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Larry Alex Taunton
Larry Alex Taunton is a cultural commentator, freelance writer, and the author of The Faith of Christopher Hitchens and The Grace Effect. You can follow him at larryalextaunton.com or on Twitter @larrytaunton.
by | Jan 5, 2020

It’s official: America is losing its religion. According to the Pew Forum, Gallup, the General Social Survey, and several other studies in recent years, this downward trajectory in American religious belief has been the trend for decades. But since 2001,…

by | Dec 28, 2019

In April, I published my list of The Top Ten Evilest People of All Time. It was, I admit, a joy to be Dante for a day and pronounce sentence on some of history’s greatest villains. That article got quite…

by | Dec 23, 2019

As the race for the Oval Office was heating up back in 2012, I published a little column that caught CNN’s attention: “WWJVF: Who Would Jesus Vote For?” I had written it because candidates on all sides — even Obama…

by | Dec 2, 2019

A generation ago, cultural critic Neil Postman published the clever little book Amusing Ourselves to Death. In it, Postman considers the rival dystopian visions of George Orwell and Aldous Huxley as articulated in their classic novels, 1984 and Brave New World,…

by | Nov 17, 2019

University of Oxford developmental psychologist Dr. Olivera Petrovich has spent years researching a single question: Are children predisposed to belief in a transcendent being? This research, much deserving of greater exposure, intrigued me, since I have engaged atheism’s most prominent…

by | Oct 31, 2019

As the World Series approached a finale, I was in Panama City — the one with the canal, not the popular spring break destination of the same name in the Florida panhandle. With every television in every sports bar or…

by | Oct 26, 2019

Rapper Kanye West’s much-anticipated latest album Jesus Is King dropped yesterday to the howls of critics and, as is to be expected of a medium designed to give electronic voice to the reactionary, social media. But why? Kanye West has…

by | Oct 25, 2019

It was a beautiful Saturday only a couple of weeks ago, and I sat in a foldable camouflage chair, 12 gauge over/under shotgun in hand, beneath the sparse cover of a pine tree. My host, a dozen yards away, sat…

by | Oct 18, 2019

In 2017, I literally went around the world in 80 days as part of a series I was writing on how the world stacked up against America. Like Phileas Fogg minus the hot air balloon, I visited every continent but…

by | Sep 30, 2019

I have published articles on many controversial topics: Trump, border walls, religion, politics, terrorism, Tim Tebow, and, heck, even one on dodgeball. But this may be my most controversial subject yet. Here goes: Tom Brady is overrated. Now, before the…

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