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Category Archive: Atheism

Jul 07 2014

“I have had 3 people say ‘me too!’”: A Coming Out Atheist Story From the Mailbag

Got this email the other day (a follow-up to an earlier email), with a “coming out atheist” story partly inspired and influenced by my book. I’m posting the email with permission, with only slight edits as requested by the letter-writer. ***** I sent you an e-mail back in May after reading your book, and was …

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Jul 05 2014

Recovering From Religion’s “Recovering Your Sexuality” Online Workshop

Recovering From Religion, the support organization for people who have recently left religion or are in the process of questioning it, is offering a six-week online workshop on recovering sexuality, for people who’s sexuality been damaged by religion. Here, I’ll let them tell you about it. ***** Many of us who grew up in conservative …

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Jul 03 2014

“Quite simply, everyone should read this book”: Amazon Customer Review of “Why Are You Atheists So Angry?”

I’ve been reprinting my favorite Amazon customer reviews for Coming Out Atheist, and it occurs to me that I never did this for Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless. So I’m going to start now. Here’s a nice customer review, five stars out of five. (The book has …

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Jul 02 2014

“Helpful, compassionate, practical advice”: Amazon Customer Review of “Coming Out Atheist”

Got a nice customer review on Amazon for Coming Out Atheist: How To Do It, How to Help Each Other Do It, And Why! Five stars out of five. (In fact, the book now has 24 customer reviews — and 21 of them are five stars out of five, with one four-star review!) Here’s what …

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Jul 01 2014

The Power to Name Ourselves: Why I Don’t Give a Damn If You Call Yourself Atheist, Agnostic, Humanist, Freethinker, or What

Of all the assorted fights and squabbles in the atheist/ humanist/ freethinker/ secular/ godless/ whatever movement, I’ve tended to stay away from the one about which of these “whatever”s we should call ourselves. A lot of this has to do with my own personal and philosophical views on naming and language — and a lot …

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Jul 01 2014

The “Coming Out Atheist” Donation Recipient for June 2014: Black Skeptics of Los Angeles “First in the Family” Humanist Scholarship Fund

As some of you may already know, I’ve pledged to donate 10% of my income from my new book, Coming Out Atheist: How to Do It, How to Help Each Other, and Why, to atheist organizations, charities, and projects. Here’s why. I got lots of help with this book, and working on it felt very …

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Jun 30 2014

Hobby Lobby, the Supreme Court, and the Toxic Notion of Corporate Personhood

Do you remember back in 2008, when Sarah Palin was asked which Supreme Court decisions she didn’t agree with other than Roe v. Wade, and she couldn’t think of any? I remember it became sort of a game among some of us: as ordinary citizens who were not running for the second highest public office …

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Jun 30 2014

Seeking Atheist Grief Stories for “Grief Beyond Belief” Book

UPDATE/ CLARIFICATION: Some questions we’ve gotten about this project have made us realize that we need to clarify. We’re looking for grief stories from non-believers — but we’re not seeking submissions for an anthology that we’re editing. We’re seeking personal accounts that we’ll be using for our research, and that we’ll be quoting from in …

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Jun 26 2014

Godless Perverts Social Club Tuesday July 1, and Thursday July 17!

The Godless Perverts are so excited! The Godless Perverts Social Club is now meeting twice a month — first Tuesdays, and third Thursdays. In July, we’ll be meeting Tuesday July 1, and Thursday July 17. The Godless Perverts Social Club is the socializing/ hanging out branch of Godless Perverts. Community is one of the reasons …

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Jun 26 2014

“A very positive and practical guide from a great writer”: Amazon Customer Review for “Coming Out Atheist”

Hey, apparently I’m the cool aunt people wish they had! Got a nice customer review on Amazon for Coming Out Atheist: How To Do It, How to Help Each Other Do It, And Why! Five stars out of five. (In fact, the book now has 22 customer reviews — and 20 of them are five …

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