by Christopher Hitchens
February 12, 2013
Christopher Hitchens’ 2010 article calling for the prosecution of the Catholic priests who abused children, and the men who covered it up.
By Salman Rushdie
October 9, 2012
Print: The Guardian
Salman Rushdie’s 1999 essay to the six billionth living person.
September 15, 2012
Print: Vanity Fair
Over two decades after the fatwa issued on Salman Rushdie, violence continues, and Muslim fundamentalists have gained a new advantage: media self-censorship.
By Carl Sagan
April 23, 2012
Print: Inspired Speeches
Text and video of Carl Sagan’s famous ‘Pale Blue Dot’ speech.
By Sam Harris
March 10, 2012
Print: The Washington Post
Sam Harris demonstrates how religious faith is a “perpetual motion machine of wishful thinking” in this 2007 article.
By David Niose
March 1, 2012
Print: Psychology Today
What do people mean when they refer to a “militant atheist”? Is there really such a thing?
By Ricky Gervais
February 12, 2012
Print: The Wall Street Journal
In a provocative essay from December 2010, writer and comedian Ricky Gervais explains why he remains an avowed atheist.
By Philip Ball
December 7, 2011
The finding that religion scarcely influences moral intuition undermines the idea that a godless society will be immoral, says Philip Ball. Whether it ‘explains’ religion is another matter.
Andrew Zak Williams
August 4, 2011
Print: New Statesman
Earlier this year, Andrew Zak Williams asked public figures why they believe in God. Now it’s the turn of the atheists – from A C Grayling to P Z Myers – to explain why they don’t.
By Carl Sagan
June 16, 2011
Print: Godless Geeks
In this excerpt from his 1995 book, The Demon Haunted World, Carl Sagan offers his famous analogy of claims for the existence of a god.
by AC Grayling
April 4, 2011
Print: The Guardian
Are there people who believe only somewhat that there are no supernatural entities in the universe - or only part of a god?
By FRANS DE WAAL
October 17, 2010
Print: New York Times Opinionator
Frans de Waal examines how the behavior of primates sheds light on the origins of the sense of right and wrong in human beings.
May 7, 2010
Print: The Huffington Post
Sam Harris elaborates on his theory of scientific morality, in a rebuttal to a critique by physicist Sean Carroll.
Teaching self control is secularly healthy!
March 30, 2010
Congress loves abstinence-only programs so much it has thrown big bucks at them. The public? It’s got better ideas.
March 28, 2010
Video: TED Talks
Questions of good and evil, right and wrong are commonly thought unanswerable by science. But Sam Harris argues that science can—and should—be an authority on moral issues, shaping human values and setting out what constitutes a good life.
March 16, 2010
Ingersoll describes in detail why he does not find the Bible to be a moral guide. He illustrates his point with examples from various books and teachings within the Old and New Testaments.
October 27, 2009
Print: NPR's Morning Edition
Penn Jillete discusses the lack of evidence for God and the richness of life based on reality rather than the supernatural.
September 28, 2009
Video: Israeli Atheists
A short explanation on why morality does not derive from scriptures and a comic pictoral montage.
September 3, 2009
The author discusses misconceptions about Atheism, including that “Atheism is a Denial of God That Requires Faith,” “Atheists Lead Meaningless Lives of Despair Without Love or Beauty,” “Atheists Worship Satan, Themselves, Money, or Some Other God,” and more.
August 9, 2009
Adam Carolla discusses being an atheist.