Post Series

  • On Free Will (March-April 2006)
    Explores the question of what it means to have free will in a natural universe.
  • The Politics of Atheism (April 2006)
    Proposes a political platform for atheists and nonbelievers of all stripes to unite behind.
  • Loose Marbles (May 2006)
    A comprehensive debunking of a documentary asserting that 9/11 was orchestrated by the U.S. government.
  • Evangelizing for Atheism (May-July 2006)
    An action plan and a set of pointers for how nonbelievers can best spread the good news of atheism.
  • Putting Away Childish Things (August 2006)
    The things we must give up when leaving religion, and the better things atheism offers in their place.
  • The Roots of Morality (August-September 2006)
    The basis for an objective, universal moral system that does not need or depend on belief in the supernatural.
  • The Virtues (January-March 2007)
    A nonbeliever’s modern reimagining of the ancient seven cardinal virtues.
  • The Harris-Sullivan Debate (February-March 2007)
    Analysis of an excellent and illuminating debate between atheist Sam Harris and Catholic Andrew Sullivan.
  • Why I Am Not a Libertarian (June-July 2007)
    Some basic objections to this form of political philosophy.
  • The Desert (September-October 2007)
    A journey into the wilderness.
  • The Secular Society Conference 2007 (November 2007)
    A report from the Center for Inquiry’s annual convention in New York City.
  • On Blogging (November 2008)
    Advice to new and prospective writers on creating your own weblog.
  • An Atheist at Liberty University (February-March 2010)
    Your author travels into the lions’ den of fundamentalist Christianity.
  • Reengineering Human Nature (June-July 2010)
    Alternative ways in which an omnipotent creator could have created human beings to reduce the amount of moral evil in the world without compromising free will.
  • Return to the Desert (November 2010)
    A second journey into the wilderness.
  • Rebutting Chris Hedges (December 2010)
    A multi-part response to Chris Hedges’ book When Atheism Becomes Religion.
  • A World in Shadow (2006-2007)
    Particularly vivid examples of natural evil which tell against the claim that this world is overseen by a benevolent deity.
  • CAP Alert Reviews (2006-2007)
    Critiques of a fundamentalist Christian movie review site that manages to simultaneously be both disturbing and hilarious.
  • Rebutting The Case for a Creator (2009-2010)
    A chapter-by-chapter review and deconstruction of popular Christian apologist Lee Strobel’s book The Case for a Creator.
  • Rebutting The Language of God (2010-2011)
    A chapter-by-chapter review of Francis Collins’ book The Language of God. (guest post series by B.J. Marshall)
  • Blogging Better Angels (August-September 2012)
    My summary of the important arguments in Steven Pinker’s The Better Angels of Our Nature.
  • Theocracy Watch (ongoing)
    Keeping an eye on the religious right with regular updates on their despicable actions.
  • Popular Delusions (ongoing)
    A critical analysis of various widely believed pseudosciences.
  • Little-Known Bible Verses (ongoing)
    A listing of rarely cited or discussed Biblical verses that contradict common Judeo-Christian beliefs.
  • How to Think Critically (ongoing)
    A basic introduction to the principles of evidence-based reasoning.
  • Do You Really Believe That? (ongoing)
    Religious stories that even believers should have a hard time taking seriously.
  • Strange and Curious Sects (ongoing)
    Studies of odd, small religions both historical and modern whose development casts light on truths about the larger, established churches.
  • On the Morality Of… (ongoing)
    Rational reflections on a variety of ethical debates and vexing moral dilemmas.
  • The Contributions of Freethinkers (ongoing)
    A chronicle of the contributions made to human history and culture by the unorthodox.
  • Poetry Sunday (ongoing)
    Some of the best humanist and freethought poetry from writers past and present.
  • Book Reviews (ongoing)
    Various books which I’ve read and reviewed in depth.
  • Rebutting Reasonable Faith (ongoing)
    Atheist responses to Christian apologist William Lane Craig’s “Reasonable Faith” column.
  • Atlas Shrugged (2013-2016)
    A page-by-page review and dissection of Ayn Rand’s magnum opus Atlas Shrugged.
  • Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (March-June 2014)
    Episode reviews of the 2014 reboot of Carl Sagan’s groundbreaking science series, hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson.
  • A Christian vs. an Atheist: On God and Government (ongoing)
    My debate with Andrew Murtagh.