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February 13, 2019
The New Atheism Is Dead, Long Live Atheism
I don’t think the New Atheist critique of religion was wrong or unnecessary or mean-spirited,...
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 05, 2018
The Wall of Silence Around Lawrence Krauss
If you won’t stand up for the things you believe when it comes to the...
February 26, 2018
Atheists Should Have No Idols
The downfall of Lawrence Krauss, and how atheists have rejected the unfounded claims of religion...
October 11, 2017
The Mythicist Milwaukee Debacle
When secular groups give a platform to the worst people, it makes all atheists look...
July 31, 2017
Has the Atheist Movement Lost Its Way?
The crude and bigoted behavior of high-profile atheists is real, but it's not the whole...
June 26, 2017
The Online Atheist Community: Still Terrible
If we're just replicating the tribal behavior we decry when religious believers engage in it,...
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 06, 2016
Will Atheists Stand in Solidarity With Muslims?
This election was an ugly demonstration of how many racists and bigots there still are...
July 11, 2016
No Place for Racism in the Atheist Community
I wish I didn't have to write posts like this, but they're still sadly necessary.
June 06, 2016
The 2016 Reason Rally
A perfect illustration of the atheist community's one-step-forward, one-step-back pattern.
May 18, 2016
Who Died and Made You King of Atheism?
We deserve better than yet another bunch of celebrity white guys declaring themselves our leaders.
February 08, 2016
New on AlterNet: Mistakes of the Atheist Movement
My latest column is up on AlterNet, 4 Things the Atheist Movement Has Done Badly...
August 10, 2015
The Maturing Secular Community: Fewer Personalities, More Good Deeds
Editors' Note: This article is part of the Patheos Public Square on the Future of...
June 15, 2015
New on the Guardian: Can There Be an Atheist Vote?
My latest column on the Guardian is up: "We atheists can use growing clout to...
June 13, 2015
Secular Students Week 2015: How to Win at Activism
It's Secular Students Week, when we old folk interview the next generation of secular activists...
June 08, 2015
If You Promote a Story That Turns Out to Be False, Don’t You Have an Obligation to Correct It?
In August 2013, almost two years ago, I wrote about a discouraging story in which...
May 04, 2015
New on the Guardian: Atheists Are Diversifying
My latest column on the Guardian is up: "Finally, atheists are no longer just old...
March 30, 2015
The Atheist Community Is Diversifying
I was pleased to read about a new survey from the Public Religion Research Institute...
March 16, 2015
New on the Guardian: Beyond Debating God’s Existence
My latest column on the Guardian is up: "It's time for atheists to stop debating...
January 21, 2015
Why People Are Flocking to a New Wave of Secular Communities: Atheist Churches
This article was previously published on AlterNet. In the last thirty years, atheism and secularism...
September 23, 2014
Summer Twilight: A Humanist Sermon
On a night earlier this summer, a humid blue twilight in July, I stepped out...
September 18, 2014
New on the Guardian: Atheism Doesn’t Need Richard Dawkins
It had to be said. My newest column on the Guardian is titled "Richard Dawkins...
September 15, 2014
The Shermer Affair Erupts
The allegations against one of our Big Names that have been simmering in the atheist...
August 11, 2014
Is Richard Dawkins Evolving?
This is big news: Richard Dawkins has apologized for "Dear Muslima", the infamous remarks he...
July 28, 2014
Richard Dawkins’ Commendable Step on Sexism
Well, this is most welcome news: [W]e have to be able to manage disagreement ethically,...
July 24, 2014
Repost: Making Non-White Atheists Feel Welcome
[Author's Note: I'm reposting some old favorites while I'm away on vacation this week. This...
June 23, 2014
Grief Beyond Belief
I've been writing about atheism for some years now, and one of my great joys...
May 21, 2014
On Paying Your Atheist Speakers
I was at Women in Secularism 3 this last weekend, a fantastic and nearly flawless...
May 05, 2014
Facing Up to Atheism’s MRA Problem
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