Ask Mandisa 27 – Social Movements and Secular Community Concerns

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Mandisa Thomas is the Founder of Black Nonbelievers, Inc (Twitter & Facebook). One of the largest, if the not the largest, organization for African-American or black nonbelievers & atheists in the United States. The organization is intended to give secular fellowship, provide nurturance and support for nonbelievers, encourage a sense of pride … Continue reading

Interview with Md. Sazzadul Hoque – Founder, Council of Ex-Muslims of Bangladesh

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Md. Sazzadul Hoque is an exiled Bangladeshi secularist blogger, human rights activist, and atheist activist. His writing covers a wide range of issues, including religious superstition, critical thinking, feminism, gender equality, homosexuality, and female empowerment. He’s protested against blogger killings and past/present atrocities against Bangladeshi minorities … Continue reading

Ask Professor Rosenthal 3 – Woodpeckers, Woodknocking, and Critical-Thinking

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Dr. Jeffrey S. Rosenthal is a Professor of Statistics at the University of Toronto. Here we talk about critical thinking and Knock on Wood. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: When an ordinary citizen like myself or someone else comes across a piece of information, what are some important critical questions … Continue reading

The (Secular) God of the (Psychedelic) Gaps

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen With the moves to reduce the harms of drugs and mind-altering substances on the general public in several nations around the world, there have been active decriminalization efforts, as in Portugal, or calls for decriminalization by the (late) former Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan, … Continue reading

Canadian and American Jewish Identity

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Religion News Service reported on some surveys in the recent past about demographic and statistical facts about the Canadian Jewish population. The author of the article joked about “Canadaphilia” or a “longing to be a Canadian… or, to be even more precise, a longing for the … Continue reading

Interview with Donna Harris – Former President, Humanists, Atheists, & Agnostics of Manitoba

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Donna Harris is the Former President of Humanists, Atheists, & Agnostics of Manitoba. Here we talk about her life, work, and views. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What was family background, e.g., language, culture, ethnicity, heritage of belief, and so on? Donna Harris: My father was English/Scottish. My mother … Continue reading

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