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The American Religious Civil WarDate:
October 12, 2005
The Sweet House
254 E. Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
Phone: (616) 892-9300
Mr. Kagin spoke of secular humanists as the last minority and that it was considered by many to be perfectly fine to persecute this group. Even the term atheist, which Americans are taught to reflexively and viscerally associate with something exceedingly vile, merely means without god(s). It does not mean anti-god, any more than one who does not espouse belief in leprechauns, is anti-leprechauns.
About Edwin Kagin, JD
Founder and director of Camp Quest, www.Camp-Quest.com
Mr. Edwin Frederick Kagin, J.D., is a founding member, former Vice President and erstwhile board member of FIG (the Free Inquiry Group, Inc.) of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky and is a published writer of poetry and prose that appears regularly in FIG Leaves, the newsletter of the Free Inquiry Group, and elsewhere, as Kagin’s Column. He is co-author of the book Fundamentals of Extremism; The Christian Right in America (Kimberly Blaker, ed.; New Boston Books, 2003). His book, Baubles of Blasphemy is a collection of some of his writings. Mr. Kagin was born in Greenville, South Carolina, on November 26, 1940. He is an attorney in Union, Kentucky. Kagin is the originator, founder and director of Camp Quest, the nation’s first residential secular summer camp for children of atheists and other freethinkers (www.Camp-Quest.com), with the motto: It’s Beyond Belief!