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    Blasphemy Laws Lash out Against the Free Internet—Can Freethought Hit Back?

    He dared to question God’s existence. His tweets did not go unnoticed. Now, this twenty-eight-year-old Saudi man faces $5,330 in fines, ten years in prison, and 2,000 lashes. To those worried for his health, fear not—the punishment will thoughtfully be delivered in sessions of fifty lashes per week. Yet he is not the first to […]

    Women in Secularism 4: Complex Issues, Respectful Discourse

    This past weekend, my colleague Jessica Xiao and I had the honor of attending the Center For Inquiry’s Women In Secularism 4 (WIS). This conference brought together a diverse lineup of speakers—including American Humanist Association President Rebecca Hale—to address both the progress and challenges uniquely related to the lives of women and femmes. If you […]

    The Ethical Dilemma: Do I Really Have to Vote?

    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. Do I Really Have To Vote? I really don’t like any of the candidates—not the main two, not the others. I really don’t care to give my vote […]

    “My Faith was Crowdsourced—and the Crowd Changed”: How I Left Islam

    Some nontheists who leave religion don’t encounter much opposition (or are lucky enough to be encouraged!) and don’t see their atheist identity as something to fight for. Others have faced strenuous hardships in their deconversion and see their atheism as integral and crucial to their identity. I encountered both simultaneously. A substantial part of my […]

    Rules Are for Schmucks: A Trillion Dollar God Industry?

    The scene: late at night, a Georgetown University professor’s office. Highly trained social scientists are racking their brains over a knotty problem. They’ve spent weeks massaging data about the economic impacts of religion, and their public relations team is beating them up to reach a conclusion that it’s over a trillion dollars. That makes a […]

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