Secular Blog

April 28, 2015 - 11:00 pm

First there were the Jews, with their holy book; then there were the Christians, with their holy book; and then there were the Muslims, with their holy book. Together they formed the three major monotheistic religions, with lots in common and lots not.

April 27, 2015 - 1:53 pm

By Susanne Werner, Chair of the Secular Coalition for North Carolina

North Carolina Lobby Day 2015

April 16, 2015 - 10:01 am

When South Carolina leads a national story, it's usually because of a horrible hurricane or racial incident.

April 7, 2015 - 4:07 pm

"In Indiana, Using Religion as a Cover for Bigotry," an editorial in the March 31 New York Times, reminded me of a line by

April 3, 2015 - 1:18 pm

With all of the current focus on Indiana’s version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) and the scrutiny that it has brought onto other states considering similar legislation, few have taken the time to step back and look at the big picture behind RFRA.

March 17, 2015 - 4:31 pm

My family shed "tears of joy" on May 14, 1948, when the Jewish State of Israel was established as a safe haven for Jews. I was five at the time and didn't quite understand its significance, but I had been taught that an integral part of Judaism was anti anti-Semitism.

March 10, 2015 - 11:41 am

Periodically we hear Republicans skeptically ask if President Obama is a patriot who loves his country, and is he a Christian?

February 23, 2015 - 2:40 pm

I was horrified when I heard of the tragic murders on February 10 of three Muslim college students in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. My sorrow was compounded when I learned that Deah Barakat, his wife Yusor Abu-Salha, and her sister Razan Abu-Salha were shot by an atheist, Craig Stephen Hicks.

February 12, 2015 - 9:55 am

February 12, 1809 must have seemed like an ordinary day to those alive at the time, but we now know it was the day that two giants of humanity were born: Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin. Lincoln ended slavery in the United States in the nineteenth century, and Darwin made one of the greatest scientific discoveries of the nineteenth century.

February 4, 2015 - 1:48 pm

There's a national conversation on vaccinations happening and it's time to stop skirting the issue: Disproven pseudoscientific claims and religious belief are chipping away at the benefits science has provided for humanity via vaccines.

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