Daily Archives: May 1, 2018

Free Hearts, Free Minds GoFundMe

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen A new organization has been founded by the Canadian former or ex-Muslim Yasmine Mohammed. Mohammed is an ex-Muslim activist, author, instructor, and podcaster. She wrote From Al Qaeda to Atheism. In early life, Mohammed was beaten because of a failure to memorize the Quran at times. Then she was coerced into marriage with… Read more »

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Stephen Skyvington on Early Life, Belief, God, New Book, and Trends in Canadian Politics and Religion

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Stephen Skyvington is the President of Politrain, Inc.. Here we talk about early life, belief, God, an upcoming new book, being the President of Politrain, Inc., and more. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Let us start from the beginning, as I have said in other interviews, like a superhero origin story. How did… Read more »

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Bryan Valentino — Member, Humanist Alliances Philippines, International

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What’s your background regarding religion? Bryan Valentino: I was raised as a Catholic and I got introduced to other religions as well so I’m familiar with how most religions work and what they teach here in the Philippines. Jacobsen: What was your first introduction to HAPI? Valentino: I was invited to… Read more »

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About One in Five Canadians are Young Earth Creationists

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen The National Center for Science Education (NCSE) reported on the state of belief in evolution and creationism in Canada. The report comes from 2008. However, beliefs in a general population probably do not change that rapidly in even a decade. According to the NCSE, about 3/5ths of the population accept evolution. The distinction between… Read more »

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E4D Needs Some More Donors/Champions

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Evidence for Democracy or E4D needs some more champions or monthly donors to support their cause. The cause of evidence-based policies and decision-making. That accomplished through an informed public and government. It seems best to have people with the ability to discern scientific sense from nonsense. Same with governments. E4D is here to… Read more »

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Alain Sayson Presillas on Humanism in the Philippines

  By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Scott Douglas Jacobsen: How did you come to find the humanist movement in the Philippines? Alain Sayson Presillas: I only found out about humanism online. By joining atheist groups and eventually leading me to the humanist movement. Jacobsen: What have been some of the major obstacles in personal and professional life as… Read more »

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