The Bootstrap Problem

With threats such as resource exhaustion and global warming facing humanity there is a non zero chance that our modern civilization will not last the distance, and may in fact collapse. It would of course not be the first time a civilization collapsed. Other...

Terminal Decline of Christianity

The results of the 2013 New Zealand Census has Christianity down to 47 per cent. Retired scientist, Ken Perrott’s, accompanying graph charts Christianity’s decline in every recent census and projects its decline to just above 20 per cent by 2030 and...

Submission the the Constitutional Commission

The NZARH strongly believes that government should be secular, neither recognising nor funding religion or other non-religious belief. We do not address individual issues arising from the Treaty of Waitangi. We note the New Zealand Human Rights Committee statement...

Editorial: Future Growth

The new coffee house for public discussion is the Internet. It began in the early 1990’s with Newsgroups of the nacent Internet. Today it has evoilved into social networking systems like Facebook and Google+ on which a reasonably large subset of the community...

Submission on Charter Schools

Who are the New Zealand Association of Rationalists and Humanists? The New Zealand Association of Rationalists & Humanists Inc. (NZARH) is a not-for-profit organisation that exists to serve the interests of the non-religious; those who do not have a belief in...

Six Myths about Secularism

Myth One Secularism is anti-religion. This is the myth heard most often about secularism. But it rests on a misunderstanding. Secularism is a political theory, borne of harsh experience, that religion and politics are a bad mix. The history of government-sponsored...