Monthly Archive: January 2018

Many, Many, Many Gods

By Jim Haught, “Man is certainly stark mad; he cannot make a worm, yet he will make gods by the dozen.” – Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592), creator of the essay. But Montaigne spoke too...

When Thinking Is a Crime

By Jim Haught As prehistoric tribes evolved into early civilizations, tribal shamans were succeeded by elaborate priesthoods claiming to represent hundreds of magical gods. Priestcraft became a complex profession and gained enormous power over...

Evolution Produced All Creatures, Including Skeptics

By Jim Haught Evolution is astounding! The mind boggles to realize that natural selection – driven by weak hydrogen bonds that let the long DNA molecule unzip and replicate itself – could produce the...

Is It Blasphemy — Or Honesty?

James A. Haught Blasphemy isn’t a dirty word. It simply means voicing doubts about supernatural religious claims. That’s normal for intelligent, science-minded people. They merely express their honest conclusions about alleged magical, invisible spirits....

Doubts of the Famous

Jim Haught Many famous people have been skeptics, and weren’t afraid to say so.  Here’s part of my personal treasury of nuggets, collected over the decades: Writers “All thinking men are atheists.” – Ernest Hemingway...