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    Over One-Third of Americans Support Removing “Under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance

    A new study by The Seidewitz Group, commissioned by the American Humanist Association with support from the Stiefel Freethought Foundation, reports that 34 percent of Americans support removing the phrase “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance. The study, conducted in May of 2014, responded to a 2013 poll by Lifeway Research, which stated that […]

    The Ethical Dilemma: I’m Annoyed By “Please Pray for Me” Posts on Facebook!

    Experiencing an ethical dilemma? Need advice from a humanist perspective? Send your questions to The Ethical Dilemma at dilemma@thehumanist.com (subject line: Ethical Dilemma). All inquiries are kept confidential. Haven’t Got A Prayer: I grew up Catholic but do not practice any religion nor believe in a god, but I still have many friends that do. […]

    Humanist Voices in Verse: “From the Porch in Summer”

    This week’s poem is by Daniel Thomas Moran, TheHumanist.com poetry editor, retired dentist and Boston University Assistant Professor, former Poet Laureate of Suffolk County, New York and the author of seven collections of poetry. He lives in Webster, New Hampshire with his wife, Karen, where he has taken on the role of Unemployed Poet and […]

    Photo Caption Contest Winner for August 29

    Thanks to everyone who submitted a caption for last week’s Photo Caption Contest! (Special thanks to the British Humanist Association for the photograph!)   It was a tough call, but the winner is … Tom Kauffman, who submitted this entry via email: So long, and thanks for all the oats. Congrats! Please send an email […]

    I Testified Against “In God We Trust” in Alabama. Then Came the Death Threats.

    On June 19, 2014, I coordinated the delivery of public testimony before the Mobile, Alabama, County Commission against a resolution to display a plaque with the motto “In God We Trust” in Mobile Government Plaza. The people who spoke against the plaque included me, as a local student; Pastor Rhett Ellis from the Unitarian Universalist […]

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