Ask Richard: Atheist Dealing with Aftermath of His Father’s Suicide

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. My Dad recently committed suicide. Despite the circumstances of his death I assure you he was a great man. I have been raised in a very religious family. In fact I am the only member of my family that is not actively religious. I tend [Read More...]

Richard Dawkins Explores What Science Tells Us About Death

In his latest documentary for Channel 4, Richard Dawkins explores Sex, Death and the Meaning of Life. The series has three episodes and runs through the end of the month. Episode 1 was about “sin.” [Read more...]

A Reminder That Working Together Has Its Benefits

Herb Silverman‘s remembrance of Paul Kurtz is a mix of reverence and respectful criticism. It touches on some of the behind-the-scenes conflicts that seem petty in retrospect but were (unfortunately) very big issues at the time: [Read more...]

The New York Times‘ Obituary for Paul Kurtz

Earlier tonight, the New York Times‘ posted Ben Weber‘s obituary for Paul Kurtz: [Read more...]

Paul Kurtz Has Died

I knew this day would come but it doesn’t make it any easier to write: Paul Kurtz has died. He was 86 years old. While details are sparse, his son Jonathan Kurtz (President of Prometheus Books) said it happened last night (Saturday, October 20th). Before the New Atheists went mainstream, it’s arguable that Kurtz did [Read More...]


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