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Secular Surge

Reading Time: 3 minutes By James A. Haught The long-foreseen Secular Age is arriving at a gallop. Survey after survey finds snowballing increases of Americans who say their religion is “none.” The 2017 American Family Survey found that “nones” have climbed past one-third of U.S. adults — the highest ratio yet tallied. These churchless people have become the nation’s […]

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Hurrah for Liberals: Free Speech and Free Press

Reading Time: 6 minutes By James A. Haught Many atheists also are progressive “social justice warriors” striving to make life better and more equal for everyone. They include Daylight Atheism contributor James Haught. Here’s a chapter from his 2016 book, Hurrah for Liberals. Free speech and free press mean the same thing: the right to voice any beliefs or […]

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Hurrah for Liberals: How Modern Liberalism Was Born

Reading Time: 4 minutes By James A. Haught Many atheists also are progressive “social justice warriors” striving to make life better and more equal for everyone. They include Daylight Atheism contributor James Haught. Here’s a chapter from his 2016 book, Hurrah for Liberals. The values that later grew into liberalism began stirring in the epoch now known as the […]

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September 11 – A Day of Warning

Reading Time: 3 minutes By James A. Haught September 11 is approaching – the 20th anniversary of the most startling event in the lifetime of most adults. The notorious Muslim suicide terror attack of September 11, 2001, killed nearly 3,000 Americans and horrified the world. Nineteen young male fanatics, armed only with boxcutters, hijacked four airliners and flew them […]

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Hurrah for Liberals: An Early ‘Occupy’ Episode

Reading Time: 3 minutes By James A. Haught Many atheists also are progressive “social justice warriors” striving to make life better and more equal for everyone. They include Daylight Atheism contributor James Haught. Here’s a chapter from his 2016 book, Hurrah for Liberals. The terrible Great Depression of the 1930s wasn’t America’s only economic crash. Various lesser ones happened […]

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Only Religious War Remains

Reading Time: 2 minutes By James A. Haught The Taliban seizure of Afghanistan underscores an ugly 21st century fact: Religion-based warfare remains the world’s worst type of armed conflict, and the “holy warriors” display barbaric cruelty. After the CIA under President Reagan helped Muslim tribal warlords drive the Soviet Union out of Afghanistan, the victorious warlords fell into conflict […]

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Hurrah for Liberals: Deadly Labor Struggles

Reading Time: 8 minutes By James A. Haught Many atheists also are progressive “social justice warriors” striving to make life better and more equal for everyone. They include Daylight Atheism contributor James Haught. Here’s a chapter from his 2016 book, Hurrah for Liberals. As the Industrial Revolution snowballed, millions of workmen left farms and took urban factory jobs to […]

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Hurrah for Liberals: Clear Differences

Reading Time: 6 minutes By James A. Haught Many atheists also are progressive “social justice warriors” striving to make life better and more equal for everyone. They include Daylight Atheism contributor James Haught. Here’s a chapter from his 2016 book, Hurrah for Liberals. In tumultuous sociopolitical struggles, a frequent pattern is visible: Conservatives often fight to preserve their own […]

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Religion Is Silly Fairy Tales

Reading Time: 2 minutes By James A. Haught Next time you pass a million-dollar church, remind yourself that it represents a goofy streak of humanity. Christian houses of worship symbolize the claim that God impregnated a virgin to produce his son Jesus as a half-divine half-human to live among people. But the doctrine of the trinity says God and […]

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Closet Atheists Abound in America

Reading Time: 3 minutes By James A. Haught Atheists are disliked in America — constantly denigrated in public surveys — which may explain why many doubters conceal their lack of belief. However, a 2017 poll by University of Kentucky researchers found that perhaps one-fourth of Americans are either overt skeptics or “closet atheists”: a far higher ratio than previously […]