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March 28, 2018
From the Mailbag: A Less Acerbic Approach
It's always a good feeling to get a letter like this one, from a correspondent...
April 05, 2017
I Get Religious Mail: Bibles for China
Like Western businesses seeking to expand, religious evangelists are engaging in calculated self-censorship.
January 18, 2017
Letter-Writing Wednesday: Andrew Cuomo’s Bad Faith
Dear Governor Cuomo: As a New York State resident and a Democrat, I was dismayed...
January 04, 2017
Letter-Writing Wednesday: Don’t Help Republicans Govern
We owe our opponents across the aisle the same respect and consideration they showed us.
December 21, 2016
From the Mailbag: Activism Makes a Difference
As you can imagine, I've been feeling pretty pessimistic since the 2016 election. It's seriously...
December 09, 2016
I Get Religious Mail: St. John’s Folly
I'm continually surprised by what people are willing to declare a "charitable" cause and ask...
August 08, 2016
I Get Religious Mail: That’s Not What “Miracle” Means
A Christian charity that wants to cure people of a disease God sends to punish...
July 06, 2016
I Get Religious Mail: Trust in God, Go Hungry Anyway
The apologetic doublethink required to believe in miracles while asking for donations.
October 18, 2015
From the Mailbag: Minds Do Change
Changing your mind about the belief system that's defined your life is a rare occurrence,...
October 04, 2015
I Get Religious Mail: Bibles, Not Peace
The flow of religious junk mail in my mailbox seems to be accelerating. Here's the...
July 27, 2015
The Cognitive Dissonance of Pro-LGBT Christians
My post last week asking LGBT people and allies why they still consider themselves Christian...
March 21, 2015
You Got Your Ideology in My Atheism!
My column in the Guardian this week about atheism and social justice got a lot...
March 01, 2015
I Get Religious Mail: If Wishes Were Airplanes
Most of the religious charity solicitation letters that I get have identifiable humanitarian aims, as...
October 05, 2014
I Get Religious Mail: Help the Jews, Emphasis on Jews
Here's the latest in the list of mistargeted religious solicitations I've gotten in the mail....
September 20, 2014
Dawkins Needs Better Defenders
This week, I published a column in the Guardian arguing that Richard Dawkins' sexism is...
September 14, 2014
I Get Religious Mail: Help Us Solve This Problem We Created
As I've written before, I get a huge quantity of junk mail from charities begging...
August 13, 2014
Answering an 11-Year-Old Christian
Last week, this comment was left on an older post. I wouldn't normally approve proselytizing...
December 30, 2013
From the Mailbag: Deconverting from Hinduism
Living in a culture where Christianity is the dominant religion, I don't often come into...
February 04, 2013
How Influential Is the Religious Right?
My latest column on Alternet, about the failed predictions of the religious right, has gotten...
February 01, 2013
A Reply to James Croft
A response to my Patheos colleague James Croft on the necessity of anger, the usefulness...
January 27, 2013
Should I Cash a Christian Charity’s Check?
My desk has a drawer full of free address labels, pens, and other cheap gimmicks...
January 06, 2013
While I think this conversation has already gone on long enough, I guess I should...
January 03, 2013
From the Mailbag: “I Don’t Argue With People”
Last year, when I wrote about the death of Savita Halappanavar from anti-choice theology, I...
June 21, 2012
From the Mailbag: From Conservative Christian to Progressive Atheist
We may have heard about one notable religious conversion this week, but in the more...
September 13, 2011
Got a Question for Penn Jillette?
If you've read Penn Jillette's new book God, No! and want to ask him something...
July 15, 2011
From the Mailbag: Shedding the Burden of Suffering
Earlier this week, I got a lengthy letter whose author gave me permission to share...
April 09, 2011
From the Mailbag: Deconversion Saturday
It's not every day that I get awesome letters like the one I posted last...
April 02, 2011
From the Mailbag: Deconversion Saturday
Out of all the correspondence I get, occasionally there's a letter which repays, many times...
November 12, 2010
From the Mailbag: Atheism in Nigeria
I've said in the past that the internet is an incredibly beneficial invention for atheists,...
September 25, 2010
Another Response to the Theist’s Guide
I've received another response to my essay "The Theist's Guide to Converting Atheists". This response,...
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