AUGUST 24, 2012 8:31PM

Wow, this reviewer hates my book

 

Not many authors are eager to publicize bad reviews, but that’s exactly what I want to do. It seems my new book, Nonbeliever Nation: The Rise of Secular Americans, has caught the attention of some religious conservatives.

And at least one of them doesn’t like what he sees.

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The secular movement offers hope, but it's no guarantee of progressive public policy.

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An atheist running for governor of South Carolina: the audacity of hopelessness?

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Mainly in response to the increasing power of the Religious RIght, nonbelievers are finding solidarity and demanding recognition like never before.

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If you're worried about the attack on birth control, you should consider where it comes from.

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Is America's "religious heritage" a justification for the regular assertion of religious truth claims by the government?

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FEBRUARY 8, 2012 8:53AM

What Nonbelievers Believe

The common views of ordinary Secular Americans are neither extreme nor dangerous.

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JANUARY 26, 2012 10:58AM

Can a Candidate Be Too Religious?

It's often said that Americans are very religious and that they expect their politicians to be religious as well, but many Americans are very uneasy with politicians who are too religious.

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JANUARY 2, 2012 6:38AM

Is all religion true?

Cee Lo Green turns John Lennon's "Imagine" upside down. Primary Topic: …

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Nonbelievers have rarely emphasized identity and discrimination in their activism. Could this be why they have had little success in gaining public acceptance? Primary Topic: …

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DECEMBER 4, 2011 9:59PM

If you love me, you'll divorce me

There's lots of talk nowadays about the sanctity of marriage. But to some, the underlying strength of a relationship far overshadows the man-made institution of marriage. What about the sanctity of love? Primary Topic: …

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If the law doesn't allow religiously motivated symbols, just say they are motivated by something else. Primary Topic: …

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If the law doesn't allow religiously motivated symbols, just say they are motivated by something else. Primary Topic: …

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Religious political agendas gain traction during times of fear. Primary Topic: …

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Do the Occupy Wall Street protestors agree on an agenda? Primary Topic: …

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Religious conservatives often wrongly see government neutrality as an anti-religion bias. Primary Topic: …

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SEPTEMBER 12, 2011 8:18AM

Disbelief is not a choice

The Religious Right knows that our environment affects our inclinations toward belief and disbelief.

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One columnist says fears of the Religious Right are overblown. The facts suggest otherwise.

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AUGUST 3, 2011 8:36AM

Is Obama Empathetic to a Fault?

If Obama seems to cave to Republican demands too often, is it because he's too empathetic?

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If traditional religion fades, what will replace it? Humanism stands ready.

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The Religious Right affects policy far beyond the usual social issues and "culture war" battleground. The beneficiary of all this might surprise you.

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In The Ledge, an atheist protagonist grapples with morality, life, love and death, breaking new demographic ground for Hollywood.Editorial Controls Editorial Status: …

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Showing its organization and zeal, the Religious Right is trying to bombard NBC with complaints about running the Pledge of Allegiance without the "under God" wording. This points to the need for a counterbalancing zealous secular demographic.Editorial Controls Editorial Status: …

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A famous pig shows us the pre-McCarthyism Pledge of Allegiance.

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The Supreme Court has ruled prayers at public school graduations unconstitutional, but that means little to the Religious Right. How they are getting around the law.

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