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April 09, 2012
Atheists Don’t Just Want Sex and Drugs
This essay was previously published on AlterNet. The death of Christopher Hitchens in December sparked...
January 24, 2012
Atheists Don’t Just Want Sex and Drugs
My latest article has been posted on AlterNet, Once Again, Believers Have it Wrong: Atheists...
January 23, 2012
The Temporal Democracy of Self-Slices
Via Dangerous Intersection, I saw this TED lecture by Daniel Kahnemann, based on his book...
January 16, 2012
Morality Is Relative But Not Subjective
Guest post by Samantha Eliza Benten The Law of Non-Contradiction, as stated by Aristotle: "One...
January 13, 2012
A Response to Peter Hitchens, Part III
Peter Hitchens has written two further comments on my previous post, in one of which...
January 04, 2012
A Response to Peter Hitchens, Part II
After our last go-round, Peter Hitchens has posted a further reply. I encourage you to...
December 30, 2011
A Response to Peter Hitchens
My previous post quoted Peter Hitchens, the conservative Christian brother of the late Christopher Hitchens,...
December 28, 2011
There Is No Non-Human Moral Authority
While reading some remembrances of Christopher Hitchens, I came across a column which quoted this...
November 04, 2011
Donate Organs, Save Lives
The other day I came across this article from Bloomberg News, from which I learned...
October 13, 2011
How Can Atheists Console Religious Believers?
I got this e-mail from a reader, which I was asked to pass along in...
October 03, 2011
The Delusion of a Just World
You've probably heard religious apologists assert that if God didn't exist, the world would be...
September 14, 2011
We Don’t Need Religion to Have Morality
This essay was originally published on AlterNet. The most common stereotype about atheists, the most...
August 24, 2011
New on AlterNet: Morality Doesn’t Need Religion
My latest article has been posted on AlterNet, We Don't Need Religion to Have Morality....
August 06, 2011
Weekly Link Roundup
Some scattered thoughts to contemplate on a Saturday morning: • Earlier this year, my post...
August 01, 2011
6 Ways Atheists Can Band Together to Fight Religious Fundamentalism
This essay was originally published on AlterNet. If atheists were as politically organized as the...
July 06, 2011
On the Morality of: Circumcision
"And the Lord said unto Moses, When thou goest to return into Egypt, see that...
May 21, 2011
Meat is Dinner?
By Richard Hollis (aka Ritchie) Just over two years ago, DaylightAtheism featured an essay discussing...
May 11, 2011
On the Morality of: Investing
I haven't written a post on morality in a while, and this one's a little...
April 15, 2011
Another World Creeps In
I'm an atheist, in part, because I'm a moral person. When I first read the...
February 24, 2011
Stepping Across the Is-Ought Gap
Sam Harris' book The Moral Landscape has fallen among the atheist community like a cannon...
January 14, 2011
Morality Has No Place in the Law
By Sarah Braasch "Surely if we have learned anything from the history of morals it...
December 24, 2010
Using Purchasing Power for Good
Since 'tis the season for commercialism, shopping sprees and big-ticket purchases, I thought I'd write...
December 22, 2010
Chris Hedges Doesn’t Believe In Moral Progress (Except When He Does)
A Review of When Atheism Becomes Religion, Part III As I've written before, Chris Hedges...
December 10, 2010
Evolution Isn’t a Moral Theory (Except When It Is)
A Review of When Atheism Becomes Religion, Part I At the beginning of chapter 2,...
October 22, 2010
Sam Harris’ Moral Landscape and Universal Utilitarianism
I've heard that Sam Harris has a new book, The Moral Landscape, coming out soon....
October 01, 2010
Naming Activist Fallacies: The Separatist Paradise
By Scotlyn Apologies, folks, this post took a bit longer than promised. I have been...
August 15, 2010
The Language of God: From Atheism to Belief
The Language of God, Chapter 1 By B.J. Marshall The chapter begins with a description...
May 14, 2010
Standing on Air
Despite endless reiterations of how atheists find justification for morality, we all routinely hear from...
December 17, 2009
Common Myths About Polyamory
By JulietEcho Editor's Note: This piece emerged from the discussion of my recent post on...
November 16, 2009
On the Morality of: Polyamory
The comments in a recent thread on same-sex marriage have been heading in this direction,...
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