Some Ways To Say It As a Bright
One means to “illuminate and elevate the naturalistic worldview” is by contributing your thoughts. Let others know what you think. Consider these channels.
The Brights’ Blog
You may wish to contribute a thoughtful piece to one of the Brights bloglines at BloggingBrights.net.
Your Own Blog —This pathway is only if you absolutely love to write, because you need to be able to persevere in duration a year (not so easy). Still, if you would like to propose a blog, please do so.
“The Science-Minded Citizen” —This route is much easier, because the blogline itself derives from multiple contributors (it is not the product of a single person). This means that you can write on a specific topic, and just one article. Check out the specifics.
A New Blog Category: “Luster”
Carrying forward the idea of having different contributors in a blogline (as we do in “The Science-Minded Citizen”), Brights Central will next month be opening up another category at BloggingBrights.net.
“LUSTER” is for any topic, but the piece should contain at least some glimmer or shimmer of “brightness” as the author sees it. Bright pearls of wisdom? Perhaps. Not guaranteed. Read more about it.
The Brights’ Forums
A way to more briefly share your thoughts with others is via the international discussion forums. These forums offer a means by which you can introduce your own issues. (Of course, some discussants prefer to simply react to issues contributed by someone else.)
Both brights and supers can participate in the forums. A separate “forum registration” is required.
When there are news items, you can put in your two cents and check to see what others think. For example, what do you think about the “atheist TV” (Roku channel), recently launched? Do you know about it? Did you check it out? Now - Is it going along as you thought it would, or not? Is it helpful to our cause of civic acceptance, or not?
When there is a topic of considerable relevance to current international activity by Brights, you can present your data to settle questions. For example, consider this question from someone on the Forums:
“[w]hy do so many atheists go to such great lengths to discredit the studies which demonstrate the link between religiosity and charity? Credit where credit is due - the religious do more charity and so-called ‘good works’ than we do.”
How do you react? Got anything to contribute? When Brights Central’s main action arena (human morality) is a focus, data becomes relevant.
If you already know you enjoy discussion, you might find yourself “a Forum regular” – not only making your opinions known. More importantly, you will provide information/data! Forum folks want you to back up what you think, and also be open to changing your mind. It’s the nature of Brights’ forum discussions. They’re pretty civil, and informative. Hang around, and you may find yourself making friends.