This Week in Secular Parenting…

Since I’m new to JT’s blog, let me introduce myself very quickly. My name is Daniel Moran. I am the Democratic candidate for Texas House District 63. I won’t discuss that today though, because I have something else I’d like to talk about. For us parents out there with no religious affiliation, whether we call ourselves [Read More...]

Squeak

Hello. My identification is “Jasper”. I am a socially anxious biped, and apparently I’m going to write a couple posts here while JT goes off and does things. For the most part, I wish to remain anonymous, mostly due to fears of future potential employers searching my name, though some effort could probably reveal who [Read More...]

Number of Latinos identifying as “nones” has almost doubled since 2010.

We’re just making progress everywhere.  The number of Hispanic American “nones” — those who say they have no particular religion or are atheist or agnostic — is growing at a clip that would make GOP operatives green with envy. According to the Pew Research Center’s 2013 , 18 percent of Hispanics are not affiliated with [Read More...]

How many second generation atheists out there?

I heard atheists accused of indoctrinating people this morning and it got me thinking.  Could we even do that?  When I’m giving a talk and I ask “How many of you used to be religious?” usually almost every hand goes up, suggesting that by and large atheists escaped indoctrination of religious parents, not the other [Read More...]

Red Hot Victorian Atheism: What We Can Learn

Victorian. Chances are, that word conjures in your mind either a bewhiskered chap laboring under several layers of wool as he adjusts his morality-enhancing penis chassis and dreams of imperialism, or a demure lady of unspeakable virtue dying in childbirth while putting the finishing touches to a devotional needlepoint. Certainly, there was quite a bit [Read More...]

Comment response: how can life mean anything if it’s not forever?

Yesterday I did a post about meaning, and about some of the things that give my life meaning.  In response a theist of some flavor came into the comments to say: I am always amazed at how weak answers to the meaning question are. People you love? Begs the question. If human life has no [Read More...]

Hispanics leaving Catholicism.

Here’s some good news (that will make David Tamayo especially happy): Hispanics, which are traditionally a Catholic demographic, are leaving Catholicism.  The bad news is that many of them are just moving over to being Evangelicals.  On the whole, Hispanics are becoming less religious, but it’s certainly by inches.  See yon graph: The article talks [Read More...]

Matt Dillahunty on religious news writing.

Matt Dillahunty gave a talk at the Religious Newswriters Convention this past weekend.  He was asked to give his perspective on the issues as a ten-minute opener.  He has sent me the text of his talk in case I wanted to post it on my blog. How could I resist?  Here it is: “When then-candidate [Read More...]

CFI launches new “Living Happily Without Religion” campaign.

This is pretty nifty.  I’m all for advertising the happiness that comes with godlessness.  We can have sex the way we want.  We don’t have to live with the constant reminder that we’re not good enough or spoiled by birth.  There are no taboo curiosities for us, and no avenue to happiness that is forbidden. [Read More...]

Ken Ham thinks he has atheist church all figured out.

Ken Ham sees that atheists are starting up godless churches and he just doesn’t get it. So why would atheists do such a thing? If there’s no God, what’s the point? If when you die that’s the end of you and you won’t ever know you even existed, then why bother with starting a church? [Read More...]


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