Interview with a Member of the Humanist Alliance Philippines International

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 … Continue reading

In Conversation with Professor Tom McLeish, B.A., Ph.D.

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Professor Tom McLeish, B.A., Ph.D., is a Professsor Natural Philosophy in the Department of Physics, and works in the Center for Medieval Studies and the Humanities Research Centre at The University of York. Here we talk abotu science and faith. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: You have a book, Faith … Continue reading

Needs Fulfilled from Cults, and Benefits to Leaders and Followers

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Scott is the Founder of Skeptic Meditations. He speaks from experience in entering and leaving Self-Realization Monastic Order, a Hindu-inspired ashram headquartered in Los Angeles and founded by famous Yogi Paramahansa Yogananda. Here we talk about some of the benefits of ashram residents and their guru-leaders. Also, … Continue reading

Interview with Will Lane on Personal Background, Brexit, and the UK

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Will Lane is a Contributor to Conatus News. Here we talk about Brexit, the UK, progressive politics, and more. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What is your own background in religion, or not, and progressive politics? How did you get your start in it? Will Lane: I am an atheist, and … Continue reading

In Conversation with Amardeo Sarma – Former Chair, European Council of Skeptical Organisations

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Amardeo Sarma is the Former Chair of the European Council of Skeptical Organizations. He is a prominent and respected individual in the skeptical movement, who has a host of other associations and qualifications. Here we cover a wide range of topics in an exclusive interview. Scott Douglas … Continue reading

Human Rights Watch – Peaceful Dissidents Imprisoned in Saudi Arabia

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Human Rights Watch reported on Fahad al-Fahad, a Saudi human rights activist, who has been in prison since April of 2016. All charges are related to peaceful activism. There are over 20 prominent Saudi activists in long-term prison sentences due to similar peaceful activities, related to protest. Some include … Continue reading

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