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.