The Corruption of Philosophy?
The John Templeton Foundation spends lavishly—and sometimes questionably—in order to oppose naturalism in philosophy.
How to Raise Cult-Bait
How to make absolutely sure that some high-demand cult will take over your life. If that’s really what you want.
A balanced approach toward the problems we face will demand the best of science and philosophy.
A Most Unnatural Alliance
Anti-naturalism comes in two flavors, and both may be reactions against a truly irresistible scientific naturalism.
In a world of wicked problems, philosophy must function in a more engaged and interdisciplinary way.
Eighteen Templeton Foundation Grants
What does the Templeton Foundation spend its money on? Here are eighteen examples.
The Scientists and the Philosophers Should Be Friends
No, philosophy does not compete with science. To the contrary, neither is complete without the other.
If philosophical naturalism is as important as secular humanists think it is, we need to be ready to rise to its defense.
Free Speech and Identity Politics
“The paradox of identity liberalism is that it paralyzes the capacity to think and act in a way that would actually accomplish the things it professes to want.”
A Modest Proposal: Get Religion Out of the Charity Sector
Do church-run charities still have a place in a more secular future? If not, what about humanist charities?
Violence and Freethought
A punch may hurt a Nazi, but it won’t change his or her mind.
The Problems of Philosophy
Philosophy is under attack from many sides, but it is far too important to give up on it.
Navel-gazing and explorations of the Self may lead the Left to destroy itself from within.
The Silver Lining in Fake News
Don’t lament the loss of the “free media.” On the contrary, embrace the post-truth world as a wake-up call.
Enlightenment in the Arab World 2.0
The Arab world must return to the scholariship and cosmopolitanism of Bayt Al Hikma. The Internet may show the way.
Now there’s proof that supernatural claims of religion hardly suit.
Free Inquiry Welcomes New Managing Editor
Nicole Scott has been named the new managing editor of Free Inquiry magazine. For the past three years, Nicole Scott has been managing editor of CFI’s newsletter The American Rationalist and assistant editor of Free Inquiry and Skeptical Inquirer magazines.
I agree with Shadia Drury’s main points about monotheism (“The Blight of Monotheism, FI, October/November 2017); however, I’m a bit perplexed by her assertions about Socrates’s beliefs concerning God (or the gods) and moral behavior. She states that Socrates “believed that the alliance of religion with morality would provide the latter with invaluable support.” If …
Al Gore’s Good, but Incomplete, Sequel
Tragically, Al Gore’s latest Inconvenient book and film project manages not to mention overpopulation, contraception access, and abortion rights. Why, Al, why?
Evidence for ‘Miracles’: Does a ‘Cold-Case’ Approach Redeem the Gospel Accounts?
Examining the gospels like cold-case evidence is as absurd as it is unreliable.
Through My Own Looking Glass
I’ve forsaken religious certainty—but not without being wistful about it.
An Atheist Interviews God
Finally, the deity consents to an interview.
Diana Brown, Recipient of Distinguished Humanist Award, Dies at Seventy-Seven
Brown was a passionate lecturer on women’s rights at conferences and other events throughout the world.
Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500 Year History
America’s religious liberty impulse and its Enlightenment impulse have been magnified over time and now tilt overwhelmingly toward the former.
The Christian Fallacy: The Real Truth about Jesus and the Early History of Christianity
The Christian Fallacy cherry-picks intriguing but highly dubious hypotheses … and cobbles together from them a chain of weak links.
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel