Hobby Lobby, Steve Green, and the New Bible Empire
Fresh from his Supreme Court victory, Hobby Lobby President Steve Green has a terrifying plan to Christianize America. And he has enough money to push it through.
The Real Old-Time Religion: Magic, Superstition, and the Challenge to Fundamentalism
Fundamentalists who think that they want a return to “old-time religion” should think again.
One Easter Five Ways
Christians cannot look to the Bible to provide an internally consistent Easter narrative.
An invitation for readers to speak their minds on the enduring crises of the Middle East.
Reflections on Editorial Attitudes
The author of this article charges that recent letters about Israel have crossed the boundary between legitimate criticism and discrimination.
Humanism Under Fire: When Atheists Have to Face Applied Humanism
Humanistic principles must be applied in understanding and solving the crisis in the Middle East.
Criticizing Zionist Crimes Is Not Anti-Semitic
Expressing opposition to Israeli’s policy’s and actions regarding the Palestinian people does not make one anti-Semitic.
Perhaps the World’s Shortest Argument Against Israel
Israel may mean well, but it is—unavoidably—built on discriminatory principles that most secularists would abhor in any other context.
Israel Has a Right to Exist
Nothing in history, international law, or secular humanism requires withholding sovereign nationhood from Israel while allowing it for countries (and would-be countries) that oppose Israel’s existence.
The Crucial Connection between Skepticism and Secular Humanism
Sound science and secularism are firm allies; that’s why the recent merger into CFI Inc. is not only wise but necessary.
The CFI Merger in Context
The recent merger into CFI marks a culmination of two movements’ histories.
An Odor of Sanctimony: Responses to the Charlie Hebdo Murders
Charlie Hebdo can be subjected to criticism but should not be blamed for the tragedy that befell it.
With Friends Like These
Condemning the Charlie Hebdo assassins while praising Saudi Arabia’s late King Abdullah makes no sense—they’re on the same side.
Must Liberalism Be Suicidal?
The massacre at Charlie Hebdo highlights not only the menace of religion but also the shortcomings of liberalism.
What Happened When Jesus Died? A Fictional Firsthand Account
How might a follower of Jesus write about the events surrounding his death? Be prepared for some surprising revelations.
Letters from the April/May 2015 issue of Free Inquiry.
Abortion Rights: Top Priority Issue
As the world groans under the weight of human numbers, the defense of abortion rights matters more than ever.
A Century of Main Street: The Freethinking Legacy of Sinclair Lewis
It would be a mistake to consider the works of Sinclair Lewis irrelevant to modern times and freethought’s role.
Two subtle lines of evidence appear to verify that the anonymous and anti-monarchical Junius Letters of 1769–1772 were penned by none other than Thomas Paine.
Why I Am Not a Primitive Baptist
Surrounded by sexual abuse, this Primitive Baptist found her church as near to hell as she would ever get.
In the popularity of fundamentalism, we may be witnessing the same reaction to science that befell traditional, entrenched religion throughout American history.
The Virus of Faith
Recent events (including terrorist repression of the author’s new book) provide yet more confirmation of religious faith’s viruslike character.
Published before the Islamic attack on the office of Charlie Hebdo, this book takes on even greater relevance in the massacre’s wake.
Toward a Meeting of Moderates
Phil Ryan’s new book, After the New Atheist Debate, is an invitation to move past the vitriol and to open a dialogue between believers and nonbelievers.
A poem from the April/May 2015 issue of Free Inquiry.