When God’s Not Doing His Job, Might As Well Fire Him

For a while, nothing was going right in Cheryl Abram‘s life. The God she had put her faith in was doing absolutely nothing for her.

So she got rid of Him.

It’s not that her life suddenly got better, but a huge weight was lifted off her shoulders.

She writes about it in her book Firing God (Non-Duality Press, 2014):

In the excerpt below, Abram talks about the time just before she decided to take a leap of doubt:

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Bill Nye’s Book Currently Tops the Creationism Bestsellers List on Amazon

Occasionally, you see books written by Christian apologists on Amazon’s atheism section. It’s not a glitch. The category isn’t for books promoting atheism; it’s for books about atheism.

But I’ll admit I get annoyed when I see a book by Dinesh D’Souza or Ravi Zacharias in the same place I expect to find biting criticism of religion.

That’s why it puts a smile on my face to see what’s at the top of the Creationism section’s list of bestsellers:



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Generation Atheist is Free This Week

My friend Dan Riley wrote a book a while back called Generation Atheist. It’s a collection of true stories about people who transitioned from godly to godless.

For the rest of the week (through Saturday), the book is free on Kindle. I urge you to get your copy now if you haven’t already!

And if audiobooks are your thing, that’s now an option as well!

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After 2,800 Entries, Here’s a Secular Version of the Ten Commandments

To promote their new book Atheist Mind, Humanist Heart: Rewriting the Ten Commandments for the Twenty-first Century, authors Lex Bayer (a Silicon Valley entrepreneur) and John Figdor (the Humanist chaplain at Stanford University) held a contest in which atheists could suggest their own Commandments. Each winner would receive $1,000. (Disclosure: I was one of the judges.)

After 2,800 entries, the final list of Commandments is now out. What do you think?

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Why Progressives Must Oppose Anti-Intellectualism

A couple of years ago, David Niose, a past President of both the American Humanist Association and the Secular Coalition for America, wrote a wonderful book called Nonbeliever Nation. It was all about the growing demographic of “Nones” and what that meant for the country.

His latest book is all about how to harness those numbers to achieve political and social gains. It’s called Fighting Back the Right: Reclaiming America from the Attack on Reason (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).

In the excerpt below, Niose talks about how the Religious Right powerfully blended together faith and politics, and why progressives must oppose anti-intellectualism:

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