Gary Sloan is a retired English professor living in Ruston, Louisiana. He writes for freethought media, including Free Inquiry, Skeptic, The Freethinker (London), American Atheist, and Skeptical Inquirer.
An obvious solution to the Iraqi problem needs to be implemented. The solution is safe, tested, viable, and cost-effective. No reasonable person can object to it.
Throughout his adult life, Frost vacillated between piety and irreverence, faith and skepticism. Although his wife accused him of being a closet atheist, he was never quite able to eradicate the fear of God implanted in him by his Puritan forebears.
Had Bush not packaged his personal beliefs as inviolable truths in his address at the 51st annual National Prayer Breakfast, his sermonizing might be excusable. As it stands, however, his words make it apparent that he is oblivious to those who do not share his faith.
In viewing himself as an instrument of divine will and America as God's country, Bush is a throwback to the Puritan theocracies.
Vilified by his contemporaries as an unrepentant atheist, the great poet was nothing like the monster envisioned by the public.
J.B., a modern verse drama by Archibald MacLeish, offers an infidel's antidote to the relentless fideism of the Book of Job.
In newspaper editorials and letters, new-fashioned theocrats try to subvert the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment by adducing pious remarks of the first U. S. Presidents. The comments are supposed to demonstrate that the first presidents sanctioned sponsorship of religious interests. On the contrary, these presidents left considerable evidence that they favored a strict separation of church and state.
Substantial evidence in the Koran and the Bible lends credibility to Allah's contention that he and Yahweh are the same god. A dispassionate examination of the evidence was conducted by an evidence technician and a forensic profiler affiliated with the International Institute for the Investigation of Fraudulent Deities.
One of America's most important writers, Stephen Crane had by the age of thirteen rejected the Christian beliefs of his devout parents. In his repudiation of cultural illusions and pretensions, he was a forerunner of Modernism. In his poetry and fiction, he depicts a god-abandoned universe.
Despite his repudiation of atheism, Shaw may have died an unwitting atheist. Though he called himself a mystic, his credentials were suspect.
In a rare personal interview, Jesus reveals his position on various contemporary political issues.
His wraith having appeared at a National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., Thomas Jefferson descants on George W. Bush's enunciated religious beliefs and occupation of Iraq.
Galvanized by a tsunami that wrought incalculable devastation to villages, homes, and resorts, and claimed more than 160,000 lives when it swamped the coastlands of southern Asia, a multinational consortium of renegade theists has filed a class-action lawsuit against God.
Having visited the Vatican on the eve of the conclave to choose a new pope, Pope Leo I is appalled by the demise of the true faith.
In his twilight years, unknown to his adoring public, the venerable Twain spewed relentless venom on his Maker.
Both Hemingway and his character Frederic Henry were victimized by an inability to live up to the selfless ethic associated with Jesus.
In defending his transcendental philosophy, Ralph Waldo Emerson used reason, logic, and evidence when they served his purpose, but abandoned them when they conflicted with his cheery intuitions.
One of the most acclaimed poets and Latin scholars of the twentieth century, Housman's poetry and prose contain eloquent observations palatable to atheists.
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