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May 14, 2010
Standing on Air
Despite endless reiterations of how atheists find justification for morality, we all routinely hear from...
December 17, 2009
Common Myths About Polyamory
By JulietEcho Editor's Note: This piece emerged from the discussion of my recent post on...
November 16, 2009
On the Morality of: Polyamory
The comments in a recent thread on same-sex marriage have been heading in this direction,...
August 30, 2009
A Dialogue with Quixote, Part VII
Hello Quixote, Considering your last letter to me was some time ago, I apologize for...
August 14, 2009
Why the Religious Right Fears Empathy
In the days before Justice Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation, we witnessed a strange spectacle: religious-right Christian...
July 27, 2009
On the Morality of: Military Spending
I've been following, with some incredulity, a battle brewing in Congress over a military-spending bill...
July 23, 2009
Back in 2007, I wrote a post on optimistic populism, or how free markets can...
May 19, 2009
Some Have Entertained Angels
In the New Testament book of Hebrews, there's an exhortation to believers reminding them to...
May 13, 2009
The Contributions of Freethinkers: Abner Kneeland
While some freethinkers have made contributions to science, the arts or the humanities, others are...
April 26, 2009
The Secular Case for Vegetarianism
Guest Post by Rob Schneider [Editor's Note: In my third anniversary post, I mentioned that...
April 17, 2009
The Case for a Creator: Paging Dr. Provine
The Case for a Creator, Chapter 1 At the close of the first chapter, Lee...
March 21, 2009
My recent post encouraging readers to join the atheists' group on Kiva stirred some controversy...
February 27, 2009
The Happiness Machine
As any regular reader of Daylight Atheism knows, the topic of morality is a major...
February 06, 2009
Who Wants to Live Forever?
Last month's post "On Cryonics" outlined why I'm skeptical of that transhumanist doctrine. In today's...
February 02, 2009
Answering Lee Strobel's Questions for Atheists
Friendly Atheist has posted the third part of a dialogue with Christian apologist Lee Strobel....
January 28, 2009
Ambassadors for Atheism
In the world of Philip Pullman's fantasy series His Dark Materials, each human being is...
January 12, 2009
On the Morality of: Patriotism
With the American presidential inauguration soon to arrive, this seems like an opportune time to...
December 29, 2008
All Things in Moderation
In last month's post "Down to Earth", I discussed Thomas Jefferson's ideal of rich simplicity,...
October 26, 2008
On the Morality of: Conservation
Today's post on morality concerns environmental conservation and sustainability. Human civilization has historically behaved (and...
September 14, 2008
The Rule of Uncharitable Interpretation
Although it was written in late 2007, I only just came across this review of...
August 31, 2008
Spread the Wealth: Further Thoughts on Capitalism
In his 1651 book Leviathan, the Enlightenment political theorist Thomas Hobbes wrote that in the...
August 26, 2008
On the Morality of: Torture
Thanks to revelations that the U.S. government has been using torture techniques such as waterboarding...
August 06, 2008
Morality Is Not By Fiat
A few weeks back, I came across a charmingly nasty site called "Christian Cross Talk"...
June 30, 2008
On the Morality of: Forgiveness
Today's post on morality takes up the topic of forgiveness for wrongdoing. In superstitious times,...
May 13, 2008
On Nihilism and Satanism
I'd like to write today about two stereotypes of atheism that are common among some...
April 28, 2008
On the Morality of: Abortion
Although abortion is stereotyped as the most controversial and divisive social issue there is, I...
March 21, 2008
Three Objections to Objectivism
I recently finished reading Ayn Rand's The Virtue of Selfishness, and I wanted to offer...
March 05, 2008
Open Thread: On Anarchism
This is an open thread to hold the discussion split off from the "On Amateur...
March 01, 2008
On "Amateur" Atheism
This week, the Christian Century published an article by the Catholic theologian John Haught, titled...
February 29, 2008
On the Morality of: Recreational Drug Use
Today's post on atheist morality concerns the use of natural and artificial pharmaceuticals for pleasure....
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