I’ve given up hope for Bangladesh, where Islamist gangs continue to murder freethinkers and atheists with impunity while the government sits on its hands. The latest martyr to reason is the publisher Shahzahan Bachchu, who was assassinated earlier this month. Since Bangladesh’s government can’t or won’t protect its citizens, the only recourse I see for secularists is to leave the country. Thankfully, the International Humanist and Ethical Union is making this possible, there and elsewhere, through its Protect Humanists at… Read more

Why should I be judged any more or less suspect because of how long ago my ancestors came to this country? Read more

Why Randian heroes are genetically superior; how cities are designed to keep the poor and the homeless out. Read more

[I sent a copy of this letter to my House representative, Tom Suozzi. All Democratic senators have already signed on to this bill, but I sent mine a thank-you note as well.] Dear Rep. Suozzi, As a constituent, I’m writing to ask you to support the Keep Families Together Act which is unanimously supported by Democrats in the Senate and has just been introduced in the House. I hope you’ll add your name as a cosponsor. As an American, a… Read more

Christians practice a deliberate policy of cruelty, aimed at the most vulnerable people imaginable. Read more

The man who could have been… a more interesting protagonist for this novel. Read more

[Note: This is the second of two guest posts by Dr. Karen L. Garst that I agreed to run to get the word out about her two published books on atheism and feminism. For more information, see the previous post. —Adam] A guest post by Dr. Karen L. Garst Anyone who has left religion, whether it was a fundamentalist religion or a more liberal variety, knows the role that religion plays on our mental psyche. We feel guilt that we… Read more

This is neither a specifically atheist problem nor a specifically Christian problem, but society’s problem. Read more

I think there’s something she wants to tell us about herself: Read more

The era-defining economic disaster of the 20s and 30s… is completely ignored by this novel. Read more

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