February 9, 2016 - 2:17 pm

I appreciate most of President Obama's remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington on February 3, and at the Maryland mosque the day before. I agree with the president's call to respect the right of every American to practice his or her religion, and his observation that we can live happier and more productive lives by overcoming blanket, unfounded fear of others.

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January 8, 2016 - 12:04 pm

Muslims and atheists have nothing in common theologically, but they do share some unenviable commonalities. Read more at the Huffington Post...

December 27, 2015 - 7:02 pm

After the Paris and San Bernardino terrorist attacks, followed by Donald Trump‘s inflammatory speech on the aircraft carrier Yorktown near my home in Charleston, South Carolina, my wife Sharon and I wanted to do something to counter some of the unfair anti-Muslim sentiment in our state and country. So we made an appointment to stop at the local mosque and say how pleased we are to live in the same community with Muslims.

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November 18, 2015 - 3:13 pm

When I recently wrote about Godless Jews, I cited a Harris survey that surprised a lot of people. The majority of Jews don't believe in God. They are atheists. Read more at the Huffington Post!

November 6, 2015 - 12:53 pm

I'm not accustomed to being part of the majority in most things, especially religion. One notable exception comes from a recent Harris survey that shows the majority of American Jews do not believe in God.

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October 29, 2015 - 1:30 pm

Open atheists like me are accustomed to being vilified as a class, but the pejoratives say more about those who cast aspersions than about those they malign. Here are just three examples of judgments made about me, along with my parenthetical thoughts.

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October 16, 2015 - 10:43 am

In Orwellian fashion, some political candidates proclaim they are not "politically correct" because it's a politically correct ploy to gain political support. And that strategy seems to be working in the Republican Party.

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September 23, 2015 - 2:34 pm

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said he would not support a Muslim for president because the Islamic faith is inconsistent with the U.S. Constitution. He later added that whoever takes the White House should be "sworn in on a stack of Bibles, not a Koran." Here is my very qualified agreement with Ben Carson...

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September 16, 2015 - 2:31 pm

In 1976 I accepted an offer to teach at the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina, where the Civil War (also known as "The War of Northern Aggression") began and was still a symbol of Southern pride. 

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September 8, 2015 - 10:18 am

I support a woman's right to an abortion at any time for any reason. I think government healthcare should cover abortions and offer free contraception for women, no exceptions. 

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