A Review of God and the Folly of Faith by Victor Stenger

For centuries science and religion have been at war. Both explain, or try to explain, the world around us in their own way. The more we observed, measured, and probed, the less we needed our gods. The gods of biscuits and hairdos soon made way for bakers and hairdressers and the gods of thunder and [Read More...]

Where Are the Atheist Fiction Books?

Robin Hanson wonders why atheists — lovers of truth, so we say — don’t give up fiction: A few days ago I asked why not become religious, if it will give you a better life, even if the evidence for religious beliefs is weak? Commenters eagerly declared their love of truth. Today I’ll ask: if [Read More...]

Why You Need to Read Flagrant Conduct

I just finished one of the best books I’ve read in a long time: Flagrant Conduct by Dale Carpenter. Even though I’ve been supportive of gay rights as long as I can remember, I’m not as well-versed in its history. Early in the book, Carpenter sets us up with where the gay rights movement in [Read More...]

A Farewell to Beloved Children’s Author (and Atheist) Maurice Sendak

The great Maurice Sendak, author of Where the Wild Things Are, died yesterday at the age of 83. The Illini Secular Student Alliance reminds us of this excerpt from an interview he did with NPR’s Fresh Air in 2003: “I am not a religious person, nor do I have any regrets. The war took care [Read More...]

Bill Lehto Is Sharing the Stories of Minnesotan Atheists

The Farmington Independent has a nice article about Bill Lehto, a Minnesotan who collected the personal “coming out” stories from people in the state and put them into a book with proceeds benefitting Minnesota Atheists. The hope is that the book will make it easier for readers to go public with their own atheism. Full [Read More...]


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