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

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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...]

True or False or Both?

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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...]

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...]

Looking for God in All the Wrong Places

Questions About God

Thank god(s) there’s a place for sacrilegious poetry that goes for the brain, heart, and gut (and other places). [Read more...]


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