My latest Psychology Today article looks at the powerlessness of average citizens in 2016 and the frustration and anger that flow from it. After all, it was just such powerlessness that ultimately produced the voter backlash that led to Donald Trump’s election. So why are ordinary people so powerless? It’s because institutional interests control the […]
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I haven’t posted much recently because I’ve been very busy with legal work. One thing I’ve been working an is an appeal of a church-state case in Colorado. It finally went to court yesterday, in the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, Colorado. The case involves a school district that has actively and repeatedly […]
My latest Psychology Today article explores the claim, so often heard from those promoting God-language in the public arena, that our rights come from God and can’t be taken away by the government. Such grandiose claims may have an appeal, but they can’t stand up to scrutiny. Full article here.
My latest piece for The Humanist is a bit cheeky, but it also asks some serious theological questions. If the Vatican insists life begins at conception, while also claiming that salvation is impossible without baptism, why aren’t they baptizing fetuses? See the article here.
It’s not every day that an atheist and secular activist is asked to give a church sermon. But that’s what happened last week, when the folks at First Parish (Unitarian Universalist) in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, invited me to be part of their service. The audio of the service unfortunately is not very good, but […]
I discussed the role of anti-intellectualism in the U.S. presidential election with Anne-Marie Mediwake of Canada’s CTV this week. Nice that Canadian media is interested in this issue. Too bad we can’t say the same about U.S. media, which of course is part of the problem. The interview can be seen at this link.
I’ll be speaking at the conference of CFI of Northeast Ohio on September 17. The theme of the conference is Humanist Voices: Secular Solutions for a Troubled World. The conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza Cleveland South, 5300 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. More details at this link.
With the candidates of both major parties carrying high negatives this election year, the Libertarian Party is enjoying more attention than usual. Gary Johnson and Bill Weld, both two-term governors, give Libertarians a presidential ticket with credentials, and many disaffected voters feel that the third party deserves a serious look. Thus, a critique of libertarianism […]
AHA sends complaint over “Christian soldier” memorial.
Here’s something that flew under the radar of the press last week at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. The above resolution, making quite a statement about religion and politics while recognizing the value and importance of the nonreligious demographic, was passed at the DNC by the LGBT Caucus of the Democratic Party. This is […]
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David Niose is author of the bestselling books Fighting Back the Right: Reclaiming America from the Attack on Reason and Nonbeliever Nation: The Rise of...