Writing for The Blaze, editor Billy Hallowell asked if Bibles have a place in the military. I think the answer is yes and no, as I believe if a soldier wishes to bring a Bible with them to boot camp or when deployed that they of course have every right to do so. However the military has no place in handing out Bibles to either new recruits of already enlisted men and women. A letter that The American Humanist Association’s… Read more

Well hello and welcome to Danthropology! I am very excited to join the team at Patheos and bring my blog to the awesome readers of the site. For those who do not know me, my name is Dan Arel and I am an author and freelance journalist and you will see my work often on AlterNet, Salon and The Huffington Post. My book, Parenting Without God, How to Raise Moral, Ethical and Intelligent Children, Free From Religious Dogma will be out later this year on Dangerous Little Books. Read more

It happened. Bill Nye faced off against Ken Ham to discuss evolution versus creation. Though this had been strongly advised against, it carried on as planned. Of course, it should have because the fallout of pulling out a debate would have been worse than the debate itself. Read more

Scientists should not debate creationists. Period. This may sound harsh but let’s start by looking at what sparked this statement. TV personality and science advocate Bill Nye (Bill Nye the Science Guy) has accepted an invitation to debate Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis / The Creation Museum on February 4, 2014, at the Creation Museum in Kentucky. Read more

On December 11, 2013 TIME Magazine made their year’s big announcement, the Person of the Year. It chosePope Francis. One must wonder then, if the act of doing nothing is all it takes these days to be a person of the year. Sure the Pope has said some really nice things: Read more

In the first weekend of June, I attended the American Humanist Conference here in San Diego, CA. On the second night, they awarded journalist and author Greta Christina with the LGBT Humanist Pride Award. Her acceptance speech was amazing. She wowed the crowd with ideas and inspiration to get out and work, and she did speak about what the humanist and atheist movement can learn from the LGBT movement. But she brought up one point that really stuck out to me, one that left me thinking the whole drive home and the next day. Read more

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