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

Here and Now by Jeff Stilwell

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

mother book

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

Broken Circle Breakdown

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?

hammer and nail

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)

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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)

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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?

"Wicked Gods"

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?

Bullrider Photo (c) Hank Fox

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...]

Fantasy Fiction by Four Freethinkers

Devil

These reviews of four fantasy novels show some of the provocative ways freethinkers approach a world of stories. [Read more...]


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