Activism / Atheism

No Solemnity Without Religion; or, Why Can’t Atheists Perform Weddings?

  By limiting authority to state actors and clergy, the state forces an irreligious couple to make a choice: conform to the hegemonic idea of marriage as a sacred institution; or implicitly acknowledge that their union is a matter of bureaucratic paperwork.  Either way, the experience of the irreligious is trivialized. I’ve been thinking this … Continue reading