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...]

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...]

Fantasy Fiction by Four Freethinkers

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

5 Reflections After Reading Richard Dawkins’ Autobiography

Richard Dawkins’ unremitting rationality and lack of concern for political correctness make him a hero of many atheists. His autobiography led me to reflect in some surprising directions. . . [Read more...]

Social Activist Fights Foolishness with Fiction

The Fiery Alphabet, a brainy adventure novel for rebellious thinkers, is set in the Enlightenment and focuses on a young female freethinker who takes to the road with a con artist. [Read more...]

What You Don’t Yet Know about Death

Reading well-written novels and memoirs can be as pleasurable a way as possible to accustomize yourself to the idea of mortality. . . [Read more...]

Plucky Teen Finds Atheism a Good Fit

A new novel The Outcast Oracle appealingly combines a gentle evolution of the teen girl character’s atheism with a well-plotted tale of how she copes with the religious craziness of her father. [Read more...]

A Christian Nation Is Only A Novel. For Now.

If a Sarah Palin presidency had resulted from the 2008 election, we’d all be bowing down to her views and her God. Or else . . . [Read more...]


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