August 30, 2019

Inequality has reached crisis levels. We can change the basic assumptions that society is built on, but to do that, we need to visualize the new shape of the world before we can make that image into reality. Read more

August 28, 2019

Brazil’s president views the Amazon as nothing but virgin resources to be plundered for profit. Read more

August 26, 2019

Humanism means helping people, and secular humanism means doing it without supernatural religion. Read more

August 23, 2019

The Fountainhead bombed at the box office because of, not in spite of, Ayn Rand’s hand on the tiller. Read more

August 21, 2019

The secular era continues to roll onwards: Denominations are shrinking, churches are closing, and high-profile Christian believers are deconverting. Read more

August 19, 2019

The snake-handlers and miracle men of evangelical Appalachia. Read more

August 17, 2019

This would have been better if I had posted it last month, but some messages are timely in every season. From the folk singer Josh Joffen, in the tradition of the great protest songs of the past, here’s a reminder of what America used to stand for and one day could again: Read more

August 16, 2019

Even the grand doyenne of individualism turned out not to be as self-reliant as her protagonists. Read more

August 14, 2019

Religion is fading all over the world, in places you might expect and in places you wouldn’t. Read more

August 12, 2019

Many in-person atheist groups are struggling, but freethought is alive and well in online communities. Read more

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