Ask Jon 4 – “You have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children”

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Jonathan Engel, J.D. is the President of the Secular Humanist Society of New York. New Yorkers are great conversationalists. Here we talk about prayer in the time of coronavirus. *Interview conducted on March 16, 2020.* Scott Douglas Jacobsen: This one is a little more time stamped. So, … Continue reading

Ask Jon 3 – William Barr and Gender Equality: Smoke from Fire and Ice

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Jonathan Engel, J.D. is the President of the Secular Humanist Society of New York. Here we talk about William Barr more, and gender equality. *Interview conducted on March 2, 2020.* Scott Douglas Jacobsen: We are back with another session of Ask Jon without an “h.” Two prominent Johns I know … Continue reading

Ask Jon 1 – Secular Humanism in New York State

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Jonathan Engel, J.D. is the President of the Secular Humanist Society of New York.  Here we talk about Reasonable New York, the Freethought Caucus, and Darwin Day. *Interview conducted on January 27, 2020.* Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What is Reasonable New York? Why was it necessary to … Continue reading

Interview with Jonathan Engel, J.D. – President, Secular Humanist Society of New York

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Jonathan Engel, J.D. is the President of the Secular Humanist Society of New York. Engel took the reins from John Rafferty who I have interviewed before, as we will see in this particular interview. This was an enjoyable interview with a funny, gregarious, and generous man, … 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 Dr. O 1 – Neither O Magazine Nor Oprah Television: A Humanist Goes to the United Nations

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Dr. David L. Orenstein is a Full Professor of Anthropology at Medgar Evers College of the CUNY (City University of New York) who has authored two books: Godless Grace: How Non-Believers are Making the World Safer Richer and Kinder (2015) and Darwin’s Apostles (2019). In early professional … Continue reading

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