Secular Seasons

WEB RESOURCE This website provides a description for a set of holidays observed by secularists. It offers reasons why non religious people should take time to observe holidays and shows the non religious origins of many religious holidays.

American Humanist Association - Good without God

WEB RESOURCE Humanism defines itself as a philosophy of life that without theism and other supernatural beliefs, affirms their ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that aspire to the greater good of humanity. Find out more here through short articles by humanist authors on a vast range of topics.

Oriental Philosophy - Naturalism, Supernaturalism, and Humanism

WEB RESOURCE This is a brief overview of Chinese philosophies and how naturalism, supernaturalism and humanism compare. It is a useful outline of the essentials of these different perspectives.


WEB RESOURCE This Wikipedia article defines humanism as a philosophical and ethical stance that emphasizes the value and agency of human beings, individually and collectively. Humanism prefers critical thinking and evidence over established doctrine or faith. The article traces the meaning of the term humanism as it has fluctuated through successive intellectual movements which have identified with it. These are traced and explained in the article.

Atheism and Non-religious Philosophies

WEB RESOURCE This Pluralism Project site page is a set of quotations collected as a resource to help define some of the terms that are commonly used to describe non-religious peoples, organizations, and movements. The terms include: agnosticism, atheism, brights, freethinkers, humanism, naturalism, rationalism, skepticism, and universism.

A Skeptical Manifesto

WEB RESOURCE Skepticism has a historical tradition dating back to ancient Greece when Socrates observed: "All I know is that I know nothing." Modern skepticism is embodied in the scientific method, that involves gathering data to formulate and test naturalistic explanations for natural phenomena. The key to skepticism is to continuously and vigorously apply the methods of science to navigate the treacherous straits between "know nothing" skepticism and "anything goes" credulity. This statement of purpose explores these themes.

Fifteen Non-theistic Beliefs, Ethical Groups, Philosophies, Spiritual Paths, etc.

WEB RESOURCES This Religious Tolerance page has a menu of links to fifteen non theistic belief systems. Each entry links to a page with a definition, possible benefits, conclusions about the system, primary source material, and resource references.