Questions for Richard Dawkins?

We’re about a month away from the public release of Richard Dawkins‘ new book, The Magic of Reality: How We Know What’s Really True. Dawkins’ publishers have given me the opportunity to do an email interview with him and I need your help. What would you like me to ask him? Ideally, your questions are [Read More...]

The Pastor from Jesus Camp Has a New Book Out

It’s been a while since we’ve seen her, but if you’re like me, you didn’t miss her one bit. Becky Fischer is the woman at the heart of Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing‘s shocking 2006 documentary Jesus Camp. Remember how, in The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins made a point of saying children shouldn’t be saddled [Read More...]

A Restored Version of the Jefferson Bible

Thomas Jefferson didn’t like the Bible as it was written. He thought Jesus was a good moral teacher, but those miracles were bullshit. In a letter to William Short in 1820, Jefferson wrote: Among the sayings and discourses imputed to [Jesus] by his biographers, I find many passages of fine imagination, correct morality, and of [Read More...]

Sean Faircloth’s Upcoming Book

Sean Faircloth, Executive Director of the Secular Coalition for America, has a book coming out in early 2012! It’s called Attack of the Theocrats! How the Religious Right Harms Us All — and What We Can Do About It. I’ve only seen the cover but I’m already excited — sorry for the blurry image but [Read More...]

Reading a Christian Apologetics Book After Becoming an Atheist

Coming out as an atheist to her family provoked an unsurprising response from reader Amanda‘s mother: My husband and I came out to our respective families two weeks ago (Yay! No more needless pressure to pretend anymore! No more paranoia over what their reactions would be!) and my mom very sternly suggested that I read [Read More...]