Stories by Dan Arel

Dan Arel is the author of Parenting Without God and blogs at Danthropology. Follow him on Twitter @danarel.  subscribe to Dan Arel's feed

Posted on: Jan 29, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Pat Robertson dispenses financial advice to a struggling '700 Club' member.

Posted on: Jan 23, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The Pontiff also implies that those who insult religions should "expect a punch" in return.

Posted on: Jan 17, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Fundamentalists make it very clear that the alternative lifestyle is an affront to their values.

Posted on: Jan 11, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Condoning child abuse, calling the LGBT community "terrorists"—religious extremism at its worst this week.

Posted on: Jan 2, 2015, Source: AlterNet

While some Christians played the victim card, one decided to leave God behind.

Posted on: Dec 26, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The twisted thoughts of the religious right got very bent as the holidays approached.

Posted on: Dec 20, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Broadcast evangelists say God would approve of American torture techniques.

Posted on: Dec 12, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The biggest fundamentalist freakouts of the week.

Posted on: Dec 4, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Plus various other absurdities.

Posted on: Nov 29, 2014, Source: AlterNet

From man-made climate change to a dignified burial, Christian fundamentalists have shown little grace in their denials.

Posted on: Nov 21, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The religious right said some more ridiculous and repellent things this week.

Posted on: Nov 15, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A couple from from the Church of the First Born withheld medical care from their 12-year-old daughter, who later died from diabetes. Also, Glenn Beck's bogus illness.

Posted on: Nov 8, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Some prominent evangelicals now support marriage equality, while others ramp up their delusions.

Posted on: Oct 31, 2014, Source: AlterNet

While the 'Duck Dynasty' clan talks tough, Pope Francis had a message of peace and acceptance.

Posted on: Oct 25, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The religious right is losing ground quickly ... and this is forcing them to resort to dishonest tactics.

Posted on: Oct 18, 2014, Source: AlterNet

'Let's not create the impression of a positive evaluation of same-sex relationships!'

Posted on: Oct 14, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Evolutionary biologist parts ways with other atheists.

Posted on: Oct 10, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Huckabee threatens the GOP over gay marriage while fundamentalists fight renowned physicist.

Posted on: Oct 3, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Even Alcoholics Anonymous was a target for religious zealots.

Posted on: Sep 26, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A Baptist breakup, FSU's new president flunks science, and Duck Dynasty goes to Washington.

Posted on: Sep 18, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The faithful are spinning out of control.

Posted on: Sep 12, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Headlines from the spiritual and the secular.

Posted on: Aug 22, 2014, Source: Dangerous Little Books

Children should be prepared to question everyone and everything.

Posted on: Aug 20, 2014, Source: AlterNet

In an interview with AlterNet, Tyson talks about the success of his TV show 'Cosmos.'

Posted on: Aug 5, 2014, Source: AlterNet

An essay in 'Nature' says we all believe in god, no matter what. Can it be right?

Posted on: Jul 30, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Faith-based organizations find many ways to game the system to their advantage.

Posted on: Jul 17, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Republicans are the biggest haters.

Posted on: Jul 10, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A special interest creationist group is trying to undermine science education.

Posted on: Jul 3, 2014, Source: Salon

A recent outbreak of measles has been traced to one individual child — a stark reminder of a public health crisis.

Posted on: Jun 27, 2014, Source: AlterNet

CJ Werleman's new book proves that simply being an atheist does not make one smart or educated about politics.

Posted on: Jun 25, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Some states have attempted to pass bills that either remove evolution from the curriculum or allow teachers to offer alternative theories.

Posted on: Jun 10, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Each of Cosmos's 13 episodes inspired a mixture of panic and outrage from the religious right.

Posted on: Jun 5, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Why wouldn't creationists try to save the earth they believe God created?

Posted on: Jun 3, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Tyson sets his sights on the deep drivers of climate change.

Posted on: May 21, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Why do networks like CNN suggest that climate change is up for debate?

Posted on: May 21, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The anti-science patrol is again attacking Neil deGrasse Tyson, this time over his take on the origins of life, the economy and climate change.

Posted on: May 20, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Rational thought and evidence are the creationists' biggest enemies.

Posted on: May 16, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Tyson puts the fear into the anti-science crowd.

Posted on: May 12, 2014, Source: AlterNet

It's hard to please the dogmatic creationists, who fundamentally hate science.