Those of you who know me from YouTube might not be familiar with the Freethought Blogs community, but I’ve been following many of my fellow contributors for quite a while, and they’re some of the most insightful voices I’ve had the pleasure of reading. While the following are only a selection of my personal favorites, I highly recommend perusing everyone’s blogs and seeing who you find appealing. There’s much treasure to be found. Here’s where I would start:
Greta Christina: Greta is a forceful, outspoken, clear-headed and comprehensive writer who’s extensively defended a proud and unapologetic atheism while dressing down overprivileged religions. She’s also written at length on sex, feminism, queer issues, sex work and sex-positivity, and I guarantee she’ll show you something you hadn’t thought about before. You’ll find it hard to put her blog down once you’ve started reading.
Dan Fincke, Camels With Hammers: Dan is an adjunct assistant professor of philosophy whose writings on metaethics and moral philosophy have often aligned with my own views. The difference is that he’s expounded on the details of these theories from almost every conceivable angle. This isn’t just food for thought – it’s a feast.
Natalie Reed: Natalie is a prolific writer on transgender issues, feminism, equality and queer theory. While it’s unavoidable that we sometimes cover similar ground, she provides lengthy explanations of the consequences of a transphobic society on an almost daily basis. I consider it required reading.
Crommunist: Crommunist offers insights at the intersection of freethought and racial issues, an aspect which is often overlooked or oversimplified. If race isn’t something you have to think about very often, then that’s a sign you should be reading Crommunist.
Richard Carrier: Richard Carrier has an incredible body of work covering history, Jesus, naturalism and secularism. You may find that this isn’t always light reading, but it’s quite rewarding for anyone interested in the historicity of Jesus and the intricacies of the Bible.
JT Eberhard, What Would JT Do?: JT is a speaker and organizer with the Secular Student Alliance who writes about activism, secularism, polyamory, mental illness, politics, and anything else under the sun. His posts on mental disorders are riveting and utterly humanizing. You really should read them.
Jen McCreight, Blag Hag: You may remember Jen from the Boobquake experiment to determine whether “immodestly” dressed women are responsible for causing earthquakes. The rest of her content is equally awesome, if not more so.
PZ Myers, Pharyngula: Okay, I’m sure you all know who he is, but how could I not mention PZ?
Of course, this is only scratching the surface, and there’s a whole lot more to read. Take a look!