The Enlightenment was started in April, 2005, as a 'mini-journal' for HALA by its editor, Don Hatch (DAH), who also served many years as president of HALA. At first, it was published quarterly in January, April, July and October, but in later years Don was able to produce a new issue every month, filled with many interesting, informative, entertaining, and thought-provoking articles on a range of topics of interest to Humanists.
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An Enlightening Compendium
A selection of some of the best articles published in the Enlightenment over 15 years of publication.
Provides a representative overview of Humanist thought from Don Hatch and other members of HALA.
Click here to download this 159-page e-book in pdf format.
Donald Arthur Hatch: May 20, 1930 – September 24, 2020 * Have a Heart * Three Paradoxes * The Incredible Human Body and Mind * Human Achievements * Where Are We Now?
Two Book Reviews - 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus and 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created by Charles C. Mann - book reviews by Don Hatch * What about Canada?
The Future of Humankind * Addendum
An Enlightening Compendium - an ebook (pdf) edited by Don Hatch. This is a selection of some of the best articles published in the Enlightenment over 15 years of publication. Provides a representative overview of Humanist thought from members of HALA. Organized into several topic areas: Humanism, Secularism, Science, Philosophy, Religions, Ethics and Morality, Equality and Inequality, Four Book Reviews, The Last Days. Interspersed with poetry, quotations, and humour.
What the World Needs Now – Competent Leaders * The Pandemic * Christian Students Challenge Enlightenment Column, Columnist Challenges Students – by Duncan Watterworth
Galaxies * The Good, the Bad, and the In-Between * Some Good Things * A Few Bad Things * The In-Between
In Defence of Atheism: The Case Against Christianity, Judaism and Islam by Michel Onfray - Book Review by Don Hatch * Living With a Lesser God, But Working On My Tan - by Duncan Watterworth
Equality * Dichotomy * The Importance of Kindness in Ethics - by Goldwin Emerson
Water - by Don Hatch * Are You a Humanist? - by Duncan Watterworth
The Pale Blue Dot - by Carl Sagan * What an Amazing Wonder, This Pale Blue Dot: How Did Our Planet and We Humans Come To Be? - by Donald Hatch * The Universe * The Human Times * The Last 500 Years - From 1500 until Now * Me
Twenty Years of Humanism in London - 2000-2019 * The History of the Humanist Association of London and Area * A Selection of Photos Taken at HALA Events
Humanism - Simplicity Itself * Increasing Inequality * Global Warming * Gaia - Goddess of the Earth * A Conscious Universe * The Oxford Divine - poem by Andrew Szemeredy
Proselytizing and Evangelizing - Is there any Difference? * Proselytizing in Canada - Indigenous Residential Schools * Missionaries * Missionaries at Your Front Door * Evangelizing
Humanist Canada Essay Contest: William Kirk Takes Second Prize * The Right to Knowledge: Using Literacy as Defence against Tyranny - by William Kirk * Conveniences * What Has Technology Wrought - and What About Science? * Evolution or Revolution
Christianity: A Series of Human Inventions - by Don Hatch * Atheism and Islam on the Rise in Britain: Poll
World's Happiest Countries 2018 * Democracies * The Mueller Report * Teflon Trump and King Trump
Tiers of Humanist Associations and What They Do * International * National * Provincial * Other Humanist Associations * Local Humanist Associations * More on the Word Humanism
Aristotle’s Way: How Ancient Wisdom Can Change Your Life by Edith Hall - book review by Don Hatch * Aristotle Versus Plato: Is Plato Responsible for the Founding of Christianity? * When Those Death Thoughts Intrude: What would the 16th Karmapa do? - by Duncan Watterworth * Is Death Really the End?
Spirituality Includes Many Concepts Beyond Religion - by Goldwin Emerson * Philosophy Must be Dragged out of the Ivory Towers and Down into the Market Place of Ideas - by Aaron James Wendlend * Meditation: For the Birds and Beyond - by Duncan Watterworth * Atheism and Atheists * The IHEU Has a New Name
The Gretta Vosper Story * Origin and Usages of the Word Humanism * Will Wars Ever End? * What is a Good Life?
Misinformation - Now and in the Past (DAH) * How I Became a Humanism - by William Kirk * Blasphemy Laws Repealed * Did Morality Evolve from Animal Instincts? - by Duncan Watterworth
Are Populism Politics Threatening Democracy? - by R. Michael Warren * Humanism and Democracy (DAH)
A Tribute to Retiring HALA President Rod Martin * Have a Happy Winter Solstice
21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari - book review by Don Hatch * Very Interesting Predictions: Will They all Come to Pass? * Are We Driven by Prehistoric Tribal Instincts? Shouldn't We Know about That? - by Duncan Watterworth * HALA Happenings
Contested Celebration - poem by Henry Beissel * So, Where Do We Go From Here? * Imagine our Economy as a Game of Monopoly - by Jill Richardson * Looking for Solutions * By Secular Standards, the Catholic Church is a Corrupt Organization * A Great Quote from Gautama Buddha
Wonderful Things * Not So Wonderful Things * Reason and Beliefs About the Silver Tsunami - by Carol Matthews
Food for Thought * Why Bashing Religions is Non-productive * An Eye for an Eye - by Goldwin Emerson * Humanism in Iceland - by S. N. Stuart
Honesty is the Best Policy for Leader - by Goldwin Emerson * From Singularity to Infinity, A Roundtrip Through Epistemology - poem by Kate Jones * The Ongoing Evolution of HALA - by Don Hatch
Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress by Steven Pinker - Book Review by Don Hatch
How America Went Haywire - Review of Kurt Andersen's book Fantasyland by Don Hatch * The Absolute Paradox (DAH)
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, by Yuval Noah Harari - Book review by Don Hatch * Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, by Yuval Noah Harari - Book Review by Magrit Alm * What Lies Ahead? * Income - Expenses = ?
This is the 100th Enlightenment * A Personal Assessment of Humanism - by Don A. Hatch * A Review of "Democracy and Its Crisis" by A. C. Grayling (DAH) * What is Stoicism? (DAH) * Looking back on the Enlightenment (DAH)
What a Wonderful World * Scopes Trial Narrative Would be Same Today - by John de Lancie * Touchdown Jesus' Replacement Ready to Hug Snowbirds - by Duncan Watterworth * Finally, An Effort to Reform Islam - Will it Work? - by Don Hatch * How China Retains Power - by Peter Hartcher
HALA Winter Solstice Celebration * Winter Solstice Meditation 2017 - by Rod Martin
Defiant Earth: The Fate of Humans in the Anthropocene - book review by Rosslyn Ives * Canadian Beauty from Sea to Sea - by Goldwin Emerson * Christmas Spirit is Alive and Well -- Even with Hindus, Muslims and Atheists - by Duncan Watterworth * Freedom From Religion Safeguards Liberty - by Annie Laurie Gaylor
The Protest that Made Our World - by Barney Zwartz * Hume's Deathbed: No Recanting for David - by Dennis Rasmussen
Announcement: How Muslims are Embracing the 21st Century * A Philosopher Explains Humanism and Other 'isms' - by A. C. Grayling * A Statue Enlivens Evolution's Argument
All About HALA * HALA History * The Aims and Purpose of HALA * The Future * Post Modernism, Populism, Fake News, and Alternative Realities - by Goldwin Emerson
Amazing Life * Humanism and the Challenges of Our Times: e.g., mass extinction - by Rosslyn Ives * Buddha in the Bible Belt - by Duncan Watterworth * A Personal Odyssey: Achieving the Peace with Surpasses all Understanding - by Don Hatch * In Pursuit of Inclusive Economic Growth
O Canada! - by Goldwin Emerson * President's Remarks - Upcoming Wolf Hall Event * We Can Say 'Sesquicentennial' but Can We Say 'Values'? - by Madeline Weld * Much has Changed Since Our Centennial - by Don Hatch
Interesting Perspective on Being Canadian * Why was the Boston Marathon Bombed? * Children of the Greatest Generation * Reforming Islam
What Gives Life Meaning? * Can't Escape from Life's Big Questions? * More on the Lessons of History * Why Study Philosophy?
Public Funding of Catholic Schools in Ontario * President's Remarks * Ontario Education Minister Mitzie Hunter Rejects Report * CRIPE and OPEN Combine to Oppose Funding of Catholic Schools in Ontario * Thunder Bay Catholic Schools to Get New Tracks and Fields * Religious Instruction is Not Mandatory in Catholic Schools
Multiculturalism and Religions - by George Cherian * The Challenges of Islam * All Smiles at the Mosque: Getting a Handle on Christianity's Sister Religion - by Duncan Watterworth * Extreme Patriotism can be Messy - by Goldwin Emerson
How I Became a Humanist - by Carl Goldberg * How I Became a Humanist - by Elizabeth Bright-See * Sources of Ethics and Morality - by Don Hatch * A Few Political Aphorisms
A Timely Reminder of Humanist Principles * President's Remarks * How a Humanist Finds Purpose and Meaning in Life
Celebrating the Winter Solstice * Will Solstice Celebrations Eventually Replace Christmas Celebrations?
Ann Druyan's Comments on her Husband's Death * A Little History of Religion - Book Review by Don Hatch * A Wonderful Symmetry - by Don Hatch * Living Mindfully - by Duncan Watterworth * Apolitical Aphorisms
The Lessons of History * President's Remarks * On the Economy * On Religion * Shifting Trends in Religion - by Goldwin Emerson
2016 Wolf Hall Event * An Eye for an Eye - by Goldwin Emerson * A Swiss Handshake * Muslim Holiday Feels Like Christmas - by Duncan Watterworth * Monotheism: Godsend or Curse? * Isaac Asimov Quotes
Raising Children * Children Learn What They Live - by Dorothy Law Nolte * Reasonable U.S. Gun Control Rules Still Not Accomplished - by Goldwin Emerson * Choosing Between Two Worlds, or More - by Duncan Watterworth * Humanist Ethics - by Rosslyn Ives
Great Comparison * President's Remarks * What Makes a Heretic Tick? - by Adriaan Mak * Sun, Sand, and Satan: On the Beach in the Bible Belt - by Duncan Watterworth * On Toleration - by Adriaan Mak
Wherefore Islam? * Striking at the Root: Getting at the Root of Islamic Jihad * Striking at Deeper Roots * Some Historical Facts about Islam - by Adriaan Mak * Who's that Knocking?: Facing the Big Questions Without Enough Evidence - by Duncan Watterworth
Jesus of Nazareth: Son of God, Wise Teacher, or ... Impostor?
Humanism and Philosophy * President's Remarks
Wonders of the World * My Journey to Humanism - by Peter Evans * Interesting Information on the Christadelphians * Atheism For Dummies - book review by Don Hatch * Looking for a Black Cat
Getting Off our Humanist Derrieres * Equality for Women * Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797): Forerunner for Humanism and Women's Rights - by Adriaan Mak * Sunday Assembly * Where do we Go? - by Alan Leangvan * The Silver Rule * Doubt
Enlightenment on the Enlightenment Era * President's Remarks * David Hume (1711-1776) "The Virtuous Infidel": A Trailbreaker for Modern Humanism - by Adriaan Mak * Book Review: The Shape of the New, by S. L. Montgomery and D. Chirot - reviewed by Don Hatch * The Golden Age of Classical Athens
Baruch Spinoza: A Trailbreaker for Modern Humanism - by Adriaan Mak * A Humanist Alternative to A.A.’s Twelve Steps - by B. F. Skinner * Niqab: Another Alternative - by Raheel Raza * Why Teachers Drink (Humorous student answers to examination questions)
Ethics and Integrity in Politics * President's Remarks * Birth and Death - Two of Life's Significant Milestones * Declaration of the Principles of Humanist Canada
How I Became a Humanist * Wendy Kennedy * Tom Kennedy * Imran Atta * All Religions are Human Creations - letter to London Free Press by George Cherian
Sources of Ethics and Morality - by Don Hatch * President's Remarks * More on the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life - by Goldwin Emerson
Book Review: Living the Secular Life by Phil Zuckerman - by Don Hatch * Christianity 101 - by Goldwin Emerson * Life is a Stream Evolving - poem by Pat Duffy Hutcheon
A Rare 360 Degree Rainbow Captured From an Airplane * Who is Right and Who is Wrong about Rights? - by Goldwin Emerson * Proselytizing - by Don Hatch * Some Revealing Statistics * Lexophilia Provides a Few Laughs
10 Commandments for Humanists, Freethinkers, and All Secularists * President's Remarks * Spirituality in Another Word - by Adriaan Mak * Steve Paikin Interview of Krauss and Dawkins on Spirituality * More on the Intriguing Subject of Spirituality - or Awe and Wonder - by Don Hatch * The Interdependent Web - by Goldwin Emerson * Starting to Get Realistic about Radical Islam
Three Religions - On God? * A Brief History of Judaism * A Brief History of Christianity * A Brief History of Islam * Reflections on the Qur'an * Actions for Humanists and Humanist Organizations * Alternatives to Monotheistic Religions * Religion versus Humanism - Quotes by Isaac Asimov
How I Became a Humanist and Wrote The Road Not Travelled - by Don Hatch
On Humanist Spirituality - by Adriaan Mak * President's Remarks * God, Darwin and my College Biology Class - by David P. Barash * Problems Inherent in the Argument by Design - by Goldwin Emerson * Another Good Year
Freethinkers' Fellowship * President's Remarks * The Humanism of the Italian Renaissance * HALA Display
Despicable Atrocities * The Causes of Islamic Conflicts are Varied * Muslim Fundamentalism * What Can Be Done? * You Have to Love the Dutch * Where Are the Moderate Muslim Leaders?
Plato - Greek Philosopher * President's Remarks *What is Philosophy and Why it Won't Go Away * Where Does Morality Come From? * The Future Role of Philosophy
The 2014 HALA Wolf Performance Hall Event with Dan Barker * Losing Faith in Faith - by Goldie Emerson * Book Review of The Age of Atheists by Peter Watson * Thus Spake Friedrich Nietzche
The Bonobo and the Atheist * Book Review of The Bonobo and the Atheist by Frans de Waal * Book Review of I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai * Humanist Officiants - by Adriaan Mak
The Pale Blue Dot * President's Remarks * Why? * The Hidden Hand of Terror * HALA History: Celebrating Ten Years
Results of HALA Membership Survey * A Heads-up For the Next HALA Wolf Hall Event
How I Became a Humanist * Goldwin Emerson * Rod A. Martin
America: What Went Wrong? * President's Remarks * Leadership * What is Politics? * Book Review of Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan * The Thirty Year Gap in the Life of Jesus of Nazareth * Strategies for Humanists * Avoiding the Stresses of Christmas Time
Spirituality - the Secular Kind * President's Remarks * Sharia Law and Religious Accommodation in Ontario Schools * Book Review of The Great Agnostic: Robert Ingersoll and American Free Thought by Susan Jacoby * Book Review of Age of Greed: The Triumph of Finance and the Decline of America by Jeff Madrick * Can the Middle Class be Revived?
Immanuel Kant * President's Remarks * How We Will Live On - by R. J. (Bob) Thompson * Book Review of How to be Secular: A Call to Arms for Religious Freedom * Euthanasia in Canada * The Abortion Issue
How I Became a Humanist * Arsenio Girón * Donald Hatch * Amelia Wehlau
Issue Number 50 of The Enlightenment * President's Remarks * HALA Activities * Humanism - From Then to Now
The New Pope * President's Remarks * Questioning Traditional Christian Beliefs * Living Life to the Fullest
The Curse of Religious Fundamentalism * President's Remarks * Muslims in Canada * Christian Religious Fundamentalism * The Path to a World without War is Possible * Debate on Public Funding of Catholic Schools
What Can Humanists Say to the Mothers of Newtown? * Whither Humanism?
Michel de Montaigne * President's Remarks * Nature and Ethical Responsibility * The Evolution of Islam * Solstice Photos
The Selling and Marketing of Christianity * The Christ Delusion
My Kind of Heaven * President's Remarks * A Momentous Breakthrough – Discovering the God Particle * The Ethics of War * Book Review of Free Thinkers: A History of American Free Thinkers
On the Environment: Who's Minding the Store? * President's Remarks * On Books * On Bridging the Gap * A Few Quotes
Tarek Fatah – Political Activist, Writer and Broadcaster * President's Remarks * Remembering, by Marianne Nyhof * About Paul Dirac, by Garth Santor * The Protestant Work Ethic * Ontario Humanist Society Survey
On Religious Cults, Secularism and Politics * The Evolution of Mormonism * Did Early Christianity Begin as a Cult? * The Advantages of Secular Societies * A Tale of Two Societies: Scandinavian and American* The Senseless Contest to Select a Republican Presidential Candidate * What Lies Ahead?
Christopher Hitchens (1949-2011) Author, Journalist and Humanist * President's Remarks * Faith, Reason, and Atheism, by Rod Martin * Humanists Doing Good Work – Persistence Pays Off * Our Secular Crusade, by Dagmar Gontard-Zelinkova
Journey's End * President's Remarks * Aging with Optimism * Book Review: The Swerve, by Stephen Greenblatt * Declaration of the Principles of Humanist Canada
2011 Solstice Celebration * A Winter's Tale - by Dagmar Gondard-Zelinkova * It's That Time of Year Again * It Has Been a Good Year
The Wisdom, Common Sense, and Reasoning of Jean Meslier * President's Remarks * Michael Shreve's Translation of the "Testament" of Jean Meslier, reviewed by Donald Hatch * Dying With Dignity Meeting
Paul Kurtz – Philosopher, Educator, Author, Humanist * President's Remarks * Capitalism Needs Controls to be Moral * The Lord's Prayer at Ontario Municipal Council Meetings * Secularism as a Guarantor of Social Harmony * On the Good(?) Death
Albert Schweitzer – Organist, Theologian, Philosopher and Physician * Two Contrasting Legacies of the Axial Age * Making a Case for Humanism by Attempting to Solve the Jesus Puzzle * The Jefferson Bible – A Very Interesting Document * A Most Interesting Question
Les Philosophes * President's Remarks * Book Review: A Wicked Company by Philipp Blom * The Sweet and the Bitter * More Spirituality and Less Religion
Dr. Robert Buckman * President's Remarks * The Human in Humanism * Bullying is not Fun for the Victim * The Power & Joys of Music * Some Things Should Never Change
Two Contrasting Legacies of the Axial Age: Grecian Philosophical Rationalism & Monotheistic Christianity * The Glory That Was Ancient Greece * The Invention of Christianity
The Menace of Fundamentalism and Evangelicalism * President's Remarks * Book Review: The Armageddon Factor * Why do we Have this Dilemma? (DAH) * You May be Moral, But Are You Ethical? - by Goldwin Emerson * HALA Happenings
The Journey from Belief to Non-belief * President's Remarks * Setting the Scene for Modifying Beliefs * Belief versus Non-belief * Happiness and Giving * Brainwashing
Confucius – Chinese Sage and Humanist * President's Remarks * Book Review of Humanist Anthology by Margaret Knight * Some Thoughts on Humanism * Book review of God's Brain by Lionel Tiger and Michael McGuire * Who Is "Playing God" in the Euthanasia Debate? by Goldwin Emerson
Abraham Maslow (1908-1970), Humanistic Psychologist * President's Remarks * Humanism in Norway * Humanists, Atheists and Agnostics: A Plea For Tolerance, by Dick Krupka * In Memoriam: Dr. Pat Duffy Hutcheon * Important Notice - HALA Charitable Status
Buddhism – A Religion Without God * President's Remarks * Aweism * The Slow Road to Secularization * Humanism: A Long Past and a Short History, by Rod A. Martin * Humanist Association of London And Area – 2010 Membership Application
Religions -- Can a Civilized Society Exist Without Them? * Outgoing President's Remarks * Board of the Humanist Association of London & Area * Book Review of Society Without God by Phil Zuckermaned * What Can Be Learned From The Scandinavians? * The Reverend Gretta Vosper – Progressive Thinker * Is Humanism a Religion? by Don Santor
Marie Curie – Physicist, Chemist and Agnostic * President's Remarks * Book Review of The Greatest Show on Earth By Richard Dawkins * Science as a Force for Morality? by Goldwin J. Emerson * Officiants to Lead Life's Milestone Celebrations * Invitation to HALA Members to Visit the Unitarian Fellowship of London * A Bucket of Shrimp
Why is God Still Here? * Books on God and Other Musings * The Evolution of Religions * Will Religions and Belief in God Increase or Decrease? * Strategies and Action for the Future
Marcus Aurelius – Roman General, Emperor and Stoic Philosopher * President's Remarks * What is Humanism? by Dr. Rod Martin * Metamorphosis, book review of A Personal History of Awe
Isaac Asimov, Professor of Biochemistry, Author and Humanist * President's Remarks * Book Review of Pat Duffy Hutcheon's Lonely Trail: The Life Journey of a Free Thinker * Maria's Musings by Maria Stuhlemmer * Getting Political * Words * Imagine
Secularism * President's Remarks * Why the Difference -- Why is Europe More Secular Than America? * What Can Humanists Conclude from Gregory Paul's Work? * Have Religions Become Dysfunctional? Yes, Says Alexander Saxton
Arthur Schopenhauer * President's Remarks * Book Review: Godless - by Dan Barker * The Default Position, by Goldwin Emerson * On the Buses * The London Memorial Society - We Still Exist
The Wonders of Science * Learning About Science * The Wonders of Chemistry: What Are We Made Of? * The Wonders of Physics * The Science of Biology * The Science of Geology * The Science of Astronomy * The Science of Microbiology * Albert Einstein * Conclusions * Darwin Celebrations
Percy Bysshe Shelley -- Poet and Humanist * Nominating Committee Report * Utopia * About Humanism in Canada * Life, Culture and Religion, by You-Sheng Li * Upcoming Meetings
Simone de Beauvoir - French Philosopher and Author * President's Remarks * Camp Quest Ontario * A Report on the 2008 HAC Conference and Annual General Meeting * A Few Words About My Views on Humanism and Atheism, by Derek Kaill * Book Review: A Secular Age by Charles Taylor * Rites of Passage * Letter to the Editor * Up-coming HALA meetings
Our Planet, Our Home * President's Remarks * Some of the Good Things * Some of the Not so Good Things * Religions and the Future of Humanism * Respecting and Protecting our Planet * In the News
Carl Sagan -- Astronomer, Author, Humanist * President's Remarks * Accepting Darwin -- Why is it Taking so Long? * Some Statistics for Humanists * Book Review: How Jesus Became Christian - by Barrie Wilson * Future Meetings of the Humanist Association of London and Area * Humanist Association of London and Area Library
Baron d'Holbach – Philosopher, Author and Encylopedist * President's Remarks * Dr. Murray Pearson Hoover * "Do Humanists Experience Wonder?" by Goldie Emerson * Future Meetings * HALA Website * Declaration of Humanist Principles * More Quotes
Harold Koehler - Humanist and Humanitarian (1924 - 2007) * President's Remarks * Letter to the Editor re: "Humanism and Religion" by Jim Cranwell * Letter to the Editor re: "Humanism and Religion" by Bob Harrington * A Thank You to Contributors * Report on the Humanist Association of Canada's Annual General Meeting Held at Milton Ontario on October 6th 2007 * Book Review of Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson, review by Don Hatch * Papal Gobbledygook
Benedict De Spinoza -- Philisopher and Lens Maker * President's Remarks * Some Thoughts on Humanism as the Basis for Religion * Some More Thoughts on Humanism as the Basis for Religion * Thus Spoke Frederich Nietzsche * Rites of Passage * Up-coming Meetings * Brunch
Julian Huxley: Evolutionary Biologist, Author and Humanist * President's Remarks * Some Comments on "Should Humanism be Considered a Religion" * Julian Huxley's Evolutionary Humanism * The Future of Humanism * Up-coming Meetings * Africa * How Can I Look the Same When I Feel So Different Inside? * Declaration of Humanist Principles
Epicurus -- Philosopher and Scientist * President's Remarks * Should Humanism be Considered a Religion? * Letter To the Editor of the Enlightenment * Atheists in the News * The Bone Boxes * The Catholic Hierarchy Just Won't Listen to Reason * Time for Brunch * Making Progress * Up-Coming Meetings * What do Teachers Make? * A Few Quotes
John Stuart Mill -- Philosopher and Political Economist * President's Remarks * The God Delusion: Fact or Fiction? * Is There a Loving Creator God? A Debate of Dr. Bruce Tallman and Dr. Goldwin Emerson * Up-Coming Meetings * Volunteers * The Eternal Questions of Human Kind * A Few Quotes * Some Comic Relief
David Hume -- Philosopher (1711-1776) * President's Remarks * Opinion Piece * Quotes * Up-coming Meetings * When God Goes to War, by Karen Armstrong
Richard Dawkins: Evolutionary Biologist, Ethnologist and Author * President's remarks * Editorials * Some Humanist Thoughts About Morality * Why is it Taking so Long? * Up-coming Meetings * The Witty Senior Citizen * Pantheism * What can Humanists Learn from Pantheism * A Little Bit of Humour
Robert Green Ingersoll: American Orator and Lawyer * President's remarks * Up-Coming Meetings * Humanist Blessings * Changes in the Concept of God Through Ten Decades in the Life of Jacqueleen Emerson, Humanist * Crude Words - by Derek Kaill * Memberships * Lessons I Learned From My Grandfather - by Hilary Cunningham
Thomas Paine: Intellectual, Scholar, Revolutionary and Idealist * President's remarks * Haiti...A Country in Crisis * Haiti's President Ousted for Refusing to Privatize Key Services - by Naomi Klein * The Shell Game - by Goldwin (Goldie) Emerson * Do We Need Nature? - by Goldwin Emerson * Memberships * Up-Coming Meetings
Pat Duffy Hutcheon: A Canadian Philosopher, Sociologist, and Educator * President's Remarks * Religious Identification Survery * Something Missing - by Donald Hatch * Report on the October 13th Meeting * Declaration of Humanist Principles
John Dewey: Philosopher and Educationalist * President's Remarks * Morgentaler Honoured * Important Notice * Past Event * Looking Ahead * Some Enlightenment on the Enlightenment * Report on the 2005 Humanist Association of Canada Conference in Ottawa * What Went Wrong? - by Don Hatch * A Couple of Quotes
Bertrand Russell: A Mathematician and a Philosopher * President's Remarks * Looking Ahead * Past Meetings * Some Questions Answered and Some Answers Questioned - by Goldwin Emerson * Sin and Ethical Behavior * Principles
President's remarks * Introductory Remarks * Up-coming Meetings * Editorial * Unitarian Principles * Humanist Principles * A Rose by Any Other Name - by Goldwin Emerson * A Few Quotations * A Little Bit of Humour: How the Internet Really Began