Christianity Does Not Solve the Problem of Evil

NOVEMBER 24, 2020 BY VANCEMORGAN In the eight-plus years that I’ve been writing this blog, I’ve occasionally been asked what a “Freelance Christian” is. I call myself a freelance Christian because I don’t believe that any particular doctrinal formulation of the Christian faith is satisfactory. This is not because I’m still looking for the doctrinal package […]

Such A Small Thing Made An Atheist?

 SEPTEMBER 27, 2020 BY J. H. MCKENNA, PH.D. Fifty years ago Becky pondered a preacher’s boasts about the ‘mercy’ of God.  The following week Becky sat under a gnarled and unwedgeable oak and thought about ‘mercy’ some more. After bit of cogitation, she stood up an atheist. Her reasons? To say that God has ‘mercy’ on humanity can […]

Is Trump darling Amy Barrett a Trojan Horse for judicial Catholicism?

 SEPTEMBER 22, 2020 BY RICK SNEDEKER There is a flip side to the constitutional prohibition against “religious tests” for Americans seeking public office. It is that, once elected or appointed, those public officials also have a duty to not prioritize their religious beliefs over the secular requirements of serving the public good and accommodating the laws of Caesar, […]

American Atheists: Is Christianity being subtly fed to students online?

 SEPTEMBER 9, 2020 BY RICK SNEDEKER While American public-school children are hunched over their devices attending online virtual classes during the COVID-19 pandemic, an evangelical Christian organization appears to be busy inserting religious propaganda into their curricula in Ohio, church/state separation watchdog American Atheists (AA) warns. New Jersey-based AA in a press release issued Tuesday announced the launch […]

How secular is Turkey? It just ruled an ancient cathedral is a mosque.

JULY 11, 2020 BY RICK SNEDEKER Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia, one of the ancient world’s most beautiful surviving examples of Eastern Orthodox Christian architecture, was on July 10 declared a Muslim mosque by Recep Tayyip Erdogan, secular Turkey’s populist, Islamist president. Erdogan’s bald political move pandering to his conservative, Islamist base in Turkey, after the Turkish Supreme Court […]

No Sex Please, We’re Atheists

No Sex Please, We’re Atheists Benjamin FreelandFollowApr 6, 2018 · 18 min read Religious fundamentalists think we’re a bunch of shameless libertines. If only that were true. I’ve long been a fan of the late Christopher Hitchens, but it wasn’t until recently when I delved deep into his essay collection Arguably, published three months before his death in September […]