Greg M. Epstein

Greg M. Epstein serves as the Humanist Chaplain at Harvard University, and is author of the New York Times bestselling book "Good Without God: What a Billion Nonreligious People Do Believe." Follow him on Twitter @gregmepstein.

Stories by Greg M. Epstein

Harvard Chaplain: Black Mass Is Permissible but Unwise

Harvard’s Humanist Chaplain calls for dialogue and understanding in the wake of a controversial event.

Love me do: secular sex as a family value

Q:Do your religious beliefs exalt or stigmatize sex (or both)? Is religion a useful tool for helping young people navigate … Continued

Repeal ‘don’t ask, dont’ tell,’ preserve values and save lives

Q: Top U.S. defense officials say they will repeal the decades-old “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, which requires gay soldiers … Continued

Brit Hume’s choice

Q: Is there widespread media bias against Christianity? Against evangelicals such as Brit Hume and Sarah Palin? Against public figures … Continued

The nonreligious need to celebrate

I’m writing this from a Starbucks–as American a place as any these days, no?–where I’ve just been informed by a … Continued

Disarmament Begins With Ourselves

Q: Reacting in part to recent missile tests by Iran and North Korea, President Obama and a unanimous UN Security … Continued

Nonbelievers are Believers Too

“Oh, their God,” my friend the historian and poet Jennifer Michael Hecht posted on facebook, “he said Nonbelievers.” President Obama … Continued

Atheism/Agnosticism Plus Compassion Equals Humanism

Karen Armstrong, a religious thinker I can admire and support, has begun a project called the “Charter for Compassion.” The … Continued

Don’t Exclude Humanists, Atheists from the Melting Pot

This past Sunday the Democrats unveiled their 2008 convention with an “Interfaith Gathering of Clergy.” I am a Humanist: a … Continued

Theists, Atheists Fighting Torture Together?

As a Humanist, I technically don’t identify as “religious.” But I was proud to join the National Religious Campaign Against … Continued

I Believe in Life Before Death

As a Humanist, I believe in this life, before death. It will be over too soon; then I will be … Continued

Less Anti-theism, More Humanism

In this quote, Sally and Jon identify a classic example of the way in which Christopher Hitchens’s approach to religion … Continued

The Rabbi Who Believed in Good

The greatest American religious leader you never heard of died recently. Rabbi Sherwin T. Wine, founder of the international movement … Continued

Islam Beyond Allah: Apostasy or Necessity?

There are millions of atheists and agnostics of Muslim heritage. How should we define or classify these individuals– as heretics? … Continued