Monthly Archives: July 2021

Fantasies Made of Words

by | July 25, 2021

By James Haught One of my friends is a devout churchgoer who tries to reform my heathen ways. He sent me an e-mail saying: “God is love — period. He offers us eternal life through his son Jesus Christ who represented God and his love for mankind while he was on Earth. Jesus was crucified, died, buried… Read more »

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Ask Jon 38: Dichotomous Dialogues and Decorum

by | July 24, 2021

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Jonathan Engel, J.D. is the President of the Secular Humanist Society of New York. Here we talk about a recent dialogue between Jon and a Christian pastor in New York. *Interview conducted April 5, 2021.* Scott Douglas Jacobsen: So, here’s the ‘Cliff’s Notes’ of the story before getting into it, I got an email… Read more »

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Ask Jon 37: Universal Vaccination and Rugged Individualism

by | July 23, 2021

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Jonathan Engel, J.D. is the President of the Secular Humanist Society of New York. Here we talk about the collision between the value of rugged individualism and the need for universal vaccination in the moment of a pandemic.   *Interview conducted March 22, 2021.* Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Vaccines really touch on or show by… Read more »

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Ask Jon 36: The ‘Truth’ and Abuse of Stature

by | July 22, 2021

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Jonathan Engel, J.D. is the President of the Secular Humanist Society of New York. Here we talk about religion as a political tool in the United States. *Interview conducted March 8, 2021.* Jacobsen: So, for New York State and some of its political contexts, insofar as religious pluralism and non-religion are concerned, how do… Read more »

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