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On Religion and Respect

The issue of Religion is not so very very difficult if we but distinguish between “freedom of” in contrast to “freedom from”; and “private right” in contrast to “public realm”; and commit to the respect of each on behalf of everyone. 562 more words


Working for Coexistence in the Middle East

There is a growing awareness in the Middle East about the dangers of religious and ethnic hatred. A recent Pew survey found that a third of Middle Easterners responded that religious/ethnic hatred is the greatest threat to the world. 388 more words

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Freedom From Religion

Pleased to announce that I’ve placed in the 2014 Brian Bolton Graduate/Older Students Essay Contest, offered by the Freedom from Religion Foundation. The essay had to answer “why ‘Religious Liberty’ does not mean the right to impose your religion on others,” and though I played by the rules on this particular submission, I’m glad to see my literary conservatism pay off. 225 more words

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From the I&C Archives - Monday Mohammed: Martin Luther King Junior Day

Here is an early Mohammed cartoon I made. My early cartoons were rather primitive, but they improved with practice. You’ll be able to see the progression once they are all posted on this blog.


Fighting for Coexistence During Sukkot

This week is Sukkot, a Jewish holiday that commemorates the exodus from Egypt. It is traditional for each Jewish household to build a hut, called a sukkah, and eat in it during Sukkot. 542 more words

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The first secular invocation at a public meeting in Alabama

According to North Country Public Radio (a subsidiary of NPR), an atheist delivered the opening “invocation” at a city council meeting last month in Huntsville, Alabama. 388 more words

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Free Thought

We call it ‘freedom’ when we talk about it, but never specify what we mean by that. We all seem to take for granted we know to what the speaker refers, but, when the speaker is a politician talking about freedom while trying to rope us into a scheme that involves infringing on somebody’s rights, it becomes obvious we do not. 420 more words