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The Last Big Bang: ‘Ask an Atheist’ Reflects on How It All Began

When I was a second-year, I attended a meeting of Scientific Understanding and Reasoning Enrichment (SURE) and met, among others, a guy named Cameron Moody. Moody was the one who…

The Difference Between Cynicism and Skepticism

I (an agnostic atheist) often find myself being dismissed as either “a skeptic,” “a cynic,” or both, as though those are both naughty words. In fact, not only are the…

The American Story : Founding A Secular Government in A Religious Society

It’s not easy to pin down what acolytes of the Christian Right mean when they assert that our nation is founded on “Judeo-Christian principles.” Who, exactly, are these “founders?” No…

What Do I Say When My Parents Pressure Me to Accept Their Theistic Arguments?

Hey Connor, I was hoping to ask for a bit of advice from you since you seem much more practiced in debating religion than I am. I was hoping there…

Should All Nonbelievers Unite Under the Common Banner of ‘Atheism’?

How many atheist politicians can you name? Naming Scandinavians is cheating; stick to the U.S. of A., please. Tough, isn’t it? Pete Stark, congressman for California’s 13th district, is the…

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