Ask Mandisa 37 – “Music is Very Sacred”

— 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

Ask Dan 1 – Native Americans, Delaware Tribe of Indians, the Americas, and Freethought

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Daniel Edwin Barker is an American atheist activist and former evangelical Christian preacher and musician. He is the Co-President of the Freedom From Religion Foundation with Annie Laurie Gaylor and the Co-Host of Freethought Radio, and a Co-Founder of The Clergy Project. He is the author of Maybe … Continue reading

Preachers Who Awaken

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

Books by Atheists Who Were Once Deeply Religious

Both believers and non-believers have criticized atheists for dismissing religion because its claims cannot be proven scientifically (that is, using the scientific method). In doing so, the criticizers explain, the atheists miss an important aspect of belief, which is that religion plays an important role in society. The atheist, Frans de Waal … Continue reading

Prayer Robot & Atheist Books for Kids

At first I was amused that an Iranian teacher, Akbar Rezaeie built a robot to teach prayer mostly because he applied “some mechanical modifications such as adding two extra engines…to let the robot perform praying movements, such as prostration, more easily.” I figured this would probably be the first robot to rebel … Continue reading

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