Atheistic Humanism and the Media

By Phoebe Davies-Owen and Scott Douglas Jacobsen Humanism encompasses a range of beliefs including the theistic, such as Humanistic Judaism or Unitarian Universalism and the non-theistic, such as atheism, agnosticism, even deism or apatheism. More than a specific set of precepts, humanism is a lifestyle incorporating a worldview. An ethical and … Continue reading

An Interview with Dan Bowman — SMART Recovery Facilitator, SMART Recovery

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Note: Dan is giving this interview as a SMART Recovery facilitator and not as a spokesman for the Veterans Administration.* Scott Douglas Jacobsen: You have an association with SMART Recovery. What is SMART Recovery? What is your relation with it as an entity? Dan Bowman: SMART, Self … Continue reading

Interview with Kareem Muhssin – Alliance of Former Muslims (Ireland)

Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What is the state of irreligion in Ireland now? Kareem Muhssin: Well, the influence of the Catholic Church has waned rapidly in recent decades. Lifting the ban on contraception in 1980, legalising divorce in 1996 (despite Mother Teresa’s best efforts), legislating for same-sex marriage in 2015 – … Continue reading

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