Poll: Would You Be Interested in a Secular Outpost Podcast?

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How to Get Published on The Secular Web: Call for Papers

As "Call for Papers Editor" for The Secular Web, I'd like to take this opportunity to advertise The Secular Web's "Call for Papers" page on the site. I recently updated the page with several new requests for original articles and book reviews for The Secular Web's "Modern Library," which is the peer-reviewed, scholarly section of the site. We welcome contributions from both nontheists and theists. … [Read more...]

Is China Blocking the Secular Outpost?

I just became aware of a report that China is blocking The Secular Outpost. I have absolutely no idea why the Chinese government would want to block The Secular Outpost or its parent domain, infidels.org, but I would be most interested in hearing from anyone who is in a position to confirm or disconfirm this.Aside: many years ago the Internet Infidels learned they were being blocked by software used by members of the Church of Scientology to access the Internet. … [Read more...]

Jennifer Michael Hecht Has Joined The Secular Outpost!

I'm pleased to announce that Dr. Jennifer Michael Hecht has agreed to join The Secular Outpost as a contributor. Dr. Hecht is the author of three history books and two volumes of poetry and she is currently serving as one of the five judges for the Nonfiction category of the 2010 National Book Award. Her bestseller Doubt: A History demonstrates a long, strong history of religious doubt. Hecht’s The End of the Soul: Scientific Modernity, Atheism, and Anthropology won the Phi Beta Kappa S … [Read more...]

Please Welcome Louise Antony to the Secular Outpost!

I'm pleased to announce another new contributor to The Secular Outpost: Dr. Louise Antony, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Massachussetts. Her work in the philosophy of religion includes editing the excellent book, Philosophers Without Gods (Oxford University Press, 2007) -- (see here for her chapter); writing a commentary for the book transcript of the Craig-Kurtz debate on morality without God; and debating William Lane Craig on whether God is necessary for morality. She also … [Read more...]

Graham Oppy Has Joined the Secular Outpost Team!

I am very honored to announce that Dr. Graham Oppy has agreed to join The Secular Outpost's distinguished list of contributors. Oppy is Professor of Philosophy at Monash University. His publications include Arguing About Gods, Philosophical Perspectives on Infinity, and Ontological Arguments and Belief in God, as well as numerous articles. (Click here for links to books by Oppy and other SO contributors.) Dr. Oppy is a long-time supporter of the Internet Infidels and I simply have to plug … [Read more...]

Andrea Weisberger Has Joined the Secular Outpost

It's my pleasure to announce that Dr. Andrea Weisberger has agreed to join The Secular Outpost as a contributor. She is currently an Instructor of Philosophy at the University of North Florida and is the former chair of the Philosophy and Religion department at Jacksonville University. Her publications include, Suffering Belief: Evil and the Anglo-American Defense of Theism, as well as several journal articles. … [Read more...]

Jean Kazez Has Joined The Secular Outpost

The Secular Outpost continues to grow! Dr. Jean Kazez is an atheist philosopher at Southern Methodist University. She earned her Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of Arizona at the same time our own Jim Lippard was studying there. Her books include Animalkind: What We Owe to Animals and The Weight of Things: Philosophy and the Good Life.She has written about atheism occasionally on her own blog; her writings are very insightful and provocative. Some examples of her previous blog posts … [Read more...]


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