Ask Jon 29: “If I prayed…”

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 … Continue reading

Ask Jon 12 – The Fourth of July

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Jonathan Engel, J.D. is the President of the Secular Humanist Society of New York. Here we talk about July 4th, public safety and health, religion (naturally), education, and more. *Interview conducted on July 6, 2020.* Scott Douglas Jacobsen: We finished the July 4th celebration for America’s Independence Day. … Continue reading

Ask Jon 11 – A Misstake

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Jonathan Engel, J.D. is the President of the Secular Humanist Society of New York. Here we talk about Mississippi, the Confederacy, Reconstruction, and more. *Interview conducted on June 29, 2020.* Scott Douglas Jacobsen: So, this is going to leave New York a bit, not only New York … Continue reading

Ask Jon 9 – Rage Within the Green Machine

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Jonathan Engel, J.D. is the President of the Secular Humanist Society of New York. Here we talk about the the health of the socioeconomic status of America and the constructive channelling of legitimate rage. *Interview conducted on June 1, 2020.* Scott Douglas Jacobsen: So, today, based on … 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

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