What is the Future of Atheism?

Paul Spinrad, a guestblogger at Boing Boing, writes about the future of atheism. To begin with, he thinks the militancy of some atheists backfires and is counter-productive to their own goals. With religion, I think atheists have the same dissonance going on. If they really think the world would be better off without religion, they [Read More...]

I Sold My Soul on the School Bus

Good evening, Ron Gold here: I finally got around to reading Hemant’s book, I Sold My Soul on eBay (a good read, you can buy it on the sidebar). Even though Hemant didn’t actually sell his soul, only his attendance in different churches, the book has still inspired me to share the story of when [Read More...]

When Coming Out as an Atheist Goes Bad

Reader AnonyMouse wrote a personal story about coming out to the family as an atheist — unfortunately, it didn’t go nearly as well as he had hoped. Maybe his insights can help others in his shoes. And the note to parents at the end is a must-read: I tried “coming out” to my family once. [Read More...]

What Do You Do on the Speech Team?

As I’ve mentioned before, I help coach a Speech Team at my high school. I was also on the team at the school I attended and it was probably the most influential part of my life at that time. A lot of people have no idea what that involves… do we just give speeches all [Read More...]

What Resources Best Discuss Our Country’s Secular Foundations?

Reader Rachel has been having discussions with a religious friend over the founding of our nation. In an email, she says she’s currently at an impasse: The discussion now centers on our Founding Fathers’ intent concerning religion and the creation of our government. I’ve insisted over and over again that our country wasn’t founded on [Read More...]