December 2, 2021

Greetings! I’ve been away from the blog for a while. Apologies for the unannounced absence. I didn’t fall off the edge of the flat earth or anything like that. I took what I intended to be a short hiatus in October, which ended up lasting longer than I planned. There’s a story behind that, which I hope to share one day. In my last post, I alluded to some changes that were coming. Those are still brewing, but it’s taking… Read more

October 8, 2021

The Pacific Republic’s advance team meets the U.S. prison-industrial state in battle. Read more

October 6, 2021

The leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention defy, then grudgingly submit to, a demand that they reveal what they knew about sexual predators in the denomination. Read more

October 4, 2021

By James A. Haught The long-foreseen Secular Age is arriving at a gallop. Survey after survey finds snowballing increases of Americans who say their religion is “none.” The 2017 American Family Survey found that “nones” have climbed past one-third of U.S. adults — the highest ratio yet tallied. These churchless people have become the nation’s largest faith category. Released in November by Brigham Young University, the nationwide poll found that 34 percent of respondents called themselves atheist, agnostic or “nothing… Read more

October 2, 2021

Commonwealth: A Novel of Utopia, part 3, chapter 4 Author’s Note: This is an excerpt from my novel Commonwealth. The rest of today’s installment is free, but only on my Patreon site. If you want to read the next part today, it’s already up on Patreon as well. You can sign up for as little as $1/month, or $2 for exclusive author’s notes and behind-the-scenes material. There’s also a table of contents for all published chapters. The corridor led to… Read more

September 29, 2021

The religious right has immunized themselves against empathy, but now we’re in the throes of a crisis where empathy is vital for survival. Read more

September 27, 2021

One of America’s oldest and wealthiest denominations is in terminal demographic decline. Read more

September 24, 2021

The Pacific Republic’s rescue team is found out. Read more

September 22, 2021

Answering more of the anti-vax, anti-mask, pro-COVID falsehoods from the right’s echo chamber. Read more

September 20, 2021

By James A. Haught Many atheists also are progressive “social justice warriors” striving to make life better and more equal for everyone. They include Daylight Atheism contributor James Haught. Here’s a chapter from his 2016 book, Hurrah for Liberals. Free speech and free press mean the same thing: the right to voice any beliefs or ideas, even unpopular ones — orally or on paper — without fear of being punished for it. Sometimes it’s called freedom of expression. Through history,… Read more

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