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Can the Courts Make You Pretend To Be Religious?

As much as we might depend on the courts to enforce our rights, those courts are staffed by human beings, and they can get it badly wrong just like anyone else.

Photo Sunday: Open House

Since I’m reviewing The Fountainhead, I thought this was highly appropriate to photograph. It’s an art exhibit in Central Park called Open House, consisting of baroque concrete chairs, sofas and arches that are duplicates of those that once adorned a famous Gilded Age ballroom. Ayn Rand’s modernist hero Howard Roark, with his insistence that anything […]

The Fountainhead: The Customer Is Always Wrong

The way to be an individualist is to do exactly what I tell you.

The Dying of White Christian America

As white Christians die off and the country becomes more diverse and more secular, America's demographics are decoupling from our national mythology.

Love is Gravity

Written for my son’s first birthday Over the past year, I’ve spent a lot of time reflecting on why I chose to have a child. I realize this sounds backwards. To make the decision first and then subsequently come up with reasons for it smacks of after-the-fact rationalization. However, in my case, I’m convinced it’s […]

Coming Soon

If you’ve been reading Daylight Atheism for a while, you may remember my dialogue with Andrew Murtagh, an offbeat philosophically inclined Christian, that took place in 2014 and 2015. I’m happy to announce that it’s going to become a book! The working title is Meta: On God, the Big Questions, and the Just City. It’s […]

The Nashville Statement: Christians Haven’t Learned Anything

This is going to devastate their numbers in the decades to come, and it's entirely a self-inflicted wound.

The Fountainhead: Beton Brut

For all that The Fountainhead idolizes architecture, it has little to say about the technologies that make architecture possible.

Joel Osteen Isn’t Flooded With Compassion

As Hurricane Harvey inundates the Texas coast, the people of Houston are looking for all the help they can get. Specifically, many of them have wondered if they can count on one of their most famous residents: the mega-wealthy Christian preacher Joel Osteen, Mr. “Choose Faith in Spite of the Facts” himself. However, as of […]

What I’ll Teach My Son About Religion

Does it put atheist parents at a competitive disadvantage to respect our children's freedom to make up their own minds?

The Coming Clean Energy Future

We may have already reached a point where fossil fuels are doomed and renewables are destined to replace them, purely on the basis of economics.

Evangelical Christians Embrace White Supremacy

In the long run, it may well be that this was the year this faith signed its own death warrant.

Photo Sunday: Green Mountains

If you like maple syrup, craft beer, rugged mountains and forests, picturesque small towns, real farm-to-table eating, or cultural liberalism, Vermont is the place. Here are a few pictures from my trip to the state two weeks ago: Hiking around Kent Pond, Killington, VT. The sun kept hiding behind clouds and coming out again, creating […]

The Fountainhead: How the Other Half Lives

Another example of how Ayn Rand's political views evolved.

Universal Utilitarianism in the Brave New World

You can't change the moral calculus by keeping people ignorant of how their lives will be affected by what you do.

Dystopia Journal #8: The Return of American Fascism

White supremacists are giving up their pretenses and resorting to terrorist violence.

Open Thread: New Site Design

The Patheos technical elves have been hard at work while I was away, and this week they unveiled a new site design for all the blogs, including Daylight Atheism. They’re still ironing out the fine details, so here’s an open thread for feedback. Have you noticed any bugs or browser incompatibilities? Any changes you particularly […]

The Fountainhead: Machines for Living

You can't build houses that are good for people if you don't understand people.

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