Reading Time: 6 minutes The late astronomer Carl Sagan once wrote in his book Contact, “For small creatures such as we, the vastness is bearable only through love.” It’s only fitting, then, that his daughter Sasha Sagan has carried on his legacy with her own book focusing on secular rituals that provide meaning in our lives. In this exclusive […]
Rebekah is a curious atheist, lifelong student, and creative introvert. She graduated from the conservative Christian Grove City College with a bachelor's degree in Communication Studies and a desire to unlearn all the school's toxic religious teachings. She has since found a passion for reading and writing about atheism, religion, science, and social justice on her blog She Seeks Nonfiction, where she has posted every Sunday morning since 2016.
Rebekah lives in Pittsburgh, PA with her husband and their two cats, where she works as the Design Associate for Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
Mississippi AG: Roe v. Wade Should Be Overturned Because It’s “Out of Date”
Reading Time: 5 minutes What’s worse than the recent abortion ban in Texas? The fact that other states are following suit. While Florida has already floated a similar ban, the Supreme Court will hear a case in December that could overturn Roe v. Wade protections nationwide. Here’s how we got here: The Gestational Age Act was passed in Mississippi […]
Meet the Lutheran Church’s First Transgender Bishop
Reading Time: 2 minutes This is a major step forward for one of the more progressive religious groups in the U.S.
Anonymous Author Claims, in Journal, That Anti-Racist Science is “Cognitive Creationism”
Reading Time: 3 minutes You can’t use “Creationist” as a slur against researchers whose conclusions you don’t like.
The sinister side of mommy bloggers’ ‘cultish’ language
Reading Time: 4 minutes This looks a lot like evangelical Christianity.
How to talk sense with a science denier
Reading Time: 6 minutes This book will guide you through all those *other* Facebook comment threads.
Lawsuit Says Christian Youth Pastor Abused Girl, Then Claimed She “Led Him On”
Reading Time: 3 minutes Nothing says Christian love like abuse and victim-blaming.
Rural, White Evangelical, and Republican: A Deadly Combination in a Pandemic
Reading Time: 3 minutes It is hard to stay hopeful when your own family refuses to see reason.
Will the Parliament of Victoria Finally Scrap Its 103-Year-Old Prayer Tradition?
Reading Time: 2 minutes Reason Party founder Fiona Patten is trying to replace the Lord’s Prayer with a more inclusive moment of silence.
Iowa’s GOP Eliminated a Family Planning Program Only to See Abortions Skyrocket
Reading Time: 3 minutes Who could’ve predicted this?! (Answer: Everyone who’s pro-choice.)