Archive: September 2019

Why we teach about the Constitution

By Desiree Willis & J.T. Andrews On Monday, September 16, 2019 8:51:00 PM
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Propaganda, misinformation and fake news are abundant in today’s world. A few minutes on social media shows most Americans are lacking knowledge of basic rights and privileges. We see folks bemoaning their freedom of speech, demanding rights to impose their religious views on others, claiming their unfettered right to gun ownership and opining that police killing black men at rates 2.5 times more than white men is the fault of the young black men for not following orders. What rights are we given by our constitution and how does this document written more than 200 years ago apply to us today?

The Primary Value: Integrity

By Jen Scott On Sunday, September 1, 2019 7:04:00 PM
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The Community of Reason (COR) was created to connect and support atheists, humanists, agnostics, freethinkers, skeptics, and other like minded individuals to achieve our common goals, and most importantly to do it in a way that a way that was consistent with our shared values of integrity, equality, curiosity, and compassion. 

The dictionary defines integrity as “the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles.” Most people would agree with that ideal.  The challenge comes in applying this value in everyday life and in personal interactions.