The Fountainhead: Mad Men

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Coming Soon

If you’ve been reading Daylight Atheism for a while, you may remember my dialogue with Andrew Murtagh, an offbeat philosophically inclined Christian, that took place in 2014 and 2015. I’m happy to announce that it’s going to become a book! The working title is Meta: On God, the Big Questions, and the Just City. It’s being published by Cascade Books, an imprint of the Oregon publishing house Wipf & Stock, devoted to “books that combine academic rigor with broad appeal… Read more

The Nashville Statement: Christians Haven’t Learned Anything

This is going to devastate their numbers in the decades to come, and it’s entirely a self-inflicted wound. Read more

The Fountainhead: Beton Brut

For all that The Fountainhead idolizes architecture, it has little to say about the technologies that make architecture possible. Read more

Joel Osteen Isn’t Flooded With Compassion

As Hurricane Harvey inundates the Texas coast, the people of Houston are looking for all the help they can get. Specifically, many of them have wondered if they can count on one of their most famous residents: the mega-wealthy Christian preacher Joel Osteen, Mr. “Choose Faith in Spite of the Facts” himself. However, as of a few days ago, he’d offered nothing to Houston except this tweet: Victoria & I are praying for everyone affected by Hurricane Harvey. Please join… Read more

What I’ll Teach My Son About Religion

Does it put atheist parents at a competitive disadvantage to respect our children’s freedom to make up their own minds? Read more

The Fountainhead: Rebel Without a Cause

There is none righteous, no, not even one. Read more

The Coming Clean Energy Future

We may have already reached a point where fossil fuels are doomed and renewables are destined to replace them, purely on the basis of economics. Read more

Evangelical Christians Embrace White Supremacy

In the long run, it may well be that this was the year this faith signed its own death warrant. Read more

Photo Sunday: Green Mountains

If you like maple syrup, craft beer, rugged mountains and forests, picturesque small towns, real farm-to-table eating, or cultural liberalism, Vermont is the place. Here are a few pictures from my trip to the state two weeks ago: Hiking around Kent Pond, Killington, VT. The sun kept hiding behind clouds and coming out again, creating a dark, gloomy forest alternating with brilliant golden dapples of light. Thundering Brook Falls, Killington, VT. A pleasant short walk. Panoramic view. Green mountains, we’ve… Read more

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