October 3, 2018

By James A. Haught Reason – logical thinking by intelligent minds – proves clearly that the compassionate, all-powerful god of religion cannot exist. Simple logic clinches it, as follows: When a woman is dying of breast cancer, or a child is dying of leukemia – and relatives pray desperately – why does the alleged god let most victims die? If the god cannot save them, he isn’t all-powerful. If he could, but doesn’t want to save them, he’s heartless, not… Read more

October 1, 2018

As part of my ongoing speaking tour with Andrew Murtagh for our joint book Meta, I’ll be in Indianapolis, IN this month for two live events. If you’re in the neighborhood, come out and see us! The first event will be at Butler University, moderated by the chaplain of Grace Unlimited, the campus Episcopal/Lutheran ministry: WHAT: Debate and conversation with Andrew Murtagh, moderated by Rev. Dr. Charles Allen; audience Q&A and book signing to follow WHEN: Thursday, October 25, 2018,… Read more

September 29, 2018

This has been a good year for new music from some of my favorite bands, and Metric is keeping the trend going with Art of Doubt, a return to their classic synth-y rock-and-roll sound. “Risk” might be my favorite thing that they’ve ever done, but this is a close second: Read more

September 28, 2018

But not according to The Fountainhead. Read more

September 26, 2018

We’re already past the first step of the famous “First they came for…” warning, and there’s no telling who will be scapegoated next. Read more

September 24, 2018

By James A. Haught The World Health Organization once estimated that more than 100 million couples around the globe make love during a typical day. Sex is a powerful human force. It’s natural, healthy, normal and wonderful. However, Western religion has spent millennia tainting it with shame, guilt and punishment. Holy men equate sex with “sin.” The Bible contains 96 verses denouncing “harlots,” “whores,” “whoredom” and the like – branding many females as vile temptresses. It decrees that brides who… Read more

September 21, 2018

You can savor a fine filet mignon and sometimes still want a greasy hamburger. Read more

September 19, 2018

Adding atheism and humanism to the public curriculum merely reflects the reality of demographic changes that are already happening. Read more

September 17, 2018

By James A. Haught Last fall, the 2017 American Family Survey by Brigham Young University found that churchless people have become the nation’s largest segment. Asked “What is your present religion, if any?”, five percent replied “atheist,” six percent said “agnostic” and 23 percent chose “nothing in particular.” This religionless total of 34 percent outstripped Protestants (33 percent), Catholics (21 percent), Jews (two percent), Muslims (two percent), Mormons (one percent) and all smaller groups. The AFS findings were the highest… Read more

September 14, 2018

Why second-handers are the best lovers; why wanting to find yourself is a sign of evil. Read more

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