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Todd Stiefel


Todd Stiefel is the founder and president of the Stiefel Freethought Foundation, the primary sponsor of the 2012 Reason Rally. He is the cohost of the Humanist Hour podcast and the winner of several humanist awards.


Why I Am a Humanist and Not a Catholic

Filed under Atheism

At age eighteen, I attended an all-boys Catholic high school wearing a gold cross attached to a necklace. Of course, in the homophobic halls of religious instruction, this jewelry would never be called a necklace. We labeled such an adornment with the more macho-sounding “chain.” At the time, the irony of “chaining” myself with a cross was lost on me. Those were the days of feeling the spirit while attending school-sponsored religious retreats. One was an amazing emotional roller-coaster... Read More