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...]

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...]

Hazard and Opportunity for Creative Atheists (A Guest Post)

hiding

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)

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...]

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...]

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...]

How Much Does a Heart Know?

heart child

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...]

Don’t Teach Kids about Heaven

Baby heaven

Live every day as though it were your last. Said by many, forgotten in the rush of daily life by many more. Yet, a mindful awareness of the fragility of life is one of the best things you can pass along to your kids. Ah, but wait. The opposite is true, according to a book entitled Heaven for Kids. . . [Read more...]


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