Interview with Amitabh Pal – Director of Communications, Freedom From Religion Foundation

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Amitabh Pal is the Director of Communications for the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF). Here we talk about his work and views with the FFRF.. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: How did you become involved in the secularist movements? Amitabh Pal: I’ve been at the intersection of progressive politics and … Continue reading

Iraqi Atheists Arrested for Atheism

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Al-Monitor reported on the arrests sent out for Iraqis charged with the crime of atheism. The charges come through the Dhi Qar province Garraf district judiciary. Atheism as a crime gained lots of social media attention. Some argue this is against the rights of the Iraqis. The … Continue reading

Andrew Copson on the History of Humanism

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Scott Douglas Jacobsen: I wanted to talk about humanism: the hows and whys, the theoretical and practical, and so on. You are highly qualified to comment on it. So, I asked. You agreed. So here we are, to begin, what is humanism properly defined in its … Continue reading

An Interview with Karen Loethen — Previous Member, Meramec Secular Student Alliance — Part 2

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What are your main concerns for the secular community off campus, in society that is, now? Karen Loethen: Oh, Scott, so many. I’ll try to keep my capitalizations down to a minimum. Lol I have HUGE concern for the many ways that the religious right … Continue reading

Benjamin David on How His Abusive Childhood Motivated Him to get involved in Human Rights Activism

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Benjamin David is the Founder of Conatus News and a Writer, Designer, Photographer, Artist, and Marketer on various platforms. Here we talk about his life, struggles, progressive activism, and how to unify activists. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: How was life for you growing up? Benjamin David: Born into a very working class … Continue reading

In Conversation with Professor Sarah Wilkins-LaFlamme on Secularism, Religion, and Atheism

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Scott Douglas Jacobson: Let’s start as James Lipton says, to begin at the beginning. Sarah Wilkins LaFlamme: Oh boy. Jacobsen: What was a family background regarding major variables such as geography, culture, language, and religion if any? LaFlamme: So, I’m originally from the Pontiac region of Quebec, … Continue reading

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