Redated from Feb. 6th, 2009.
Daniel Florien at Unreasonable Faith posted his top 30 atheist/agnostic/skeptic blogs. I’d like to post my own favorites.
I have specific criteria. My favorite atheist blogs:
- post often about atheism, not how their holiday went or what their cat just did
- write substantive articles, not just write quick thoughts or links to atheist cartoons
- are generally smart and well-informed
Also, this is not a one-time list. I will update this list as blogs die or get crappy, or as I discover new ones. So if you think your blog matches the criteria, please post a link to it and I’ll skim it over for consideration.
So without further ado, here are my Top 10 Atheist Blogs (give or take a few):
- Atheist Ethicist (sample: What if there were a God?)
Alonzo Fyfe might be the clearest, most careful thinker in the atheist blogosphere today. He’s a great writer, and may have made a huge contribution to ethical philosophy with desire utilitarianism (aka desirism).
- Former Fundy (sample: The Teachings of Jesus Contradict Penal Substitionary Theory)
Former fundamentalist Ken Pulliam examines Christian theology with a Ph.D. and a laser eye.
- Atheism: Proving the Negative (sample: 100 Reasons to Disbelieve)
Philosopher Matt McCormick puts a great deal of work into each thoughtful post, and it shows.
- Epiphenom (sample: What’s the connection between religion and homophobia?)
Tom Rees reports on the latest research into why people believe in gods.
- Rationally Speaking (sample: How to Want to Change Your Mind)
Philosopher and scientist Massimo Pigliucci brings the reason.
- Greta Christina (sample: Atheists and Anger)
Smart, well-written, substantive articles that cover almost every topic on atheism. Always a joy.
- Daylight Atheism (sample: Ten Questions to Ask your Pastor)
The legendary Ebonmuse puts out an amazing amount of high-quality content on everything atheistic, including recent news.
- Debunking Christianity (sample: The Darwinian Problem of Evil)
The blog of atheist author John Loftus, a former Christian apologist.
- Vridar (sample: What Josephus might have said about the gospels)
Excellent original articles on biblical studies, religion, and ethics, from a naturalist’s perspective.
- Dwindling in Unbelief (sample: Who has killed more, Satan or God?)
Steve Wells, author of the amazing Skeptic’s Annotate Bible, offers acute skeptical analysis of the Bible.
Special mention to The Prosblogion, which is not an atheism blog but a high-quality philosophy of religion blog. Also, special mention to ex-apologist, who only occasionally writes substantive blog posts, but whose every post is a treasure trove of links on contemporary philosophy of religion.
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