Secular Blog

July 31, 2013 - 12:19 pm

A recent blog in the London Guardian entitled “The six types of atheist” has created quite a stir among atheists. The six types are based on a study at the University of Tennessee.

July 24, 2013 - 11:29 pm

Former Christian evangelist turned-atheist Dan Barker has composed over 200 songs, and one of my favorites is "Nothing fails like prayer." Even so, I take some issue with the title because I can think of worse failures than prayer.

July 17, 2013 - 4:40 pm

In yet another sign of how the American secular demographic is emerging – in terms of both raw numbers and organizational commitment – the first-ever rally featuring nonbelievers of color is scheduled for later this month in New York.

July 15, 2013 - 2:14 pm

In a study of 137 countries, atheism was generally more widespread in those with well-developed welfare programs. I’m not surprised.

July 11, 2013 - 10:31 am

I am not now, nor have I ever been, a member of the Catholic Church. That’s why I feel less comfortable criticizing Catholicism than Orthodox Judaism, the religion in which I was raised. Occasionally, though, I just can’t help myself. In my defense, some of my best friends are Catholics (actually just one—a guy named Tony).

July 3, 2013 - 2:45 pm

When I was six, I began Hebrew School as an Orthodox Jew because that’s what my family was and that’s the kind of synagogue I attended.

June 25, 2013 - 1:31 am

There were two categories of teenagers in the 1950s: those who could name one book by an atheist and those who could not.

June 19, 2013 - 9:37 am

I could not have had a more patriotic beginning. I was born on Flag Day (June 14) in 1942, during World War II, at Liberty Hospital in Philadelphia, birthplace of the nation and the flag purportedly designed by Betsy Ross. My first public speech was at a fourth grade Flag Day ceremony.

June 19, 2013 - 9:30 am

Though it didn’t make many headlines, a legislative showdown on Capitol Hill last week can be seen as the latest development in the so-called culture wars.  On the surface it would appear that this particular battle was won by religious conservatives, but a closer look shows oth

June 12, 2013 - 2:27 pm

Recently, I wrote about a Democratic Representative of Congress who used biblical arguments for doing something about global warming to counter a Republican Representative’s biblical arguments for doing nothing about global warming.

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