that up, feel free to ask me about it). Former Religious Affiliation: I’ve been Catholic, Protestant, Presbyterian, and Methodist (None of them made sense). Letting Go of God It seems like a lot of people are having trouble with this for some reason, so here’s the thin: I’m an atheist. I’ll let you recover from that shock for a moment, and let that sink in … Good? Okay....

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