Why Do Atheists Value Life? An Essay by Paul Kurtz

This is an excerpt from Meaning and Value in a Secular Age: Why Eupraxsophy Matters — The Writings of Paul Kurtz (Prometheus Books, 2012). Edited by Nathan Bupp. Reprinted by permission of the publisher. … All living beings undergo continuous processes of replenishment and renewal. Within each species is the constant striving to persist and [Read More...]

Two Quick Takes on Atheist Books

David Niose‘s new book Nonbeliever Nation: The Rise of Secular Americans gets a stamp of approval from trade publication Publishers Weekly. On their site, Niose explains “Why Secularism Is Good for the U.S.”: Unlike previous generations, young people today are more likely to consider religious skepticism an important part of their personal identity, viewing open [Read More...]

If the Bible Were Written Today, It Wouldn’t Be Sold in Christian Bookstores

Christian author Rachel Held Evans is writing a book and she casually mentions the word “vagina” in it. Her editors told her to remove it because the Christian bookstores wouldn’t sell it otherwise — even though male Christian authors could say “penis” in their books without a problem. It took a blog post + tons [Read More...]

Adam Lee’s Daylight Atheism eBook is Now Available

My friend Adam Lee writes the Daylight Atheism blog at Big Think and his new ebook is now available! I had a chance to read the book when it was in draft form and it looked terrific. It’s a comprehensive argument as to why atheism makes sense and it’s perfect for people who are just [Read More...]

A Review of Marty Klein’s America’s War on Sex: The Attack on Law, Lust, and Liberty

This is an article by Darrel Ray. It appears in the July/August 2012 issue of The Humanist. You can read other articles from this issue and subscribe to the magazine by going to their website. … If I told you in 1979 that we’d be debating a woman’s right to birth control or abortion in [Read More...]


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