Michael Stone is an atheist, an educator, a progressive, a secular humanist, a freethinker, and a freelance writer residing in beautiful Portland, Oregon.
After graduating from Portland State University, Michael did graduate work in philosophy at the University of Oregon where he taught introductory philosophy courses as a Graduate Teaching Fellow. After becoming disenchanted with academic philosophy, yet still believing in the value of education, Michael switched academic gears, and is currently teaching Adult Basic Education and GED preparation at a local community college.
Writing as the National Humanist Examiner and the National Democrat Examiner, Michael’s work has been referenced by multiple national news outlets, including Fox News and MSNBC. In addition, Michael is currently working on a book detailing the global persecution of atheists, agnostics and other freethinkers.
Michael is also the founder of the popular Facebook page, Progressive Secular Humanist Examiner. As an activist in the atheist community, and a progressive secular humanist, Michael is committed to the notion that religious superstition, and belief in the supernatural, represents an existential threat of profound and urgent dimension that cannot, and must not, be ignored.