By Adi Chowdhury I have yet to select an appropriate term for the amalgamation of feelings I experienced upon being first presented this book and rummaged curiously through its pages. A book about the iconic atheist Christopher Hitchens, by a Christian evangelist Larry Taunton? Bearing the cryptic title “The Faith of Christopher Hitchens”? What’s the author playing at here?… Continue reading A Review of “The Faith of Christopher Hitchens: The Restless Soul of the World’s Most Notorious Atheist” (2016)
By Adi Chowdhury Happy Birthday to Taslima Nasreen, a Bangladeshi icon of freethought and progressive activism, striving towards an image of the world very few can dare to imagine: a world devoid of superstition and prejudice, a world blooming instead with appreciation of reason and scientific reflection. Ms. Nasreen is a paragon of the ideals… Continue reading Happy Birthday to Taslima Nasreen: Feminist, Atheist, Rationalist, Activist, and Champion of Free Speech
By Adi Chowdhury It is common enough to encounter theists who argue along these lines: “There must have been something that created the universe! There must be a God!” In fact, this is among the simplest and most common arguments for theism in both historical and contemporary context. I have little to no issue with the first part… Continue reading Points to Ponder: Hastily (and Unnecessarily!) Attaching Divine Tags
The following brief essay was composed by our most frequent contributor and author, Adi Chowdhury. It was with a welling emergence of fear and self-loathing that she reluctantly came to grips with the bitter realization that she was harboring doubts towards the beliefs that had molded and shaped her entire life, family, and childhood. Doubts. The… Continue reading The Unexamined Life: How Dogmatic Religion Undermines Critical Thinking and Analytical Skepticism
By Adi Chowdhury India is no stranger to irreligion and humanism, and never genuinely has been. Through its vibrant history, the nation has been host to a plethora of notable freethinkers and skeptics, and has served as an enriched mausoleum of humanistic thinking and culture. In spite of its dismally low number of atheists, Indian skeptics… Continue reading Against Authoritarianism, For Democracy: Secular Humanism’s Crusades Against Civil Inequality in India
By Adi Chowdhury “When I became convinced that the universe is natural, that all the ghosts and gods are myths, there entered into my brain, into my soul, into every drop of my blood the sense, the feeling, the joy of freedom. The walls of my prison crumbled and fell. The dungeon was flooded with… Continue reading August 11 is Ingersoll Day, to Commemorate a Brilliant and Vibrant Secular Humanist: Robert Green Ingersoll!
By Adi Chowdhury The “Summer of Justice” event in Wichita, Kansas, has provided a home for the promulgation of an array of prejudiced, vitriolic claims, including assertions that women’s rights activism is a work of the devil. Following in the footsteps of his previous claims that push the limits of “deluded”, Bishop Otis Kenner of Louisiana declared that… Continue reading Louisiana Bishop: Satan is Staging a “Homosexual Invasion” of Earth to “Steal Christian Children”