Tag Archives: church and state

In the Buffer Zone

Do we have “buffer zones” in our lives? Decisions are coming out of the Supreme Court about the constitutionality of various laws but something can be constitutional and still be a bad idea. The ruling is based on the complaints … Continue reading

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SC4AZ Activism: Beyond social support

Frequently, I talk about social support for the Arizona Freethinking Community but we also need  political advocacy. Last Sunday, Tory Anderson and Matt Schoenley from the Secular Coalition for Arizona gave a talk about their successes and challenges with the … Continue reading

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What the doctor means is…

The title of this article comes from an old skit made popular during the Viet Nam War. The audio skit was recorded in 1966. It involved an F-4 Phantom pilot the “Captain,” and a public affairs officer. After each question, … Continue reading

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Atheist Etiquette and Invocations

In the American Atheists Magazine second quarter 2014 edition (available by subscription or at Barnes and Noble), there’s an article by Dale DeBakcsy called “Athe-quette.” It’s about etiquette for Atheists and describes common situations and the proper Atheist response to … Continue reading

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Prayer at local government meetings still a bad idea

As an Atheist in the progressively stunted state of Arizona, I feel the sting of the most recent Supreme Court ruling. It’s a big deal and religious representatives will probably use the ruling to justify other violations of church state … Continue reading

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Our 9th American Atheist Convention

The conventions have been going on since 1970 and this was actually the 40th one. American Atheists normally have their conventions on Easter weekend. Why not? It’s not like Atheists haven anything else to do on that weekend and we … Continue reading

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Arizona Atheist Sends Letter to Local High School

Sometimes being the Arizona State Director of American Atheists requires direct activism. On occasion, I receive complaints about violations of church and state that I have to address. Most recently the mother of a student that attends Sahuarita High School … Continue reading

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