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October 03, 2011
The Delusion of a Just World
You've probably heard religious apologists assert that if God didn't exist, the world would be...
September 30, 2011
The Contributions of Freethinkers: Wole Soyinka
I wasn't familiar with Wole Soyinka, the first African author ever to win the Nobel...
September 28, 2011
Further Thoughts on Penn’s Libertarianism
The last thread about Penn Jillette's book sparked some debate, so I'd like to revisit...
September 27, 2011
Take Action: Speak Out on “Conscience Clauses”
The other day, I got this action alert from FFRF that I thought was worth...
September 26, 2011
Theocracy Causes Famine
Recently, I got an e-mail from the Foundation Beyond Belief, which is working with USAID...
September 25, 2011
His Noodly Appendage, Now in Yarn Form
I'm inordinately pleased by this. :) Earlier this summer, I threw in for a fundraising...
September 24, 2011
The Foo Fighters Outsmart Fred Phelps
Last week, the Westboro Baptist Church (which is choosing increasingly random and bizarre protest targets,...
September 23, 2011
Why the Anti-Science Creationist Movement Is So Dangerous
This essay was originally published on AlterNet. A few weeks ago, Jon Huntsman torpedoed his...
September 21, 2011
The Duty of External Obedience
While I was doing research for "The Ordinary and Universal Magisterium", I came across some...
September 19, 2011
Near-Death Experiences Without Being Near Death
I've written before about near-death experiences and what they can prove about the existence of...
September 16, 2011
The Ordinary and Universal Magisterium
Although many sects of Christianity consider their own beliefs to be infallible, Catholicism has a...
September 15, 2011
Catch Me on Ring of Fire This Weekend
I'm very pleased to announce that I'm going to be on Ring of Fire Radio...
September 14, 2011
We Don’t Need Religion to Have Morality
This essay was originally published on AlterNet. The most common stereotype about atheists, the most...
September 13, 2011
Got a Question for Penn Jillette?
If you've read Penn Jillette's new book God, No! and want to ask him something...
September 13, 2011
Escaping Christian Patriarchy
Ophelia of Butterflies and Wheels has been writing some excellent posts lately about the abuse...
September 12, 2011
New on AlterNet: Why Creationism Is Dangerous
My latest article has been posted on AlterNet, Why the Anti-Science Creationist Movement Is So...
September 09, 2011
Never Quote Discworld to an Atheist
The other day, I found this article from a Google alert: an essay on the...
September 07, 2011
Book Review: God, No!
(Author's Note: The following review was solicited and is written in accordance with this site's...
September 06, 2011
How to Create (Not Find) the Meaning of Your Life
Guest post by Samantha Eliza Benten A friend recently paraphrased a statement from The Nature...
September 05, 2011
Thanks to Chicago Readers
Thanks to all who attended the meetup in Chicago this past weekend! As always, it...
September 02, 2011
Rebutting Reasonable Faith: The Evangelical Conspiracy Theory
In "The Aura of Infallibility", I mentioned William Lane Craig's belief in something he calls...
August 31, 2011
Little-Known Bible Verses: The Holy Kiss
Fred Clark of Slacktivist has been on a tear lately, posting some outstanding articles about...
August 29, 2011
Goodbye Religion? How Godlessness Is Increasing With Each New Generation
This essay was originally published on AlterNet. Something strange is happening to American teenagers. If...
August 28, 2011
Weekly Link Roundup
The storm may rage and the winds may howl, but I'm still here! (So far.)...
August 27, 2011
Batten Down the Hatches
As I've mentioned before on this blog, I'm a born-and-bred New York City native. And...
August 26, 2011
Tax Breaks for Ignorance
As you doubtless already know, America is suffering through an unprecedented economic disaster. With millions...
August 24, 2011
New on AlterNet: Morality Doesn’t Need Religion
My latest article has been posted on AlterNet, We Don't Need Religion to Have Morality....
August 24, 2011
The Biblical Cruelty of Child Beating
In 1877, the great freethinker Robert Green Ingersoll wrote these words about the then-common practice...
August 22, 2011
Be Careful What You Wish For (Why I Hate Hate Crimes Legislation, But I Love Hate Speech)
By Sarah Jane Braasch-Joy In loving memory of my baby brother, Jacob Michael Braasch (01
August 19, 2011
Rick Perry’s Prayer Follies
Whether you're an atheist or not, you should be alarmed by the sight of elected...
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