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Dawkins teaches children how, not what, to think

Free Press FREE PRESS “The Magic of Reality: How We Know What’s Really True,” by Richard Dawkins. Illustrated by Dave … Continued

The secular best and the worst of 2010

I’ve always tried to avoid engaging in the hoary journalistic practice of filling space at the end of December by … Continued

A Christmas nightmare averted: lessons from 2009 ‘underwear bomber’

By John Campbell Last Christmas, a young Muslim from Northern Nigeria, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, tried to destroy Northwest Flight 253 … Continued

The Constitution is not an idol

In battling the right-wing argument that the framers of the Constitution never intended to separate church and state because the … Continued

Unreason infects atheism (too) in the culture of American rage

For me, one of the worst aspects of America’s week of rage over the ashes of 9/11 was the commentary … Continued

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Fourth of July Honor Roll: Champions of American Secularism

The founders were not atheists.

Time to retire the damnable word “moderate”

Overuse of the essentially meaningless word “moderate” has become a blight on American political and religious discourse. I call this … Continued

Church-State Queries For The Goose And The Gander

My consistent position is that a candidate’s religious beliefs are relevant to political campaigns only if he or she wishes … Continued

We’re Electing a President, Not A Holy Fool

One of the few good things to be said for the inordinate length of the primary process is that in … Continued