Episode 46: Secular Activism in Texas, with Dr. Wil Jeudy

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In this episode, we talk with Dr. Wil Jeudy, who was named Activist of the Year for 2022 by American Atheists. We talk with Wil about his experience as a secular activist in Texas, starting with a long journey to becoming an atheist and the desire for community. We learn about how Wil has moved from finding like-minded people in Houston to becoming a state organizer and political activist.
In the bonus section, available exclusively to Patreon supporters, we dig a little deeper into the risks and challenges of being an atheist in Texas, as well as Wil’s experience as an urgent care doctor during Covid.
For more on Wil: ​​https://www.atheists.org/people/wil-jeudy/
Secular Houston: www.secularhouston.com​​
Wil’s questionnaire for political candidates: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdmY9LBKA7BoZaiM_yEzckqinIUdFwsSbiJC-3k0023gS7DJQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
Check out Nathan’s recent review of Joseph Blankholm’s book, The Secular Paradox: On the Religiosity of the Not Religious: https://onlysky.media/nalexander/the-weirdness-of-being-secular/
Follow Nathan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NathGAlexander
Nathan’s website: https://www.nathangalexander.com/
If you find the podcast valuable and want to support it, check out our Patreon page, where you will also find bonus content: https://www.patreon.com/beyond_atheism We are grateful for every contribution.

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