Dennett introduced our readers to the Brights movement. Reactions were published in the Letters and Op-ed sections of subsequent issues.
Well-reasoned analysis and criticism of the Brights movement is welcomed--and is certainly to be expected of humanists.
Dennett have put their weight behind the so-called Brights movement
, an effort to unite atheists, agnostics, secular humanists, and other nonreligious people under the label "Brights." The term secular humanism, though still sometimes used as a pejorative term by Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, and others, was embraced in the 1980s by those of us who describe ourselves proudly as secular humanists and possess a lack of faith in a divinity, yet who embrace humanistic values of liberty, equality, tolerance, and freethought.