Recently, when my relationship ended (and not before, as it may appear) I embarked on an expedition, of sorts, to discover what a tailor fitted romance might look like on me. Deconstructing a traditional relationship by eliminating rules felt like a good place to start. I've never had established rules of conduct with any of my friends or family, just trust that we would behave and interact respectfully, which should be a prerequisite for any relationship.
A funny thing happened after I made the BLEEP -- for a while I found dogma. I found righteousness. I found the right road to heaven replete with the p...
Here are a few questions that religious believers often ask me and my responses to those questions.
Police investigations in South Carolina and many other states almost always exonerate the officer in a questionable situation. SLED is an independent state law enforcement agency, kind of like a state FBI, but many who don't trust police officers also don't have much confidence in SLED.
Over the last few years, I've received various reactions from the public about my articles on transhumanism. Those reactions have ranged all across the board--from spewing hatred to mocking skepticism to genuine interest.
It turns out that there is a small but increasingly visible African American discussion about disbelief in God, about the narrow sexual and cultural politics of Black churches, and about major moral problems facing us today that may not be suited to solutions from the pulpit.
"The religious profile of the world is rapidly changing..." according to the recently released Pew Research Center report on world religions.
The growth of peaceful conflict resolution is something that people of all backgrounds, religious or not, must encourage if we wish to stop religious and ideological extremists from instigating violent reprisals, both individually and through government action.
Christians across the country are paranoid. In their minds, there is an unmitigated war on Christianity, where Christians are becoming the most ostrac...
When religious leaders convince folks that the world is coming to an end during their lifetime, people adopt a sense of fatalism that is enormously destructive because it breeds inaction towards some of the biggest issues of our time.
So a Rabbi and an Atheist walk into a bar. What is funny about this joke entree is that the encounter made real news, in the form of a nice talk about good and evil, with the implication that an atheist cannot tell the difference.
Why, when the world is shrinking and even outer space is finally within our reach, is heaven not getting any closer? Why, in this new age of endless possibilities, can't I simply "Bing" Him on?
Transhumanism is not a religion, nor is it in competition with religion. It is simply a mode of being that embraces evolving the human being with science, reason, and technology.
No large group should be held responsible for the actions of a deranged person who just happens to belong to that group.
If poverty, oppression, injustice, joblessness and hopelessness are the deeper causes of motivations to violence, ridding the world of religion won't lead to less violence.