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“Coming Out Atheist” Resource Guide – Crowdsourcing

So I’m putting together the resource guide for Coming Out Atheist: How To Do It, How To Help Each Other, And Why, and I could use your help.

Here’s the Resource Guide as it is in the current draft of the book. It’s a list of atheist/ humanist/ godless organizations, communities, support groups; online forums support networks and other online resources; blogs, videoblogs, and podcasts; and books. It’s largely pulled from the Resource Guide of Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless? I’m updating it for the new book, and I’d like to know:

a) Is there anything missing from this list? (In particular, I want to make sure I have international resources, and resources for atheists from other marginalized groups.) I don’t need to include every atheist book every published or every local atheist group in the world, but a lot of stuff has been happening in atheism since Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless?, and I’d like it to be reasonably thorough and up-to-date.

b) Is there anything on this list that shouldn’t be here? Organizations that have shut down, etc.

c) Is there anything on this list that needs to be changed? Updated URLs, etc.

Please post your suggestions in the comments here, or, if for some reason you don’t want to make them publicly, email them to me at gcgreta (at) doubtfulpalace (dot) com. And please don’t feel shy about self-promotion: if you think your organization/ book/ blog should be in this book’s Resource Guide, please let me know. I don’t promise to include all the suggestions made here, but I do promise to take them all seriously. Thanks!

ORGANIZATIONS/ COMMUNITIES/ SUPPORT GROUPS

African Americans for Humanism
Supports skeptics, doubters, humanists, and atheists in the African American community, provides forums for communication and education, and facilitates coordinated action to achieve shared objectives.
aahumanism.net

American Atheists
The premier organization laboring for the civil liberties of atheists and the total, absolute separation of government and religion.
atheists.org

American Humanist Association
Advocating progressive values and equality for humanists, atheists, and freethinkers.
americanhumanist.org

Americans United for Separation of Church and State
A nonpartisan organization dedicated to preserving church-state separation to ensure religious freedom for all Americans.
au.org

Atheist Alliance International
A global federation of atheist and freethought groups and individuals, committed to educating its members and the public about atheism, secularism and related issues.
atheistalliance.org

Atheist Alliance of America
The umbrella organization of atheist groups and individuals around the world committed to promoting and defending reason and the atheist worldview.
atheistallianceamerica.org

Atheist Ireland
Building a rational, ethical and secular society free from superstition and supernaturalism.
atheist.ie

Black Atheists of America
Dedicated to bridging the gap between atheism and the black community.
blackatheistsofamerica.org

The Brights’ Net
A bright is a person who has a naturalistic worldview. A bright’s worldview is free of supernatural and mystical elements. The ethics and actions of a bright are based on a naturalistic worldview.
the-brights.net

Camp Quest
Residential summer camps for the children of atheists, freethinkers, secular humanists, and humanists.
campquest.org

Center for Inquiry
Their mission is to foster a secular society based on science, reason, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values. They have many local branches with regular meetings.
centerforinquiry.net

Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster
A satirical church created to make fun of religion and point out the absurdity of teaching creationism in public schools. They hold that an invisible and undetectable Flying Spaghetti Monster created the universe after drinking heavily. Praise his Noodly Appendage!
venganza.org

Committee for Skeptical Inquiry
Their mission is to promote scientific inquiry, critical investigation, and the use of reason in examining controversial and extraordinary claims.
csicop.org

Council for Secular Humanism
Their mission is to advocate and defend a nonreligious lifestance rooted in science, naturalistic philosophy, and humanist ethics and to serve and support adherents of that lifestance.
secularhumanism.org

Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain
Non-believers, atheists, and ex-Muslims, are establishing or joining the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain to insist that no one be pigeonholed as Muslims with culturally relative rights nor deemed to be represented by regressive Islamic organisations and “Muslim community leaders.”
ex-muslim.org.uk

Equal Rights Now – Organisation against Women’s Discrimination in Iran
Established to promote women’s freedom, emancipation and equality between women and men in the social, economic and political arenas as well as to strive for an end to sexual discrimination.
equalrightsnow-iran.com

First Church of Liberty
Anti-faith based ministry for people on their quest to understanding life, the universe and everything.
churchofliberty.org

Foundation Beyond Belief
A charitable foundation created to focus, encourage and demonstrate humanist generosity and compassion.
foundationbeyondbelief.org

Freedom From Religion Foundation
Works to educate the public on matters relating to nontheism, and to promote the constitutional principle of separation between church and state. The Foundation is the nation’s largest association of freethinkers (atheists, agnostics and skeptics) with over 17,000 members.
ffrf.org

Freethought Kampala
A club that seeks to encourage dialogue between freethinkers in the Kampala area, and promote reason, logic, science and critical thinking in this highly superstitious society.
freethoughtkampala.wordpress.com

The Freethought Society
Committed to education, investigation, and understanding.
ftsociety.org

Grief Beyond Belief
Faith-free support for non-religious people grieving the death of a loved one.
facebook.com/faithfreegriefsupport

Humanist Association of Ireland
Promote the ideals and values of Humanism: an ethical philosophy of life, based on a concern for humanity in general, and for human individuals in particular.
humanism.ie

Humanisr Celebrants at the Humanist Society
Humanist Celebrants conduct Humanist, secular, nonreligious, non-theistic and interreligious weddings, memorials, baby naming, and other life-cycle ceremonies.
http://humanist-society.org/celebrants/

Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard
Dedicated to building, educating, and nurturing a diverse community of Humanists, atheists, agnostics, and the nonreligious at Harvard and beyond.
harvardhumanist.org

Humanist Community Project
This initiative, from the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard, is an attempt to research and provide resources to Humanist, skeptic, atheist and nonreligious communities around the country so they can build, grow and improve their local efforts.
humanistcommunityproject.org

Institute for Humanist Studies
A humanist think tank committed to information and practices meant to address the socio-political, economic and cultural challenges facing communities within the United States and within a global context.
humaniststudies.org

International Committee Against Stoning
Preventing the implementation of stoning sentences; fighting to abolish stoning.
stopstonningnow.com

The James Randi Educational Foundation
An educational resource on the paranormal, pseudoscientific, and the supernatural. Their mission is to promote critical thinking by reaching out to the public and media with reliable information about paranormal and supernatural ideas so widespread in our society today.
randi.org

Kasese United Humanist Association
Promoting humanism and Free thought in communities around the country, with special reference to the Western Uganda region.
kaseseunitedhumanist.webs.com

Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers
Their mission is to provide a supportive community for nontheistic service members, to educate military leaders about nontheism, and
to resolve insensitive practices that illegally promote religion or unethically discriminate against nontheism.
militaryatheists.org

Military Religious Freedom Foundation
Dedicated to ensuring that all members of the United States Armed Forces fully receive the Constitutional guarantees of religious freedom to which they and all Americans are entitled by virtue of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.
militaryreligiousfreedom.org

National Secular Society
Britain’s only organisation working exclusively towards a secular society. Founded in 1866, they campaign from a non-religious perspective for the separation of religion and state and promote secularism as the best means to create a society in which people of all religions or none can live together fairly and cohesively.
www.secularism.org.uk

No Longer Quivering
Information regarding the deceptions and dangers of the Quiverfull philosophy and lifestyle.
nolongerquivering.com

Pakistani Atheists and Agnostics
PAA is about rational thought, compassion, science, freedom, and education. They provide a forum for freethinkers in Pakistan to get together, share ideas and strive for common ambitions.
e-paa.org

Recovering From Religion
If you are one of the many people who have determined that religion no longer has a place in their life, but are still dealing with the after-effects in some way or another, Recovering From Religion may be the right spot for you.
recoveringfromreligion.org

Secular Coalition for America
The national lobby representing the interests of atheists, humanists, agnostics, freethinkers and other nontheistic Americans.
secular.org

Secular Organizations for Sobriety
An alternative recovery method for those alcoholics or drug addicts who are uncomfortable with the spiritual content of widely available 12-Step programs. SOS takes a reasonable, secular approach to recovery and maintains that sobriety is a separate issue from religion or spirituality.
cfiwest.org/sos

Secular Student Alliance
Their mission is to organize, unite, educate, and serve students and student communities that promote the ideals of scientific and critical inquiry, democracy, secularism, and human-based ethics.
secularstudents.org

Secular Therapist Project
A confidential service matching non-believers looking for therapy with secular therapists: therapists who are non-believers or are committed to providing secular, evidence-based, therapy that does not involve supernatural or religious elements. The service is confidential for both patients and therapists.
http://www.seculartherapy.org/

The Skeptic’s Society
Their mission is to investigate and provide a sound scientific viewpoint on claims of the paranormal, pseudoscience, fringe groups, cults and claims between: science, pseudoscience, junk science, voodoo science, pathological science, bad science, non science and plain old nonsense. Publishes Skeptic Magazine.
skeptic.com

Society for Humanistic Judaism
Mobilizes people to celebrate Jewish identity and culture consistent with a humanistic philosophy of life.
shj.org

Stiefel Freethought Foundation
Provides financial support and volunteer strategy consulting to the Freethought Movement.
stiefelfreethoughtfoundation.org

United Coalition of Reason
A nonprofit national organization that helps local nontheistic groups work together to achieve higher visibility, gain more members, and have a greater impact in their local areas.
unitedcor.org

Women Against Fundamentalism
Challenges the rise of fundamentalism in all religions. Members include women from many backgrounds and from across the world.
womenagainstfundamentalism.org.uk

ONLINE FORUMS/ RESOURCES/ SUPPORT NETWORKS

Atheism Resource
Provides information about atheism from a historical, cultural, political, psychological, sociological, and scientific perspective.
atheismresource.com

Atheist Nexus
The world’s largest coalition of nontheists and nontheist communities.
atheistnexus.org

Atheists of Color: A List
A list of prominent atheists of color, organizations of atheists of color, and atheist organizations predominantly focused on and/or participated in by people of color.
freethoughtblogs.com/greta/2011/03/21/atheists-of-color

Atheist Parents
Dedicated to helping parents worldwide to raise well-educated, thoughtful, ethical, socially responsible, environmentally aware, and most importantly, godless children.
atheistparents.org

The Clergy Project
A confidential online community for active and former clergy who do not hold supernatural beliefs.
clergyproject.org

Coping With Illness & Disability, Without Faith
A Facebook page page for people who that have chronic illnesses and disabilities and have learned that we don’t need faith to get through it, because we know that the strength that gets us through comes from us. If you’re tired of being told “It’s God’s plan!” then this page is for you!
https://www.facebook.com/CopingWithIllnessDisabilityWithoutFaith

ExChristian.net
Encouraging de-converting and former Christians.
exchristian.net

Free Inquiry
The magazine of the Council for Secular Humanism. Their mission is to promote and nurture the good life — life guided by reason and science, freed from the dogmas of god and state, inspired by compassion for fellow humans, and driven by the ideals of human freedom, happiness, and understanding.
secularhumanism.org/fi

The Freethinker
The voice of atheism since 1881.
freethinker.co.uk

Friendly Atheist Forums
Online discussion forum for readers of Friendly Atheist.
forum.friendlyatheist.com

God is Imaginary — 50 Simple Proofs
It is easy to prove to yourself that God is imaginary. The evidence is all around you. Here are 50 simple proofs.
godisimaginary.com

Grief Beyond Belief
Faith-free support for non-religious people grieving the death of a loved one.
facebook.com/faithfreegriefsupport

Internet Infidels
A nonprofit educational organization dedicated to defending and promoting a naturalistic worldview on the Internet.
infidels.org

Iron Chariots
The counter-apologetics wiki. Collects common arguments and provides responses, information and resources to help counter the glut of misinformation and poor arguments which masquerade as evidence for religious claims.
ironchariots.org

A Large List of Awesome Female Atheists
A list of some great female atheists who you should check out if you haven’t already done so.
freethoughtblogs.com/blaghag/2010/01/a-large-list-of-awesome-female-atheists

Lawyers’ Secular Society
Provides advice and assistance to individuals affected by laws which give special advantages to those who assert religious beliefs. Based in Britain.
www.lawyerssecularsociety.org

RationalWiki
Refutation and analysis of anti-science and crank ideas; essays on right wing authoritarianism and religious fundamentalism.
rationalwiki.org

Secular Cafe
A place for mostly secular people to socialize, support, and discuss religion, science, politics, etc.
secularcafe.org

Secular Homeschool Community
Provides information, resources, and a place to share and connect with secular homeschoolers across the world.
http://www.secularhomeschool.com/content/

Skeptical Inquirer
The official journal of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. Publishes critical scientific evaluations of all manner of controversial and extraordinary claims, including but not limited to paranormal and fringe-science matters, and informed discussion of all relevant issues.
csicop.org/si

The Skeptics Annotated Bible/ Koran/ Book of Mormon
Passages of the Bible, Koran, and Book of Mormon are highlighted with a focus on their scientific inaccuracy, historical inaccuracy, contradictions, failed prophecies, absurdity, injustice, cruelty and violence, sexism, homophobia, and intolerance.
skepticsannotatedbible.com/

The Skeptic’s Dictionary
Definitions, arguments, and essays on topics ranging from acupuncture to zombies, and provides a lively, commonsense trove of detailed information on things supernatural, paranormal, and pseudoscientific.
skepdic.com

South African Skeptics
An online skeptic community for and by South Africans.
skeptic.za.org

Spiritual Abuse Survivor Blogs Network
Supporting and promoting spiritual abuse survivors through individual blogging efforts.
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/nolongerquivering/spiritual-abuse-survivor-blogs-network/

Truth Saves
It’s time we all become more honest and knowledgeable about Christianity and its claims.
truth-saves.com

Talk Origins
A Usenet newsgroup devoted to the discussion and debate of biological and physical origins. Also provides articles and essays with mainstream scientific responses to those advocating intelligent design or other creationist pseudosciences.
talkorigins.org

Why Won’t God Heal Amputees?
If you are an intelligent human being, and if you want to understand the true nature of God, you owe it to yourself to ask, “Why won’t God heal amputees?” Start your exploration here.
whywontgodhealamputees.com

BLOGS/ VIDEOBLOGS/PODCASTS

Greta Christina’s Blog
Atheism. sex, politics, dreams, and whatever. Thinking out loud since 2005.
Yes, I’m putting myself first, out of alphabetical order. It’s my book. Suck it up.
freethoughtblogs.com/greta

Freethought Blogs
The largest and most widely-read network of atheist, secular, freethought, and other godless bloggers.
And yes, I’m listing Freethought Blogs second, also out of alphabetical order, since they’re the network I blog with.
freethoughtblogs.com

A Million Gods
An atheist medical student stuck in a land of a million gods. The blog of Avicenna.
http://freethoughtblogs.com/amilliongods

The Ace of Clades
Science doesn’t know everything. Religion doesn’t know anything. The blog of videoblogger Aron Ra.
http://freethoughtblogs.com/aronra

Alethian Worldview
If it isn’t reality, it isn’t the truth. The blog of Deacon Duncan.
freethoughtblogs.com/alethianworldview

Almost Diamonds
Stephanie Zvan has been called a science blogger and a sex blogger, but if it means she has to choose just one thing to be or blog about, she’s decided she’s never going to grow up.
freethoughtblogs.com/almostdiamonds

The Anti-Intellect Blog
The inspired writing of a black gay rights activist, feminist, and atheist.
antiintellect.wordpress.com

An Apostate’s Chapel
A former Protestant minister, now an atheist. This blog discusses her indoctrination into evangelical Christianity and her escape from that worldview toward a more enlightened, rational position.
thechapel.wordpress.com

AronRa
Video blogger. “I’m just doin’ my part to raise awareness of science and the growing socio-political opposition to it.”
youtube.com/user/aronra

Ask an Atheist
A call-in radio show featuring atheists from the Tacoma/Seattle Area.
askanatheist.tv

Atheism: Proving The Negative
Analyses of God beliefs, atheism, religion, faith, miracles, evidence for religious claims, evil and God, arguments for and against God, atheism, agnosticism, the role of religion in society, and related issues.
atheismblog.blogspot.com

Atheist Ethicist
A view of right and wrong, good and evil, in a universe without gods.
atheistethicist.blogspot.com

The Atheist Experience
A weekly live call-in television show sponsored by the Atheist Community of Austin, geared at a non-atheist audience.
TV show: atheist-experience.com
Blog: freethoughtblogs.com/axp

Atheist Media Blog
Your daily source of news & videos on science & religion.
atheistmedia.com

Biodork
Thoughts from Brianne Bilyeu, a Minneapolis-based nerdy, liberal, humanist progressive, on topics such as science, skepticism, religion, atheism, critical thought, politics, and local and global humanitarian and equality efforts.
freethoughtblogs.com/biodork

Black Skeptics
Spotlights the work of black skeptics, freethinkers, atheists, agnostics, humanists and other heretics who would dare to buck the orthodoxies of blind faith.
freethoughtblogs.com/blackskeptics

BlagHag
Profound thoughts from Jen McCreight, a liberal, geeky, nerdy, scientific, perverted feminist atheist.
freethoughtblogs.com/blaghag

Blasphemous Blogging
Blog of Edwin Kagin, National Legal Director for American Atheists.
freethoughtblogs.com/kagin

Brute Reason
With great snark must also come great responsibility. Ruining your fun since 2009. The blog of Miri.
http://freethoughtblogs.com/brutereason

Butterflies and Wheels
Fighting fashionable nonsense. The blog of Ophelia Benson, columnist for Free Inquiry and the co-author of The Dictionary of Fashionable Nonsense, Why Truth Matters, and Does God Hate Women?
freethoughtblogs.com/butterfliesandwheels

Camels With Hammers
Daniel Fincke aims to discuss atheism, ethics, religion, Nietzsche, secularism, and general issues in philosophy in ways that are both accessible to non-philosophers and yet stimulating to professional philosophers.
patheos.com/blogs/camelswithhammers/

Canadian Atheist
A group blog of atheists from across Canada.
canadianatheist.com

Richard Carrier Blogs
Blog of the renowned author of Sense and Goodness without God and Not the Impossible Faith. He specializes in the modern philosophy of naturalism, the origins of Christianity, and the intellectual history of Greece and Rome, with particular expertise in ancient philosophy, science and technology.
freethoughtblogs.com/carrier

A Citizen of Earth
The blog formerly known as Blue Collar Atheist
patheos.com/blogs/acitizenofearth/

Comrade PhysioProffe
See for yourself.
freethoughtblogs.com/physioprof

Choice In Dying
Arguing for the right to die and against the religious obstruction of that right.
choiceindying.com

Cristina Rad
“I have many talents. Most of them fictional. Like God.” The blog of videoblogger Cristina Rad, a.k.a. ZOMGitsCriss.
http://freethoughtblogs.com/cristinarad

DarkMatter2525
YouTube channel. Humorous animations depicting the insanity of religion. Occasionally, they make a serious video.
DarkMatter2525

Daylight Atheism
Advocates secular humanism as a positive, uplifting and joyous worldview that deserves a larger following and wider recognition in the marketplace of ideas.
patheos.com/blogs/daylightatheism/

The Digital Cuttlefish
The poet laureate of the atheist blogosphere.
freethoughtblogs.com/cuttlefish

Dispatches from the Culture Wars
Thoughts from Ed Brayton on the interface of science, religion, law, and politics.
freethoughtblogs.com/dispatches

En Tequila Es Verdad
Blog of Dana Hunter, a science blogger, SF writer, compleat geology addict, and Gnu Atheist.
freethoughtblogs.com/entequilaesverdad

EvolutionBlog
Commentary on the endless dispute between evolution and creation.
scienceblogs.com/evolutionblog

Friendly Atheist
I think of this as the Atheist Times. If you want to stay informed about current atheist news, this is the place to go.
patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist

Godless Bitches
This podcast was created to focus on feminist issues from a secular perspective and to help increase the presence of women’s voices in the secular community.
godlessbitches.podbean.com

Godlessness In Theory
Queer left politics, pop culture and skepticism. The blog of Alex Gabriel.
http://freethoughtblogs.com/godlessness

Happiness Through Humanism
Short posts about the Humanist philosophy designed to encourage people to live ethical lives of personal fulfillment that aspire to the greater good of humanity.
humanisthappiness.blogspot.com

Heteronormative Patriarchy for Men
Splashes of mud from the trenches of the online gender wars. The blog of Ally Fogg.
http://freethoughtblogs.com/hetpat

The Indelible Stamp
Ethics, outrage, and evidence. The blog of Tauriq Moosa.
http://freethoughtblogs.com/indelible

Jesus and Mo
Religious satire from holy roomies Jesus & Mohammed in a twice weekly comic strip.
jesusandmo.net

Zinnia Jones
Secular trans feminist.
http://freethoughtblogs.com/zinniajones

Less Wrong
A community blog devoted to refining the art of human rationality.
lesswrong.com

Letters from a Broad
The adventures of a friendly American ex-Mormon atheist mom living in Switzerland.
lfab-uvm.blogspot.com

Living After Faith
A podcast called which addresses the process of coming out of religion, and how to live again after leaving the life of faith.
livingafterfaith.blogspot.com

Lousy Canuck
“Because I don’t watch enough hockey, drink enough beer, or eat enough bacon.” Blog of Jason Thibeault, an IT guy, skeptic, feminist, gamer and atheist.
freethoughtblogs.com/lousycanuck

Love Joy Feminism
Poking holes in piety, purity, and patriarchy. Blog of Libby Anne, an atheist, feminist, and progressive who grew up in a large evangelical homeschool family highly involved in the religious right.
freethoughtblogs.com/lovejoyfeminism

Ashley Miller
Polemicist, activist, nerd.
http://freethoughtblogs.com/ashleymiller

Mr. Deity
A webshow/ podcast which looks at the everyday life of the creator and everything he must endure as he attempts to manage his creation.
mrdeity.com

Maryam Namazie
Nothing is sacred. Namazie is Spokesperson of the One Law for All Campaign against Sharia Law in Britain, the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain, and Equal Rights Now – Organisation against Women’s Discrimination in Iran.
freethoughtblogs.com/maryamnamazie

Nirmukta on FTB
The blog of Nirmukta, an organisation which promotes science, freethought and secular humanism in India.
http://freethoughtblogs.com/nirmukta

No Country For Women
Humanism secularism, feminism. The blog ofphysician, writer, feminist, human rights activist and secular humanist Taslima Nasrin.
http://freethoughtblogs.com/taslima

No Longer Quivering
Information regarding the deceptions and dangers of the Quiverfull philosophy and lifestyle.
nolongerquivering.com

No Religion Know Reason
Caribatheist’s blog. Random reflections on atheism and faith from a born and bred West Indian.
caribatheist.blogspot.com

Non Stamp Collector
YouTube video channel. If atheism is a “religion”… then Not Collecting Stamps is a “hobby.”
youtube.com/user/NonStampCollector

Pandaemonium
Blog of Kenan Malik, a writer, lecturer, broadcaster, author of From Fatwa to Jihad: The Rushdie Affair and Its Aftermath, a presenter of Analysis, on BBC Radio 4, and a panelist on The Moral Maze, also on Radio 4.
kenanmalik.wordpress.com

Pandagon
Progressive politics, feminism, atheism, other good stuff.
pandagon.net

Parents Beyond Belief
Thoughts and ideas by and for secular parents.
parentingbeyondbelief.com/parents

Pharyngula
Blog of PZ Myers. Evolution, development, and random biological ejaculations from a godless liberal.
freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula

Qualia Soup
YouTube video channel. UK artist and secular humanist discussing critical thinking, science, philosophy & the natural world.
youtube.com/user/QualiaSoup

Reasonable Doubts
Your skeptical guide to religion. an award winning radio show and podcast for people who won’t “just take things on faith.” Its mission is to investigate the claims of religion from a fair-minded yet critical perspective. Blog and podcast.
freethoughtblogs.com/reasonabledoubts

Religion Dispatches
A daily online magazine that publishes a mix of expert opinion, in-depth reporting, and provocative updates from the intersection of religion, politics and culture.
religiondispatches.org

Mano Singham
Thoughts on atheism, religion, science, politics, books, and other fun stuff, from a theoretical physicist and author of God vs. Darwin: The War Between Evolution and Creationism in the Classroom, The Achievement Gap in US Education: Canaries in the Mine, and Quest for Truth: Scientific Progress and Religious Beliefs.
freethoughtblogs.com/singham

Skepchick
A group of women (and one deserving guy) who write about science, skepticism, feminism, atheism, secularism, and pseudoscience. With intelligence, curiosity, and occasional snark, the group tackles diverse topics from astronomy to astrology, psychics to psychology.
skepchick.org

Spanish Inquisitor
Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!
spaninquis.wordpress.com

Susie Bright’s Journal
Sex and politics. Stopped believing in “God” around 1968 — a very big year for that sort of thing. “Could not be accused of shutting up.” -Rolling Stone.
susiebright.blogs.com

This Week in Christian Nationalism
Blog of Chris Rodda, author of Liars For Jesus: The Religious Right’s Alternate Version of American History; contributor to Talk2Action.org, Huffington Post; and Senior Research Director for the Military Religious Freedom Foundation.
freethoughtblogs.com/rodda

Token Skeptic
Bending misconceptions with her mind. Blog of Kylie Sturgess, host of the Token Skeptic podcast.
freethoughtblogs.com/tokenskeptic

Why Evolution Is True
Blog of Jerry A. Coyne, Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago, and author of Why Evolution Is True.
whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com

YEMMYnisting
Proudly feminist, proudly bisexual, proudly atheist. The blog of Yemisi Ilesanmi.
http://freethoughtblogs.com/yemmynisting

The Zingularity
Blog of Steven Andrew, a struggling free lance writer and regular contributor to the popular progressive website Daily Kos.
freethoughtblogs.com/zingularity

ZOMGitsCriss, a.k.a. Cristina Rad
Video blogger. “I’m a shooting star leaping through the skies , I am a satellite, I’m out of control.”
youtube.com/user/zomgitscriss

BOOKS

50 Reasons People Give for Believing in a God, by Guy P. Harrison
African American Humanism: An Anthology, edited by Norm R. Allen
Amazing Conversions: Why Some Turn to Faith & Others Abandon Religion, by Bob Altemeyer and Bruce Hunsberger
Atheism: A Reader, by S.T. Joshi
Atheism: A Very Short Introduction, by Julian Baggini
Atheism: The Case Against God, by George H. Smith
The Atheist’s Guide to Christmas, by Robin Harvie and Stephanie Myers, editors
Attack of the Theocrats! How the Religious Right Harms Us All — and What We Can Do About It, by Sean Faircloth
Black and Not Baptist: Nonbelief and Freethought in the Black Community, by Donald Barbera
The Black Humanist Experience: An Alternative to Religion, by Norm R. Allen
Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon, by Daniel C. Dennett
Breaking Their Will: Shedding Light on Religious Child Maltreatment, by Janet Heimlich
By These Hands: A Documentary History of African American Humanism, by Anthony B. Pinn
The Caged Virgin: An Emancipation Proclamation for Women and Islam, by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Confession of a Buddhist Atheist, by Stephen Batchelor
Darwin’s Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life, by Daniel C. Dennett
The Demon Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark, by Carl Sagan
The Digital Cuttlefish: Omnibus, by Digital Cuttlefish
Does God Hate Women? by Ophelia Benson and Jeremy Stangroom
Doubt: A History: The Great Doubters and Their Legacy of Innovation from Socrates and Jesus to Thomas Jefferson and Emily Dickinson, by Jennifer Michael Hecht
The Ebony Exodus Project: Why Some Black Women Are Walking Out on Religion — And Others Should Too, by Candace R. M. Gorham Lpc
The End of Biblical Studies, by Hector Avalos
The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason, by Sam Harris
Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism, by Susan Jacoby
From Fatwa to Jihad: The Rushdie Affair and Its Aftermath, by Kenan Malik
God: The Failed Hypothesis: How Science Shows That God Does Not Exist, by Victor J. Stenger
The God Debates, by John Shook
The God Delusion, by Richard Dawkins
God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything, by Christopher Hitchens
God vs. Darwin: The War between Evolution and Creationism in the Classroom, by Mano Singham
Godless: How an Evangelical Preacher Became One of America’s Leading Atheists, by Dan Barker
God’s Defenders: What They Believe and Why They Are Wrong, by S.T. Joshi
The Good Atheist: Living a Purpose-Filled Life Without God, by Dan Barker
The Good Book: A Humanist Bible, by A.C. Grayling
Good Without God: What a Billion Nonreligious People Do Believe, by Greg Epstein
The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, by Bobby Henderson
I Sold My Soul on eBay: Viewing Faith through an Atheist’s Eyes, by Hemant Mehta
In Defense of Atheism: The Case Against Christianity, Judaism and Islam, by Michel Onfray
Infidel, by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Irreligion: A Mathematician Explains Why the Arguments for God Just Don’t Add Up, by John Allen Paulos
Judaism for Everyone … Without Dogma, by Bernardo Sorj
Leaving the Fold: A Guide for Former Fundamentalists and Others Leaving Religion, by Marlene Winell
Letter to a Christian Nation, by Sam Harris
Liars For Jesus: The Religious Right’s Alternate Version of American History, by Chris Rodda
Life, Sex and Ideas: The Good Life without God, by A.C. Grayling
The Little Book of Atheist Spirituality, by André Comte-Sponville
Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why, by Bart D. Ehrman
Mom, Dad, I’m an Atheist – The Guide to Coming Out as a Non-Believer, by David G. McAfee
Moral Combat: Black Atheists, Gender Politics, and the Values Wars, by Sikivu Hutchinson
Nailed: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed at All, by David Fitzgerald
Nomad: From Islam to America: A Personal Journey Through the Clash of Civilizations, by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Not the Impossible Faith: Why Christianity Didn’t Need a Miracle to Succeed, by Richard Carrier
Nothing: Something to Believe in, by Nica Lalli
The Only Prayer I’ll Ever Pray: Let My People Go, by Donald R. Wright
Parenting Beyond Belief: On Raising Caring, Ethical Kids Without Religion, by Dale McGowan
The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever, by Christopher Hitchens, editor
Quest for Truth: Scientific Progress and Religious Beliefs, by Mano Singham
The Quotable Atheist: Ammunition for Non-Believers, Political Junkies, Gadflies, and Those Generally Hell-Bound, by Jack Huberman
Raising Freethinkers: A Practical Guide for Parenting Beyond Belief, by Dale McGowan
Red Neck, Blue Collar, Atheist: Simple Thoughts About Reason, Gods and Faith, by Hank Fox
Sense and Goodness Without God: A Defense of Metaphysical Naturalism, by Richard Carrier
Sex & God: How Religion Distorts Sexuality, by Darrel W. Ray
The Skeptic’s Dictionary: A Collection of Strange Beliefs, Amusing Deceptions, and Dangerous Delusions, by Robert Todd Carroll
The Skeptic’s Guide to the Paranormal, by Lynne Kelly
Society without God: What the Least Religious Nations Can Tell Us About Contentment, by Phil Zuckerman
UFOs, Ghosts, and a Rising God: Debunking the Resurrection of Jesus, by Chris Hallquist
A Voice Of Reason In An Unreasonable World: The Rise Of Atheism On Planet Earth, by Al Stefanelli
The Ways of an Atheist, by Bernard Katz
What Do You Do With a Chocolate Jesus?: An Irreverent History of Christianity, by Thomas Quinn
Why Evolution Is True, by Jerry A. Coyne
Why I Am Not a Christian, by Bertrand Russell
Why I Am Not a Christian: Four Conclusive Reasons to Reject the Faith, by Richard Carrier
Why I am Not a Hindu, by Ramendra Nath
Why I Am Not a Muslim, by Ibn Warraq
The Young Atheist’s Survival Guide: Helping Secular Students Thrive, by Hemant Mehta

Comments

  1. permanentwiltingpoint says

    Dear Greta (initially mispelled it as Great) Christina,

    1. Choice In Dying has been shut down a few weeks ago.
    2. For Germany, there’s the Central Council of Ex-Muslims and the Giordana Bruno Foundation.
    3. A text probably more for your own delectation, if you don’t already know it, than for your book list: The “Dialogue between a priest and a dying man” by the Marquis de Sade. New Atheism isn’t really that new.

    Good luck with the book!

  2. sisu says

    Love, Joy, Feminism moved over to Patheos.
    Kylie Sturgess moved too.
    Does Edwin Kagin still blog? The link you have works, but he isn’t listed on the sidebar any more?

  3. gbjames says

    Regarding “Why Evolution is True” the website run by Jerry Coyne… It is a bit of a peccadillo to refer to his site as a “blog”. The locals all know it isn’t a blog, it is a website.

  4. says

    In Australia, we have the Atheist Foundation of Australia, the Australian Skeptics and the Council of Australian Humanist Societies. For university (and possibly high school) students, there is the Freethought Student Alliance, which is similar to the Secular Student Alliance but for Australia. They can help you find an atheist/humanist/skeptic club (or start one) at your university or school.

    Meetup.com is an easy way to find local atheist/humanist/skeptic groups anywhere in the world. Also many cities now have a Sunday Assembly, which may appeal to some new atheists.

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