Can Sam Harris Reclaim the Word ‘Spirituality’?

Sam Harris‘ next book will take a scientific look at spirituality. His first task might be convincing atheists to come along for the ride despite their shortcomings about the “S” word. He writes this in defense: We must reclaim good words and put them to good use — and this is what I intend to [Read More...]

Support The Good Atheist’s Kickstarter!

I have a confession to make: I have never read the Bible.  I read Genesis for a lit class in college, but when I tried to power through some more, I nearly died of boredom. Jacob Fortin of TheGoodAtheist.net feels our pain and has a solution. It’s called Bible Stories, and he is translating the Good [Read More...]

A Hint at Sam Harris’ Next Book

It’s not about profiling anyone at the airport. Instead, Harris will be causing a different kind of controversy: The working title of the book is Waking Up: A Scientist Looks at Spirituality. This title could very well change, but this should give you some indication of what I’m up to. My goal is to write [Read More...]

Herb Silverman Profiled in Tablet Magazine

There’s a glowing profile of Secular Coalition for America founder Herb Silverman at Tablet Magazine. He’s the author of the just-released book Candidate Without a Prayer, which (among other things) documents the time he ran for Governor of South Carolina: In 1989, Silverman learned that the South Carolina Constitution prohibited anyone who “denied the existence [Read More...]

A Review of Evolving: The Human Effect and Why It Matters by Daniel J. Fairbanks

On June 1st Gallup released a poll showing that 46% of American are Creationists. It also showed that only 15% of Americans believe humans evolved over millions of years and that God had nothing to do with it. The vast majority of Americans believe God was somehow involved in their being on this planet. The [Read More...]


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