One World, One Life.
A home for curious secular minds.
In the US, severe medical needs may simply go ignored in the workplace.
Not every “sincerely held religious belief” is sincerely held.
The secular defense of reproductive rights
80% of nonbelievers support a woman’s right to an abortion for any reason. This is significantly greater than any other religious affiliation except for Jewish, among the most secular of ethno-religious groups, with which it is virtually tied.
A recent discovery of an ancient tablet seems to show the Bible is older than previously believed.
a weekly wrap by ml clark
Rick Snedeker offers insight into the judicial side in The Catholic Justices driving the Supreme Court’s Roe reversal, Marcus Johnson notes a broader schism in Red and Blue America fast becoming fundamentally different countries, and Adam Lee raps complacent liberal knuckles in Your rights are up for grabs, and they always were.
Our gaze also turned north this week for simpler affairs. Hemant Mehta’s Canada’s government rejects motion to end daily prayer in House of Commons and Nathan Alexander’s How God was wedged into the Canadian constitution explore my own country’s fuzzier church-state divide. Meanwhile, this Canuck rounded off a Fascism in India series with The global turn toward nationalist politics and The weaponization of religious custom.
But Phil Zuckerman was my standout read of the week, with It is time for the end of Zionism, a moving appeal for a post-Zionist Judaic world. It pairs well with Wan Kun Sandy’s beautiful meditation, There is a secular afterlife, which explores the best possible impact of our time alive.
For those who like a little doom-scrolling with their secular surfing, Jonathan MS Pearce has you covered with a sneak preview of the next woeful installment in future history textbooks: Musk will bring Trump back to Twitter. And for the data crunchers, enjoy a deep dive into literary forensics with Captain Cassidy’s splendidly thorough The reality of people being ‘hungry for the word’.
“Far too many of us are more interested in pinning horrific actions on the other side, so that we can wash our own groups’ hands of any complicity.”
“The religious idea that the heart is the seat of the soul stalks the subject of abortion.”