The mission of this Website is to foster a new secular society based on the new religious thought, pluralism, emergent Christianity, science, reason, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values.
To oppose and supplant the mythological narratives of the past, and the dogmas of the present, the world needs a platform devoted to promoting 21st century Christianity, science, reason, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values.
I believe that faith mixed with evidence-based reasoning, in which humans work together to address common concerns, is critical for modern world civilization. Moreover, unlike many other institutions, I maintain that scientific methods and reasoning should be utilized in examining the claims of both pseudoscience and religion. I reject abstract mysticism and blind faith. No topic should be placed off limits to scrutiny—certainly not fringe science and religion, which have an enormous influence on beliefs and conduct.
I also maintain that values are properly the subject of study and discussion as much as empirical claims. Ideological doctrine and religious dogma have no more right to dictate our moral norms than they do to influence scientific research.
In aiming to foster a secular society, we do not seek to abridge the rights of believers. I do not oppose the free exercise of religion. The new secular Christianity I am promoting and committed to building is a community of reason and compassion in which the dignity and fundamental rights of all individuals are respected. My goal is to empower our Christian tradition’s faith and our Christ to be heard through our new scientific age in new accents and in contemporary thought forms. It alsi sketches my vision for a new global spirituality that incorporates the best of our legacy from the modern era.