Would Other-Worldly Aliens Accept Jesus?

The Book of Strange New Things by bestselling author Michel Faber (an atheist) is a new novel that delves into the psyche of a Christian missionary who travels impossibly far from his beloved wife to bring hope to some weird alien beings. [Read more...]

Have Fun at God’s Expense (He Won’t Care)

Here and Now, a new book by cartoonist Jeff Stilwell, starts like this: “In the beginning, it was simple. We needed a God. So we created one. . . . In fact, we created many.” Anthropologists and most scientists agree with that succinct analysis. [Read more...]

Julia Sweeney is One Funny Atheist Entertainer

It seems to me that out-of-the-closet atheists who are also entertainers or artists or authors have a little harder time getting the word out. When I see a fellow non-believer with new work, I like to take a look. I was happily pleased by Julia Sweeney’s new book, If It’s Not One Thing, It’s Your Mother. [Read more...]

Broken Circle Breakdown Broke Me Down

As soon as I read the brief summary for the 2012 DVD The Broken Circle Breakdown, a film in Flemish that covers a heartfelt conflict between an atheist and his devout wife, I added it to my Netflix list. [Read more...]

True or False or Both?

Was Jehoshua/Jesus a healer, a magician, a prophet, someone who used the terms “son of man” and “son of God” metaphorically or literally? A beguiling new novel based on the Bible puts the reader there on the scene… [Read more...]

Hazard and Opportunity for Creative Atheists (A Guest Post)

The atheist alone has the ability, and the weighty responsibility, to create selflessly for the benefit of all humankind. [Read more...]

Robert Coover Slams Religion (and the “Rules” of Writing)

48 years later, one of our most original novelists, Robert Coover, follows up his award-winning The Origin of the Brunists with a huge new take on Christianity, morality, and the art of writing itself. [Read more...]

Your Beliefs or Your Life?

When your public self pronounces against organized religion, is your actual self liable to be targeted? This novel of ideas in the guise of a mystery thriller sets up a thought-provoking set of questions… [Read more...]

Who Would Have Thought?

I never expected to find a comrade-in-values who self-identifies as “red neck” and “blue collar.” But Hank Fox is a true blue atheist, and his book is a fine (and funny) read. [Read more...]


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