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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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Weekend Coffee: October 7

Some links gathered over the week for you to peruse: • Ed Miliband, the leader of the UK’s opposition Labour party, is a nonbeliever. He says he doesn’t hold religious […]

New on Salon: Atheism’s Growing Pains

My latest article for Salon has just been published, “Atheism’s growing pains“. It’s a brief survey and distillation of the Atheism Plus movement: what it is, why it was needed, […]

Republicans Pray for Victory

It’s just a few weeks until the U.S. presidential election, and while nothing is set in stone, Mitt Romney’s hopes are looking increasingly dim. Despite the depressed economy, which would […]

The Continuing Battle Over Blasphemy Laws

I’m surprised to still be writing about blasphemy laws, but it seems the idea just won’t die. At the United Nations this week, the elected leaders of newly democratic Egypt […]

Hear Me on Freethought Radio!

Over the weekend, I was interviewed by Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor from the Freedom from Religion Foundation for their Freethought Radio show. That episode is now available for […]

See You at Skepticon!

Just a brief announcement: The weekend of November 9, I’ll be in Springfield, Missouri for Skepticon 5. Since I had such a blast at Skepticon 4 last year, there’s no […]

How Do You Start an Islamic Reformation?

Since my post on the U.S. embassy riots had so many good comments, I thought I’d write a sequel and continue the discussion. I’d like to offer some further thoughts […]

Thoughts on the Embassy Attacks

As you’ve no doubt already heard, American embassies throughout the Middle East have been attacked by violent mobs in the last few days, ostensibly due to outrage over a YouTube […]

Big Think Responds on Satoshi Kanazawa

The Big Think editors have written an official reply to my post criticizing their decision to hire Satoshi Kanazawa. Whatever else I may think of that choice, I appreciate that […]

Photo Sunday: Edinburgh

On the second half of my U.K. trip, we spent a few days in the lovely city of Edinburgh, the capitol of Scotland. My wife Elizabeth has written a thorough […]

Response to Ron Lindsay on Atheism Plus

Ron Lindsay, president of the Center for Inquiry, wrote a column about Atheism Plus. I think he has some valid points, but also some concerns that I think are misguided. […]

Doesn’t This Place Have Standards?

So, here’s something you should know about me: I really don’t care for racists. A few years ago, a simpering neo-Nazi named Kevin Alfred Strom wrote to me, having somehow […]

Photo Sunday: London

I’m home again after my swing through the U.K., and I’ve finally had time to go through all the pictures I took. Here are a few of the best from […]

If the Secret Really Worked…

I’ve written in the past about the Secret, more properly called the Law of Attraction, the perenially popular New Age idea which says that merely thinking about something draws it […]

In Which Richard Dawkins Disappoints Me

So, here’s the question for today: How should we respond when people we admire make serious missteps? Just so there’s no confusion, I want to say right up front that […]

Myths and Truths About Atheism+

Last week, Jen McCreight announced that she was fed up with sexism in the atheist movement and called for a new wave of atheist activism, one explicitly concerned with social […]

What It Means to Hate

Last week, after the shooting in their lobby that wounded a security guard, the right-wing Family Research Council immediately blamed their listing by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a […]

Repost: On Atheist Janitors

[Author’s Note: I’m reposting some old favorites while I’m away on vacation this week. This post was originally from October 2007.] I recently received an e-mail which asked me if […]

Repost: Another World Creeps In

[Author’s Note: I’m reposting some old favorites while I’m away on vacation this week. This post was originally from April 2011.] I’m an atheist, in part, because I’m a moral […]

Repost: What Will Replace Religion?

[Author’s Note: I’m reposting some old favorites while I’m away on vacation this week. This post was originally from November 2006.] One argument for theism that I have always found […]

Repost: Footprints

[Author’s Note: I’m reposting some old favorites while I’m away on vacation this week. This post was originally from February 2007.] One night a man had a dream. He dreamed […]