Stories by Adam Lee

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Posted on: Oct 2, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Ayn Rand's "classic" Objectivist novel is full of terrible pointers about how the world works.

Posted on: Mar 15, 2015, Source: The Guardian

For too long, atheists have conducted abstract debates. It’s time to focus on the pursuit of justice.

Posted on: Mar 5, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Today's nullification impulse comes from the same place: the desire to preserve an unjust social order.

Posted on: Feb 2, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The rise of atheists as political players could have positive effects on the world as a whole.

Posted on: Nov 26, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The anti-government rhetoric of conservatives would mean throwing millions of people into destitution -- and they're counting on it.

Posted on: Oct 27, 2014, Source: The Guardian

American is becoming less Christian, yes, even in the deep South.

Posted on: Oct 1, 2014, Source: AlterNet

To be fair, genocide is rooted in the Bible.

Posted on: Sep 18, 2014, Source: The Guardian

If he wants to be the face of a welcoming movement, he’s doing a terrible job.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Compared to secular reasoning, the religious establishment has been slow to act when it comes to moral progress.

Posted on: May 27, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Hundred of years after the scientific revolution, the Catholic church still subscribes to the belief that the cosmos is swarming with evil spirits.

Posted on: Apr 23, 2014, Source: AlterNet

If Rand were still alive she would probably say, "Thank you for smoking."

Posted on: Mar 20, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Religious belief systems prefer a small cosmos with humans firmly at the center.

Posted on: Nov 27, 2013, Source: AlterNet

All the best parts of church, but without the religion.

Posted on: Sep 19, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Putin has achieved much of what the American right-wing dreams of, and American religious conservatives are ecstatic.

Posted on: Jul 17, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The modern religious right is trying to bring back the Bible's teaching that women are inferior and should be the possessions of men.

Posted on: May 6, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The religious right often wages campaigns of harassment, intimidation and outright violence against First Amendment plaintiffs.

Posted on: Mar 15, 2013, Source: AlterNet

As their power declines in America, fundamentalists are moving to developing countries not as far along the secularization curve. And they're causing massive damage.

Posted on: Jan 21, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The people who claim to be the conduits of God's will are scam artists.

Posted on: Dec 19, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The nonreligious are proving to be a crucial voting bloc.

Posted on: Nov 26, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The Church uses its resources to oppose social progress and positive change all over the world.

Posted on: Oct 8, 2012, Source: Salon

As the atheist movement matures and becomes more politically engaged, deep divisions are emerging -- that's not necessarily a bad thing

Posted on: Sep 19, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Religions that were once infamous for their mutual hatred are joining forces in a bid to preserve their shrinking spheres of privilege.

Posted on: Aug 6, 2012, Source: AlterNet

This group consistently polls as the most progressive and has the potential to shake up the political landscape.

Posted on: Jul 5, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Our economy runs on the fossil fuels of oil, gas and coal, but our society runs on the fossil fuel of religion.

Posted on: May 24, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Here are some non-believers who left a profound mark.

Posted on: Apr 23, 2012, Source: AlterNet

How can Americans make major life decisions on the basis of faith that the world will end in the very near future?

Posted on: Mar 19, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The most fervent advocates of religion in the modern world are also the most deeply inculcated with the mindset of command and obedience, which has dangerous consequences.

Posted on: Jan 23, 2012, Source: AlterNet

As much as religion's defenders would like us to believe otherwise, there is no non-human moral authority.

Posted on: Dec 14, 2011, Source: AlterNet

By some estimates, the property tax exemption alone removes $100 billion in property from U.S. tax rolls, and that's only the tip of the iceberg.

Posted on: Nov 7, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Although it's Republicans who are primarily making the charge that atheists are un-American, Democrats aren't exactly lining up to defend non-believers.

Posted on: Oct 4, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Let's compare Rick Perry's version of "Christian values" to what the Bible really dictates.

Posted on: Sep 8, 2011, Source: AlterNet

They want to wipe out all the findings of hundreds of years of scientific investigation and have taken to schools, the courts and political leaders to get things done.

Posted on: Aug 24, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Morality is real, objective, and perfectly compatible with a worldview that includes nothing spooky, mystical or supernatural.

Posted on: Aug 10, 2011, Source: AlterNet

This demographic transformation has been in progress ever since World War II, but in recent years it's begun to seriously pick up steam.

Posted on: Jul 12, 2011, Source: AlterNet

What do atheists actually have in common? What's the agenda for an atheist political movement? Here's a proposal for the issues we can unite around.

Posted on: Jun 10, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The rise of atheists as political players would have positive effects on American society and possibly even the world as a whole.