About Dan Arel

Dan Arel is an award-winning journalist and the author of the best-selling book Parenting Without God. He is also a freelance columnist for CounterPunch, Kettle Magazine, and The Huffington Post. Follow him on Twitter: @danarel

California Freethought Day speaker spotlight: Author’s Panel

California’s Freethought Day is on October 16, in Sacramento, California. [Read more…]

Jordanian writer murdered for ‘insulting Islam’ after sharing cartoon

Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar was shot to death outside of an Amman courtroom, according to multiple sources. Hattar had been charged with the crime of insulting Islam after sharing a cartoon that depicted Allah talking to a jihadist. Hattar told the court he had no intention of insulting Islam and that he wanted “the cartoon to [Read More…]

Ken Ham: atheism is ‘hopeless, meaningless, purposeless’

Ken Ham has a new blog up in which he argues that atheism is -hopeless, meaningless, purposeless- and that only belief in his God can bring hope, meaning, and purpose into one’s life. [Read more…]

Sorry Canada, but it looks like you’re getting your own Ark Encounter

The United States owes Canada a huge apology. It seems that Ken Ham’s Ark Encounter in Kentucky has given rise to a similar themes park in Saskatchewan, Canada. [Read more…]

25% of Americans have no religion and politicians need to take notice

A new study released by the Public Religion Research Institute shows that nearly 25 percent of Americans have no religion. [Read more…]

Gary Johnson is ignoring climate change because the sun will someday destroy the earth

There are a million reasons to dislike Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson. I listed five important ones a while back but this new claim by Johnson only exemplifies his idiocy. [Read more…]

Stephen Hawking and more than 300 other scientists urge Americans not to vote for Donald Trump

Famed scientist Stephen Hawking along with 374 other scientists have signed a letter asking Americans not to vote for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. [Read more…]

The Secular Activist Northern California book tour

My new book, The Secular Activist, will be out on October 1, 2016, and I will follow up the release with a few speaking dates. [Read more…]

My history lesson in The Black Panthers Party

I have a confession to make. I know little to nothing about The Black Panthers outside of what I have heard in the media. What I “know” or have heard is that they are terrorists, violent, or extremists. [Read more…]

Can the left overtake the Democratic Party from liberals?

Can the Democratic Party be saved from liberalism? [Read more…]