View all topics

How to Spot an Atheist

Fine-tune your atheist radar and be on the lookout.

10 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Atheism

Set your stereotypes aside and get to know atheists all over again.

Carl Sagan Took My Faith — and Gave Me Awe

A research coordinator for the new “Cosmos” recounts his Sagan-inspired journey away from religion.

God’s welfare dilemma

Atheism flourishes with economic satisfaction, while religion often thrives when people are undereducated and desperate.

An atheist’s three favorite Bible stories

What do Christian fundamentalists and many atheists have in common? Both read the Bible as if it were meant to be taken literally. Here’s a better approach.

Rest Is A Human Need

We don’t need religion to remind us how to rest.

Imagine Atheist Politicians

I wonder what would happen if we elected more secular politicians.

Neither Catholic Nor Sharia Law

Neither Catholic Bishops nor any other religious leaders should have a right to dictate public policy for those outside their faith tradition.

The Messy Path to Gay Progress

Those who wish to make civil laws compatible with a so-called holy book might think about moving to one of the many theocratic countries.

Humor is in the Eye of the Beholder

How religious people react to humor is often far more damning to the religion than the humor

Banning Circumcision Won’t Change Reality for Children

The primary difference between adult drug use and circumcision on boys is that adults have more latitude with their own than with their children’s bodies.

My Complaint About Oprah

While I give Oprah a good grade for a religious leader, I give her a failing grade for a reality-based worldview.

Is it Disbelief or Just Different Beliefs?

Part 13 of the OnFaith Forum “Disbelief in the Pulpit.”

For Secular Americans, Lip Service Beats No Service

Secular Americans are deterred by candidates using religious right as a form of political force