This Is Why We Celebrate Banned Books Week

This is librarian James Klise‘s take on why he loves celebrating Banned Books Week: I support any person’s right to read anything he or she chooses. In my own library each year, we celebrate Banned Books Week with a showy shelf display and signs encouraging students to check out a “banned book.” In doing so, [Read More...]

A Review of David Niose’s Nonbeliever Nation

This is a guest post by August Brunsman. He is the Executive Director of the Secular Student Alliance. *** Nonbeliever Nation: The Rise of Secular Americans by David Niose sets about to accomplish four main goals: 1) define the existence of a demographic category of “Secular Americans,” 2) establish that the rise of the Religious [Read More...]

Salman Rushdie’s Autobiography Is Now Available

Just a reminder that Salman Rushdie‘s new book Joseph Anton: A Memoir is out today: Michiko Kakutani reviewed the book in today’s New York Times: … Mr. Rushdie has written a memoir that chronicles those years in hiding — a memoir, coming after several disappointing novels, that reminds us of his fecund gift for language [Read More...]

Howard Bloom Explains ‘The God Problem’

This is an excerpt from The God Problem: How A Godless Cosmos Creates by Howard Bloom (Prometheus Books, 2012). Reprinted by permission of the publisher. … THE PROBLEM WITH GOD: THE TALE OF A TWISTED CONFESSION Imagine this. You are a twelve-year-old in a godforsaken steel town that once helped suture the Great Lakes to [Read More...]

An Interview with Peter Hitchens

Trevor Treharne has written a new book called How to Prove God Does Not Exist. In addition to his rebuttals of the standard canon of Christian arguments for god’s existence, Trevor has a few interviews with notable atheists (including Victor Stenger and Michael Shermer). He also includes, for good measure, interviews with a few Christians, [Read More...]


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