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October 24, 2018
Nikos Kazantzakis: Brilliant Skeptic
By James A. Haught In 1988, fundamentalist Christians in several nations vented rage and violence...
October 17, 2018
Secular Humanist Values Don’t Accommodate Predatory Sex
By James A. Haught Physicist Lawrence Krauss, a brilliant hero of the freethought movement, fell...
October 10, 2018
Who Sets the Boundaries of Orthodoxy?
All collections of religious doctrine are equally arbitrary and unfounded.
September 19, 2018
Three Cheers for Atheist Education in British Schools
Adding atheism and humanism to the public curriculum merely reflects the reality of demographic changes...
September 17, 2018
Hail the Rising Secular Age
By James A. Haught Last fall, the 2017 American Family Survey by Brigham Young University...
September 05, 2018
James Baldwin: Brilliant Skeptic
By James A. Haught Here's an interesting literary footnote: James Baldwin, arguably America's greatest black...
August 13, 2018
An Atheist’s Moral Lessons for Children
Atheism has a positive and uplifting message to offer the next generation, but religious apologists...
July 23, 2018
The Rise of American Ex-Muslims
They're secularizing just like everyone else.
July 18, 2018
By James A. Haught I'm quite aware that my turn is approaching. The realization hovers...
July 16, 2018
New Zealand Leads the Way
New Zealand's new prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, is emblematic of the rising generation of progressives...
May 28, 2018
Congratulations, Ireland! #RepealedThe8th
Irish voters blow away one of the last dark clouds of Catholic theocracy that lingered...
April 16, 2018
On the Firing of David Silverman
When I wrote about the downfall of Lawrence Krauss last month, I said that his...
March 26, 2018
What It Means to Be a Real Man
A "real man" doesn't think his masculinity is constantly in question or that he needs...
March 21, 2018
Lawrence Krauss: The Wall of Silence Falls
The next time an atheist celebrity is accused of sexually predatory behavior, we'll have a...
March 12, 2018
We Don’t Own Our Children
Children's rights don't cease to exist just because they're not equipped to exercise them.
March 07, 2018
Secular Women at Work
Like me, you may be feeling discouraged by the latest wave of bad news about...
February 26, 2018
Atheists Should Have No Idols
The downfall of Lawrence Krauss, and how atheists have rejected the unfounded claims of religion...
February 19, 2018
Repost: We Have an Unfair Advantage
[I'm away on a mini-vacation for Presidents' Day weekend. Regular posting will resume later this...
February 05, 2018
One of Us
Freedom is costly, but it's getting harder and harder for the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community to...
January 31, 2018
The Least Christian Generation in American History
The generation after the Millennials will be the first to grow up in a world...
January 29, 2018
The Strange Sad Story of Josh Weed
The real villain of this story is the Mormon church, which indoctrinates people with the...
January 22, 2018
It’s Chaos, Be Kind: A Humanist Sermon
In a chaotic universe, kindness is the only lighthouse we have.
November 27, 2017
#MeToo and the Atheist Community
It's disappointing and enraging to see how many men, including many allegedly feminist men, stand...
November 08, 2017
Ta-Nehisi Coates and Atheistic Pessimism
Atheism doesn't strip us of hope, but it does strip us of false hope.
November 06, 2017
The Chains We Make For Ourselves: A Humanist Sermon
It's true that millions of people are victims of circumstance, but it's equally true that...
October 11, 2017
The Mythicist Milwaukee Debacle
When secular groups give a platform to the worst people, it makes all atheists look...
September 27, 2017
Helping Ex-Mormons Quit the Church
The LDS church's creepy and obsessive policy of pursuing former members, and what the ex-Mormon...
September 13, 2017
The Dying of White Christian America
As white Christians die off and the country becomes more diverse and more secular, America's...
September 11, 2017
Love is Gravity
Written for my son's first birthday Over the past year, I've spent a lot of...
August 28, 2017
What I’ll Teach My Son About Religion
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