Bill Nye

On Bill Nye, Ken Ham, and talking to those we disagree with

When I first heard that Bill Nye and Ken Ham would be debating evolution and creationism at the Creation Museum, I thought it was a big mistake. But as the Nye-Ham debate set the Internet ablaze, I couldn’t help but think of one of the only people I know who has actually visited the Creation Museum.

10 things to expect from my ‘Faitheist’ column

You may be asking yourself: What on earth is a ‘faitheist’? It’s been years since I first heard the term “faitheist”—a pejorative used by some atheists to describe other nontheists who seem too accommodating of religion. As an atheist and an interfaith activist, I decided that I liked the word enough to embrace it. I used the word as the title for my first book, a memoir calling for conversation and cooperation between atheists and people of faith. In reclaiming the word, I understand it to mean that I am an atheist in pursuit of common ground with the religious.