Humanist Jamie Raskin wins Freethought PAC endorsement

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Jamie Raskin, Maryland State Senator and Democratic Candidate for Congress in MD-8. Photo by Jeffrey MacMillan, courtesy of Jamie Raskin for Congress

Jamie Raskin, Maryland State Senator and Democratic Candidate for Congress in MD-8. Photo by Jeffrey MacMillan, courtesy of Jamie Raskin for Congress

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(RNS) The group said Raskin is "the first candidate who openly identifies as a humanist" and praised his commitment to preserve the separation between church and state.

  • Yay for Jamie Raskin.

    Great article. Thanks for calling attention to humanist politicians who put the needs of people ahead of primitive ideologies.
    If more politicians did it, maybe the country could focus on the practical solutions so overdue.

  • Jeffrey

    To learn more about Jamie Raskin, see also: “(Re)introducing
Jamie Raskin, Champion of the Moral Center in American Politics” Daily
Kos, July 14, 2015.

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/07/14/1402001/–Re-introducing-Jamie-Raskin-Champion-of-the-Moral-Center-in-American-Politics

  • Be Brave

    Max,

    The mods keep denying my posts.

    Mmm Hmm.

  • steve

    Well, there’s hope for America after all.
    Thank you Mr. Raskin.
    Signed,
    concerned human.

  • Eric Smith

    Atheism is illogical. Just because the biblical idea of God is probably inane does not mean the universe had no creator. Personally, I buy into the Aristotlean notion of God as the First Cause of all things.

  • Larry

    Acceptance of mythology bereft of evidence as a basis of belief is logical? Heck no. Its not meant to. Religious belief is based on faith and faith alone. Faith is belief in the absence of rational thought, logical and objectively credible evidence.

    Even the concept of the universe having a creator has a logical hole which literally a 3 year can puncture. “If everything has a creator, who created God?”

    Arguments for the existence of God (or an active sentient creator) rely on assumptions and special pleadings. None of which hold up to scrutiny as David Hume pointed out in the 18th Century.

  • rnjohn

    I’ll buy that if you define God as the massive energy that drives our Universe.