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Karapatang Pantao

By Javan Poblador / December 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

Ang human rights o karapatang pantao ay para sa lahat. Hindi ito umiikot sa isang indibidwal lamang. Ang problema, ay hindi napapahalagaan ang karapatang pantao, at alam nating lahat na ang kabuntot nito ay ang matagal nang pinoproblema ng ating mga kababayan. Mga kababayan nating matagal nang tinatahak ang diskriminasyon at pang-aapi, ang mga LGBT. […]

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Love and Courage by Aman S. Bains

By Marissa Langseth / September 28, 2019 / 0 Comments

Let us hear from a millennial from NYC, USA and also my neighbor for over 18 years in Fresh Meadows, Queens, USA about love and courage. Aman was raised in the Sikh faith, in a multiethnic family, with ancestral roots in Sikhism, Islam and Catholicism. At a tender age of 18, Aman  has traveled far […]

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Stop Blaming a Minority for Wanting the Same Rights As You

By Shane / September 14, 2019 / 0 Comments

Photo: George Calvelo/ABS-CBN News In light of the divided consensus over the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) Equality Bill in the Senate and the recent brouhahas surrounding transgender woman Gretchen Diez, it’s occurred to me that there is now a greater pushback towards the LGBTQ+ community in the Philippines than ever before. […]

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When SOGIE Equality Bill Finds an Ally in a Catholic Activist Nun

By Alvin John Ballares / September 12, 2019 / 0 Comments

You’re not mistaken; this post is by me, among all people, a secular Humanist. In case you missed it, I don’t believe in any god, not anymore. I believe in humans and their instinct to do what is good and right based on lessons passed on by our ancestors from 6 million years ago. But […]

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On Presuppositionalist Apologetics

By Alvin John Ballares / April 11, 2019 / 0 Comments

On Presuppositionalist Apologetics  by Ben Sackenheim Cincinnati, Ohio, United States April 8, 2019                   Many readers may not even be familiar with this term, but you will need to know it because if you are involved in the messy business of counterapologetics for long, you will eventually encounter it. Presuppositionalism is a drastically different method of […]

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Am I doing it Right?- From a Humanist Parent

By Kristiane Fallarcuna / March 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

  In this country that is mostly religious, there came a time in my life that I questioned my parenting… “Am I doing it right?” There are voices here and there… saying… “That’s not the right way…” Your kids don’t go to church and don’t believe in ‘god/s’. Your kids don’t pray… before meal…after meal…and […]

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Disaster Reduction and Climate change -a Humanist approach

By Claris Quezon / February 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

Preamble to make the listeners at ease in humanism as a context on disaster reduction and climate change. As most of you have gone through Grade 11 and Disaster Risk Reduction core subjects have been incorporated already in your curriculum, what I will do is give you a review but will focus on humanism as […]

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Gerontocracy in the Philippines

By Marissa Langseth / January 27, 2019 / 0 Comments

This country, the Philippines,  is run by a Gerontocracy (rule of the old). The issue of the bill to lower the minimum age of criminal liability to 9 years old indicates a lack of progress in the outlook of many of our solons today. It would seem that this proposition is a mere shortcut or […]

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Sinulog in Cebu: Political in nature

By Marissa Langseth / January 20, 2019 / 0 Comments

The Sinulog is Political: – its religious symbolism and meanings are meant to reinforce the legitimacy of the Roman Catholic Church as a key institution of society. – its cultural performances and artisitic interpretations are not only displays of parts of Cebuano identity but a potent projection of soft power on a domestic and even […]

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Wider, Broader, Deeper, and Longer: The Banality of Moving the Goal Posts

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen / January 5, 2019 / 0 Comments

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Andrew Sullivan, prominent and long-time essayist, declared every person has a religion. By implication, this would include atheists, as most see themselves, likely, as a-religious within the referent frame of a-theism. This seems more wrong than right, and also appears to miss the basic nature of religion: handed down answers, or, […]

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