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Political Atheism: The Last Taboo

Herb Silverman | Posted 05.12.2016 | Religion
Herb Silverman

In "The Last Taboo: Why America Needs Atheism," published in the New Republic in 1996, Wendy Kaminer wrote, "Atheists generate about as much sympathy ...

Stop Blaming Religion for Violence

Sean McElwee | Posted 02.09.2014 | Religion
Sean McElwee

Religion has once again become the "opiate of the people." But this time, instead of seducing the proletariat into accepting its position in a capitalist society, it lulls atheists into believing that abolishing religion would bring about utopia.

Dawkins, Dennett And Hitchens: The New Theists?

Peter Rollins | Posted 05.10.2013 | Religion
Peter Rollins

There is a form of atheism that is closer to the divine than the standard theism witnessed in the church. For wherever a concern of beauty, an embrace of life and a love of liberation are exhibited the sacred is proclaimed.

Evolution, Creation, and the Faux Middle Path

Intent | Posted 11.24.2012 | Science

The espousal of this pseduo-middle-path-mentality -- this idea that all views are equal, and that creationist and evolutionary perspectives should be taught side by side -- is one factor contributing to the epidemic of anti-intellectualism and anti-scientific backlash that Americans are now known for.

Confessions of a Homo sapiens Chauvinist

Steven Paul Leiva | Posted 11.04.2012 | Science
Steven Paul Leiva

We are a cognizant, intelligent, contemplating species, possibly the only such species in the universe. Even if we aren't, we should act as if we are that precious. Our purpose, then, should be to thrive and to be the universe's means of self-contemplation, to be the mind of the universe.

A Salmon's Tale: Science, Religion and the Search for Origins

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

Many theists continue to try to jam the 11-dimensional square peg of science into the round, hole of religion. Many atheists continue to assert that they know God doesn't exist.

Richard Dawkins: Arrest The Pope During UK Visit

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens, two of the world's most prominent atheist intellectuals, are seeking means to try the pope for crimes agains...

Health Reform, Hallelujah!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Katz, M.D.

Health reform had passed the Senate, and then had passed the House. Then, it needed to pass the Senate again, which it would have done, except that Ted Kennedy picked a bad time to die.

Atheists Meet In Melbourne To Celebrate Lack Of Faith

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

The Global Atheist Convention in Melbourne, Australia is bringing together more than 2,000 scientists, philosophers, writers, and comedians to celebra...