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...]

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

praying hands

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...]

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...]

5 Reflections After Reading Richard Dawkins’ Autobiography

An Appetite for Wonder

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

Fiery Alphabet / Enlightenment /Freethinker

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

Chess game over

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

Outcast Oracle

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.

Inquisition

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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