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Adam Lee

Big Think Contributor, Daylight Atheism Blog

Daylight Atheism advocates secular humanism as a positive, uplifting and joyous worldview that deserves a larger following and wider recognition in the marketplace of ideas. Original posts and essays explore atheism and humanism, science, politics, philosophy, and the ever-present threat of fundamentalist religious darkness.

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What the Bishops Have to Say For Themselves

Ireland’s Catholic bishops have released an official statement on the death of Savita Halappanavar, to my surprise. It may well be that the outcry was so great, they felt obligated […]

Fighting War the Biblical Way

After several days, the fragile ceasefire in the latest iteration of Israel and Gaza’s endless war is still holding. But while the bombs were falling, there was no shortage of […]

Questions for Pro-Lifers

Earlier this week, I answered a set of “tough questions” posed to advocates of reproductive choice. Well, turnabout is fair play. Although millions of religious people want abortion to be […]

Skype It to Me

So, I’ve decided to sign up for Skype after getting several invitations to use it for speaking gigs. (Apparently, sometime when I wasn’t paying attention, this became a thing that […]

For Savita

Savita Halappanavar is dead, and she shouldn’t be. That has to be the beginning and end of anything anyone writes about this. Savita was 31 years old, married, four months […]

Skepticon V Impressions

This past weekend, I was in Springfield, Missouri for Skepticon V (“the fifth most annual Skepticon yet”). I had such a fantastic time at Skepticon IV in 2011, it was […]

Piercing the Republican Epistemic Bubble

I’ve written some overarching thoughts about last week’s presidential election, but I wanted to dwell on one of its more fascinating aspects: the extent to which the Republican party was […]

Putting an End to Pulpit Politicking

Now that the election is over, it’s time for American freethinkers to turn our attention to some unfinished business. And here’s one thing that should be at the top of […]

Open Thread: Four More Years!

The 2012 election is officially over, and it was glorious. Barack Obama and the Democrats have delivered what one of our elder statesmen once referred to as “a thumping” to […]

Open Thread: Election Speculation

Tomorrow is Election Day for all us Americans. And while I normally try to base my arguments on solid evidence, far be it from me to deny everyone the chance […]

Weekend Coffee: November 3

• The big news, of course, is that the U.S. presidential election is on Tuesday. Take heart, progressives: although the media and the Republicans are straining mightily to pretend that […]

Why You Should Be a Voter

In my earlier post about whether to vote for third parties, there were some commenters who asserted that there’s no good reason to vote at all. Since we’re now right […]

The Ethic of Reciprocity

My recent post “Building Justice” talked about how human beings have to work together if we want to build a just world to live in. I want to say some […]

Why I’m Not Voting Third-Party

Last week, four third-party U.S. presidential candidates had a debate in Chicago. As is usual in American politics, third-party debates tend to be all over the map: a mixture of […]

Open Thread: Weather Stories

Well, once again, a major storm is heading toward the East Coast and New York is in the bullseye. (Climate change? What climate change?) Last year, it was all about […]

The Pro-Rape-Pregnancy Republican Party

This week, we witnessed another step in the Republican party’s long drawn-out national suicide: “I’ve struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize that life […]

Building Justice

As you probably know by now, my friend Greta Christina was diagnosed with cancer last week, and she’s having surgery today. In the grand scheme of things, it could have […]

Weekend Coffee: October 21

Some links from the last week: • As you may have heard, my good friend and awesome secular activist Greta Christina was diagnosed with endometrial cancer. It’s fully treatable, but […]

Book Review: The Swerve

Summary: The compelling true story of the Renaissance humanists who rescued Greek and Roman philosophy from oblivion and wrenched the Western world out of the Dark Ages. After the collapse […]

The Age of Mockery

Although the initial riots and flare-ups of violence over the “Innocence of Muslims” video were over a month ago, the global battle over blasphemy laws is still raging. In London […]

On the Morality of: Privacy

This week’s all-consuming internet drama was sparked by the journalist Adrien Chen of Gawker, who published a piece exposing the real identity of “Violentacrez”, one of the most infamous trolls […]

Winning the Culture War on Two Fronts

The big news this week, as well it should be, was a new survey from Pew showing that America’s religious “nones” continue their demographic ascent: The number of Americans who […]

The Fiery Fountain

My first book hasn’t been out for long, but I’m thinking it’s almost time to start writing the next one. I came back from my trip to the U.K. with […]