The Curator for a New Religious Art Exhibit is a Nonbeliever

You can’t appreciate art history without recognizing how many of the classical works were religious in nature. That’s partly because religion provides ample and universal material and partly because of the types of people funding the pieces.

The Morgan Library & Museum in New York City has a new exhibit called “Miracles in Miniature: The Art of the Master of Claude de France,” which is almost entirely religious in nature, and here’s the kicker: The exhibit’s curator, Roger S. Wieck, isn’t religious at all.

Still, he says, that doesn’t stop him from appreciating great art:

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Despite Overwhelming Pushback Against It, Mobile County Commission (AL) Approves “In God We Trust” Plaque

Last Thursday, the Mobile County Commission (in Alabama) voted 2-1 to put the words “In God We Trust” on a plaque in the city’s Administration Building. (The most surprising thing about that? Until now, “In God We Trust” wasn’t on a government-issued plaque in Mobile, Alabama.)

Here’s where it gets interesting: Before the vote took place, eight people spoke to the commissioners about the plaque — and seven of them opposed it. Here’s just a taste of what they said:

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Ten Helpful Tips for Atheists and Believers in Relationships

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses 10 ways to make relationships between atheists and believers work:

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So You’ve Left Islam… How Do You Come Out to Family and Friends?

Imtiaz Shams used to be a Muslim. He’s not anymore, and now he wants to help others who have left Islam but don’t quite know where to go from there.

In the second video of his trilogy, he focuses on how to come out to your family and friends:

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Rep. Rush Holt Speaks at the Secular Coalition for America’s Lobby Day Event

At the Secular Coalition for America’s Lobby Day last week, Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ) was one of the featured speakers and video of his talk is now online:

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