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HUMANISM AND FREETHOUGHT

"Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth -- more than ruin -- more even than death.... Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit. Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid. Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, and the chief glory of man"  – Bertrand Russell

Why Ireland Needs a United Humanist Movement    
The Failure and Triumph of Liberal Humanism 
How Free are We?
Freethought is not Free
Beyond God and Religion 

Thriving without God
Positive Humanism
Humanism and the Arts 
Darwin's Existential Legacy       
Epicurus the Humanist 
John Toland, Father of Irish Secular Philosophy
The Humanism of Francis Hutcheson
The Myth of Dogmatic Atheism  
A Defence of Polemics 
The Hellenic Foundation of Humanism 
Hypatia: The First Humanist Martyr
Sean Kearney, 1932-2004 
Justin Keating, 1930-2009    
David Godden, 1933-2013 

 
PHILOSOPHY AND ETHICS 
 
 
RELIGION AND SCIENCE 

The Blunder of God
Top Ten Reasons why I no longer believe in the Biblical God
The Dark Ages of Christianity
Darwin's Origin of Species
The Last Days of Sodom
Dirty Linen: The Magdalene Laundries Scandal 
The Destructive Legacy of Ian Paisley 
Giving Protestants a bad Name 
The Iron Rule of John Charles McQuaid
It's not just the Pope: the Flaws in Catholicism  
Did Jesus Exist? 
Was Jesus a Humanist?  
The Man Who Invented Christmas
Suffer the Little Children 

EDUCATION