7 Extreme Liars (er, Prophets)

Those who don’t believe in the divine specialness of any of the major religions’ prophets may nonetheless disagree about their sincerity. Here’s an atheist author who believes they were just plain liars. 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

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

Why Does Stuff Exist?

When I was 12 or so, I asked my father what happens when you travel in space and you keep going. Is there an end, and then what? In truth, we now know that the multiplicity of possible answers is dizzying… Read more

Nobel Prize-Winner Rewrote the Bible (Much Better!)

Nobel Laureate’s novelistic version of Cain story is playful, original, compelling. Read more

The Downsides of Paradise, with a Wink

It’s not so unusual for a spiritual “seeker” to believe one wild thing after another, but for someone who was an evangelical Christian for 25 years to evolve into clear-eyed atheism is perhaps not as common. This particular one wrote a very good novel. 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

A Christmas Carol Re-Imagined for the Rational

A Modern Christmas Carol is an absorbing novella-length piece of fiction that probably wouldn’t make Dickens laugh (but Dawkins might). Read more

How Much Does a Heart Know?

Trust yourself, and you’ll know how to do the right thing, claims a misguided author who finds the spiritual in everything and who believes the world is in pain due to separateness. Read more