Were you religious, but not spiritual?

You should take a look at The Madness of King Donald, a recent New Yorker piece by Andrew Sullivan. The first section is very rational discussion of the effect Trump’s constant lies are having on us. For example: “I keep asking myself this simple question: If you came across someone in your everyday life who [Read More…]

How I Got Mixed up in This Atheist Clergy Business

Editor’ Note: This is an excerpt from a recent interview that Scott Jacobsen of Conatus News did with me. He has generously offered to conduct interviews with Clergy project members for the Rational Doubt blog, so I offer this excerpt as an example of his work. Please note that I have kept the original Canadian [Read More…]

FOX NEWS & CONFIRMATION BIAS

Editor’s Note: A proud naturalized American citizen and former religious leader provides a needed lesson on confirmation bias. We are all susceptible.  A similar version of this post appeared recently on his blog. ============= By Fernando Alcántar A few years ago, I admit, I would mostly watch FOX for my news intake. I accepted that it carried a [Read More…]

Lesson: Consoling Someone Who Knew You as a Believer

Editor’s Note: I hope you enjoy this warm open letter to a former parishioner of a non-believing former pastor. I certainly did. His pastoral skills are evident, beautifully illustrating that belief in supernatural beings and ancient stories is not needed to be a good person. ======================= By Bruce Gerencser Dear Wendy, You have contacted me [Read More…]

Evolution is The “Not-So-Intelligent Designer”

By Alexis Record Editor’s Note: Many thanks to Clergy Project member Alexis Record for another incisive book review. Any questions you have about intelligent design are addressed in this review and answered in this book. ========================== Ever wonder why we have an appendix? Why so much of our genome is superfluous? Or, in my case, [Read More…]

Should We Forget Separation of Church and State?

Say what you will about our new president (of the US, not The Clergy Project), just two weeks into his term, he has been very busy signing executive orders, insulting heads of state and directly addressing separation of Church and State. Trump is promising to get rid of the Johnson Amendment. In case you don’t [Read More…]

Drew Bekius Speaks: New Clergy Project President

Editor’s Note: I’m pleased to report the election of a new TCP President – Drew Bekius. I feel very positively about Drew, having spoken to him on several occasions and having read his upcoming book, The Rise and Fall of Faith: A God-to-Godless Story for Christians and Atheists, currently available for preorder. How did I get [Read More…]

Book Review – Atheist Answers: Rational Responses to Religious Questions

Editor’s Note: Getting sick of “alternative facts”? Here’s a book that deals in accurate information and how to convey it to people seeking it and/or needing it. ============================ By Alexis Record “They want to know: do we worship the devil? Do we believe in anything at all? Do we eat babies? The answers: no, yes, [Read More…]

THE AMERICA I LOVE

Editor’s Note: This Clergy Project member and naturalized American citizen makes an impassioned plea for his beloved adopted country to resist the forces of a new president who does not welcome all immigrants. =========================== By Fernando Alcantar The day I became a citizen of the United States of America rests in my heart as one [Read More…]

Scenes From The Resistance

Surely, you’ve heard about the hugely successful the women’s marches held around the country and around the world protesting the new Trump administration. Perhaps if you were really lucky, like me, you were an active participant. What an exhilarating day it was. Here are some photos of the DC event from real eyewitnesses – not [Read More…]