Hey all, Today I’m announcing a change to my post schedule, for reasons I’ll explain. I’m cutting back on blogging for a while, from three posts a week to two, to devote my time to another project. But never fear, Daylight Atheism isn’t going to be idle. At the same time I reluctantly reached this decision, I got an e-mail from Dale McGowan, our redoubtable editor here at Patheos, with an intriguing offer from someone who was interested in coming… Read more

We knew on election night that this was coming, but it doesn’t make this any less of a bitter pill to swallow. It’s simultaneously the worst and most foreseeable consequence of the Trump presidency. Most of this administration’s other mischief is fixable if a friendly president replaces this one, but the harm that’s going to be done by a hard-right Supreme Court will last for decades. It’s not as if we weren’t already heading down this path. Anthony Kennedy was… Read more

Suburbs, white flight, and the enduring legacy of American racism. Read more

This weekend, I went to one of the 600+ nationwide protests against our fascist presidential administration’s policy of splitting up families at the border. This one was held at the Rockville Centre train station on Long Island. It was a blazing hot day, but the crowd was large – I’m guessing about 400 to 500 people, spanning all ages from the elderly to families pushing babies in strollers – and the mood was energetic and upbeat. I was impressed by… Read more

Why investigative journalism is evil. Read more

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

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