The Atheist’s Pulpit

One believer’s view.

  • Thank god, religion is waning

    Poll Finds Americans, Especially Millennials, Moving Away From Religion : The Two-Way : NPR Religion is apparently weakening in America. A new report from the Pew Research Center shows that the percentage of Americans who say they believe in God, […]

  • Wolfman Mark

    “Even a man who is pure of heart and says his prayers by night can become a wolf, when the wolfbane blooms and the autumn moon is bright.” (from the first Wolfman movie) I can’t remember when I became a […]

  • 34 years ago tonight …

    34 years ago tonight …

    Friday night, Halloween weekend, 1981, Robert Coontz brought someone new home for dinner (probably spaghetti). I stood in the living room to meet her and she walked around the far side of the coffee table, nose in the air. She […]

  • “I think your airline trouble started on 10/11/12 at 13:14:15 pm. Ack!” — MRudd to mjh

    [this just bubbled up from 2012 and I like it…] I intended to mark that numeric oddity in some way, though not with airplane problems. In fact, earlier I added an appointment to my calendar for that moment, writing only […]

  • The Atheist’s Pope? Not really.

    The Atheist’s Pope? Not really.

    I’m an atheist. Not only am I certain there is no god, I’m sure we’ve outlived the usefulness of religion. I hope Pope Francis proves me wrong about religion causing more harm than good. Like much of the world, I’m […]

  • Which fairy do you follow?

    Although I was raised in a Mother Goose household, I am born-again Grimm. I live my life according to the tenets codified by the Good Brothers, praise their names. During a Grimm conclave, I met a woman I was interested […]

  • The Silence of 911

    For days after 911, most air traffic was grounded. I was acutely aware of the resulting quiet — and very appreciative of it. I think we subject ourselves to stress in countless ways every day, including noise, particularly from air […]