Reading Time: 12 minutes Several globally-prominent atheists have established themselves as opponents of what they call “wokeness.” But an attempt to compare them to atheists generally, and even the prominent atheists’ most ardent fans, shows that the sentiment is not widespread.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Humans can be pretty nifty. When something goes wrong, when there’s a crisis in need of immediate redress, many of us are right there on the frontlines, trying to help. And sometimes knowing how to help is easy! Show up here. Sign the petition there. Contact your government representatives (always). But in many situations, the […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes On May 21, 2022, Pitzer College in Claremont, California – home of the nation’s only Secular Studies Program – featured Dr. Sikivu Hutchinson as its graduation speaker for the Class of 2020. It was a momentous occasion, not only because the Class of 2020—thanks to COVID—had to wait two years for their in-person graduation ceremony, […]
Reading Time: 14 minutes Grove City College is your typical conservative Christian college, but I’m not your typical alumna. Unlike my fellow students, I’m an atheist, and I formed this identity inside Grove City’s faith-based Pennsylvania bubble. Since graduating in May of 2018, I’ve done my best to distance myself from the school, breaking my silence only when the […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes Sometimes, tearing a statue down conveys a more potent history lesson than leaving it in place.
Reading Time: 5 minutes An ounce of gold is currently worth almost twice as much as an ounce of cocaine. That reality has changed the funding formula for guerrilla and paramilitary groups in Venezuela and Colombia. Where narcotrafficking once brought in the lion’s share of resources for groups like ELN and dissident FARC, two heavily-armed movements that occupy densely […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes As Israeli soldiers and settlers continue to brutalize, humiliate, and kill Palestinians with impunity, there is one major human rights organization in Israel documenting and protesting these crimes: B’Tselem. Given that B’Tselem is a humanitarian organization dedicated to fighting for justice, human rights, and the alleviation of suffering, you might think it is a religious […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes When I left Canada in 2018, I had a few reasons for my choice. One was economic. Another was no longer wishing to be part of the culture. Both are complicated, because plenty of people are trapped in economic hellscapes and cannot stand their culture, so what made me different? It’s the worst timeline for […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes I just read that a Tennessee school board is banning the graphic novel Maus, and boy am I pissed off. Banning books protects no innocent child, but instead makes it less likely that true education and social justice aims can be reached. Art Spiegelman’s graphic novel about the Holocaust is a classic for many reasons: […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes After 9/11, New Atheism seemed urgent and vital. Now it’s spent and faded. How a promising secular movement lost its way.