J. H. McKenna

J. H. McKenna (Ph.D.) has taught the history of atheism and other classes since 1999 at the University of California, where he has won teaching awards. He has published in academic journals and the LA Times, Huffington Post, and Patheos. He created ‘UponReligion.com’ to feature his writing projects and the Youtube channel ‘Five Finger Fingerstyle Guitar’ for his original guitar pieces. His spouse is a professor of Medieval Japanese theater at the University of California.

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Old atheism (not the new)

Reading Time: 7 minutes The so-called ‘New Atheism’ of the early twenty-first century was never really new. All atheistic expression can…


Reading Time: 2 minutes After hours and hours of reflection, I have become convinced that God is most definitely a Republican.…

Give me a head with hair

Reading Time: 2 minutes When it comes to hair and the religions: similar strokes for similar folks. For most religions, long…