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Ask Mandisa 66: Performative and Substantive Activism

by | August 17, 2021

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, including Greek and Ghanaian. “Through… Read more »

Ask Professor Burge 24: Hispanic Evangelicals, White Atheists, and White Evangelicals

by | July 16, 2021

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Professor Ryan Burge‘s website states: “I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science as well as the Graduate Coordinator at Eastern Illinois University. I teach in a variety of areas, including American institutions, political behavior, and research methods. My research focuses largely on the intersection between religiosity and political behavior (especially in… Read more »

Ask Professor Burge 22: Skin Tone, Racialism, and ‘Bible Banning’

by | July 12, 2021

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Professor Ryan Burge‘s website states: “I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science as well as the Graduate Coordinator at Eastern Illinois University. I teach in a variety of areas, including American institutions, political behavior, and research methods. My research focuses largely on the intersection between religiosity and political behavior (especially in… Read more »

Ask Professor Burge 19: White Evangelical Christian Voting Bloc

by | July 4, 2021

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Professor Ryan Burge‘s website states: “I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science as well as the Graduate Coordinator at Eastern Illinois University. I teach in a variety of areas, including American institutions, political behavior, and research methods. My research focuses largely on the intersection between religiosity and political behavior (especially in… Read more »

Ask Jon 29: “If I prayed…”

by | July 4, 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 Biden-Harris presidency.   *Interview conducted November 16, 2020.* Scott Douglas Jacobsen: So, you had an election in the United States. So, basically, statistically, it is ultimately going to be a Biden presidency and Kamala Harris… Read more »

Ask Jon 28: American Democracy and Historical Cycles, and Breakthroughs

by | July 3, 2021

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Jonathan Engel, J.D. is the President of the Secular Humanist Society of New York. Here we talk about Election Day and American democracy. *Interview conducted November 2, 2020.* Scott Douglas Jacobsen: This will be published after the election, so consider this something like an in-the-moment interview with a retrospective publication date. So, we… Read more »