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Friday Night Music: The One Moment

The rock band OK Go is famous for their high-concept music videos (like the amazing zero-gravity dance video I mentioned once before), but this might be one of their cleverest ideas yet. It’s 4 seconds of high-speed video, slowed down to 4 minutes:

Getting Off the Carousel of Consumerism

Around the holidays, trying to fight the consumerist mentality is both harder and more necessary.

“Because of Politics”

Don't complain when the country you live in reflects the priorities you expressed at the ballot box. The post “Because of Politics” appeared first on Daylight Atheism.


I was at a family gathering last weekend, and after dinner, we were looking through some old photo albums that had been discovered in the attic of my grandparents’ house. My attention was grabbed by this one, a picture of my great-grandfather...Show More Summary

I Get Religious Mail: St. John’s Folly

I’m continually surprised by what people are willing to declare a “charitable” cause and ask others for money for. This week, I got a solicitation in the mail that pushes those boundaries even further: This letter is asking for money to help pay for the upkeep of St. Show More Summary

Coming Soon: The Fountainhead

Good news! I’ve been reading and making notes on Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead, and I’m nearly done with it now. I’m planning to write another chapter-by-chapter review, like the one I did for Atlas Shrugged, beginning in January 2017....Show More Summary

Will Atheists Stand in Solidarity With Muslims?

This election was an ugly demonstration of how many racists and bigots there still are in this country, even in liberal and cosmopolitan areas. And Donald Trump’s victory has tremendously emboldened them, as we saw in an ugly story from...Show More Summary

Facebook’s Fake News Poisons Democracy

In the past couple of months, I’ve noticed a significant dropoff in page views on Daylight Atheism. From what I’ve found out, it’s not just me and it’s not even just Patheos. It’s an industry-wide problem, affecting media companies large...Show More Summary

Why America Needs Identity Politics

The debate about what lessons American progressives need to take from the 2016 election is just beginning. One of the first shots in that war was fired this month in an editorial by Mark Lilla, “The End of Identity Liberalism“, that implores us to stop thinking or talking about race and gender so much. Show More Summary

The Moral Ruin of Evangelicalism

According to exit polls, 81% of white evangelicals voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 election. It’s safe to say that most of them are happy with the outcome. But there’s one question they may not have considered: What price did they pay for this victory? An article by Robert P. Show More Summary

Open Thread: Love & Kindness

The next few years are going to be a dark time. I like to think that I’m a generally optimistic person, but I’ve found precious little to be cheerful about in these past two weeks, and giving up on activism entirely is a thought that’s crossed my mind. In the months to come, I feel [Read More...]

You Get What You Vote For

Voters who value preserving white supremacy over their own well-being will get their wish.

Searching for the Path Ahead

If you’ve been paying attention, you may have noticed that my blog output has been spotty since the election. Part of that was the expected emotional low I felt in the days immediately afterward, but I’m mostly past that. However, I have an admission to make. I’m stuck at a dilemma, and I don’t see [Read More...]

SF/F Saturday: Matthew Swift

We be light, we be life, we be fire! We sing electric flame, we rumble underground wind, we dance heaven! Come be we and be free! We be blue electric angels. —anonymous spam mail, source unknown I’m always on the lookout for new sci-fi and fantasy series. Here’s one I heard about from the Borderlands [Read More...]

Fellow White People, We Need to Talk

Despite what we might tell ourselves, we're far too tolerant of bigotry.

The America I Thought I Knew

A crushing end to the signs of moral progress in recent American history.

What to Do Now

This is a guest post by my wife Elizabeth, who blogs and podcasts at Political Flavors. Follow her on Twitter at @MissCherryPi. I’m an optimist and so Trump’s election came as a huge shock to me. I was so sure Hillary Clinton would be our next president I never even considered what this would feel [Read More...]

The Morning After

I was so, so wrong. I’m still numb. Disbelief. If there were anything that gave me even slim comfort on this awful day, it would be that all the polls got it just as wrong as I did. I don’t feel that I did the wrong thing by relying on the best data we had. [Read More...]

Election 2016, Everybody Stop Freaking Out Edition

Despair-prone progressives, let me put your minds at ease.

How Liberal is Catholicism, Really?

Despite lip service to ending poverty and protecting the environment, the church still advocates rigid conservatism and hierarchy.

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