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February 12, 2018
Darwin Day: 4 Snapshots from the Evolution of Evolution
A Darwin Day trip through the evolution of evolutionary thought. Visit four key moments on...
December 05, 2017
My Personal War on Christmas
Christmas is a season of mawkishness and awkwardness for deconverts. I was simply confused. Here's...
November 20, 2017
Christian Hypocrisy: Can the Unholy Still Be True Believers?
Hypocrisy, thy name is the Religious Right. But does being a hypocrite mean they don't...
September 13, 2017
Religious Curiosity: What Draws the Faithful Into the Fold?
For this secular-raised girl, the road to Christian Sunday schools was paved with religious curiosity.
April 18, 2017
Christianity and Jesus Christ Superstar: Dispelling the Godspell
Growing up, I learned most of what I knew about Christ from 'Jesus Christ Superstar.'
February 10, 2017
Darwin’s Day: 4 Snapshots from the Evolution of Evolution
The implications of natural selection caused Charles Darwin to lose his faith. Others didn't, but...
February 03, 2017
Johnson Amendment: Demolishing A Different Kind of Wall
By destroying the Johnson Amendment, President Trump is tearing down Jefferson's big, beautiful wall of...
January 06, 2017
Secondhand Prayer: I Prayed to the God-Monster Under My Bed
I can't understand an atheist's desire to pray. But I caught secondhand prayer as a...
January 04, 2017
To Anti-Theist or Not to Anti-Theist, That is the Question
The debate among Patheos Nonreligious bloggers over anti-theism is a tempest in a Russel’s teapot.
December 01, 2016
The Patheos School of Christian Perversity
Growing up without religion, I never understood the perversity of Christian indoctrination. My fellow Patheos...
September 23, 2016
Hitchhiking Savior’s Guide to Redeeming the Galaxy
Did Jesus hitchhike the galaxy to redeem the the souls of aliens? That was once...
September 20, 2016
Three Gods for the Price of One
An imaginary 4th century Christian defends Christian doctrine in this satire of Orthodox illogic.
September 09, 2016
5 Reasons Why I Needed a No Soliciting Sign for Hospital Clergy
You would think having your religion listed as atheism would hang a giant NO SOLICITING...
August 31, 2016
My Friendly Neighborhood Bug-Eyed Evangelicals
Humans are complex. We don't do atheism any favors when we lose sight of that...
July 15, 2016
In the Name of God
Atheists fight only with ideas. It takes an absolute faith in God to kill for...
July 14, 2016
Make America More Like Me Again
Where did my country go? asks imaginary guest poster Homer Whiteman. You wanna microaggression?
July 06, 2016
Jew or Not a Jew*
Tell me an atheist cannot be also a Jew. Though I barely knew what that...
July 04, 2016
Washington Crossing the Great Divide
George Washington's myths extended well beyond the cherry tree incident, following him all the way...
July 02, 2016
No Breach in the Wall of Separation
The Religious Right likes to claim that Jefferson never used the phrase "wall of separation...
July 01, 2016
A Less-Than-Saintly Patron Saint of Separationism
Though Thomas Jefferson is the patron saint of separationism, he was no saint himself. But...
June 30, 2016
Slowly Awakening from the Second Awakening
"Instead of the most enlightened people, I fear we Americans shall soon have the character...
June 29, 2016
Fight of the Founding Fathers
The 1800 John Adams campaign implied that a vote for Thomas Jefferson was a vote...
May 25, 2016
He opened up the rock and…something flowed out
I have an embarrassing admission to make. Though I write a blog for a major...
April 07, 2016
Glimpsing Truth through the Blinders of Religion
Charles Darwin knew how explosive his theories would be—that’s why he sat on them for...
March 22, 2016
The Secret Secular Handshake
“You’re certainly colorful today. Something for Easter?” said one of my many specialist physicians, referring...
March 16, 2016
The Donald Made Them Do It
I’ve long nicknamed the GOP, God’s Official Party. But lately, the Republican Party has seemed...
February 25, 2016
The Trumping of America
The 2016 Republican primary race seems to have been conceived by a coked-up Hollywood satirist....
February 18, 2016
The Long Goodbye for an Atheist-Positive President
I have long harbored a fantasy that President Barack Obama is not a Christian. No,...
February 03, 2016
A Little Birdie Told Me to Do It
In my last post, I compared the behavior of a serially mendacious hospital chaplain, who...
January 25, 2016
The Chaplain’s Cat Logic
Most cats understand the word no, despite all appearances to the contrary. But to them...
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