Ask Jon 4 – “You have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children”

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Jonathan Engel, J.D. is the President of the Secular Humanist Society of New York. New Yorkers are great conversationalists. Here we talk about prayer in the time of coronavirus. *Interview conducted on March 16, 2020.* Scott Douglas Jacobsen: This one is a little more time stamped. So, … Continue reading

Ask Mandisa 57 – Early Comments on Covfefe-19 Mismanagement

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Mandisa Thomas, a native of New York City, is the founder and President of Black Nonbelievers, Inc. Although never formally indoctrinated into belief, Mandisa was heavily exposed to Christianity, Black Nationalism, and Islam. As a child she loved reading, and enjoyed various tales of Gods from different cultures, … Continue reading

Ask Jon 3 – William Barr and Gender Equality: Smoke from Fire and Ice

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Jonathan Engel, J.D. is the President of the Secular Humanist Society of New York. Here we talk about William Barr more, and gender equality. *Interview conducted on March 2, 2020.* Scott Douglas Jacobsen: We are back with another session of Ask Jon without an “h.” Two prominent Johns I know … Continue reading

Ask Mandisa 56 – Flack

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Mandisa Thomas, a native of New York City, is the founder and President of Black Nonbelievers, Inc. Although never formally indoctrinated into belief, Mandisa was heavily exposed to Christianity, Black Nationalism, and Islam. As a child she loved reading, and enjoyed various tales of Gods from different cultures, … Continue reading

Ask Jon 2 – Freedom Fest 2020 (for Institutional Religion)

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Jonathan Engel, J.D. is the President of the Secular Humanist Society of New York. Here we talk about work to diminish the separation of church and state in the United States. *Interview conducted on February 24, 2020.* Scott Douglas Jacobsen: So, with regards to the current political … Continue reading

Ask Takudzwa 29 – Freedom of Expression’s Matrioshka: Member State to International States of Rights

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Takudzwa Mazwienduna is the informal leader of Zimbabwean Secular Alliance and a member of the Humanist Society of Zimbabwe. This educational series will explore secularism in Zimbabwe from an organizational perspective, and more. Here we talk about the freedom of expression within the context of Zimbabwe and its … Continue reading

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