Is Your Religion Based in Fear?

Most of us don’t think about the ideologies that drive us, but how we behave because of them is telling.

Faith, Fear, and the Cleansing Power of Shampoo

DiaryDad’s character was defined in a shower once with the help of a clever bottle of shampoo. — Over plates of spicy Mexican food the other night I revealed to my wife a moment that was one of the most defining character experiences that I have had in my adult life.  She was surprised that […]

10 Reasons No One Really Believes in the Song ‘Imagine’

You may say that I’m a dreamer, but I’m not.

Why Are You Teaching About God…You Are An Atheist!

DiaryDad teaches his kids about God in their Sunday school class, funny thing is… He is an atheist. — Most Sundays for the past 2 years you would find me in the a place that should be the last place you would look for me, in a church.  Recently, more than just in a church, as […]

One Dad’s Journey in Teaching Religion to His Children

Dan Arel wants to get it right when it comes to teaching religion to his kids. Instructing them how to think—versus what to think—is where the difficulty comes in.

Two Years Without Faith—Now What?

Ryan Bell of the Year Without God fame recounts his monumental two years without faith as he begins a life without secrets or cognitive dissonance.

Are You Losing Your Religion? You’re Not Alone.

As religious affiliation declines in the United States, more people feel free to question their faith.

Seeking Common Ground: Why Progressive Muslims and Atheists Should Work Together

We don’t realize the latent potential we have to flip the script and change the popular narrative of Muslim-panic and atheist-distrust. But it requires us to speak up, to defend each other against unfair attacks, and to try and see past our differences.

What Does Life After God Sound and Look Like?

Where can we go when we give up the life of belief? A Year Without God: The Film‘s Ryan Bell has started a new venture, the website and podcast Life After God that focuses on counseling—and preaching to—the former congregation. — Where do believers go when their faith has run out? Is there a place […]

Jesus Doesn’t Text and the Buddha Hasn’t Tweeted Yet

Jeremy McKeen remembers the mustard seed of faith that almost was.  — “Between the Pope and air conditioning,” says Harry Block of Woody Allen’s 1997 Deconstructing Harry, “I’d choose air conditioning.” The Pope, however, does have a castle. And cool outfits. But the sentiment of that quote, that in our modern age an individual would choose science, […]

Why We Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Use the “A” Word

Believing you only get one life gives you more to live for, not less.

If Jesus Returned to the People Again

… only atheists would believe in him.

From Atheism to a Kind of Faith

Ty Phillips shares a short tale of finding grace.

Why God Isn’t a Bad Word (It’s Just One We Don’t Use)—Raising Children Religion-Free

Raising children without myth, superstition, and religion is difficult at first.

Will Atheist Ayaan Hirsi Ali Back Up Her Views In A Public Debate About Islam?

Muslim lawyer and best-selling author Qasim Rashid has challenged Hirsi Ali to a public debate. Will she accept?

Phil Robertson Reminds Me Why I’m a Humanist

Dear Phil Robertson: A moral code based upon anything other than compassion for others is not really moral. Now, ask God to forgive you for the harm you’ve caused.