Poetry Sunday: Credo

Today I'm proud to introduce another new feature to Daylight Atheism, Poetry Sunday. While we atheists see no need to attend church, every human being's life could use a touch of beauty and artistry now and then. And what better time to celebrate human creativity, and appreciate the perspective on the wide world it gives us, than the day when the Christian faithful are sitting on musty pews listening to stale sermons?And for the first Poetry Sunday, I'm privileged to have a very distinguished … [Read more...]

Some Items of Note

Following my earlier announcement, I'm now very pleased to announce that the Humanist Symposium now has hosts for its first seven editions, up through September 2. My sincere gratitude goes out to everyone who stepped up to volunteer!Also, the carnival home page, linked above, now offers some graphic logos thanks to Intergalactic Hussy, proprietor of The Atheist Jewish Zen Buddhist, who kindly volunteered her time and effort. Please feel free to download and use them to promote this carnival … [Read more...]

New Book Reviews on Dangerous Intersection and Ebon Musings

I've posted a new blog entry at Dangerous Intersection, a book review of Peter Galbraith's The End of Iraq. Galbraith's book deals with the chaos the American invasion has unleashed and argues that the only feasible solution remaining is to partition Iraq into three states.Also, I'm pleased to announce that while I personally remain on hiatus from updating Ebon Musings, frequent Daylight Atheism commenter James Bradbury has contributed a new guest essay there, a review of C.S. Lewis' book … [Read more...]

Book Update

I'm pleased to announce that I've finished the first chapter of the book I've been working on. (Actually it's been finished for over a week - my apologies for procrastinating on the announcement.) Although this chapter has taken almost a month to write, it will probably end up being the one with the most original material in the entire book. My plan is for subsequent chapters to incorporate substantial parts of my Ebon Musings essays, so I expect them to take considerably less time to put … [Read more...]

Announcing the Humanist Symposium

Welcome, friends, well-wishers and regular readers! I have something to tell you all about which I'm very excited. There's an issue that I've been mulling over for some time, and tonight I intend to announce its resolution.Specifically, I've been thinking about carnivals. The Carnival of the Godless, founded in March 2005 by Brent Rasmussen of Unscrewing the Inscrutable, is a wonderful forum for atheist writing and is still going strong. However, since that time there's been a proliferation of … [Read more...]

Feedback on the Theist's Guide

Earlier today I was notified of a post on a blog titled Naked Pastor, "An Anti-Response to An Atheist", which is a response to my essay on Ebon Musings, "The Theist's Guide to Converting Atheists".Below is the text of a comment I left on that site in response to the post and some other commenters in residence.* * *Hello all,I'm the author of the essay this post is responding to. If I may, I'd like to offer some thoughts.First, on Heidi's comment:"The atheist writer surely deserves … [Read more...]

For Your Consideration

Every so often I shake up my blogroll, removing inactive sites or ones I no longer read regularly, and adding sites I've recently discovered that interest me. In the past few weeks, I'm pleased to say I've come across a bumper crop of new atheist blogs, all of which look very promising and well-written. If you're in search of articulate writing on nonbelief and freethought, check these out:• A Load of Bright— My special recommendation for this one, which is the work of regular … [Read more...]

New Guest Post on Dangerous Intersection

I have a new post now up on Dangerous Intersection, "Why I don't trust Hillary Clinton".This is an open thread. Comments and discussion are welcome. … [Read more...]

Book Update

In October of last year, I posed the question: Daylight Atheism: The Book?, on whether it would be worth the effort to try to compile some of my writings into a form suitable for publication. The response, to my delight, was overwhelmingly positive, and that response combined with other reasons convinced me that this was an endeavor worth embarking upon.However, the last few months - February in particular - have been a time of great activity here on Daylight Atheism, the blog. There have been … [Read more...]

A Milestone Is Reached

On the American East Coast where I live, midnight is officially past, and that means the date is now February 10, 2007. This is a date of great significance to me, because it was on February 10, 2006 that I officially launched this blog with its inaugural post, "Welcome to Daylight Atheism". Much to my astonishment, this site has now marked its first anniversary!The past year has come and gone with astonishing swiftness. It seems like only yesterday that I published that first post. … [Read more...]


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