Welcome to American Freethought.
What’s this all about? Look up “freethinker” in a dictionary, and you’ll find a definition that goes something like this: [One who] forms opinions on the basis of reason independent of authority; esp: one who doubts or denies religious dogma.
Fair enough. The purpose of American Freethought is to serve freethinkers of every stripe: atheists, agnostics, skeptics, secular humanists, brights, rationalists, or whatever else you wish to call yourselves. This publication casts a wide net. In addition to perennial concerns like reason vs. religion and separation of church and state, it will also cover topics that any thoughtful reader should find interesting: science, politics, philosophy, the arts, and social issues.
You will find no agenda beyond promoting reasoned discourse as the best method for understanding reality and deciding how to live. This is not an activist publication per se, nor is it a mouthpiece for any political party or special interest group.
Bear with us as this site develops – we emphasize content over format; nonetheless, suggestions and constructive criticisms are welcome. If you have a talent with graphic/web design, wish to become a contributor, or wish to donate podcast content (including audio essays and “podsafe” bumper music), please contact us.
— John C. Snider