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January 06, 2010
Losing Their Religion
I recently finished Daniel Radosh's Rapture Ready!, a book exploring Christian pop culture and some...
December 26, 2009
When Prayer Fails
Dave Schmeltzer's book Not the Religious Type has many examples of what he calls "napkin...
December 14, 2009
Christian Missionaries Are Doing God's Work
By Sarah Braasch I leaned over to one of my teammates. "Why are there so...
December 13, 2009
Theocratic Horror in Uganda
Back in January, I alluded briefly to the events in Uganda, where Christian abstinence-only programs...
August 12, 2009
Too High a Price to Pay for Comfort
Religion inspires billions of people around the world today to live honest, decent, law-abiding lives....
May 30, 2009
Mr. T Tackles the Problem of Evil
It's not only professional philosophers and theologians who have an opinion on matters touching the...
March 27, 2009
The Moral High Ground
It's common for fundamentalist Christians to think of themselves as the moral guardians of our...
January 10, 2009
The Price of Abstinence
A much-heralded study in the January issue of the journal Pediatrics has concluded that the...
January 03, 2009
No Holy Ground
The world's attention has been riveted these past few days by Israel's assault on Gaza,...
January 01, 2009
Rebutting Reasonable Faith: Is There Non-Culpable Unbelief?
Early on in Daylight Atheism's tenure, I wrote several critical reviews of the CAP Alert...
December 18, 2008
Rick Warren? Shame On You, Obama!
Via multiple sources (Greta Christina, Pam Spaulding, Glenn Greenwald, Americans United, as well as others),...
December 12, 2008
A Glimpse of the Garden
By way of Pandagon, I came across this incredible story from NPR's This American Life,...
October 18, 2008
Open Thread: Battle Royale Edition
This comment was left on a different post by a visitor calling himself Ty: I...
October 05, 2008
Season’s Warning: The Bowery Mission
The other day, I got this piece of mail soliciting donations for a "Thanksgiving meal...
July 27, 2008
Is Evangelicalism On the Wane?
Is the power of the religious right declining in America? Several lines of evidence would...
July 19, 2008
Vignette from the New York Subway
Presented without further comment: Last night, when I got on the subway, I noticed an...
May 03, 2008
A Letter to Jack Chick
Dear Mr. Chick, You probably don't know me, but I'm writing to send you my...
April 18, 2008
The Arrogance of the Miraculous
This past Tuesday, a DC-9 jetliner crashed on takeoff in Goma, in the Democratic Republic...
March 14, 2008
Magic Spell Jesus
A few weeks back, I was looking through my traffic logs and found someone who...
December 17, 2007
The Witch Children of Nigeria
I've written on several past occasions about how belief in malignant supernatural forces causes real...
December 06, 2007
Theocracy Watch XIII: Fighting Prison Theocracy
Last year, in a previous installment of Theocracy Watch, I wrote about unconstitutional government-supported prison...
November 20, 2007
Probing the Prosperity Gospel
I'm surprised that this story, "Going After the Money Ministries", hasn't gotten much attention on...
September 22, 2007
Theocracy Watch XII: The Army of God
The topic of today's installment of Theocracy Watch is a lengthy one, and I don't...
August 28, 2007
The Thomas Weeks Affair
Since this seems to be a week for tearing down Christian icons, I have another...
August 09, 2007
Coming Soon to an Apocalypse Near You
Any informed observer of religious folly knows that setting dates for the apocalypse ranks among...
May 26, 2007
The Spiral of Sin and Salvation
Since his spectacular public disgrace last year, the once-powerful evangelical preacher Ted Haggard has not...
May 15, 2007
Jerry Falwell Dies
Jerry Falwell, prominent Christian conservative and for many years the standard-bearer of America's religious right,...
April 14, 2007
The Root of All Evil
One of the more bizarre offshoots of fundamentalist Christianity that has been making headway in...
April 06, 2007
Rebuking the Devil
I have written several times in the past about how religious superstition, when it is...
February 01, 2007
Movie Review: Jesus Camp
I missed seeing the documentary Jesus Camp when it first came out in theaters last...
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