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...]

7 Extreme Liars (er, Prophets)

obey

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?

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...]

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...]

Why Does Stuff Exist?

Existence planet

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!)

Cain by Saramago

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

The Downsides of Paradise, with a Wink

Judgment Day

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

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...]


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