Two Years Without God

It was two years ago today that I woke up to the firestorm that Year Without God had become and just over one year since I told Arun Rath at NPR that I don’t believe in God anymore. It’s hard to imagine that two years have gone by. I’ve made so many new friends over these years—too many to name—and my life has been enriched by each interaction with people who are part of the atheist and humanist communities, however you want to define those.For the past few days I’ve been trying to assess my … [Read more...]

[VIDEO] The truth comes out…

I tried to keep it a secret as long as possible, but this video just surfaced. The REAL origins of my Year Without God. … [Read more...]

Dark night of the soul or just empty space

I had the opportunity to be on a radio show on Sunday afternoon entitled, “The Sitting Room with Kathy Chiero” (podcast below). I’ve been on dozens of radio shows and podcasts over the past 18 months, but the vast majority of them have been atheist, skeptic, and freethought shows. With maybe one exception, the Christian shows I’ve been on have either tricked me into a debate or peppered me with semi-hostile questions and accusations in an attempt to discredit me. But Kathy Chiero is different. Sh … [Read more...]

A year-long conversation with Kurt Streeter

For the past year, LA Times reporter, Kurt Streeter, has been talking with me about my recent spiritual and religious experiences. But unlike all the other reports about Year Without God, Kurt dug deeper. He asked me about my childhood, my fundamentalist college days, he spoke to people from my past and told the most complete story about my personal evolution to date. He tells bits about how I refused to read Voltaire's Candide in college, and how my views began to shift with my first members … [Read more...]

“I love to be ridiculed…

...because it helps me make important decisions in my life." —said no one ever On Sunday I had the privilege of speaking at The Center for Inquiry in Hollywood. My former church is only about 1 mile from CFI and I have driven by there for years. It wasn't until this year, though, that I attended a few of their amazing programs. The video of my lecture should be available on YouTube soon, but I just want to touch on one point I discussed in that talk. I said that I didn't think ridicule was ver … [Read more...]

With less than two months to go…

I can't believe how quickly this year has gone by. With just less than two months to go I'm realizing more than ever what an never-ending journey this is. In some ways this has been the best year of my life. In other ways, the hardest. Here are a few updates as I head in to the home stretch.REMAINING GOALSI have a few books I'd really like to finish before the year ends. I've started a number of books that just weren't good enough or compelling enough to finish. I've also started some … [Read more...]