52 episodes

Talking about Humanist values and social justice. Topics range from the Humanist consensus to how to navigate a world made up of science denying Christian Nationalists bent on smashing the wall between church and state. Human problems require human solutions.

Glass City Humanist Douglas Berger

    • Society & Culture

Talking about Humanist values and social justice. Topics range from the Humanist consensus to how to navigate a world made up of science denying Christian Nationalists bent on smashing the wall between church and state. Human problems require human solutions.

    Does the Government Test Your Faith?

    Does the Government Test Your Faith?

    We learn about the recent Ohio law that forces colleges and universities to do what many already do - make accommodations for religious believers. A push for safe housing in Maumee gets a push back from landlords not wanting to spend the money to comply. March 1st brings an end to the pandemic allotment of food stamps. People shouldn't have to worry about paying for food.

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    00:55 Does the Government Test Your Faith?
    19:54 Safe Housing Push Back in Maumee
    32:19 End of Pandemic SNAP Allotment and End of Amazon Smiles


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    • 46 min
    Just Say No To Interfaith

    Just Say No To Interfaith

    We look at why Humanism doesn't belong in Interfaith spaces and we hear a letter to the editor about addressing violent crime in Toledo. We also take time out to acknowledge a show milestone.

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    00:46 Episode 50!
    05:13 Say No To Interfaith
    25:31 Letter to the Editor


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    • 38 min
    Critical Thinking Can Save The World

    Critical Thinking Can Save The World

    We look at critical thinking. What does it include and how do we not misuse it. Then we take a look at another church and state issue at a local school during election day. Was it on purpose?

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    00:45 Critical Thinking Can Save The World
    19:37 Bible Quotes At A Public School On Election Day


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    • 42 min
    A Pseudo Conflict Between Intersectionality And Humanism With Michael Werner

    A Pseudo Conflict Between Intersectionality And Humanism With Michael Werner

    Michael Werner, longtime member of the Unitarian Church and a past President of the American Humanist Association, believes an effort to finally update the church's bylaws will extinguish the strong history of Humanism and leave the church open to the evils of post modernism. Werner also believes that the church is abandoning Enlightenment principles of reason, science, tolerance, affirming the inherent worth of all people, and replacing it with work on social and racial justice issues. Is that really true?

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    01:00 Interview with Michael Werner
    37:18 The Black Empowerment Controversy
    50:08 Social Justice Is Not Pie


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    Fake School Assemblies and Banning Guns

    Fake School Assemblies and Banning Guns

    Religious conservatives are performing school assemblies and funneling kids to church all at taxpayer expense and earlier this month the SHoWLE Board voted to ban weapons at meetings. Doug explains why.

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    00:45 Fake School Assemblies
    16:14 SHoWLE bans guns at meetings


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    • 29 min
    Evangelize For Humanism Without Evangelizing Humanism

    Evangelize For Humanism Without Evangelizing Humanism

    How can one sell Humanism to the public without appropriating suspect tactics used by the religious to recruit to their groups? Doug talks about his experiences selling Humanism over the years and how we can reach people and bring them to us. Finally we give an update about a busing dispute involving religious school kids and a public school district.

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    • 45 min

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