Beyond Secularism

Secularism is an important value: a secular government – a government which does not embody or promote any particular religious or nonreligious worldview, and which bases its policies on what is likely to improve the welfare of its citizens rather than on any particular religious ideology – is an essential component of a flourishing society. [Read More...]

Secularism is the Best Response to Greece v. Galloway

Yesterday a divided Supreme Court ruled that sectarian prayer – even prayer which promotes one religious faith the vast majority of the time, at the expense of people of other religions or none – can be held prior to legislative sessions of government bodies in the USA. I am not a lawyer or a legal [Read More...]

The Difference Between Secular Law and Secular Culture

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Secularism is one of my highest values. I consider a secular state – a state in which the government neither represents nor promotes any religious affiliation, in which laws are not made on the basis of purely religious arguments, and which remains neutral in matters of faith and conscience – to be one of the [Read More...]

Skepticon 5 Day Two – Jessica Ahlquist!

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I spent much of the morning working on my presentation for Sunday, but I had to make it into the hall for Jessica Ahlquist. Jessica needs no introduction: she’s the scrappy high school atheist who objected to a prayer banner at her school and was ostracized and bullied for it until she finally had to [Read More...]

A New Story for Easter – The Fiction of Christian Persecution in the UK

Two prominent UK figures speak out against Secularism and Atheism, peddling a narrative of Christian persecution.

What are they so afraid of? They’re afraid we’re winning. [Read more...]

Fighting Theocracy at Harvard

On Saturday last week (04.02.2011) I spoke at a counter-protest to the “Social Transformation Conference at Harvard”. This conference featured 3 speakers with deep ties to something called the “Seven Mountains” movement – a virulently anti-gay, anti-Muslim theocratic group. I spoke out to say that it is our duty to confront these theocrats, and to defeat them, to ensure freedom of conscience, freedom of religion, and secular government remain among the guiding principles of the United States of America. [Read more...]


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