Secular Blog

June 12, 2013 - 1:27 pm

Recently, I wrote about a Democratic Representative of Congress who used biblical arguments for doing something about global warming to counter a Republican Representative’s biblical arguments for doing nothing about global warming.

June 10, 2013 - 2:39 pm

The Secular Coalition's executive director, Edwina Rogers, appeared on the Melissa Harris-Perry show this saturday, June 8th. Edwina was joined by a panel of experts to discuss President Obama's political strategy and the critical function of the Affordable Care Act.

June 4, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Atheists are the only ones who say unequivocally that atheists don’t go to heaven. Most heaven-believing religions seem to have a clause that allows even atheists to integrate the neighborhood. The road, however, is usually narrow and littered with obstacles.

May 19, 2013 - 8:33 am

Think back to your school days, when your class would recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

May 17, 2013 - 9:22 am

Recently, I read two articles about dying for a cause.

May 8, 2013 - 11:50 am

Recently I was invited to participate in a Religion and Law Conference at Florida State University. Almost all the other speakers and attendees were legal or religion scholars, from disciplines in which I’ve had no formal training.

April 22, 2013 - 9:22 am

Inevitably after major disasters, particularly those involving the senseless loss of life such as last week's Boston Marathon bombing, an interfaith service of some type will take shape, where various religious groups will come together to mourn and heal.

April 19, 2013 - 11:47 am

If you think it's rough being an atheist in America, consider the situation in less open societies. In Bangladesh, for example, several atheist bloggers were recently arrested and dozens of others face possible charges. Their crime, although described in various ways (including "insulting religion"), appears to be nothing more than being openly atheist.

April 3, 2013 - 3:49 pm

I’m not gay. But I am jealous. How did homosexuality shift in public opinion from less respectable than atheism to more? And what can the atheist movement learn from the LGBT movement?

April 1, 2013 - 4:53 pm

As an Orthodox Jew growing up in Philadelphia, Passover was my favorite holiday because children were an integral part of the ceremony, and I got to sit at the Seder table with grownups. After the Seder leader hid the Afikomen (a piece of matzo) during the meal, the child who found it received a small prize.