Chris Stedman

"This incident had nothing to do with religion or victims' faith but instead had to do with the longstanding parking disputes
Yes, you can be well-intentioned and still do harm. That, at least, is what television personality and media mogul Oprah Winfrey learned when she apparently and good-naturedly dismissed Diana Nyad's claim to being an atheist.
I charge anyone who is challenged by this to think a little deeper, to broaden their experience working with and knowing the non-religious, to try to understand that the religious and the non-religious have a lot to learn from each other.
While I try to keep an understanding voice, there are beliefs, ideas and individuals that can push my buttons -- and I have plenty of buttons. The boundary between being open to others and being justly offended by the bad beliefs they hold is not always clearly demarcated.
I couldn't really take in what I was hearing. Here, finally, was someone in a position of religious authority telling me that there was nothing unnatural about my sexual orientation.
We're social animals, and we're at our best in social groups. Religion just happens to be a really accessible group.
Chris Stedman humanizes atheism by sharing his life and his values. He aims to end the cycle of isolation and tribalism by encouraging others to contribute their own story to our collective narrative.
A: I am an atheist because I do not believe in any gods, but Humanism speaks to my values. It's descriptive of what I do
When we demonize the "other," even in the name of reason, we open the door to a world of zero sum redemption where one person's gain is another person's humiliating loss.
The second Wild Goose Festival has just ended. I left a piece of my heart in the hills of North Carolina.
An atheist, Chris Stedman may seem to be an unlikely advocate for the rights of Muslims, but he has proven that justice and tolerance are not confined to any particular religious, or non-religious, group.