Manuscript submitted!

I just send in the manuscript of the book to my contact at Patheos, in hopes of getting it published under Patheos’ imprint. So happy about this. I really believe in what I’ve done with this book. For the time being, the drafts remain available in Google Docs. [Read more...]

What do people need to know about the atheist movement?

Book #2 is basically done, but I’m going to try to write a better introduction and one thing that might be really helpful to people is explaining what’s happened with the atheist movement in the last 10 or so years. I’ve realized that I definitely don’t want to give the (false) impression that it’s all [Read More...]

It is finished! Chapter 9 draft for book #2, “Bad religion”

Here it is! Chapter 9 draft of book #2. Actually, it’s not quite finished because halfway through I said “screw it” with regards to section headings, but the rest of it is there. Suggestions for clever section heading names appreciated. [Read more...]

Beta testing a book: Chapter 6: The conflict between science and religion

Here you go. It’s basically a compilation of many of the blog post I’ve written this past month, but now you get to see what they look like combined together into a whole. For some reason, I found this chapter unusually frustrating to write, so I’m too sick of it to do a “highlights.” I feel like it [Read More...]

Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions are cliche. But I’ve read that studies have shown publicly committing to doing something makes it significantly more likely that you’ll actually do it. So I’m going to make a few non-cliche declarations that I don’t think are two unrealistic to keep: [Read more...]

Writer’s block: figuring out what to say about philosophy and science as they relate to religion

So, next on the agenda is to rework my half-completed drafts of chapters six, seven, and eight of the book, which deal with philosophy and science. But I’m feeling a bit stuck. [Read more...]

Beta testing a book: Chapter 5: An open letter to religious believers on God and evil

And now… the revised version of chapter 5 of the book. It contains my “open letter on God and evil,” which has been floating around the net for more than two years, longer than any other part of this book. But that’s not all it has. The full chapter consists of: [Read more...]

Beta testing a book: Chapter 4: This is what your religion looks like to me

Okay, here’s a cleaned-up version of chapter 4 of the book, titled This is what your religion looks like to me. “In this chapter” and other notes below the fold: [Read more...]

What should I call my book?

A couple weeks ago, I got this comment on one of the posts in my beta testing a book series: [Read more...]


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