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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.
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 way to be an individualist is to do exactly what I tell you.
As white Christians die off and the country becomes more diverse and more secular, America's demographics are decoupling from our national mythology.
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 […]
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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 […]
This is going to devastate their numbers in the decades to come, and it's entirely a self-inflicted wound.
For all that The Fountainhead idolizes architecture, it has little to say about the technologies that make architecture possible.
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 […]
Does it put atheist parents at a competitive disadvantage to respect our children's freedom to make up their own minds?
There is none righteous, no, not even one.
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.
In the long run, it may well be that this was the year this faith signed its own death warrant.
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 […]
Another example of how Ayn Rand's political views evolved.
You can't change the moral calculus by keeping people ignorant of how their lives will be affected by what you do.
White supremacists are giving up their pretenses and resorting to terrorist violence.
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 […]
You can't build houses that are good for people if you don't understand people.