Tag Archives: Jonathan Engel

Ask Jon 32: To be Witnessed to Witness Change

by | July 9, 2021

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Jonathan Engel, J.D. is the President of the Secular Humanist Society of New York. Here we talk about the need for the secular to stand up (and out). *Interview conducted January 25, 2021.* Scott Douglas Jacobsen: So, we had the inauguration with newly elected and appointed, or newly elected and put into a formal… Read more »

Ask Jon 31: Capitol Jacquerie

by | July 8, 2021

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Jonathan Engel, J.D. is the President of the Secular Humanist Society of New York. Here we talk about the attack on Capitol Hill.   *Interview conducted January 11, 2021.* Scott Douglas Jacobsen: It has been a few weeks since our last session. There have been some drastic events, some expected events. Most drastic was… Read more »

Ask Jon 30: Secular Humanism, Accountability, and the Scientific Method

by | July 7, 2021

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Jonathan Engel, J.D. is the President of the Secular Humanist Society of New York. Here we talk about the cusp between administrations. *Interview conducted January 18, 2021.* Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Ok. Let’s consider this a cusp interview between one administration and another. What would you have to say about the country coming together in… Read more »

Ask Jon 29: “If I prayed…”

by | July 4, 2021

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Jonathan Engel, J.D. is the President of the Secular Humanist Society of New York. Here we talk about the Biden-Harris presidency.   *Interview conducted November 16, 2020.* Scott Douglas Jacobsen: So, you had an election in the United States. So, basically, statistically, it is ultimately going to be a Biden presidency and Kamala Harris… Read more »

Ask Jon 28: American Democracy and Historical Cycles, and Breakthroughs

by | July 3, 2021

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Jonathan Engel, J.D. is the President of the Secular Humanist Society of New York. Here we talk about Election Day and American democracy. *Interview conducted November 2, 2020.* Scott Douglas Jacobsen: This will be published after the election, so consider this something like an in-the-moment interview with a retrospective publication date. So, we… Read more »

Ask Jon 27: “Superstition ain’t the way”

by | July 2, 2021

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Jonathan Engel, J.D. is the President of the Secular Humanist Society of New York. Here we talk about the superstition, Covid, and the American problems when they come together at the same time. *Interview conducted October 12, 2020.* Scott Douglas Jacobsen: So, I want to frame this particular session around paranormal beliefs. There are… Read more »