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October 10, 2018
Who Sets the Boundaries of Orthodoxy?
All collections of religious doctrine are equally arbitrary and unfounded.
September 05, 2018
James Baldwin: Brilliant Skeptic
By James A. Haught Here's an interesting literary footnote: James Baldwin, arguably America's greatest black...
July 23, 2018
The Rise of American Ex-Muslims
They're secularizing just like everyone else.
May 16, 2018
Book Review: Women Beyond Belief
[This is the longest and twistiest route to a book review I've ever traveled. Dr....
March 28, 2018
From the Mailbag: A Less Acerbic Approach
It's always a good feeling to get a letter like this one, from a correspondent...
February 05, 2018
One of Us
Freedom is costly, but it's getting harder and harder for the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community to...
December 11, 2017
#RaptureAnxiety: Evangelical Torture of the Mind
I'm not on Twitter as much as I used to be, but I did spot...
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...
January 02, 2017
Secular Community-Building Is Hard Work
It's hard to build secular communities and harder to keep them running, but the work...
December 21, 2016
From the Mailbag: Activism Makes a Difference
As you can imagine, I've been feeling pretty pessimistic since the 2016 election. It's seriously...
December 13, 2015
Weekend Coffee: December 13
• An editorial on Charisma News accuses atheists of "the height of intolerance" for, basically,...
October 18, 2015
From the Mailbag: Minds Do Change
Changing your mind about the belief system that's defined your life is a rare occurrence,...
May 27, 2015
The Hidden Garden of Ex-Muslim Atheists
While I don't believe there's anything like a law that good and evil have to...
August 25, 2014
The South Will Not Rise Again
Last year, I wrote about the continuing exodus of members from the Catholic church, and...
December 30, 2013
From the Mailbag: Deconverting from Hinduism
Living in a culture where Christianity is the dominant religion, I don't often come into...
February 20, 2013
The Church Isn’t Too Good at Introspection
While doing research for another post, I came across a slew of articles with a...
January 22, 2013
Breaking the Surface
A life pervaded by religious prohibitions is like drowning in a black abyss. Becoming an...
June 21, 2012
From the Mailbag: From Conservative Christian to Progressive Atheist
We may have heard about one notable religious conversion this week, but in the more...
June 03, 2012
Weekend Coffee: June 3
There are a couple of stories from this past week that I wanted to mention:...
March 19, 2012
Creating a Safe Harbor for Nonbelievers
In my essay "Into the Clear Air", I wrote about how people leaving religion often...
March 14, 2012
An Interview with Mary Johnson, Author of “An Unquenchable Thirst”
Last month, I posted my review of "An Unquenchable Thirst", Mary Johnson's luminous and enlightening...
March 05, 2012
Book Review: Unorthodox
(Note: This review was solicited and is written in accordance with my policy for such...
February 15, 2012
Book Review: An Unquenchable Thirst
Summary: The Roman Catholic equivalent of Ayaan Hirsi Ali's "Infidel". A luminous, extraordinary account of...
December 06, 2011
The Grindstone of Persuasion
If you were a regular commenter on the old site, you've probably noticed a shift...
November 25, 2011
An Ex-Mormon Story
Editor's Note: After a holiday that's all about gratitude, it seemed appropriate to post this....
September 13, 2011
Escaping Christian Patriarchy
Ophelia of Butterflies and Wheels has been writing some excellent posts lately about the abuse...
September 07, 2011
Book Review: God, No!
(Author's Note: The following review was solicited and is written in accordance with this site's...
August 17, 2011
Walking Away from the Watchtower
Last week, I posted a link to my review of Millions Now Living Will Never...
July 15, 2011
From the Mailbag: Shedding the Burden of Suffering
Earlier this week, I got a lengthy letter whose author gave me permission to share...
June 27, 2011
Book Review: Losing My Religion
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