A Richard Dawkins Book For Children

Richard Dawkins is the most influential atheist writer in recent history.  His book, The God Delusion, opened the floodgates of the publishing world to atheist books.  I have been surprised at the number of young people who say they left their faith because of that one book. Now, to be sure, there may have been…
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Need Religion? Use Your Remote

One of the themes I have discussed often here is the way changes in our culture change religion. As circumstances and values change, so do sermons. A cultural change affecting religion today is the increasing ability of the public to custom fit every aspect of their lives to suit their needs.  The number of TV channels,…
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Preachin’ In The Classroom

Many people in the United States have little understanding of seemingly conflicting principles in our constitution.  One is about separation of church and state.  The other is about freedom of speech. A person cannot use one of them to stomp all over the other one.  A California high school mathematics teacher wants to do just that. He put…
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Alcoholics Anonymous And The Atheist

Alcoholics Anonymous has a 12 step program that refers in several places to a “higher power”.  The higher power is not necessarily the Christian God, or, any other particular god. People who attend such meetings here in the midwest tell me in actual practice the Christian God is referred to a lot.  That is to say,…
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What An Atheist Might Have Said, 9/11/11

“It is a privilage to speak here at Ground Zero on the 10th Anniversay of 9/11. “Let’s begin by noting 9/11 did not occur because a handfull of criminals heard from a sovereign god they were supposed to do this terrible deed.  There is no sovereign god. “There is a god of the mind.   That god belongs…
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