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    Last spring I described how even the dissent in the Town of Greece v. Galloway Supreme Court case approving sectarian prayer at official government meetings left much to be desired. It seemed that every single justice was firmly in favor of government promotion of religion, with the only differences among them being how much blandness […]

    Wearing God—Oscar’s Show of Faith?

    “You’re not disabled by the disabilities you have, you are able by the abilities you have.” —Oscar Pistorius In many ways, Oscar Pistorius’s life personifies the mythical “hero’s journey” as defined by Joseph Campbell: Pistorius is the lame Hephaestus who fought for the right to sprint upon his metallic limbs as an able-bodied athlete in […]

    Secular Americans Flexing Political Muscles in Midterm Elections

    Yes, it’s that time of the year when your mailboxes get filled with campaign materials and your phones and voicemails with voting reminders.  Rest assured, however, with only one week until Election Day you won’t have to put up with it for much longer. For political junkies like me, this has been an unexpectedly interesting […]

    Do Religious Beliefs Completely Override Reason? This Study Says No.

    “This is the body of Christ,” the pastor stated matter-of-factly in a confirmation class, a rite of passage that Lutheran teenagers undergo where they memorize the basic tenants of the faith and learn to revere Martin Luther as nearly infallible. The pastor held up a small, circular communion wafer of bread that resembled cardboard more […]

    The Couple from Scotland

    These days I still get quite a few inquiries about officiating at weddings, but back in 2012 I was the only humanist celebrant in Boston. One day I got an email from a couple named Alan Craven and Lesley McClory asking if I might be available to perform a wedding ceremony for them in October. […]

    The Good Wife Throws the Good Book at its Lead Character

    Let’s begin with a bit of brutal honesty concerning U.S. politics: there are people who will refuse to vote for a political candidate purely because of their stance on or stock in atheism or humanism. Rather than taking the qualifications and abilities of the candidate into account and simply chalking up the difference in faith […]

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