Freethought has been an interest of mine since 1988, when I first discovered that there was a coherent body of literature and a number of organizations dedicated to this subject. As I became active in this area, I hooked up with the Rationalist Society, a group of freethinkers in St. Louis, Missouri. I produced a local access cable TV program, Feethinking 101, edited the newsletter, Secular Subjects, and eventually served as president. I also helped found the Seattle Atheists. In addition, I also met many fine people in St. Louis, Kansas City, Seattle and other places around the country.
I have written extensively on freethought-related topics for Secular Subject, the African Americans for Humanism newsletter, and the Humanists of Washington's Secular Humanist Press. A collection of various of these works is listed below:
Headshops for Christians - You won't find any water pipes or rolling papers, but some of the stuff you can buy at Christian bookstores will make you just as loopy.
News Flash: Speed of Light Slowing - A commentary on the never-ending battle between faith and science as expressed in the debate over the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin
The Christian Identity Movement - Religion has traditionally been used to justify oppression and even genocide. This is just the latest chapter.
Black Muslims Don't Laugh - Or, at least, not at my jokes.
The Christian Money Machine - There seems to be a lot of unabashed emphasis on earthly riches. Kind of makes it hard to tell the difference between religion and other types of businesses.
The Return of Movie Censorship - Back in the '60s, the first thing I read in Catholic newspapers was the list of condemned movies. Here's why.
Screwy Louie Farrakhan - Maybe Minister Farrakhan isn't a crazed racist, but he sure used to be.
The Pope(s) and Evolution - The Pope's recognition of evolution hardly signals an outbreak of rationality.
The Xtian X-Files - Religion finds itself right at home with pseudoscience - again.
Are Black People Too Religious? - This is a trick question - everybody is too religious.
Pets - The devoted subject of a supreme being is indistiguishable from a pet.
The Christian Bimillenium - A once-every-thousand-year Christian silly season is upon us.
Top Ten Reason Why Jesus Hasn't Returned Yet - In case you might be getting a little impatient after 2,000 years
What God Has Revealed to Man - It's all right here.