Ask Professor Burge 1 – The Junction of American Religion and Politics

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Professor Ryan Burge is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and Graduate Coordinator at Eastern Illinois University. His research focuses on religiosity and political behaviour. Also, he is a pastor in the American Baptist Church. Here we talk about the boring predictability of his research, left-leaning and right-leaning … Continue reading

Ask Jon 6 – Ode to a National Ideological Dichotomy: All for All or All for Themselves

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Jonathan Engel, J.D. is the President of the Secular Humanist Society of New York. Here we talk about collectivist and individualist trends in America and the modern health of the nation. *Interview conducted on March 30, 2020.* Scott Douglas Jacobsen: So, we may be entering a once … Continue reading

Interview with Rebecca Hale – Former President, American Humanist Association & Board Member, Humanists International

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Rebecca Hale is an American icon of the humanist movement. She is the Former President of the American Humanist Association, Co-Owner of EvolveFISH.com, Co-Founder of the Freethinkers of Colorado Springs, and a current Board Member of Humanists International (formerly International Humanist and Ethical Union). She became a Member … Continue reading

Ask Mandisa 42 – September 11th, 2001

— 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 … Continue reading

‘Closet Atheists’ Abound in America

By James Haught James Haught is editor of West Virginia’s largest newspaper, The Charleston Gazette, and a senior editor of Free Inquiry. He is 87-years-old and would like to help secular causes more. This series is a way of giving back. — Atheists are disliked in America – constantly denigrated in public surveys – which … Continue reading

Ask Mandisa 40 – American Political Work

— 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 … Continue reading

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