Ask Jon 10 – Say a Prayer for Me, Mr. Cuomo

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Jonathan Engel, J.D. is the President of the Secular Humanist Society of New York. Here we talk about God and the Governor of New York. *Interview conducted on May 11, 2020.* Scott Douglas Jacobsen: I want to touch on two points, as covered before. Prime Minister Trudeau, … Continue reading

Ask Jon 8 – ‘We don’t want your thoughts and prayers. We want action.’

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Jonathan Engel, J.D. is the President of the Secular Humanist Society of New York. Here we talk about the notion of thoughts and prayers in the context of Canada and America. *Interview conducted on May 11, 2020.* Scott Douglas Jacobsen: So, we are back with another Ask … Continue reading

Ask Jon 6 – Ode to a National Ideological Dichotomy: All for All or All for Themselves

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Jonathan Engel, J.D. is the President of the Secular Humanist Society of New York. Here we talk about collectivist and individualist trends in America and the modern health of the nation. *Interview conducted on March 30, 2020.* Scott Douglas Jacobsen: So, we may be entering a once … Continue reading

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

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