By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Tehmina Kazi is an activist, writer and author based in Ireland. Tehmina was, until mid 2016, the Director of British Muslims for Secular Democracy (a position she took up in May 2009). British Muslims for Secular Democracy aims to raise awareness within British Muslims and the wider public, of democracy… Read more »
It’s become a bit of a tradition for me to publish a year-end reflection at the end of a year, so let’s reflect on 2017.
By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Scott Douglas Jacobsen: When did you find yourself explicitly irreligious? Oscar Gabriel Pineda: I can’t really point out the exact moment when I stopped believing in God. It wasn’t an epiphany, an emotional catharsis or a tragic moment, like it happens to other people. To me, it was a process that… Read more »
As I mentioned last week, this week’s Weekly Update is a “mini-update”, because I’m taking a bit of a break with visiting family (and very much lubricated by BEvERages and other psychoactive substances).
By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What are the big issues for humanists in Guatemala? Humanistas Guatemala: Wow, where to begin? There are so many issues, ranging from intolerance towards any type of diversity or anything that resembles a departure from the status quo, to overt religious extremism that seeks to impose “Christian values” everywhere.… Read more »
By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What is family background — geography, culture, language, religion/irreligion, and education? Patricia Flanagan: I grew up in the Ozarks near Branson MO, but most of my family is originally from California. My parents are divorced and I spent my childhood living with my mother. I am a first… Read more »