Ask Rob 9 – “O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy name.”

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Rob Boston is the Senior Adviser and Editor for Church and State of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, which is the monthly membership magazine. He began work at Americans United in 1987 and authored four books entitled Close Encounters with the Religious Right: Journeys … Continue reading

Ask Rob 8 – A More Rounded Circle: Communities Become More Inclusive, Values Better Approximate Universalization

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Rob Boston is the Editor of Church & State (Americans United for Separation of Church and State). Here we talk about secular and freethought communities, the American story. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What defined communities of secularism and the values of freethought in earlier periods of the American story? What … Continue reading

Ask Rob 7 – Sunlight from the Cycles, or, How to Rebuild Communities with a Hammer

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Rob Boston is the Editor of Church & State (Americans United for Separation of Church and State). Here we talk about passing the baton. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: As times move forward from the origins of the modern secular communities and movements, the founders and the lights continue to leave … Continue reading

Ask Rob 6 – Evil in Action and in Inaction, Choose Wisely: Secular History Rediscovered

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Rob Boston is the Editor of Church & State (Americans United for Separation of Church and State). Here we talk about legal training, human rights, and more. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: If ordinary citizens want to learn about the history of grassroots work for the improvement of conditions in their … Continue reading

Ask Rob 5 – Back to Basics: Atheism and Its Primaries

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Rob Boston is the Editor of Church & State (Americans United for Separation of Church and State). Here we talk about back to basics and some sectors of some of the secular communities. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: If we look at some discussion in the secular communities, one amounts to … Continue reading

Ask Rob 4 – Religion as Literary Education: Holy Moly for Secular Dexter

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen — Rob Boston is the Editor of Church & State (Americans United for Separation of Church and State). Here we talk about secular interpretations of religious literature for educational purposes, where there should be souciance over texts from the religious traditions regarding literary import. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: … Continue reading

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