An Interview with Mary Johnson, a Nun Who Worked Under Mother Teresa and Later Became an Atheist

Twenty years ago, Mary Johnson was a nun. In fact, until 1997, Johnson was serving as a nun under Mother Teresa in the Missionaries of Charity. In her time with the woman excoriated by Christopher Hitchens in The Missionary Position, she travelled Europe, trained other sisters, and studied theology. Since leaving the order, Johnson has [Read More...]

An Interview with the Students Suing to Stop Their City’s Sectarian Prayers

Two months ago, two young atheists filed a lawsuit in Tennessee. They wanted the Hamilton County Commissioners to stop praying — in Jesus’ name, no less — at meetings. They wanted the commission to replace the prayer to with a moment of silence because, in the words of one of the plaintiffs Tommy Coleman: We [Read More...]

An Interview with the Secular Women of Secular Woman

If you were anywhere vaguely secular on the Internet yesterday, you might have heard about Secular Woman. The new organization was all over Twitter, Facebook… and on Glenn Beck‘s website The Blaze.   Dedicated to “advancing the interests of atheist, humanist and other non-religious women,” the national organization, which is open to all chromosome combinations, [Read More...]

Secular Students of the Military: An Interview with Jason Torpy

This is the fourth post in a series of interviews with secular students and leaders in the U.S. military, inspired by comments on this post. Different Academy students correctly pointed out that each branch of the military has a different culture and levels of religiosity, yet you will see here that all are fairly religious. Non-theistic [Read More...]