2017 in Review with Professor David Orenstein

  By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Dr. David Orenstein is a Professor of Anthropology at the City University of New York, and author of “Godless Grace: How Nonbelievers are making the world safer, richer and kinder.” He can be reached at dorenstein@mec.cuny.edu. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Let us take a look back at … Continue reading

Interview with Andrew Seidel – Constitutional Attorney & Director of Strategic Response Freedom From Religion Foundation, Inc.

  By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What was religion or non-religion with regards to family as well as yourself growing up? Andrew Seidel: There wasn’t a whole lot of organized, coerced religion in my household. There was encouraged investigation: go out there and go to temple with your Jewish … Continue reading

Freedom of Thought in the US: On the Origin of Humanist Education in the United States

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen The American educational system developed from European education, where humanism affected the establishment of schools (Koopman, 1987). Under the affluence, social and political organization, and increased communication of Western Europe, enlightened education revived interest in the Humanist classics of Greco-Roman cultures, where humanism had been taken for … Continue reading

Freedom of Thought in the US: Humanism, and the Constitution and Free Expression

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen  Humanism is a progressive philosophy affirming the responsibility and right for neutrality in government towards religious matters, as well as the pursuit of ethical lives for the beneficence of humanity (AHA, 2017; International Humanist and Ethical Union, 2016; Oxford Dictionary, 2017). Secular humanism, in addition, affirms these … Continue reading

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