Problems with Bible classes

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. — Here in Appalachia’s Bible Belt, conservatives in the Legislature want to force … Continue reading

Ask Jon 14 – ‘It’s not then. It’s today.’

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Jonathan Engel, J.D. is the President of the Secular Humanist Society of New York. Here we talk about American social issues. *Interview conducted on June 15, 2020.* Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Today, we are going to talk about a letter to the editor of The New York Times by … Continue reading

Why I Am an Atheist

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. — I’m an atheist because honesty requires it. I was born in … Continue reading

The Problem With Teaching the Bible in Public Schools

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, as he opens in No Qualms (Ed., published on 2018, July 18, i.e., when … Continue reading

Interview with Jacob Fortin of “Bible Stories”

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Jacob Fortin is the Creator of Bible Stories. Here we talk about it. *Some parts of the transcript may be inaccurate.* Scott Douglas Jacobsen: So, what is Bible Stories? Why did you write it? Jacob Fortin: So, for those of are those who have not heard of me, I used to … Continue reading

Ask Rob 4 – Religion as Literary Education: Holy Moly for Secular Dexter

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen — Rob Boston is the Editor of Church & State (Americans United for Separation of Church and State). Here we talk about secular interpretations of religious literature for educational purposes, where there should be souciance over texts from the religious traditions regarding literary import. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: … Continue reading

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