Dan Brown’s New Book Now Available on Amazon

Dan Brown‘s new book, The Lost Symbol, is now available for pre-order on Amazon! It’ll be released in September. That gives us all five months to hear religious groups rekindle their contempt for Brown’s bestseller, The Da Vinci Code. I don’t even think this new book deals with God, but I’m sure religious groups will [Read More...]

Missionary Deconverted by Amazon Tribe

You definitely don’t hear this side of the story very often. Daniel Everett was a missionary sent to meet the Pirahã tribe in the Brazilian Amazon, “translate the Bible for them, and ultimately bring them to Christ.” There’s a slight twist to the story: Instead, [the Pirahã] brought him to atheism. “The Pirahãs have shown [Read More...]

The Atheist’s Guide to Christmas

Ariane Sherine, the woman behind the original Atheist Bus Campaign (and my future wife if I get a say in the matter), has signed on to write The Atheist’s Guide to Christmas: Sherine, a comedy writer and Guardian journalist, gathered 42 prominent atheist writers, scientists and comedians to contribute to the book, including Richard Dawkins, [Read More...]

Even After His Death, Jerry Falwell Causes Trouble

Last week, I posted an interview with Kevin Roose, the author of The Unlikely Disciple. He was the student who spent a semester at Jerry Falwell‘s Liberty University. His book has since been released… and after a bit of controversy, Liberty is actually selling the book in their campus bookstore. But it comes with a [Read More...]

How Long Did It Take Bart Ehrman to Write His New Book?

Bart Ehrman, the New Testament scholar, recently released his latest book Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible (and Why We Don’t Know About Them). An article in the Charlotte Observer sheds light on Ehrman’s biography — he calls himself “a happy agnostic,” for example — but this particular sentence got to me: [Read More...]