Reading Time: 3 minutes Being a secular, atheist parent, and also a philosopher, I take my parenting seriously in how my children’s beliefs develop. The idea for me is that it is important to teach my children the methods and not the conclusion. I don’t want to teach my children that God doesn’t exist, but rather give them the […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes A new Gallup poll out today finds that the percentage of Americans who believe in God is at an all-time low. In 2017, 87% of Americans said they believed in God. That number has now dropped to an astonishing 81%, according to the group’s Values and Beliefs poll, which is all the more fascinating considering […]
Reading Time: < 1 minute Americans’ belief in God has steadily decreased, hitting an all-time low of 50% in 2021. Meanwhile, the number of Non-believers has increased from 6% in 2006 to 16% in 2021.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Not all Americans who are religiously unaffiliated are nonbelievers in the existence of a god. For years, religiously unaffiliated Americans have been split into approximate thirds among nonbelievers, general belief in a higher power, and specific belief in God. However, the proportion of nonbelievers has recently risen to comprise nearly half of all religiously unaffiliated […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes Many Christians seem to love the idea of humans being hardwired for belief. By this phrase, they mean that their god placed in each human’s heart a desire to worship something supernatural. Unfortunately, their god didn’t finish the job.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Short one today, as I am being interviewed by Harmonic Atheist (Tim Mills) on the Resurrection AND giving a presentation to Florida Atheists on the same topic tonight. This: Discuss. Stay in touch! Like A Tippling Philosopher on Facebook: A Tippling Philosopher You can also buy me a cuppa. Or buy some of my awesome […]
Reading Time: 7 minutes Of course I’m in favor of bodily autonomy: who, especially those of us who consider ourselves feminists, wouldn’t be? But alas, COVID is testing the limits of this word’s meanings, and I think many are missing a key point.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Cynthia, who has provided guest posts in the past, sent me another one, but it got lost in my inbox. Sorry! So this is a little overdue, but should still be of interest. Thanks so much – and if ever you want to provide guest posts, please don’t be afraid to do so. Talking with […]
Reading Time: 6 minutes This phrase was recently uttered to me and a companion who remarked on someone’s lack of masking indoors during the ongoing pandemic. I plan to unpack it a bit, because it filled me with rage, and because it illustrates a sad deficiency in American worldview.
Reading Time: 5 minutes I’ve been thinking recently about how cultural traditions confer authority, and how in two realms – religion and dance – I see multiplicity dispersing authority (this will make sense after I explain it, I promise).