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...]

How to Hold a Funeral Without God

It’s hard enough dealing with all the grief surrounding anyone’s funeral. But there’s also the unique challenge of keeping religion out of it, if that’s what the family (or deceased) wants. Jane Wynne Willson‘s book Funerals Without God has been around since 1989, but if you haven’t read it before, a new edition is now [Read More...]

My Summer Plans… and My Next Book

Most teachers will tell you that summer break isn’t actually a “break” at all. A lot of my colleagues teach summer school or work a second job in addition to spending time with their families. I suppose I could just sit in my underwear and blog all day, but that’d get boring after a while… [Read More...]

I Can’t Wait to Read This Book

Dale McGowan just announced that he will be writing a book that (to my surprise) doesn’t exist yet: Atheism for Dummies. There were already Dummies books for each of the major and several minor religions, as well as some weirdly specific titles like Lost Books of the Bible for Dummies. Now publisher Wiley & Sons [Read More...]