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Exemption from Religious Indoctrination: “God helps those who help themselves”

by | September 9, 2021

By Fotis Frangopoulos (Greece) Another decision by the Ministry of Education and Religions was recently issued in Greece to regulate exemptions from the ‘lesson’ on religion in schools. It is the second decision in two months and the latest in a long series of decisions and circulars on the same subject. And once again the… Read more »

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Many, Many, Many Gods

by | November 14, 2019

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. — “Man is certainly stark mad; he cannot make a worm, yet he will make gods by… Read more »

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Recovering a Lost Treasure

by | November 9, 2019

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. — The Swerve: How the World Became Modern, by Stephen Greenblatt, W.W. Norton & Co., hardback, 356… Read more »

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When Thinking is a Crime

by | November 8, 2019

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 prehistoric tribes evolved into early civilizations, tribal shamans were succeeded by elaborate priesthoods claiming to… Read more »

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Irreligiosity in Greek Culture, Angelos Sofocleous

by | September 29, 2017

Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What are the demographics for humanism in Greece? Because most of the population is Greek Orthodox. Angelos Sofocleous: According to the latest Pew report, 90% of the Greek population identifies themselves as a member of the Greek Orthodox Church. It has to be stressed, however, that many people identify as a member… Read more »

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Greece’s New Godless Prime Minister

by | January 31, 2015

I’m encouraged by the victory of Syriza, a “far-left” party with very real communist roots, in the recent elections in Greece. Syriza took nearly half the seats in the unicameral Hellenic Parliament, and secured a majority by entering into a coalition with the “far-right” Independent Greeks. The idea of a far-left-far-right coalition might seem far… Read more »

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