Oprah, Atheism, & How Not To Be An Ally

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Oprah loves teaching us about ourselves.  This month, it’s a great example of exactly what NOT to say to someone who is different than you.  Chris Stedman describes the exchange that took place between the talk-show-host-network-mogul and Diana Nyad: A few days ago Winfrey interviewed long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad on Super Soul Sunday. Nyad identified [Read More...]

The Many Gifts of Faitheist

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Chris Stedman has written the book I didn’t know I needed to read after finishing Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion.  After discussing Sam Harris’s Letter to a Christian Nation.  After considering Christopher Hitchens’ God is Not Great (still sitting on my living room table … waiting).  After watching Bill Maher’s documentary Religulous. Because when I [Read More...]

On Christian Privilege & Being an Atheist Ally

A strange issue emerged around the Democratic party platform this week:  Use of the word God. Peter Montgomery sums up the issue here, calling it a “manufactured outrage” sparked by Republican politicians, and complicated when the Democrats changed their adopted platform, re-inserting the term “God-given potential” as well as changing its language on Jerusalem.  Some [Read More...]


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