In the Huffington Post: 'Faitheist': Social Change Through Storytelling

This article originally appeared in the Huffington Post. Below is a link to the full original article.The first thing I tell people about Chris Stedman's "Faitheist: How an Atheist Found Common Ground with the Religious" is that it made me cry, and books don't make me cry. But there I was -- in public no less -- teary-eyed and puffy-cheeked as I read someone else's encounter with conservative evangelical Christianity and subsequent deconversion. It sounded strikingly similar to my … [Read more...]

Seeking Soup for the Secular Soul

"The chief deficiency I see in the skeptical movement is its polarization: Us vs. Them—the sense that we have a monopoly on the truth; that those other people who believe in all these stupid doctrines are morons; that if you’re sensible, you’ll listen to us; and if not, to hell with you. This is nonconstructive. It does not get our message across. It condemns us to permanent minority status." - Carl Sagan, Wonder & Skepticism "Holy shit," he said. "That is a dead body underneath that tarp." … [Read more...]