Raymond Arnold is a New York-based humanist activist and organizer of the first Secular Solstice service, a December celebration for atheists, humanists and other nonbelievers that incorporates light, darkness, ritual and song.
S. Brent Plate is a visiting associate professor of religious studies at Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y. He has written about religion, art and visual culture. Religions, he notes, discuss the creation of the world, and films work on re-creating the world. He’s interested in how film has “come down” off the screen and infiltrated rituals. […]