Dean Van Drasek's Blog

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I am an American, although I have lived in Asia for more than 20 years. I was born into a Christian family, but could never quite believe, although I gave it a good try. My Grandmother used to good naturedly call me a "heathen," and how right she was. I came out as a non-believer to family and friends when I went to college. I enjoy reading about comparative mythology.

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 20:22

When children are involved in acts of suicide murder, it’s the clearest case of the pernicious danger that religion can have on a society. We need to address this, rather than try to obfuscate the issue.

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 06:12

Just because you’re an atheist, it doesn’t mean you can’t get laid. A few observations (and music) from two well-worn, avuncular, hirsute, older atheists who have happily married believers.

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 05:50

Does religion require bigotry, or does it just benefit from it?

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 02:21

A light look at why our believer friends should actually appreciate us more than they do.

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 01:26

One of atheism’s biggest challenges is finding a replacement for the very real emotional comfort that prayer provides. Reading Nietzsche alone will not get you there.